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 By Mindy Meier    Religion    October 14, 2019 

Sermonette: Oct. 14, 2019

Moses declares the Ten Commandments two different times in his lifetime: once on Mount Sinai, just after God freed the Israelites from slavery, and again 40 years later, at the end of Moses’ life,...

 

Living on Purpose: Encouragement for the soul

I was talking with a Christian brother the other day about how it seems that many people are living in sadness and discouragement when suddenly he...

 

Sermonette: Oct. 7, 2019

Genesis 2:15,18,19: The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper...

 

Sermonette: Sept. 30, 2019

by Rev. Doug Nemitz First Lutheran Church New Rockford   When I think about our New Testament reading for Sunday, Sept. 29 (1 Timothy 6:6-19), and the ever widening gap between the wealthiest...

 

Living on Purpose: The story of our life is being written

When it comes to finding our place in this world, let’s consider two categories. The first one I call, “floating down the river.” Picture a...

 

Sermonette: Sept. 16, 2019

Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him. And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, “This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.” — Luke...

 

Sermonette: Sept. 9, 2019

Our assigned Old Testament reading for Sept. 8 is Deuteronomy 30:15-20. I find these words fascinating as we get to listen in on a few of Moses’ concluding words to the Israelites as they were...

 

Sermonette: Sept. 2, 2019

As I reflected on Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16, one of our assigned readings for Sunday, Sept. 1, I noticed that the writer of this letter (or sermon?) was nearing the end of the message. It’s no secret...

 

Sermonette: Aug 26, 2019

You have probably heard this a thousand times already, but where has the summer gone? Wasn’t it in just the last couple of weeks I wrote an article on the kids getting out of school and people...

 

Sermonette: Aug. 19, 2019

Rain. We love it. It is needed to grow our crops. Oh, there may be some irrigation on a small scale here and there but for the most part, our farmers here need the rain. I must admit, agricultural...

 

Living on Purpose: Having a hunger and thirst for God

We all love to sit down to a good meal. Whatever our favorite food, we really look forward to enjoying the things we love. After our appetite is...

 

Sermonette: Aug 12, 2019

It was to my great happiness that I spent the last week of July in Colorado. It seems that whenever people get together at funerals, there are a number of people that say, “we need to get together s...

 

Sermonette: Aug 5, 2019

Freedom. Yep, that word sure sounds good, doesn't it? Of course, freedom can mean different things to different people. Here we are, in the last of the summer months, the children are still out of...

 

Obituary: Delores Omoth

Deloris Esther Omoth, 93, of Williston, formerly of New Rockford, passed away peacefully on July 21, at Bethel Lutheran Nursing Home in Williston....

 

Obituary: Ross Watson

Ross Joseph Watson, 90, Fargo, N.D., died Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Bethany Retirement Living on 42nd street in Fargo. Ross (Jack) was born on July...

 

Sermonette: July 29, 2019

I saw a bear once. It was the summer I worked at Boy Scout camp and I was ambling half-awake down the trail to breakfast and there, running down and then across my trail was a black bear. I was so...

 

Sermonette: July 22, 2019

God weighs the spirit “I’m a good person.” “I do good things.” These are phrases I hear tossed around quite a bit. Especially at funerals, I frequently hear people justify why they should...

 

Living on Purpose: The Lord will bless his people with peace

Recently, I had the opportunity to sit with a nice elderly lady and she was sharing with me about her health issues and other concerns. Suddenly she...

 

Sermonette- Friends

"Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.” Proverbs 13:20   The book of Proverbs is a book of advice from Solomon, to his son. The son is not named,...

 

Living on Purpose: Choosing to spend time with God

Those of us who are married have learned the closer we are to our spouse the more sacred and meaningful our love becomes. When we listen, laugh, cry,...

 

Living on Purpose: A time to speak and a time to listen

According to current census calculations, the population of our planet is rapidly approaching 8billion people. Along with this massive number, we...

 

Sermonette- July 1, 2019

“He who restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding. Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is considered...

 

Living on Purpose: Overcoming the desire to remain the same

I’m sure you will agree that most of us humans have very peculiar and quirky personalities. It’s strange how we are easily influenced and...

 

Sermonette- June 17, 2019

I realize that this is giving away my age somewhat, but way back in my youth a rock and roll group by the name of The Rolling Stones came from England to tour the U.S. The “English Invasion,” a...

 

Sermonette- This is God's creation

Summer is here. For the most part, the crops are in the ground, and a lot is already poking up through the dirt. We have fields of green instead of the various shades of brown, black and gray that we...

 

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