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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...

 

Sermonette- June 3, 2019

Dare I say it? Is spring finally here? It sure looks like it and I am glad as I'm sure most of you are also. Late May and early June seems to pretty much belong to the children. They are going through...

 

Sermonette: Hitting your pitch

So, I was watching baseball the other day and I noticed something. Some guys get good pitches to hit, and some never seem to. An exceptional pitcher will never leave a pitch up where a good hitter...

 

Living on Purpose: Do you have God's joy in your heart?

Do you remember that old song in vacation Bible School that said, “I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy, down in my heart?” Well, I do agree that...

 

Living on Purpose: Perfect joy and health for all eternity

I have a few antique clocks and for those who are somewhat familiar with these fascinating machines, you also know what a frustration they are to...

 

Sermonette: Collateral Damage

My wife has been reading through the Old Testament lately and she recently got to the various stories concerning David. She’s read the stories many times, but this time something new struck her....

 

Sermonette: The value of faith

What is the value of your faith? If you could put a price tag on what you believe, what would it say? If you asked your friends and close family how much you valued your faith, what would they say?...

 

Sermonette: Leadership

It is a well-known fact that leadership is a difficult skill to master. While most of us feel confident that we are in fact ‘good leaders,’ we’d also jump to rattle off a mile-long list of...

 

Living on Purpose: Praying and waiting on our miracle

I received a letter the other day from a reader who wanted to know more about praying for miracles and how long a person should keep asking. My first...

 

Sermonette: Miriam

Then the prophet Miriam, Aaron’s sister, took a tambourine in her hand; and all the women went out after her with tambourines and with dancing. — Exodus 15:20 God had done some incredible,...

 

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