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 By Pastor Joe    Opinion    August 17, 2019 

AND AMERICA MOURNS AGAIN!

The headline in the Star Tribune on August 5th read: "Blood-shed Stuns U.S." The subheading read: "Gunmen in Texas and Ohio Kill 29, leave dozens wounded." It just keeps happening, and it just keeps...

 

THE HOWS AND WHYS AND WHOS OF LIFE

I'm not sure where I'm going to go with this article, but I've got to get the inside out. I've had a growing burden for sometime now where life is taking someone I know. Their life is in trouble and I...

 
 By Pastor Joe    Opinion    July 20, 2019

The Flip Side of Being Loved, Part II

"LOVE COMES FIRST!" Is this true? Guess where I read it? Now I think it's a safe guess that your response is: "Why in the Bible, of course!" Well, the place of love in our priorities is certainly...

 

THE FLIP SIDE OF BEING LOVED, PART 1

Maybe it's my imagination, but it seems like there are more weddings in the summer up here in the northland than at any other time of year. Perhaps for some its the Gazebo. You wouldn't want to do a... Full story

 

FIREWORKS, FLAGS, AND FAITH

What's the projected "special" about this week whether you're receiving this article before or after the fact. Well, you know what I'm thinking, it's the 4th OF JULY week, and we celebrate it with...

 

THE OTHER SIDE: WHICH CHAPTER ARE YOU ON?

By: Pastor Joe Elick Recently our daughter, Londa, shared the following statement with me from a book she has been reading: "You can't start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the...

 

WHICH CAME FIRST?

Recently I was standing at the "express lane" counter at SuperOne to have a few of the sustenance's of life checked through by my friend, Taylor Warne, who always treats us customers as if each of us... Full story

 

A TALE OF TWO FATHERS

Yes, Fathers Day is soon upon us, and maybe some of you may even be receiving this article after the fact, but there's more than Father's Day attached to the "tale" I'm going to examine. I want to... Full story

 
 By Pastor Joe    Opinion    June 8, 2019

KINDERGARTEN GRADUATION, WHAT THEY ALL HAVE IN COMMON

My wife and I had the privilege of attending the Roseau School kindergarten graduation recently. Can you imagine that? Kindergarteners graduating? They even had the caps, and each child had been...

 
 By Pastor Joe    Opinion    June 1, 2019

"WILL YOU FORGIVE ME NOW?"

My wife was surfing through her cell phone this morning, Friday May 24th, when she came across a talent show from Britain called the “X Factor.” A young lady by the name of Chloe Paige, 21 years old, was about to sing a song that caught my...

 
 By Pastor Joe    Opinion    May 25, 2019

HEY SENIORS, WILL YOU BE UP TO "KNOW GOOD?"

Now I'm fully aware that my articles are not read by most, if any, young people including seniors. But those of you reading this may know someone who is a graduating senior; perhaps someone in your...

 
 By Pastor Joe    Opinion    May 11, 2019

DOES GOD SHOW UP ALONG THE WAY?

The title of this article is taken from an experience Julie and I had on the afternoon of April 30th at the Nazarene Wellhouse where we were staying while I was receiving cancer treatment at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. I’ll tell you what that...

 

WHAT ABOUT "WORRYWARTNESS?"

Are you a “worrywart?” A what? Alright, maybe you’ve never heard the term, but I thought it might catch your attention. As I’ve been sharing with the teens whose stories are now appearing in our progressively fine newspaper, when you write...

 

DON'T "ZONE OUT!"

Have you noticed that we've moved into the month of April? No fooling (not even on the first day). Do you know what April brings? Yeah, I know, tax time. But it's also Prom month. Did you attend your...

 

BEYOND DEATH AND TAXES

Have you ever heard someone say, "The only two things we can be sure of (and some people add, "in this life") are death and taxes?" Sometimes it's stated with a grin, especially as April 15th, "tax...

 

Footprints!

The chapel bell was ringing at Bluewater Bible Camp (the camp our church is affiliated with) and I was on my way across the grounds to attend the service. On the way I passed two older ladies who...

 

TWO THINGS WE AL NEED TO UNDERSTAND ABOUT EACH OTHER, PART 11

In last week’s article I examined the first of two things, which I am persuaded that we all need to understand about each other. First of all, WE ARE A WONDERFUL WORK OF GOD (no exceptions!) Right from childhood we should be able to see this...

 
 By Pastor Joe    Opinion    August 4, 2018

HELP NEEDED!

Recently Polaris had a large sign displayed at the corner of Hwy’s 11 and 89. The gist of the sign was, “Now Hiring,” although they did it in a more highly attractive way with bright color and starting wages. Out in front of the Polaris...

 
 By Pastor Joe    Opinion    July 28, 2018

OUR CONCEPTION OF CONCEPTION...

“You made all the delicate inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb.” That’s what David said to God, as recorded in Psalm 139:13 (NLT). More of this shortly. What is your conception, that is your understanding, of...

 
 By Pastor Joe    Opinion    July 23, 2018

If you were arrested for being a Christian...

“If you were arrested for being a Christian...” “Yeah,” you may be saying, “go on. Get to the point!” I will, but first I must frame this article for those of you who don’t live in Roseau and receive these articles on Facebook. They...

 
 By Pastor Joe    Opinion    July 21, 2018

Ultimate Issues (The Lady on the Bench)

Ultimate! That’s kind of a big word. Sorta! I don’t like using big words when I write or speak because I might miss somebody. Well, there are a few exceptions. Like when I make up a word just for the fun of it. Like the word,...

 
 By Pastor Joe    Opinion    July 14, 2018

Believe it or not, It's ok to be human!

I had a delightful experience on the 4th of July; it was the highlight of my day. Now to say this is not to diminish the great time we had with our daughter, Londa, and son-in-law, Marlin around a barbecue at their “fire pit.” Yum! Nor is it to...

 
 By Pastor Joe    Opinion    July 7, 2018

Don't Run Around Half-Dressed!

The young warrior lay gray and silent where he had fallen. For him it was over. The enemy would cheer, his own people would weep, and the sorrow of his people would be deepened by the circumstances of his fatal wound. No blood poured from his head....

 
 By Pastor Joe    Opinion    June 30, 2018

No such thing as Multi-Tasking!

“Multi-tasking.” Have you heard the term? It’s growing in popularity and you may be among the many who say, “Yeah that’s me.” When I was chatting with our pastor, Pastor Steve, about the concept of the title of this article a few days...

 
 By Pastor Joe    Opinion    June 16, 2018

Does God Meet the Kneed?

It is true that God meets the Kneed? Does he really pay attention when we pray? Even when we’re not on our knees? I am persuaded that body language expresses the heart, but God understands that some people’s physical situation prevents them from...

 

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