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 Local    January 13, 2017

Out Our Way:

Mark 11:1-6 Out our way, I was blessed to have a friend in Charlie who took me with him on some of his cowboy jobs up on the Tiger Ridge.  It was under Charlie's tutoring that I learned something of...

 
 Local    January 13, 2017

Practical Pastoring: Your spouse Book Five

The next letter that Pastor Dan wrote was to my wife Karrie on 9-18-95. He wrote to her in partial response to Karrie wondering what her role was as the wife of the pastor. Dan said that part of her role is carrying the load while I was off doing...

 
 Local    January 13, 2017

Hello God, it's me, Mara

You know, Lord, with a New Year having just arrived, we might think about a MAN OF THE YEAR. The one we’re thinking about is not picked by any group. His picture will not be found in any newspapers. Folks may not even recognize him if they were to...

 
 Local    January 6, 2017

Out Our Way:

Mark 10:46-52    Out our way, round up is an exciting time and usually folks from all over come and help out. Charlie and I rode round up one fall for “Big Mike.” Mike had a number of folks out on the quads to drive in the herd, and he hired a...

 
 Local    January 6, 2017

'Practical Pastoring:The Church Book Five'

The ministry is a marathon. You cannot complete the race if the enemy destroys you before you get to the finish line. In some of my earlier work, I shared part of the pain of entering the ministry and dealing with some of the people who attend...

 
 Local    January 6, 2017

Grief Poem Jan. 6, 2016

‘NOW’ — IS All WE HAVE!!   It’s NEW YEARS week — though death stepped in, but life is always NOW! Our loved one’s gone, not out of mind, we’ll manage life — somehow!   We need support, encouragement; each grieving household does!...

 
 Local    December 30, 2016

OUT OUR WAY:

Out our way, some folks have different horses for different reasons. For example, a rodeo cowboy who does bulldogging has a horse that will run alongside a steer and keep it heading straight, and...

 
 Local    December 30, 2016

Hello God, it's me, Mara

You know, Lord, a good New Year’s Resolution is to share our goals with our family — then we can work together toward accomplishing them. Oh! What IS family? A family is a needlepoint picture, threaded by people who are concerned with what kind o...

 
 Local    December 23, 2016

Out Our Way

Mark 1:1 Out our way, Goliath and I made a deal for this week's column. You know how he hates the reindeer ears I made him wear one year for bell ringing with the Salvation Army. Well, he agreed to...

 
 Local    December 23, 2016

Practical Pastoring, Book Five: Ordination Conclusion

As pastors, part of our job is to study. Pastor Dan studied Spanish in order to help him in his ministry. At the beginning of your ministry you should immerse yourself in the Word. Fill your reservoir so that rivers of living water will flow out of...

 
 Local    December 23, 2016

Hello God, it's me, Mara

You know, Lord, as You reckon time, just a couple of days ago a Star was born: 2 Peter 3:8: (“Beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousands years, and a thousand years as one day.”) This unique Star’s...

 
 Local    December 16, 2016

Out Our Way:

Mark 10:32-34 Out our way, we find cattle trails don’t always go in a straight line, yet cows seem to know that all that matters is that they get where they are going and do what they have to do to get there. Ranchers and farmers know this, too...

 
 Local    December 16, 2016

Practical pastoring: Faithfulness of God

In Book Five I share update letters that Pastor Dan wrote to me and Karrie in order to help you see the faithfulness of God in a tough set of circumstances. Who can borrow money when he does not have a job or a steady stream of income? God’s...

 
 Local    December 16, 2016

Pope to mark Fatima centenary with May 2017 trip to Portugal

You know, Lord, sometimes one finds interesting “things” while looking through a stack of papers. Up popped this interesting “story,” which follows:             Flower of the Holy Night Originating in Mexico, the poinsettia brings...

 
 Local    December 9, 2016

Out Our Way:

Mark 10: 28-31 Out our way, it sometimes happens that a calf will lose it's mother and be adopted by another cow. Though the mom and her natural calf may be black angus and the adopted calf a red...

 
 Local    December 9, 2016

Hello God, it's me, Mara

A friend sent a clipping (author and date unknown) on animal groups. You know, Lord, growing up on a farm/ranch, we knew animals belonged to interesting groups, but this clipping named a few more than we knew. We had pigs but didn’t know that a...

 
 Local    December 9, 2016

Practical Pastoring: More on Ordination Book Five

In Book Five I continue to share Pastor Dan’s update letters to give you some insight into possible family issues you may face as you obey the Holy Spirit. Dan and Judy’s children wound up in three different schools in one semester. I know that...

 
 Local    December 9, 2016

'A Journey to Bethlehem … and Beyond's set for Saturday

Press release Greater Havre Area Ministerial Association’s “A Journey to Bethlehem … and Beyond! ” is set for Saturday, Dec. 10. The event includes seven stations telling the whole story of Christmas beginning at Fifth Avenue Christian...

 
 Local    December 2, 2016

Out Our Way:

Mark 10:17-27 Out our way, folks say there's no of question of whether or not you will ever get thrown from a horse, only when. For some of us - especially when learning to ride - it happens with...

 
 Local    December 2, 2016

Pastor's Corner: Pastor's Corner: True gifts

As we are nearing the Christmas holiday, I am reminded that this a time that a lot of people become so busy that things are forgotten that help us stay grounded. As the crazy busyness of the season starts for us here at The Salvation Army, it is a...

 
 Local    December 2, 2016

Thanksgiving/gratitude

Now that we have all celebrated Thanksgiving last week, enjoyed meals, and have come together with family and friends, has the real meaning of thanksgiving hit home with true gratitude from the heart? It’s easy to be thankful when you have family,...

 
 Local    December 2, 2016

Hello God, it's me, Mara

You know, Lord, an unnamed writer wrote that he had learned it was a good idea, a good practice, to write down the names of the person for whom he prayed. He had a closet in his study where he kept a little prayer desk that his mother had given him...

 
 Local    December 2, 2016

Grief Poem Dec. 2, 2016

SEASONS   Cedar Waxwings cleaned Mountain Ash! The berries are all gone. That flock of birds gobbled them up, few berries hit the lawn.   These little birds are harbingers, they know snow’s ON the way! The sun does set, t’will rise again;...

 
 Local    November 25, 2016

Out Our Way:

Mark 10:13-16 Out our way, it's time for the annual "chase Goliath with the fake reindeer antlers" again. As many of you know, my horse Goliath hates wearing the antlers as we try to do bell ringing...

 
 Local    November 25, 2016

Practical Pastoring: Ordination continued, Book Five

You may have heard that man proposes and God disposes. The best laid plans do not always work out the way we have intended. Karrie often tells me that things are not going to work out how I think they will. I am learning to allow more and more room...

 

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