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Out Our Way: Then came the chinook - Jude 20-21

Out our way, winter can be a tough season - and a long one. One year, it began in mid-October and the blizzard shut down power for the whole county. Snow in May is not unheard of - and the calving...

 

Pastor's Corner: Bound together

I never imagined that less than a month after being ordained and installed as pastor at First Lutheran Church in Havre we would be facing a global pandemic. I didn’t exactly take a class on how to respond to a once-in-a-century public health...

 

Community Church of Gildford, Calvary Evangelical in Rudyard, sharing online Sunday service

Press release Community Church of Gildford, which shares a pastor with Calvary Evangelical in Rudyard, is doing services online to reduce exposure to the novel coronavirus 2019 that causes COVID-19. As of now, here is a list of services and dates...

 

Hello, God. It's me, Mara.

You know, Lord, lots of folks have heaps of thoughts and ideas about the secret of how to have happiness.  How about Christmas gifts - just think of all the items, all these special gifts are given...

 

Grief Poem - Gone but not Forgotten

The sun is out, it's nice and warm; we know that it is Spring! The grass turns green, it's gardening time, we hear the birdies sing! In sunshine we find perfect peace, we know that God knew best....

 

Roping Religion: Become better, not bitter

Many of the ideas and scriptures for this article are from the devotional “God Wants You To Win!” by world champion calf roper Jeff Copenhaver. This year, I adapted the story about the roping instructor telling Jeff to “Get a good start. Take...

 

Pastors Corner: How much do we trust God?

In the Catholic faith tradition, the readings for this Sunday, March 29, are Ezekiel 37:12-14, Romans 8:8-11 and the Gospel of John 11:1-45. The reading from Ezekiel is the prophesy that God tells Ezekiel to make to the people saying that their...

 

Living Water Assembly of God postpones Sunday services

Living Water Assembly of God Church in Box Elder has announced it is postponing its Sunday services until further notice....

 

Out Our Way: 'Do not panic' - Isaiah 41:10

Out our way, most cattle seem to know the pasturelands are safe and are used to riders coming and going. Open range cattle, on the other hand, can be nervous as all get out. When Charlie and I worked the herds up on the Tiger Ridge, although we...

 

Hello, God. It's me, Mara.

You know, Lord, recently, we ran across some interesting truths. When a friend stated that You, Lord, are like an eyelid, we were like, "What? What are you talking about?" Amazingly, we discovered...

 

Out Our Way: Sometimes God rides drag - Psalm 23 

   Out our way, moving cows is a lot different than moving sheep was in Biblical times. The ancient shepherds raised the sheep from lambs and stayed with them nearly always. Hence the sheep knew...

 

Pastors Corner: COVID-19 - JOSHUA 1:9

For this week’s religious article, I was going to share a “Serve” verse of Scripture. But when I arrived in my office one of the mornings this week and checked my email and notifications of Facebook posts, I came across one that I wanted to...

 

Roping Religion: Trust in God

Many of the ideas and scriptures for this article are from the devotional “God Wants You To Win!” by world champion calf roper Jeff Copenhaver. Matthew 6:25-34 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or...

 

Hello, God. It's me, Mara.

You know, Lord, having just visited with a couple of near neighbors who are moms of small kids, sharing some nighttime incidents, it brought back memories from long ago - but things like "back then"...

 

Grief Poem - Strength and Hope

We’re feeling sad this sunny day, we miss your tales and smile. Things sure have changed, but just you wait, we’ll see you after while! We’re told we need a healing time, and share our darkest pain, We laugh and cry, our sorrow shared, as we...

 

Hello, God. It's me, Mara.

A while back we had the privilege to read a grade school kid's speech on staying active and fit. That brought back some childhood memories. As a farm/ranch kid, whoever thought about anorexia or obesi...

 

Roping Religion: Get a good start. Take a good throw

Many of the ideas and scriptures for this article are from the devotional “God wants You to Win!” by world champion calf roper Jeff Copenhaver. Of all the stories in Jeff Copenhaver’s devotional the one that sticks in my mind is the roping...

 

Pastor's Corner: The Lord is near

In his letter to the Philippians, Paul writes “rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with...

 

Out Our Way: Gabriel sings - Phillipians 4:4-7

Out our way, the voice of God can be heard daily, but only if we take the time to listen. That is one of the great secrets of the "Big Open." God is everywhere and speaks to us in so many "voices."...

 

Hello, God. It's me, Mara.

You know, Lord, a book of devotions began each month with a three-line verse (author unknown) entitled “Gifts of the Season.” February’s gift was The Seed. “Planted in winter’s dark womb, prayer seeds germinate, creating new growth....

 

Roping Religion: Continue to walk with the Lord

Many of the ideas and scriptures for this article are from the devotional “God Wants You to Win!” by world champion calf roper Jeff Copenhaver. Many years ago I remember talking to Wells Lamey about his football career in high school. He just kep...

 

Pastor's Corner: 'Who do you say that I am?'

In Matthew 16:15, Jesus asked His disciples, “But who do you say that I am?” This is arguably the greatest question ever posed to mankind, but what is noteworthy about the conversation Jesus had with His disciples that day was the question that...

 

Out Our Way: The Gospel of the cottonwoods - John 11:25-26

      Out our way, winter can be mighty rough. Those “Alberta Clippers” come roaring out of the Arctic dumping now and dropping temperatures well-below freezing. I recall days when the car would not start even in the carport — and times...

 

Out Our Way: Riding Trail with your Pard - Isaiah 30:20- 21

Out our way, you learn to trust your pard. Charlie knew the Tiger Ridge intimately and when I first started riding fence and pushing cows with him, I would have easily gotten lost in the "big open"...

 

Pastor's Corner: Plans for Lent

I hope everyone read Pastor Sean Janssen’s excellent column in the Havre Daily News Friday, Feb. 21. What a great way to usher in the season of Lent. If you didn’t see it, I recommend trying to track down a copy. With Ash Wednesday occurring two...

 

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