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Out Our Way: The coyote knows - Zechariah 2:8-9 

   Out our way, except for a few mountain lions, I saw very few predators on the Tiger Ridge. The land is fenced and the herds are pretty large. I have seen an angry cow or two... — Updated 5/14/2021


Rosary recitation Saturday

Press release Prayer and a recitation of the rosary for the feast of Our Lady of Fatima and in support of law enforcement will be Saturday in Pepin Park starting at noon.... — Updated 5/14/2021


Pastor's Corner: Mental Health Awareness Month

As we recognize Mental Health Awareness Month, a recent study by the American Psychological Association found that 3 in 4 Americans say that the pandemic is a significant source of... — Updated 5/14/2021


Hello, God. It's me, Mara.

You know, Lord, the cloud formations, from our point of view here on our hilltop, are breathtaking! We do need rain in our area. One minute it looks like rain clouds bounding over t... — Updated 5/14/2021


Out Our Way: Hey! I know you! - John 10:27-28

Out our way, the horses often run free in the pasture, and you have to go out and get them. Now, sometimes there are horses that don't know me and when I approach; they shy away.... — Updated 5/7/2021


Pastor's Corner: Mother's Day Scriptures

Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 9, 2021. I thought for this week's religious article that I would quote several Mother's Day Scriptures and make comments where appropriate: "For... — Updated 5/7/2021


Hello, God. It's me, Mara.

You know, Lord, with Mother's Day coming up on Sunday, we all want to make our parents proud. On Mother's Day, we thank You for the women who gave birth to us, who raised us, and... — Updated 5/7/2021


Grief Poem - Thinking of You

Inside my heart, it still does ache, it never seems to end. Your leaving has left a sadness, a wound that will not mend.   Many our tears been shed dear one, and more will surely f... — Updated 5/7/2021


Out Our Way: But can he ride? - 1 John 3:16-18

    Out our way, we have all known folks who are “all hat and no cattle.” I remember being at a restaurant and an artist came up and asked to take my picture as he wanted an “authentic cowboy” in his painting. Well,... — Updated 4/30/2021


Pastor's Corner: National Day of Prayer - Thursday, May 6, 2021

This next Thursday, the Greater Havre Area Ministerial Association is hosting this year's National Day of Prayer observance, with the Pastors Worship Band playing at 11:30 a.m.,... — Updated 4/30/2021


Hello, God. It's me, Mara.

You know, Lord, a couple of us gals were comparing our weeks, days; then the question of how we slept popped up. That's an interesting subject; believe it or not, a few of us could... — Updated 4/30/2021


Out Our Way: His mother's voice - 1 Peter 1:13-25

Out our way young calves usually stick close to mama and stay with the herd. Although Tiger Ridge is fenced and we seldom even see coyotes up there, mountain lions still roam the... — Updated 4/23/2021


Pastor's Corner: Transformation in Christ

Change is a word that evokes anxiety and fear in most people; we are creatures of habit and we like to feel that we are in control. However, in a conversation with colleagues the... — Updated 4/23/2021


Hello, God. It's me, Mara.

You know, Lord, being privileged to read a senior girl's speech on staying active/fit brought back some childhood memories. Miss "Rosie" also reminded us: "Trying to stay active... — Updated 4/23/2021


Out Our Way: Believing is seeing - 1 Peter 1:8-13

Out our way, as I have often shared with you, it is easy for the greenhorn to get turned around and lost in the Big Open. More than once, riding fence or checking the herd up on Tig... — Updated 4/16/2021


Pastor's Corner: Thoughts, prayers must become action

Thoughts and prayers have abounded in recent weeks as shootings and a car attack have made headlines across this country. I try to include the names of victims of such tragic acts... — Updated 4/16/2021


Hello, God. It's me, Mara.

You know, Lord, this was an interesting find; reading about someone who dreamed they were receiving a bouquet of flowers from God. A little girl, long ago, shared that she had... — Updated 4/16/2021


Out Our Way: That none be lost - Luke 24:13-35

Out our way, the roundup is the payoff. Pulling calves in February, hauling feed during blizzards, riding fence and constantly checking the herd, moving them to better pasture when... — Updated 4/9/2021


Pastor's Corner: After Easter - What now?

Easter is an obvious high point in the church calendar. Where does that leave us now, in this week after Easter? After the crescendo of Easter celebrations, how could the week... — Updated 4/9/2021


Hello, God. It's me, Mara.

March has marched off with a bit of snow and now - woo-hoo! - It's spring! The birds came back, flocks of them. It's great to hear them sing.  Cows graze on hills not far from... — Updated 4/9/2021


Hello, God. It's me, Mara.

You know, Lord, as the days simply seem to zip on by, glancing out, we notice that it is almost spring; the March winds are blowing less, cattle are resting after feeding, birds... — Updated 4/2/2021


Grief Poem - Dear Ones Have Passed

Dear, you are missed, you've gone ahead, you're with Jesus above. Parents, siblings, a child, or spouse; you're clothed now in/with God's love.   We're born to die, to go back... — Updated 4/2/2021


Out Our Way: There's a lion in town - 1 Corinthians 15:1-8

Out our way, you do hear and see some strange things. Like some friends of mine who claimed a mountain lion had gotten into their backyard. "Seriously? Come on, you guys live in... — Updated 4/2/2021


Pastor's Corner: Holy Saturday

As we recently marked one year of the pandemic, we are now in the phase that reminds me of Holy Saturday - the day before Easter's resurrection celebration that is shadowed by... — Updated 4/2/2021


Out Our Way: It's time to saddle up and ride - Mark 11:12-25

Out our way, when Charlie and I went to work the herd on the Tiger Ridge, our first task on arrival was to unload Doc and Jet and saddle them up. Now, I confess to being a tad... — Updated 3/26/2021


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