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Birthdays and spinnerbaits
Imagine a future with more birthdays a future without cancer. It never hurts to dream big! The American Cancer Society is celebrating its 100th birthday May 22 and, with it, the many milestones it ...
5/21/13 at 4:07 PM Twenty years beyond the twisters 6/16/12 at 12:00 AM
Busy, busy, busy 6/17/10 at 5:24 PM
I guess it's only fair. I have acquired a few life birds "in the mail," as it is said, I suppose it's only fitting that some would be taken away in the same fashion. The posting on the ABA's blog two...
5/7/13 at 3:00 PM When passion becomes obsession 6/22/09 at 5:51 AM
Boston marathon tragedy – what can we lean on in such troubling times?
An attack at an event like a marathon so full of good cheer, love and courage can make us wonder if anything anywhere is ever safe. It can make us feel as if our life is very temporary and subject t...
4/25/13 at 12:27 PM
Lifechanging Experience at LFM
We all need to belong somewhere. For Tricia, that place is Lost and Found Ministry in Moorhead. Tricia is a member of the Fargo Moorhead community and longtime volunteer with Lost and Found. Tricias ...
4/11/13 at 4:25 PM
Abortion as a Political, Philosophical, and Theological Issue: Connecting a New Society at an Orthodox Seminary with Orthodox Christians in North Dakota
North Dakota has recently passed legislation restricting abortion. Although, in part, it draws a line at a "heartbeat," which does not define when conception occurs and allows for "the morning after p...
4/10/13 at 4:22 PM Orthodox Bishops Weigh in on Roe v. Wade and Abortion 1/31/13 at 4:37 PM
Weekend Edification: Matthew 12:33 8/24/12 at 2:24 AM
When the Blog is Silent
I missed a post yesterday, and now it is Thursday. Tonight will be no better in attempting to get going on a post for tomorrow. And the next month is crazy. The funny thing is that I just signed...
4/4/13 at 9:19 AM Where to Start? 9/22/12 at 8:21 AM
The Gift of God 9/16/12 at 8:30 AM
Concordia Library is ‘Bridging Cultures’
A new permanent collection of books and films exploring the many aspects of Islamic religion, art and literature is now available in the Carl B. Ylvisaker Library. The collection may also be accessed...
3/21/13 at 3:13 PM Cobber Snow Day 2/12/13 at 10:28 AM
Clausen Composition Performed at Inauguration 1/21/13 at 3:43 PM
Personal Finance Blogs
Recently, two of the blogs I follow regularly asked for suggestions of personal finance blogs and resources that readers read and use. They were Get Rich Slowly and Life as Mom. Some of the blogs me...
2/23/13 at 9:11 AM Debt Free for Life 2/17/11 at 8:26 AM
Education, Jobs, and Life Skills
As a mentor, you can have a positive, lasting impact on your mentee's attitude toward school and the workplace. To explore mentoring scenarios that have to do with education, jobs, and life skills, re...
2/19/13 at 11:00 AM The Mentoring Life Cycle 10/25/12 at 10:07 AM
It Was Just a Tractor
I can still feel the cold cast iron in my right hand. My brain is still programmed to move my hand without thinking, making me one with a machine that is now long gone. I haven't seen the machine in...
1/13/13 at 7:13 PM Changing Your Life 11/27/12 at 9:30 PM
A Visit from Beyond
Aside from the death of my grandfather some years ago, I have been a very lucky man in the sense that I have never really lost anyone close to me... with one other exception. On July 20th, 2008, my be...
1/11/13 at 11:59 PM Stranded in a Blizzard: How Would You Survive? 1/11/13 at 5:17 PM
Is It Bed Time Yet?
There are days that are just plain exhausting and I find myself counting the minutes until I can put the little ones to bed. Staring at the clock, willing it to change hands I brush the sweat from my ...
1/2/13 at 9:41 AM Fashion vs. BMS (Busy Mom Syndrome) 12/12/12 at 9:19 AM
Exciting Update – New Category – New Contributor! 10/3/12 at 4:49 PM
Ring in the New Year with a Financial Check Up
At the time of writing this post, we are all poised to careen over the fiscal cliff. The White House and Congress are entrenched in their positions and it is we, the taxpayers, who stand to lose in th...
12/31/12 at 9:21 AM
Christmas Time is a New Plateau
For as long as I can remember, the Christmas season has always resonated something deep within me. As a boy in northern Minnesota, it was Christmas programs at school and church, the music on the rad...
12/22/12 at 10:31 AM Life at a Funeral 11/16/12 at 11:01 AM
Prisons Should be for Protection and Rehabilitation--Not Revenge 8/1/12 at 11:01 AM
Land of 10,000 Js
I can't be the only one who notices the peculiarities of the license plates all over Dickinson. I've noticed a pattern over the past several months during the routine of driving around town, and of co...
11/15/12 at 11:36 AM