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A Choice for Life

A beautiful young Native American girl sat alone deep in prayer about a choice she would have to make that would affect the rest of her life. She was a slender fifteen-year-old... — Updated 5/12/2017

 

Laugh Again

I love to win. I imagine you do too. I don’t meet many who say, “Some of my fondest memories involve being clobbered in checkers and belted at backgammon.” You don’t hear... — Updated 5/12/2017

 

Fear not: this too shall pass

I just wanted to offer my condolences to the families that are going through the tragic losses felt across North America. My love, thoughts and prayers to everyone from... — Updated 5/12/2017

 
 By Becky Kew    Perspectives

Guilty as charged!

It was very good to be off Good Friday and Easter Monday so I hit the road to visit my family in a neighboring province. Two hours into my trip, I saw flashing lights coming at me... — Updated 5/12/2017

 

Mountain splendor

I surveyed the land around me as I sat on a flat rock halfway up the grassy hill. The forest across the river below gave way to snowcapped peaks. Bluebirds added vibrant accents to... — Updated 5/12/2017

 

A little kindness

I dropped the envelope into the mailbox. Once a week for nine years I’d sent a letter to my aunt Amelia. Most people thought Amelia was a spinster but she’d been married one... — Updated 5/12/2017

 

Healing the Heart by Dealing with Anxiety

Over the past year I have been dealing with an unexpected problem in my life. As far as my role as husband, father, pastor, Bible teacher, and student is concerned, I am very... — Updated 5/12/2017

 

Madonna Thunderhawk (b. 1940)

Madonna Thunderhawk is a member of the Oohenumpa Band of the Cheyenne River Sioux. Reared within the restrictive environment of the boarding school era (1860-1978), she was an... — Updated 5/12/2017

 

Healing the Heart through the Psalms

In the book of Jesus there is a book written by several of our spiritual ancestors from the time of King David. In this book called The Psalms there are people crying out to God to... — Updated 3/13/2017

 

Walking from Wrongs to Rights

Three years ago last September, 70,000 Vancouverites took to the streets in the “Walk for Reconciliation,” committing to a new relationship between “settlers” and Indigenous Peoples. In October 2016, we took another step... — Updated 3/13/2017

 

The Legend of Turtle Woman

The Kaw Indians never lived far from a river because they knew if the deer and antelope became scarce they could always depend on the river being full of fish. Food was so... — Updated 3/13/2017

 

How to keep winning the battle against your heart

"Be sober; be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour." -First Peter 5:8 (If you don't believe me, then this... — Updated 3/13/2017

 

Amazing Creator!

I often find it difficult to match my space travel with my daily life. I don’t travel as fast as people living on the equator; they ride the earth’s rotation at 1,000 miles an... — Updated 3/13/2017

 

LAUGH AGAIN

There are seven wonders of the world. But for a child there are millions. We were in a mall and my granddaughter couldn’t get over how many people there were. She had to say hi... — Updated 3/13/2017

 

When people desire security over liberty

I've heard a lot of talk about safety and security lately. When it comes to the security of our homeland, I think of the poster that can be found at powwows, rodeos, and Native... — Updated 3/13/2017

 

The Zoo Cage Prophet

Two feet of humid air separated us in the six-man shower. I really didn’t know him well, but the look in his eyes indicated he thought he knew me. One thing was for sure, though; I wasn’t interested in striking up a... — Updated 3/13/2017

 

Help, I've fallen!

Recently I put on skates for the first time in about six years. I played it safe and ended my session without hitting the ice. During my second skate, I managed to trip and landed pretty hard. Thankfully a little boy, about five... — Updated 3/13/2017

 

Making a Dent

After reading about Joshua Heath and the Anonymous boy (November-December 2016 issue), I need to get this off of my past and hope to help in stopping this from going on again. I was told that this priest had been sent to jail,... — Updated 3/13/2017

 

The Old Yellow Pickup

We paid more for the old truck than we should have. It died the first time out of the yard. We should have returned it; but then we would have set ourselves at odds with the old man who sold it, and we were too vulnerable to chance... — Updated 1/9/2017

 
 By Becky Kew    Perspectives

White as Snow

Weather experts in Manitoba told us that we just had the snowiest December in a century. When the snowstorms passed, there was a beautiful array of winter scenery everywhere we... — Updated 1/9/2017

 

Never Cliché

Sports interviews can be very entertaining. Golfer Greg Norman once said, “I owe a lot to my parents, especially my mother and father.” Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees... — Updated 1/9/2017

 

Simple Blessings

When sadness comes and firmly clings I try to think of pleasant things Bringing memories to my mind Happy thoughts of every kind Like hiking trails without a care Pure white snow... — Updated 1/9/2017

 

Winner of Five Emmy Awards

Born in Guam (United States) to Bob Curry (Cherokee/multi-racial), a career Navy man, and Hiroe Nagase, a Japanese national, Ann lived in Japan for several years as a child and... — Updated 1/9/2017

 

A New Calendar

I like calendars. Most people don’t use them anymore as they keep track of dates and appointments on their phones. I’m old-fashioned and I like a calendar hanging on the wall... — Updated 1/9/2017

 

Healing the Heart through finding meaning in life through Creator

I was reading a story in the book of our Creator Jesus, the other day, and I was forced to determine if I was going to have a positive outlook on life and find true meaning, or if... — Updated 1/9/2017

 

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