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 By Becky Kew    Perspectives

Can You Forgive Yourself?

Some people carry very heavy burdens. At some time in life, every person is haunted by deeds done and words said that were later regretted a thousand times over. Often, people beat... — Updated 8/20/2019


Healing the Heart through Spiritual Blessings

As I take a look at what our spiritual ancestor Paul said in his written letter to the local church community, I see some wisdom that can help us heal our broken hearts. So many... — Updated 8/20/2019


Your Health

"The last thing I expected was for my 55-year-old husband to have a heart-attack," Cherolyn Conway says. "We didn't realize he had any heart issues. But we learned he had 75% and 95... — Updated 8/20/2019

 By JB Katke    Perspectives

Respect, or the Lack Thereof

"Momma, no!" The child's wails rose above the din in the store: Mothers and children were everywhere, shopping for school clothes. Small children, too little to be involved in the... — Updated 8/20/2019


Crying Wind

Flowers are one of the special gifts God gave us. Flowers adorn our births, weddings, anniversaries, and our deaths. Flowers speak for us when we can't find the words to say, "I... — Updated 8/20/2019


Outstanding Native Women

• WARN Co-Founder • Civil Rights Activist • Nurse When officials in the Catholic grade school where Lorelei DeCora was enrolled tried unsuccessfully to sever her ties to her A... — Updated 6/3/2019


The Heavens Declare the Glory of God

I have recently thought a lot about light, water and seeds that God created. But I've also begun to see another pattern. It took me years to see the pattern. Even as I studied... — Updated 6/3/2019


Laugh Again

I love baseball. Oh, I know it isn't as fast paced as golf or lawn bowling, but I enjoy the delicate game of cat and mouse between pitcher and batter. The tension of a ninth inning... — Updated 6/3/2019


Move over, Job

Sometimes when I'm struggling and everything seems to go wrong and I'm feeling sorry for myself, I compare myself to Job, in the Bible. OK, I don't have boils and my sheep and... — Updated 6/3/2019


Setting Your Body Clocks

One way to respect your body is to be aware of your natural body cycles. Within your biological system you have a timekeeping computer inside the hypothalamus and consisting of a... — Updated 6/3/2019


A Friend in Need

It happens to all of us. At times we're tempted to feel overwhelmed by the challenges we face. Life is not easy for any of us! And sometimes it's harder than other items. One of... — Updated 6/3/2019


Letters to our readers

Just to let you know that there are a few men in here with me that see the difference between mass media news and your newspaper, and they all came to the same conclusion. And that... — Updated 6/3/2019


Editorial Viewpoint

For the last couple years, my wife, Milly, and I have been involved with what are called "grief camps." This is rapidly becoming a real focal point on our schedule, one of those,... — Updated 6/3/2019


Oh yes...

There are times  When...I can feel... The blood coursing  Through my veins As... I behold The many injustices  Suffered... Injustices...still being suffered  Within...the... — Updated 6/3/2019


The Council Speaks

Question: I am a First Nations person who was taken from my parents as a child and placed in a non-native foster home. I am an adult now and want to know who my biological parents... — Updated 6/3/2019

 By Becky Kew    Perspectives

Do You Carry Baggage?

Have you ever been to an airport and watched people with their luggage? They are weighed down and some really struggle-pushing carts with four or five pieces piled up or pulling... — Updated 4/5/2019


Healing the Heart through Forgiveness

In the Gospel of Luke there is a story of a woman who was looked down upon as a sinner, yet she gave all she had to Jesus, sobbing on His feet, wiping them with her hair and... — Updated 4/5/2019


The Legend of the Rabbit and the Deer

An old Cherokee legend tells the story of how what we want isn't always what is best for us. A long time ago, all the animals lived together in peace. Since they all lived in... — Updated 4/5/2019


God's Seed Plan

One of my favorite memories is of going to 4-H camp. Meals at camp seemed extra special. We began meals with this song: The Lord is good to me, and so I thank the Lord for giving... — Updated 4/5/2019


Walking to health

Walking has never been one of my favorite pastimes. Give me a bike any day! After a knee sprain several years ago, the doctor prescribed a walking/bike program to help strengthen... — Updated 4/5/2019


Closet Monkey

One summer night during a thunderstorm a mother was tucking her son into bed. He asked in a trembling voice, "Will you stay with me all night?" She gave him a warm, reassuring hug... — Updated 4/5/2019


A Cracker and Fruit Punch

One morning, I was taken to the phlebotomist. My doctor had ordered blood tests, and three full tubes of blood were being demanded of me. My arms' veins cooperated nicely, the proce... — Updated 4/5/2019


Editorial Viewpoint

A couple years back, about a week before Easter, a fellow musician shared with me this viewpoint on Easter Sunday. I’d like to pass it on to you. Read on. He said, “I don’t... — Updated 4/5/2019


Letters from our readers

I’m currently incarcerated at Algoma Treatment Remand Centre. I have said the prayer in the Indian Life newspaper. I have surrendered my life over to Jesus. Thank you. I come from Batchewana First Nation of Ojibways, located in... — Updated 4/5/2019


The Council Speaks

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