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 By Becky Kew    Perspectives

Fruitless or Fruitful?

Can you imagine sitting down to have a big bowl of yummy Froot Loops® only to find when you poured out the contents of the box there weren't fruity loops inside, but rather... — Updated 3/27/2021

 

Healing the Heart and "Repent"

As a child and as a teenager and even as an adult, several times I would act in a certain way that wasn't helpful in my moving forward in maturity. I would make mistakes and endure... — Updated 3/27/2021

 

The Council Speaks

Q: The world is in a time of transition. Not one person is unaffected by the COVID-19 pandemic. I had plans before we got locked down and now I don't know what my life will look... — Updated 2/2/2021

 

The Council Speaks

Q: How should a Christian handle discrimination? With the "Black Lives Matter" movement, should First Nations expect or demand more respect? What does God's Word say about this? A: How should a Christian handle discrimination? The... — Updated 12/8/2020

 

The Council Speaks

Q: I served my time as a serious offender but am having many doubts that God can forgive me for what I've done. How do I know for sure I am forgiven? A: Nehemiah 9:17 says, "But... — Updated 10/13/2020

 

The Council Speaks

Q: With marijuana now being legalized in many areas of Canada and USA, is it okay to use it? I'm told it has many medicinal properties. A: History tells us that culture is ever... — Updated 8/6/2020

 

Healing the Heart through Weaknesses

In the holy and sacred book that was passed down from our spiritual ancestors, we read the story of a leader, Paul, who shared wisdom and advice about weaknesses. In 2 Corinthians... — Updated 4/10/2020

 

Laugh Again

Love according to kids Sometimes we run out of wise advice on love, so we ask kids about it. Eric, age 6, was asked, "What exactly is marriage?" He said, "Marriage is when you get... — Updated 4/9/2020

 
 By Becky Kew    Perspectives

Seeking Power at Christmas?

"But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God" -John 1:12 What is real power? During this time of the year it seems that buying as much as you can... — Updated 4/8/2020

 

Healing the Heart through Waiting

As Indigenous people across North America, we are known for being a people group that wait. Historically, Indigenous people have waited and relied on the different seasons. We have... — Updated 4/8/2020

 

Laugh Again

Ah, winter. That season when our mothers draped us in 40 pounds of parka, thick mittens and winter boots so heavy you could barely walk to school. "You'll catch your death of... — Updated 4/8/2020

 

Worship Like the Wise Men

When it comes to trios, they're one of history's most well known ones. Nope, we're not talking about the Three Stooges or the Three Musketeers or even the Three Blind Mice. Look in... — Updated 4/8/2020

 

The Council Speaks

Question: How do I heal myself after losing my partner of 19 years? She was my life, my companion. How do I heal from my grieving? I spoke with one elder and she told me my love is... — Updated 4/7/2020

 

The Council Speaks

Q: I have children with a man I was not married to, but I've met someone else I care about deeply. We want to marry, but I am struggling with the decision to do so. I am a... — Updated 11/3/2019

 
 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

WWII U.S. Marine Corp veteran who worked in secret and confidential files, Washington DC Nearly 800 Native American women served in the U.S. military during WWII. For several... — Updated 8/20/2019

 

Laugh Again

Almost every person who makes a living public speaking has experienced a zipper malfunction on stage. This has happened to me twice. The first time it happened, I was speaking to a... — Updated 8/20/2019

 

The Zoo Cage Prophet

It's just unreliable. There is absolutely no pattern to it. The day or the hour doesn't determine when it's hot, cold, or warm. To rely on such a system is nonsense. It's too much... — Updated 8/20/2019

 

The Heavens Declare the Glory of God

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech... — Updated 8/20/2019

 

From Addict to Pastor

My Native American family of Creek and Cherokee descent was at best a nominal Christian family, but I have fond memories of attending vacation Bible school and going to church on... — Updated 8/20/2019

 

The Council Speaks

Q: I am proud to be a child of God. Right now, I am struggling with the problem of determining which things in my Native American culture will fit in with my Christian faith and... — Updated 8/20/2019

 

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