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 By Becky Kew    Viewpoint 

Every Child Matters....and so do YOU!

God's Word makes it clear that children are to be looked upon as a blessing. He speaks about the worth of children throughout His book, the Bible. "Children are a gift from the... — Updated 11/28/2022

 
 By Parry Stelter    Viewpoint 

Healing the Heart Through Love

When I was adopted as a two-year-old, I went through a volatile time, like many foster children do, when they can't stay with their biological parents or family. I was moved around... — Updated 11/28/2022

 
 By Crying Wind    Viewpoint 

Christmas

Nothing brings up memories like Christmas. The good, the bad and the ugly-our favorite Christmas and our worst Christmas. People want to be happy at Christmas. They smile more and... — Updated 11/28/2022

 
 By Phil Callaway    Viewpoint 

Attack of the Slippery Tomatoes

Recently a California delivery truck spilled 150,000 tomatoes across Interstate 80. To help us ketchup on this juicy story, news crews reported that the truck hit a central divider... — Updated 11/28/2022

 

The Royal Proposal

I don't know how many times I have watched different versions of the Cinderella story. My favourite may still be the original Disney cartoon, where the birds and the mice attempt to help poor Cinderella attend the ball where she me... — Updated 11/28/2022

 
 By Adrian Torres    Viewpoint 

The Choice

No warning is given. The instant brightness burns through my eyelids. I only have two options: open my eyes to the light, or cover up and try to avoid it. Here in Ad Seg (the Hole)... — Updated 11/28/2022

 

The Council Speaks

QUESTION: I have a husband who is a Christian, but he is not Indigenous. I have children from an earlier marriage living with us. Their relatives want to see them, but they aren't... — Updated 11/28/2022

 
 By Kene Jackson    Viewpoint 

Free Boosting!

Christmas had always been a time for me to get things. Right from my first memories of toy trucks under the tree, it was that way. I remember the Christmas when I decided to do it... — Updated 11/28/2022

 

Directors' Corner

Have you ever noticed that we can be encouraged by someone's words at one moment, and then utterly discouraged the next? One parent may celebrate with a child who comes home with an... — Updated 11/28/2022

 
 By Becky Kew    Viewpoint

Destruction of the Shrew

I had a little creature roaming around in my bedroom. The noise he made at night was very unnerving. It was amazing that so much noise could come from such a little creature. I... — Updated 9/30/2022

 

Healing the Heart Through ''Being Still''

When I was a kid, I was known for not being able to sit for any length of time and be quiet or still. I think this is the case for most children. Children need something to do with... — Updated 9/30/2022

 
 By Crying Wind    Viewpoint

The Land of Milk and Honey

The Bible mentions honey 61 times and it mentions bees 7 times. The Lord promises people they can dwell in the land of milk and honey, which sounds like a wonderful thing.... — Updated 9/30/2022

 

Turtle Disaster?

I love statistics. Here are a few I came up with myself: Somewhere out there a woman will give birth to a baby every quarter of a second. I say we need to find that woman and stop h... — Updated 9/30/2022

 
 By Sue Carlisle    Viewpoint

Changing Seasons

Summer is leaving and autumn is arriving. Some call it Fall. I sometimes wonder if that is because it is related to the Fall of Man from the Garden of Eden. We are falling away... — Updated 9/30/2022

 

Abigail Echo-Hawk, M.A.

Shortly after Abigail Echo-Hawk, M.A., began her job as director of Urban Indian Health in 2016, she was astonished at what she discovered when she opened a file drawer. Inside was a 2010 comprehensive survey which asked Native... — Updated 9/30/2022

 

The Council Speaks

QUESTION: Some people use traditional medicine for healing when they are sick, and some go to a medicine man to put curses on people. Is it right for a Christian to go to a... — Updated 9/30/2022

 

On the Shores of Eternity

Prescription eyeglasses A wedding ring Nose ring Dog tags These are four items from our family that now call the bottom of Buffalo Lake, Alberta home. For the last 14 years, our fam... — Updated 9/30/2022

 
 By Kene Jackson    Viewpoint

Who Is He?

Last year, I was asked to write a song about a man I didn't know. The friend who requested it sort of figured it wouldn't be hard to figure out something to write about the guy,... — Updated 9/30/2022

 
 By Becky Kew    Viewpoint

Sweeter than Cake: Grace

I was picking up a birthday cake for the drop-in center where I work. As I walked out of the grocery store, I realized that the plastic cover on the cake wasn't as firm as I had... — Updated 8/5/2022

 

Healing the Heart Through Constant Bite-sized Repetition

As I go through life on this journey of ups, downs, valleys and mountain peaks, I discovered a few things. One of those things is that when you do something on a regular basis, it... — Updated 8/5/2022

 
 By Sue Carlisle    Viewpoint

From Darkness to Light

As darkness retreats at sunrise, there is no place quite like the mountains to enjoy the first rays of morning light. Shimmering rays dance across the lake, inviting wildlife to... — Updated 8/5/2022

 

The Good Report

If you could use a little good news today, here are a few stories to cheer you up. We begin in Rio Linda, California, where last December a man dressed as Santa was in for a shock.... — Updated 8/5/2022

 
 By Crying Wind    Viewpoint

Regret

There was a man named "Regret." His mother died giving him birth and the only word she said when he was born was "Regret." His father blamed the boy for causing his wife's death and... — Updated 8/5/2022

 
 By Kene Jackson    Viewpoint

Broken Strings

Just before we left on a tour to Alaska, I bought some cheap bass guitar strings. Figuring that they'd do for the trip, I saved a few bucks and wound them on to my Fender... — Updated 8/5/2022

 
 By Crying Wind    Viewpoint

Be Careful What You Promise

My daughter, Storm, has an incredible memory. She can remember everything I ever did that was wrong. Recently she reminded me of an incident that happened when she was a teenager.... — Updated 6/23/2022

 

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