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 By Sue Carlisle    Viewpoint 

Choosing Love

This has been a difficult article to write, not because of my personal circumstances, but because I have a hard time writing a joyful article when the residential school story is... — Updated 9/2/2021 Full story

 By Parry Stelter    Viewpoint 

Healing the Heart through "Listening"

I'm the type of person who really must concentrate when it comes to listening to others. Even though I do the work of a pastor, it's still a challenge to me. Even when I'm sitting... — Updated 9/2/2021

 By Becky Kew    Viewpoint 

Feeling lost?

During these COVID-19 times, I have greatly enjoyed walking in the country. My dog, Blessing, and I find old fields that are acres wide to walk through. He loves sniffing and chasin... — Updated 9/2/2021

 By Phil Callaway    Viewpoint 

Put it on

A kid of nine or ten came up to me and told me a joke: "I went to buy some camouflage clothing. But I couldn't find any." It took me a second or two, but finally I laughed. Here's... — Updated 9/2/2021


Respect and Love for One Another

One of the things we have accepted today in our world is that we live in a pluralistic society. This is more noticeable in the larger cities where you see a multiple of people every... — Updated 9/2/2021

 By Crying Wind    Viewpoint 

I'm Still Here

I've always been in love with the moon. I couldn't count the hours I've spent looking at the moon, it could be tens of thousands. I've watched the moon all my life. When I was a... — Updated 9/2/2021

 By Parry Stelter    Viewpoint 

Grief, Loss, and Intergenerational Trauma

I once heard a man wiser than me say that looking at someone's worldview is like looking at an iceberg. There is what you initially see on the surface of the water and then most of... — Updated 9/2/2021


Expiry Date

I'm saying good-bye to a Gospel Musician friend of mine today. We're singing a few songs at his wake and then the funeral is tomorrow. I'm really going to miss the guy! I'll... — Updated 9/2/2021


Choosing Life

I love life. Allow me to be more specific. I love to look around me and see the lush trees, bushes, leaves and plants, teeming with life. It amazes me to see the variety of places the 'life' grows from. Sometimes it is planted in... — Updated 9/2/2021


what's up with ILM

Being thankful is a powerful emotion. It keeps our focus on that which is positive, and allows us to think about things that are lovely, admirable, pure and worthy of praise. But let's be honest, it seems to be a lot easier to... — Updated 9/2/2021

 By Sue Carlisle    Viewpoint

The Wonder of You

Dear Friends, I have been writing for Indian Life for around 16 years, so I often feel like I am writing to friends, even though I have not met many of you. For the March/April... — Updated 6/7/2021


Healing the Heart through Anxious Thoughts

When you go to West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton, there are many attractions. When I was a teenager, I went on the roller coaster that goes upside down and twists, while rushing... — Updated 6/7/2021

 By Crying Wind    Viewpoint

Crying Wind

Silver Horns was a strong and mighty Elk. There was not another Elk in the high mountains that was even half his size. His antlers were huge. They were four feet high and had twelve... — Updated 6/7/2021

 By Becky Kew    Viewpoint

Where to Find Hope

Depression, anxiety and the Bible don't really seem to go together do they? I mean, the Bible is supposed to be a book of hope and depression/anxiety are very dark places, which we... — Updated 6/7/2021


All in the family

I asked my 4-year-old grandson for the highlight of his day. He said, "Growing tobacco." Where he heard this, I'll never know. Here are other unfiltered thoughts from children:... — Updated 6/7/2021


The Zoo Cage Prophet

I don't like doing it, but I have to. In the end, the mess is more trouble than I like. But the fact remains that if I don't pretend to be a bird, I'll be way too stinky. On... — Updated 6/7/2021


Relationship Reflections

My wife Sheila and I were a mismatched couple when we first started going out together. She was shy, quiet and hardly spoke, while I was just the opposite. She did not drink or... — Updated 6/7/2021


ILM Update

Over the last few months, we have been working hard on creating apparel for ILM. Because we are coming into the summer months, where warm weather abounds, we're excited to announce... — Updated 6/7/2021

 By Kene Jackson    Viewpoint

The Tower Base

One of the things that we work with here in NEFC (Native Evangelical Fellowship of Canada) is Radio Broadcasting. We operate Native gospel radio stations across Canada. It's... — Updated 6/7/2021

 By Bill Jackson    Viewpoint

The Council Speaks

Q: What does Creator God say about the way I should treat my spouse? A: The wording of the question could tell us a lot. If a person refers to God as Creator only, without... — Updated 6/7/2021

 By Kene Jackson    Viewpoint

Duct Tape Blues

It was kind of an awkward situation. Yeah, it was... Milly and I are gospel musicians who have been in slow motion since the start of the pandemic. I guess most musicians are in... — Updated 3/27/2021 Full story


Mr. Flynn's Horrible, No Good Day

When I'm having a bad day, I'm glad I'm not alone. At the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge England, a loose shoelace, a lack of handrails and a marble wall conspired to give one... — Updated 3/27/2021


Laugh Again

2021 is finally here. Most of us would agree that it couldn't come fast enough. 2020 felt like our mothers gave us a gigantic Time Out. Each morning I woke up to find my wife waitin... — Updated 2/2/2021


Crying Wind

When children are small, it is easy to make them happy. They are thrilled with every gift. A teddy bear, toy cars, a doll, candy and small toys in a stocking, they love everything. They are excited, happy and grateful. As we get... — Updated 2/2/2021

 By Kene Jackson    Viewpoint

Editorial Viewpoint

One of the constants and givens of living life is change. Most of us don't like dealing with change, but there are always a few who will absolutely thrive on it! I guess I'm... — Updated 2/2/2021


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