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 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

 By Parry Stelter    Viewpoint 

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

 By Phil Callaway    Viewpoint 

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 


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 Sue Carlisle    Viewpoint

New Life in an Old Heart

My life changed that day. I had prepared a visual feast for my Sunday school class. I loaded books on mountains and waterfalls, colorful birds and fish, animals from every... — Updated 6/23/2022

 By Becky Kew    Viewpoint

"Same Old" or New?

Have you ever bumped into someone and asked them, "What's new?" Maybe they replied, "Same old, same old." Maybe you have felt bored with life to the point where you were tired of... — Updated 6/23/2022

 By Crying Wind    Viewpoint

When The World Turns White

Una was a beautiful Cherokee girl. Her name meant "Remember," and she did remember the smallest details of not only her own life, but the details of those who lived in the green... — Updated 6/23/2022


Phony baloney

I love the English language. But if you're trying to learn it, it will confuse the life out of you. A good twist of phrase. A play on words. Here are a few alternative definitions... — Updated 6/23/2022



We don't know about you, but we feel like 2021 has been a tad of a whirlwind. We accepted our roles with Indian Life Ministries just over a year ago! And COVID-19 has certainly... — Updated 6/23/2022

 By Kene Jackson    Viewpoint

Trusting God in the Fog

I sometimes think about the first time I ever flew in a plane, where we were totally dependent on instruments. We were coming into Anchorage Alaska in a Navajo Chieftain and the... — Updated 6/23/2022

 By Becky Kew    Viewpoint

The All-Important door

I wonder how many doors you and I stepped through today? I probably stepped through various doorways in my house at least 15 times since waking. When I went downtown, I stepped... — Updated 6/23/2022


Healing the Heart Through "Facing Your Fears"

As I reflect on how many of us as Indigenous people have contributed to the highest set of statistics, in a variety of social ills, I'm left with many thoughts. It makes me think... — Updated 6/23/2022

 By Sue Carlisle    Viewpoint

Life Times

Have you ever sensed life passing so fast that you couldn't keep up with it? Every ten days we have to do laundry, and I constantly say, "I just did laundry yesterday!" Christmas... — Updated 6/23/2022


Fear Factor

What scares you? I fear having a heart attack while playing the game Charades. And public speaking. I fear heights. I get woozy on a stepladder, or looking down a staircase, or when... — Updated 6/23/2022

 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


Healing the Heart Through Praise

When I take a look at my life and everything I've gone through-all the good and the bad-I see various reasons why I went through bad times. The reasons were usually a result of at l... — Updated 3/28/2022

 By Sue Carlisle    Viewpoint


I watched the jet streaming across the sky and wondered at how many people were inside; I wondered where they were going and if they were nervous about speeding along at such... — Updated 3/28/2022

 By Becky Kew    Viewpoint

He Set His Face as a Flint

He set His face as a flint, while I flipped. A little while ago I got caught in a blizzard while travelling on the highway with my RV. The snow was blinding! I couldn't see... — Updated 3/28/2022


The 3 Little Pigs

I am an extremely young grandpa, still able to outrun and outjump thirteen grandkids. It helps that they are seven and under. When they're worn out from trying to catch me, they... — Updated 3/28/2022


Unimaginable Speed

It was pitch dark. The heat radiating from the walls of the cell wouldn't leave me alone. Sweat dripped off my hairy body. The night moved slowly-as slowly as the walls cooled.... — Updated 3/28/2022

 By Crying Wind    Viewpoint

It's Better to Wear Moccasins . . .

There is an old saying: "It's better to wear moccasins than to try to carpet the world." In other words, take care of yourself and your own life before you try to change the world.... — Updated 3/28/2022


The Council Speaks

Q: Right now it seems like every time we turn around someone has died or is seriously ill. As Christians, we know heaven is a reality for believers who've gone before. But how do... — Updated 3/28/2022

 By Kene Jackson    Viewpoint

Untapped Potential

I love old guitars. What can I say? I just love old guitars! A bunch of years back, we were singing in a really remote, fly-in community and I couldn't believe what I saw hanging... — Updated 3/28/2022


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