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 By Parry Stelter    Viewpoint 

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

 By Phil Callaway    Viewpoint 

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

 By Adrian Torres    Viewpoint 

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 Full story

 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

 By Becky Kew    Viewpoint

Home is where the heart is

I've been thinking a lot about my home lately. Home should be a place of safety, comfort, rest, and acceptance. Sadly, many homes do not reflect these endearing qualities. Home... — Updated 11/22/2021


Healing the Heart through the Power of Love

Many times, when the world, non-believers in Jesus, talk about the issue of power, they refer to using your inner power to obtain success. The world says you just need to focus on t... — Updated 11/22/2021

 By Sue Carlisle    Viewpoint

The Giver and His Gift

Imagine how you would feel if you and your loved one had a harsh disagreement; painful words flew back and forth until you separated into different parts of the house or maybe even... — Updated 11/22/2021

 By Crying Wind    Viewpoint

How Scrooge Saved Chirstmas

OK, Scrooge didn't save the world but it is hard to think of Christmas without thinking about Scrooge. In 1843, Charles Dickens didn't realize when he wrote "A Christmas Carol"... — Updated 11/22/2021


Of Stereos and Heaven

When my aging parents lived in our granny suite, they bought a new stereo because they could no longer hear the old one. The old one was an attractive little unit, complete with... — Updated 11/22/2021

 By Kene Jackson    Viewpoint

Chance and Choice

I've been thinking about transitions. We don't think much about the more mundane ones-like halftime in football, lunch time at work, period break at a hockey game (I used to ref... — Updated 11/22/2021


Forgiveness: When You Can't Forget

I've been thinking a lot about forgiveness lately. The kind of forgiveness that feels like, if I extend it, and choose to consider actually forgiving, that I am the one who is losing. You know the kind of forgiveness I'm talking... — Updated 11/22/2021


Healing the Heart through . . . Guilt?

When I was growing up, I used to see my siblings doing chores, such as mowing the lawn in the summer or shovelling the sidewalks in winter. Like most small children, my turn came wh... — Updated 10/4/2021


Finding Rock Bottom

I am an extremely young grandpa. I'm still able to outrun and outjump the grandkids. It helps that they are five and under. When they're worn out from trying to catch me, they say,... — Updated 10/4/2021

 By Sue Carlisle    Viewpoint


I felt a little weary and discouraged this morning. We just returned from a road trip where I discovered that travelling is harder on my joints than it used to be. We visited my... — Updated 10/4/2021

 By Becky Kew    Viewpoint

What are you here for?

Recently I was very encouraged by a single line of scripture that was expounded in a devotional calendar I read from every day. The verse was from Revelation 1:9: "I, John . . .... — Updated 10/4/2021

 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 10/4/2021

 By Kene Jackson    Viewpoint


The late Ed Wood, a former Indian Life Board Member, was one who believed in realizing potential. I'll tell the story as it was told to me, some details may be a little murky but... — Updated 10/4/2021


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


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