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 By Becky Kew    Viewpoint 

One Sheep Matters

The Bible portrays so many pictures of the Lord Jesus being the caring, compassionate shepherd of His sheep. He is the Good Shepherd who will look for a wandering sheep and bring... — Updated 8/6/2020

 
 By Sue Carlisle    Viewpoint 

God's Life Line

My favorite mystery ended, and the screensaver satellite image of earth began. I felt too awake to go to bed so I sat, fascinated with watching the picture. I focused on the ribbon... — Updated 8/6/2020

 
 By Phil Callaway    Viewpoint 

Laugh Again

School. Do we really need it? English? We already speak it. Math? We have calculators. History? Those people are gone. Physical education? We have the great outdoors. Spanish? We... — Updated 8/6/2020

 
 By Crying Wind    Viewpoint 

Make a List

I make a lot of lists to remind myself of things I need to do. I make grocery lists and more often than not I leave them on my kitchen table. I go to the store without them and... — Updated 8/6/2020

 

An Open Door for Positive Influence

I remember Chris, a divorced single mom who'd recently lost her IT job. She was struggling to find her way in life, as well as to make a living for herself and her daughter. She... — Updated 8/6/2020

 

Healing the Heart Through Ultimate Authority

I was part of the Sixties Scoop generation and so although I am Indigenous, I grew up in a different world, compared to my relatives on the reserve. Growing up in the city, we used... — Updated 6/15/2020

 

The Council Speaks

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The Zoo Cage Prophet

It happened twice, two days in a row. Both times I was forgotten. Time moved, but I didn't. I was left alone, cuffed, in a stand-up-only cage. I love business. I truly enjoy the... — Updated 6/15/2020

 
 By Crying Wind    Viewpoint

What's Your Name?

I have a very bad habit of living in the past; remembering when my children were little, which was the happiest time of my life. I wish I could turn the clock back and live those... — Updated 6/15/2020

 

Laugh Again

Tabloids do their best to start rumours. Here are a few headlines I'm not making up: "Farmer shoots 23-pound grasshopper." "Man's 174 MPH Sneeze Blows Wife's Hair Off." "Satan's... — Updated 6/15/2020

 
 By Sue Carlisle    Viewpoint

The Creator's Victory

I want to conclude my series based on my book, Walking with the Creator, with thoughts from the final lesson, The Creator's Victory. The beguiling serpent offered Eve some... — Updated 6/15/2020

 
 By Becky Kew    Viewpoint

A little bit of faith goes a long way!

Our way of life has been changed in the last few months. Fear has gripped society. Social media and our news channels are bombarding us with all kind of stories, and we don't know... — Updated 6/15/2020

 

Gratefulness

I was meditating the other day on the concept of gratefulness-a close cousin to the concept of thankfulness. Both have the common denominator of appreciation. It was just a few... — Updated 6/12/2020 Full story

 

Two kinds of people

Did you know that there are only two kinds of people on planet earth; two kinds of people that really matter? No it isn't white or brown people, rich or poor people; or even old or... — Updated 4/10/2020

 

Editorial Viewpoint

I was watching a news report this morning about an earthquake in Asia. It wasn't all that bad (as earthquakes go) but it got me thinking about the storms we all face in life. Everyo... — Updated 4/8/2020

 

The Council Speaks

Question: I am from Ottawa and Chippewa heritage. I am incarcerated, but I've renewed my relationship with Christ and would love for the helpful information on how to walk closer... — Updated 4/8/2020

 
 By Becky Kew    Viewpoint

The Change in Me

When I think about my childhood, I vividly remember having to compete against the "brown bottle." Both my Mom and Dad were drinkers. There was always a party going on somewhere. In... — Updated 4/7/2020

 

Resting Your Heart and Soul Through Being Like a Child

I recently took on a paper route in my neighborhood because I noticed that I was behind in my bills more than I thought. Sometimes taking on an extra job or a part time job can... — Updated 4/7/2020

 
 By Sue Carlisle    Viewpoint

A 20-20 Focus

I cannot believe it is a fourth of the way through 2020! To me, reaching 2020 is like hitting one of those life-changing numbers like 20, 40 or 70. Each one carries a different... — Updated 4/7/2020

 

Laugh Again

A little boy asked a friend, "How do you spell mousetrap? The friend said, "C-A-T." How is your spelling? Winnie the Pooh said, "My spelling is wobbly; it's good spelling but it... — Updated 4/7/2020

 
 By Crying Wind    Viewpoint

The Legend of the Rabbit and the Rattlesnake

Gah was a small rabbit-in fact, the smallest in his family of twelve. While the rest of the family hopped all over the forest, Gah stayed close to the huge oak tree where he was bor... — Updated 4/7/2020

 

The Zoo Cage Prophet

My eye was swollen shut. It was still early, but I couldn't sleep. I'd been tossing and turning for what felt like hours. I was lying on my left side when I became aware that my lef... — Updated 4/7/2020

 

Soothing Words for Seething Times

We live in troublesome times with pandemics, economic woes, healthcare crises and more, yet our Heavenly Father can always be trusted. Always. He knows the plans He has for us (see... — Updated 4/7/2020

 

Letters from our readers

A Ring of Fire I have corresponded with Indian Life Ministries for about 10 years, and your newspaper, books, fliers and correspondence have been nothing short of a joy and... — Updated 4/7/2020

 

Editorial Viewpoint

I took the time the other day to count the doors at our place. It took me about 30 seconds to figure out that we have 12 of them. It was kind of a mundane exercise, but it got me... — Updated 4/7/2020

 

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