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 By Sue Carlisle    Viewpoint

Seeking Truth

I like to have a purpose or a goal-something that gives me a reason to get out of bed in the morning-and the start of a new year seems like a good time to examine my purposes and... — Updated 1/22/2024

 By Becky Kew    Viewpoint

Your Darkest Hour

Experiencing a power outage is no fun! It is especially no fun when you are by yourself and not prepared. Groping in the dark and struggling with the simplest of tasks can feel so... — Updated 1/22/2024


Healing the Heart Through New Beginnings

Well, it's 2024, and many people have made New Year's resolutions and are trying to make this year better than 2023. Although some people do make changes around the New Year and do... — Updated 1/22/2024


Healing the Heart Through Tears

I've just finished going through an eight-year journey with my daughter, who recently passed away at the age of 22. She was diagnosed with cancer when she was 15, but after chemothe... — Updated 12/1/2023

 By Sue Carlisle    Viewpoint

Where Does My Help Come From?

I like writing about butterflies and the wonders of water and light, but to do so right now in the midst of wars and misery seems more like someone avoiding reality and escaping to... — Updated 12/1/2023

 By Becky Kew    Viewpoint

Faith or Control

During this time of year, we prepare our hearts for the Christmas season. The Christmas story will be told all over the world thousands, if not millions of times during the month... — Updated 12/1/2023


Science of a Smile

How is your smile? I've been reading about the benefits of a good one. And the riches of turning a frown upside down. Apparently it takes 22 of our 42 facial muscles to smile and 37... — Updated 12/1/2023


No Laughing Matter

I tossed. I turned. I flipped. Nothing helped. I could not fall back to sleep. I wasn't sleepy, and I had just finished a nice dream, so I knew I had slept for a little while,... — Updated 12/1/2023

 By Crying Wind    Viewpoint

And a Very Merry Christmas to You!

The very word "Christmas" either brings a smile to our faces or stabs our hearts with a sword. It is both the best time and the worst time of the year. If we are fortunate enough... — Updated 12/1/2023


Letters from Our Readers

As we were driving through the Canadian Prairies, my husband picked up the Intertribal Life paper somewhere. Today, I am resting with a cold and had time to read the paper. There are so many encouraging stories, and it's good to... — Updated 12/1/2023

 By Kene Jackson    Viewpoint

Adoption Ink

"See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!"-1 John 3:1, NIV Jimmy was pretty young when his single mom... — Updated 12/1/2023


A Way Through the Pain

From July 17 to 21, Todd and Krystal, the ILM director team, had planned to travel some distance to help facilitate a Vacation Bible School. Two weeks before the event both Todd... — Updated 9/15/2023

 By Kene Jackson    Viewpoint

Get Up! It's a Long Ways From Your Heart!

If he stumbles, he's not down for long; God has a grip on his hand. Psalm 37:24 (THE MESSAGE) Playing Hockey on our reservation was a memorable experience! As a teenager, I got... — Updated 9/15/2023


Healing the Heart Through Asking for Wisdom

When I reflect on my life, as I'm about to turn 55 on July 01, 2023, my heart and my mind keep going to the topic of wisdom. As an Indigenous man who's also from the Sixties Scoop g... — Updated 7/14/2023

 By Sue Carlisle    Viewpoint

Living Words

Words fascinate me. I like word paintings where wildflowers carpet a meadow and chipmunks chatter above the breeze whispering through the nearby pines. What sights and sounds would... — Updated 7/14/2023

 By Becky Kew    Viewpoint

God is Able!

This past week, my parents and I travelled the Needles Highway. For those of you who are not familiar with this highway, it is a 14-mile scenic byway that lies within Custer State... — Updated 7/14/2023


Giraffic Park

Kids help me laugh. My grandson said, "Grandpa, you're bald. You look extinguished." Animals help me laugh, too. If you've seen a naked mole rat or a hairless cat, you know God has... — Updated 7/14/2023


Trust the Process

The process is very aggressive. Some might even classify it as violent. But no one in the world would ever try to stop it-it's a process that needs to be endured to achieve the... — Updated 7/14/2023

 By Crying Wind    Viewpoint

The Watermelon Gang

In the 1950s, I watched movies in which Roy Rogers chased outlaws who stole cattle and robbed banks. Of course, the bad guys were always caught and hanging their heads in shame as... — Updated 7/14/2023

 By Kene Jackson    Viewpoint

A Way of Escape

"No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will... — Updated 7/14/2023


Ferrets and other pain

I don't know about you, but I've never really liked pain. In ninth grade I weighed a whopping eighty-one pounds if I was carrying a suitcase so I decided to beef up by gorging... — Updated 5/17/2023

 By Crying Wind    Viewpoint

Steal, Lie and Cheat . . . But Wait! I Wasn't Finished . . .

I was at an engagement party for friends of a friend. I didn't know the couple and was caught by surprise when I was asked to make a toast. I lifted my glass of punch and said,... — Updated 5/17/2023


Useless Trash

Wait!" I said, catching him by surprise. "Don't throw that away yet. What can we use it for?" He picked it up and examined it. Ad Seg (the Hole) deprives us of many basic tools; things we take for granted on a daily basis are... — Updated 5/17/2023


Directors' Corner

I've got this pineapple water bottle. The pineapple itself is yellow, with the lid and straw being green. It's really nothing special. I bought it from the dollar store when all... — Updated 5/17/2023

 By Kene Jackson    Viewpoint

Too Much To Handle!

This guy was really big! He was skating around the back of their net with his head down when I decided to hit him! Gearing up, I took a good run and put everything I had into this... — Updated 5/17/2023


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