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Healing the Heart through Looking Forward to Heaven

I am a Sixties Scoop Survivor and someone who was adopted and then met my biological family later in life. Then there are a number of other pieces of the pie of my life-issues of... — Updated 6/23/2022

 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 Full story


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

 By Parry Stelter    Viewpoint 

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

 By Phil Callaway    Viewpoint 

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

 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

 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


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