Sunday, October 22, 2017

Church

From their earliest days as members of the Church,  Catholics are taught about the importance of reconciling their sins. That importance is formally recognized through the sacrament of reconciliation. Confession, and the frequency with which it should take place, varies depending on where a person...
Cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead once said that the first sign of civilization was a healed femur.  It is likely in that pre-technological society that someone cared enough to do the hunting and gathering for that injured person while the bone was healing.  While I write this the U.S. Senate...
That sign hung for three days in a little white tent in Blooming Prairie’s park. I wonder if you saw it. Recently we had the joy of celebrating not only the 241st  birthday of our nation, but also the 150th birthday of the town of Blooming Prairie. In the spirit of those celebrations, and with good...
Do you raise your eyebrows or roll your eyes or scratch your head when you hear someone say, “God told me…”?  For many of us it is not always easy to know what God wants us to do.  We all have different levels of faith and understanding.  In Hebrews 1 it says in the past God spoke to His people...
I believe that today in midst of great adversity due to the lateness of the hour in the history of man, God is trying to encourage us to “HOLD OUR GROUND.”  Now… Christ came, revealed Himself as King,  revealed His Kingdom – and enlisted us to the battle that would ensue as we declared a side....
 Some say it’s because they think they’re better than everyone else. Or because they don’t want outsiders to join them. Or because they’re secretly aliens in disguise, who want to take over the world. Actually, no one says that last thing, because that would be mean! But isn’t it mean to say they...
I had a chance to do a wedding a few weeks back and it prompted me to once again revisit the whole concept of marriage from a spiritual vantage point. First of all, we must remember that a marriage is a powerful relationship and also a powerful tool against spiritual darkness.  It is, in fact, the...
*/ Wow, what an interesting few weeks it has been! On Good Friday Morning, just after my morning shower, everything started spinning! I thought oh no, another bout of vertigo, as I had probably experienced minor vertigo in the past. But this was the worst yet. I lay down in bed and the spinning...
The other day a faithful member of the church had a question about Easter, “How did the Easter bunny become a part of the celebration of Christ’s resurrection, there does not seem to be any connection? This of course raised my curiosity about a question to which I had no idea how to answer. My only...
As a kid, I took delight in making May Day baskets out of recycled strawberry containers or cut up egg cartons. In these precious gifts I placed candy, stickers and beautiful flowers otherwise known as dandelions. It was a thrill to place these May Day baskets on the porch of unsuspecting neighbors...

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Steele County Times
507-583-4431
411 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 247
Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

Dodge County Independent
507-634-7503
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

Dodge County Printing
507-634-2661
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Kasson, MN 55944

 

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