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Mar 01

Let it Shine

In Alaska the seasonal light and dark differences are tough on some people.  According to the Alaska Mental Health Association, as much as 20% of all Alaskans may suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD.  My family arrived in April 1970; I seem to recall it was a little hard to fall asleep at first, …

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Feb 01

Winter Races

It’s obvious that Alaska is the largest state in the Union.  It also has other ‘largest’ characteristics.  The Trans-Alaska Pipeline is one of the largest pipeline systems in the world; it was a first for building structures on permafrost, conquering challenges of operating in the harsh, isolated arctic terrain.  At over 2,000 miles through the …

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Jan 01

Bring it On

The beginning of a year is traditionally a time for New Year Resolutions, as well as hoping the year will bring improved quality of life, or dreading any upcoming adverse challenges.  Whatever happens, we know change is really the only constant.  Change can be stressful, whether it is good or bad.    We are challenged by …

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Dec 01


When I was a teenager, my parents bought a motor home for fishing getaways.  When you are a teenager, you don’t necessarily like to get away with the family.  You want to hang out with your friends on the weekends.  So there were too many times I went begrudgingly as required.  Being a bookworm, I …

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Nov 28

Unwholesome Talk Grieves the Holy Spirit

EPHESIANS 4:29-32 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouth, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.  And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.  Get rid of …

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Nov 15

Humble Servant

MARK 10:35-37, 41-45   Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to him.  “Teacher,” they said, “we want you to do for us whatever we ask.”  “What do you want me to do for you?” He asked.  They replied, “Let one of us sit at your right and the other at your left in …

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Nov 01


War, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing.’  So says the lyrics of soul singer Edwin Starr.  I like the song’s explosive Motown sound, and have yet to tire of watching Jackie Chan and Chris Rock’s rendition on ‘Rush Hour.’  As far as the political statement it makes, I sadly cannot completely agree.  A quote …

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Oct 01

Halloween – Just Costumes and Candy?

It’s happening; the leaves are falling with the incessant rain, the faint smell of over-ripe currants hangs in the air, and the fireweed’s transformation from climbing blossoms into floating, weightless cotton is complete.  We have moved into Fall, with, at least for me, its accompanying dread of termination dust.  So what is there to celebrate …

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Sep 27

Forever and a Day

II PETER 3:8-12A But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.  The Lord is not slow in keeping His promises, as some understand slowness.  He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone …

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Sep 12

God’s Rest

  HEBREWS 4:9-13    There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from his own work, just as God did from His.  Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will fall by following their example of disobedience.  For …

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