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“I love you, Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, my rock in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold,” Psalm 18:1-2. What if we really believed the words of the psalmist? What if God really was our stronghold, our […]

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Congratulations to the many parents, community members and educators who produced a record approval rate of local district referendums. This was a huge amount of work, especially in an economy that is challenging for many Minnesotans. According to the Minnesota School Boards Association, 51 of 59 operating levies were approved. That’s 86.4 percent, higher than […]

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Hi everybody! As you are well aware, it is Friday, Nov. 15. As you are reading this, I am currently being verbally accosted, being called every name in the book, and then some … and I’m loving every minute of it! That’s right, today the Sony Playstation 4 was released and I’m online playing “Call […]

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The straw shooter is purring along, eating up bales of straw and turning them into yellow snow, billowing in the air and blanketing the dirt below. A bitter November wind blows stronger, forcing my chin deeper into the collar of my coat as I wrap my blaze orange vest around me. “Argh, argh, argh,” calls […]

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In January, will the federal government be shuttered again? At first thought, it seems inconceivable that Congress would want to go through another protracted fight like the one that shut things down for 16 days in October. That could occur, however, if a new budget panel doesn’t meet its deadline. Once more, the clock is […]

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“The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him: a spirit of wisdom and understanding, a spirit of counsel and of strength, a spirit of knowledge and of fear of the Lord, and his delight shall be in the fear of the Lord,” Isaaiah 11:2-3a. Does the Spirit of the Lord rest upon you? Imagine […]

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