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Across the Pastor’s Desk: Who stands with us during hard times?

Psalm 46 has popped into my head of late. I have to admit it is one of my favorite psalms. It is dramatic and real. ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Robin Gudal: In these days of uncertainty

At my in-loves they have a striped yellow/gold 1970s (now considered vintage) style couch. It’s not the most comfortable, but, oh, I really must admit ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Robin Gudal: Choose joy, and maybe chocolate, too

I got the crabby lady. Have you ever had this happen? I have! Have you ever been the crabby lady (or man)? I have.  Many years ago, ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

States differ on exempting worship from coronavirus closures

NEW YORK — As multiple governors issue orders to curb large gatherings and implore residents to stay home in a bid to slow the spread ... Read more

1 week ago by Associated Press.

‘God will be here’

Churches adapting in effort to curb COVID-19 spread Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Stultz.

Across the Pastor’s Desk: Peace in the midst of the chaos

For all of us, these past few weeks have been a whirlwind of health recommendations and new terms relating to COVID-19. We went from washing ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Many pastors follow virus rules, but some defy them

NEW YORK — On the first Sunday after the coronavirus began upending American life, some religious institutions — including two churches whose pastors are close ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Associated Press.

The church dartball tradition

Brotherhood Dartball League brings churches together for fellowship, fun Read more

3 weeks ago by Tyler Julson.

Local nonprofit’s efforts support cancer patients across the country

Ninety percent of hotel sheets end up in landfills, according to one Albert Lea couple. So they decided to do something about it. Richard and ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Colleen Harrison.

Across the Pastor’s Desk: Danger of having single stories

A few weeks ago, during education time after worship at my church, we watched a TED Talk by Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Adichie: “The Danger of ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Robin Gudal: Wishing my husband happy birthday

Philippians  1:21 New International Version:  “For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.” This verse is my hub’s (AKA husband’s) favorite verse. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Across the Pastor’s Desk: Looking forward to season of Lent

When I was a kid growing up Catholic, Lent was a downer. I was not fond of being different from all the other kids at ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Robin Gudal: Learn to pick yourself up spiritually

Have you ever fallen? I fall, I have muscle issues in my legs and arms, so I fall and drop (break) things. Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Across the Pastor’s Desk: Divine kiss of Ash Wednesday

Millions of Christians on Wednesday will have a cross-shaped smudge of ash drawn on their foreheads, beginning the season of Lent (related to the word ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Robin Gudal: Do all dogs go to heaven or not?

I recently heard this verse quoted by a veterinarian: “In His hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind,” Job ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

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