Faith

Mon
16
Jul

His life was significant

Tom Erie graduated from North St. Paul High School in 1969. It was my privilege to teach him in biology and coach him in track and cross county when he was in ninth grade. Tom was a very determined competitor. After high school he ran track and cross country at Bemidji State University.

Mon
02
Jul

This could be the day - Part II

The word "Rapture" is used by many Christians. It refers to the time when Christ will come back to take His people to heaven. This word is not used in the Bible. It was probably brought into end times vocabulary during the 17th century.

Mon
18
Jun

This could be the day - Part 1

Recently I finished reading a book entitled "Prophetic Turning Points" by Dr. David Jeremiah. It contains 12 chapters based on 12 sermons that he preached in his church. He is pastor of The Shadow Mountain community church, a large church in California.

Mon
04
Jun

Caring for each others needs

What are the top five needs in my life? Each of us could share or exchange our needs with five other people or organizations. We can care for one another directly or indirectly. Many opportunities present themselves with people that we don't even know.

Mon
21
May

Day of renewal offered to pastoral ministers

The Benedictine Center, 2675 Benet Road, Maplewood, is offering an ecumenical day of renewal geared to the needs of lay ministers, ordained ministers, parish staff members and others who serve their churches and faith communities full time or on a volunteer basis.

Mon
21
May

Some financial reminders

During the 70s and 80s some savings and loan financial companies paid 15 percent interest on CDs. Some home mortgage rates reached 18 percent interest. Most of the loan payment went for interest. The point is this. We want to pay as little for interest and as much on the principal as possible.

Tue
15
May

St. Paul Chamber Orchestra presents free concert May 17

The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra will present a free concert at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 900 Stillwater Road; Mahtomedi, on Thursday, May 17, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available by calling the SPCO ticket office at 651-291-1144. Call Diane Nash at 651-762-9141 for more information.

Tue
15
May

Men's spirituality group meets in May

Men wanting to integrate contemplative prayer into their busy lives will find support in a men's contemplative spirituality group that meets on the fourth Monday of every month. The next gathering is May 28, at the Benedictine Center, 2675 Benet Road, Maplewood.

Sun
06
May

There are answers

All of us have problems, frustrations and anxieties. Some seem to have fewer while others are on overload much of the time. The long term effects of these are probably beyond our understanding.

Mon
23
Apr

Change of age, change of direction

I was sitting in our senior adult Sunday school class and an interesting thought went though my mind while we were discussing Caleb and his desire to carry out his dream. You can read about it in Joshua 14:6-15.

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