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April 15, 2018
Reader Opinion: God looks at the heart
Dear God, I know that you look at the heart. I know that you are sending your son, Jesus Christ, back some day. I know that you do not want anyone to perish. I know that the gift of eternal life is a free gift to all those who accept Jesus Christ into their hearts and surrender their...
April 15, 2018 - 7:30am
April 5, 2018
Reader Opinion: What I've wanted to say
Thank you to the writer of the April 1 Reader Opinion letter "Gun control" about how not honoring God has opened the door to hatred and violence. It's the letter that I wanted to write months ago, but I could not express it the way I wanted. You did it! and I'm grateful. It's the...
April 5, 2018 - 7:30am
March 31, 2018
Reader Opinion: Gun control
Since the dawn of creation there has been both good and evil in the hearts of men and women. We all contain the seeds of kindness or the seeds of violence. The first recorded act of violence was when Cain slew his brother Abel out in the field. The villain was not the club he used....
March 31, 2018 - 7:30am
March 27, 2018
Reader Opinion: Choose to serve God
"For I am the Lord, I do not change. ... Return to Me, and I will return to you." Amen. Mal. 7:6a & 7d. The last couple of weeks I've tried to write 2 letters but God said "Not now" and he sounded like he meant it, The reason being, I believe, was all I was going to add to the noise...
March 27, 2018 - 8:30am
March 25, 2018
New York native spent nearly 40 years as pastor in Minnesota - Milo to retire from Gloria Dei in May
Culture shock came in full force for Pastor Frank Milo when he first came to Minnesota. A native of the Bronx, New York City, Milo - pastor at...
March 25, 2018 - 9:00am
Reader Opinion: Working with God
A few years back I wrote a Reader Opinion letter critiquing the 1970s movie, "Oh Gad." In the letter I wrote that the late actor George Burns, who played God, told the late actor John Denver, who played a supermarket manager, that he (God) had given us everything we need to make thing...
March 25, 2018 - 7:30am
March 23, 2018
Clergy View: Contrasting Cries
This Sunday, Christians all over the world will celebrate Palm Sunday, the day Jesus of Nazareth rode into Jerusalem on a borrowed donkey to...
March 23, 2018 - 12:00pm
March 6, 2018
Reader Opinion: We will miss Graham
I had a nice letter ready to go but this morning but instead of sitting down and getting it sent in to the Dispatch, my son and I are going to have to shovel our driveway and sidewalk. I'll pretend I'm upset but I'm really not, I love snow, but if you want me upset, well, sorry. I...
March 6, 2018 - 8:30am
February 23, 2018
Reader Opinion: The bell tolls again
In this decade, the Dispatch published twelve opinions in which I advocated stricter gun control, consistent with recommendations of all major U.S. medical specialties. One of these opinions (December, 2012) was a response to a guest columnist's opinion titled, "Why was God AWOL in...
February 23, 2018 - 9:30am
February 6, 2018
Reader Opinion: This is our home
"Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things."...
February 6, 2018 - 8:30am
January 30, 2018
Reader Opinion: Heal our land
God, I know that you are truth and the truth will set us free. I know that we all sin and fall short of your glory. I know that we all must have Jesus in our hearts, be born again and filled with the holy spirit to receive the gift of eternal life in heaven. I know that you are watching...
January 30, 2018 - 8:30am
January 25, 2018
Reader Opinion: Another letdown
It was the morning of Sunday, Jan. 21, and it was special day in Maricopa for me. For you see across the land in the so-called City of Brotherly love our Vikings were playing the Eagles. I put on my Vikings jersey, even before church to show my pride. There are a lot of Minnesota...
January 25, 2018 - 8:30am
January 11, 2018
Reader Opinion: New year, new chances
"A little that a righteous man has is better than the riches of many wicked." Psalm 37:16. I hope I'm righteous, I know I have the first part down! Read Psalm 37, it's encouraging. "The future ain't what it used to be."—Yogi Berra. "Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead...
January 11, 2018 - 7:30am
January 3, 2018
Reader Opinion: A letter to God
Hello, God, Wow! It is 2018! I am so grateful to know you personally. I love that we can talk to each other. I really love the gift of the Holy Spirit. I praise You for all that You have done in my life. I worship Your Holy Name, for You are Holy. I really appreciate that You sent...
January 3, 2018 - 8:30am
January 2, 2018
Church News for Dec. 29
1 service set for First Lutheran Church First Lutheran Church, Brainerd, will only have one service 9 a.m. Sunday, It will be a Service of the Bells. 12th Night of Christmas concert planned First Congregational United Church of Christ, 415 Juniper St., Brainerd, will have its 15th...
January 2, 2018 - 3:12pm