Life- The Great Mystery

One of the great mysteries in the universe is the existence of life. Scientists know much about what kinds of conditions need to exist in order for life to exist. They acknowledge that water is an important component, which is why they are looking for water on the surface of Mars. Warmth is another important…
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Parenting 107 – Punishment

“What am I going to do with this kid?” This question has been asked by almost every parent, whether or not it’s been asked out loud. Usually, this question is asked in frustration, following an incident which the parent feels could have been avoided. The question is raised, not just as a frustration, but in…
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Parenting 106 – Explaining Consequences

The Bible has much to say about the way that parents should act toward their children. More than that, the Bible commands that parents should actively “train” their children (Proverbs 22:6). The promise is there so that we might have confidence that we can be used by God to help shape lives. But parenting is…
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“Turn That Christmas Music Off!”

I probably sound like a Scrooge. “No Christmas music!” My wife buys a few gifts and wants to wrap them. Can a person wrap Christmas presents without Christmas music? Of course not! Still, she won’t be able to do it without disapproving shakes of the head from her husband. My children want to play some…
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A Little Hymn Fun

For a change, I am doing a post that is a little more lighthearted today. I love to sing hymns and often find myself singing, humming, or whistling to them. I am a pastor, so it’s natural for me to sing hymns, but I wonder if people in other professions in Park Rapids ever find…
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