Author Archives: Joshua Hawn, First Baptist Church

Keep on praying!

Does it ever feel like when you are praying to God, you are only repeating yourself? Do you ever feel that you are boring God with the same requests? Do you wonder if you need to pray a second, third, … Continue reading

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Much More as a Child

My father is a generous person. If there is anyone who needs help, my dad is there to lend a hand, or meet any other needs if he is able. My dad grew up in the Midwest, and so everyone … Continue reading

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Night to Unite – and Pray

Last night was the 5th annual “Night to Unite,” hosted by the Hubbard County Sheriff’s Department, and it was also attended by other emergency organizations. The purpose of the night was to support those in our community who keep us … Continue reading

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The worst day of my life – almost

Today could have been the worst day of my life. It could have been the day that we remembered forever, the day that our whole lives changed, and the day where my heart was torn out. It wasn’t, but it … Continue reading

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Unexpected Snow

This is the 27th day of spring, and yet in Park Rapids, it doesn’t feel that way. People who planted flowers and vegetables when the weather was nice last week are now kicking themselves for their naive optimism. Snow when … Continue reading

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Contrast

The long winters make the days that the sun is shining even better. You see smiles everywhere in Park Rapids today because the weather is so nice, and it seems like it has been so long since we have had … Continue reading

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The Enemy

We are facing an enemy more sinister and powerful than Al Qaeda or terrorists. This is an enemy we face every day, sometimes directly and sometimes indirectly. It is vital that we know as much as we can about this … Continue reading

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April Fools Day

Yesterday was April Fools Day, a day known for practical jokes. I have always enjoyed harmless practical jokes that are meant to make people laugh, not as an occasion to laugh at others. One of the best April Fools Jokes … Continue reading

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Sacrifices of Thanksgiving

In 1 Peter 2:9, the Bible calls all Christians “a priesthood.” It says: “Ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you … Continue reading

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Inheritance

I’ve always wondered what it would be like to get a letter saying that I had an unknown rich great-uncle who recently passed, and that I, as the oldest living relative, would be getting his fortune. I can think of … Continue reading

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