Author Archives: Joshua Hawn, First Baptist Church

Praying for others

Have you ever had someone say to you: “I’ll pray for you!” What were your thoughts when they said that? When I have offered to pray for a person, sometimes I will get a sigh of relief and appreciation, glad … Continue reading

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All Saints Day

Many churches recognize today as “All Saints Day,” or “All Hallows Day.” The origins of this holiday, and the recognition of November 1 of today are varied and debated, but the general idea is that today is a day to … Continue reading

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Raking Like a Christian

The arrival of autumn means cooler temperatures, apples, pumpkins, and beautiful colors. I love to drive around the area looking all hues displayed by trees making the transition from summer to winter. But then all those colors start to fall … Continue reading

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Praising God

On June 19, 2014, Corporal Kyle Carpenter received the Medal of Honor from the President for actions of bravery in 2010. Corporal Carpenter threw himself on a grenade to protect another soldier, which left him with disfiguring injuries. The Medal … Continue reading

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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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