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Another Day in Paradise: Ringing in the joy
Ernest Hemmingway wrote “For Whom The Bell Tolls” to describe the brutality of civil war based on his experiences in the Spanish Civil War. The title came from a book by John Donne which was a series of meditations and prayers on health, pain, and sickness. The words were: “No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe ...
Nov 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: Traditions hold a special place for all of us
One of my favorite musicals is “Fiddler On The Roof”. I saw it the first time at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. with Topol in the lead role of Tevye. My favorite version of it was when our youngest son played the same role his senior year in High School. Tevye explains the position they are in this way. “A fiddler on the roof. Sounds crazy, no? But here, in our little village of Anatevka, you might say eve...
Nov 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: The challenge Of choices
The Challenge Of Choices The Salvation Army has a rich heritage, not only in the place of its founding — the slums of London — but also here in Alaska. Alaska Magazine once wrote, “The Salvation Army arrived in Skagway during the era when that town reached its zenith in the drama of the Klondike Gold Rush of ’98. Skagway was the main gateway to the Yukon. It was a rip-roaring camp of tents and shacks, pitched and ...
Oct 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rosses honored at 19th Native New Life Crusade
"Community in Unity” is the theme of the Native New Life Crusade, slated for Nov. 2-4 at the Community Baptist Church. Services begin 7 p.m in the church sanctuary. Refreshments will follow in the basement. At least 10 churches in the community will be participating in the crusade. The crusade is dedicated to local Native New Life leaders, Alan and Linda Ross, who initiated the New Life Crusade 19 years ago. The R...
Oct 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: Following the right path
We are follower people. It’s in our nature. And once we find a path, we follow it. If it gets us where we are going, we rejoice. If it leads us astray, we look back and talk about how much promise that trail had. It looked so good. It appeared to be going where we wanted it to. And even though it didn’t get us where we expected to be or where we wanted to go, we will use it again, because it is now a familiar trai...
Oct 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Crisis Pregnancy Center opens its doors
Borghy Holm, director of the Kodiak Crisis Pregnancy Center, defines the Center’s pro-life mission by quoting from the epistle of James. “Faith without works is dead,” she said. "We must do more than say we're pro-life, we must live it." A powerful way to put faith into action is to walk beside women through unplanned, and, in many cases, unwanted pregnancies, so their children will be lovingly welcomed into a wor...
Oct 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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We are alaska
On Monday we were scheduled to leave on the morning jet for Anchorage, where we have Officers Councils this week. Officers Councils is our pastoral retreat where all of the officers in The Salvation Army across Alaska gather for some business, some fellowship, some teaching and some much-needed R&R. We were excited to go, and so we waited with everyone else as the Era flight was cancelled and the Alaska Air flight...
Oct 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: The Peace Of Morning Madness
There is a wonderful smell in the air in the mornings, but the madness keeps me from noticing sometimes. The air is crisp, the wind is sharp, and the rain beats the browning grasses into their long winter sleep. The smell of dead grass and decaying foliage from the bushes and trees sounds disgusting at the telling, but brings about many great memories of times long past. As the dogs and I walk along Mission Beach ...
Oct 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Paul youth to share burritos and faith
Some show their philanthropy by writing checks to charities and organizing fundraisers. The St. Paul Lutheran youth group shows theirs by cleaning beaches, repairing boardwalks and handing out burritos to those who‘d like a bite to eat. Under the guidance of youth leaders, Matt and Rachel Wyman Dawson, the St. Paul kids will be giving burritos to hungry folks in the downtown area on Sunday, Oct. 7 after preparing ...
Sep 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: Peace in the storms
I think that if John Milton would start over and write his poem today about Kodiak, Paradise Lost would not be about the fall of man, but of the great wind. I was walking our dogs one morning this week as the wind pounded and the rain pelted everything in sight. As we walked along, I was enchanted by everything that in the early morning grey dawn, was being blown along the beach. I watched the long leaves of kelp ...
Sep 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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