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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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Another Day in Paradise: Determining our differences
As a young boy growing up, I was always fascinated by the actions and habits of animals. I watched the animals establish their territories. The deer did it with rubs against trees, the bears did it by reaching to their fullest extension and leaving their marks on the trees, the coyotes and wolves did it with scent. However they left their mark upon the world, it told others who passed by that they were here. Some ...
Sep 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Herman’s Seminary begins transitional, 40th year on high note
Father John Dunlop, dean of St. Herman’s Seminary in Kodiak, has a positive outlook for the school year. “I feel a sense of vitality and vision for where we’re going,” said Dunlop, who has been dean of the school since 2007. “We have a good group of students who seem” to be eager to learn the ways of the Orthodox Church, he said. This year the seminary is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the school, which was f...
Sep 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: The call of the wild cannot be drowned out
As a young man growing up, I spent many hours every week out in the woods that surrounded my childhood. Old growth logs lay across forest floors like silent sentinels of a time gone by. If you climbed up on top of these sleeping giants you could see the gentle twists and turns in the salmon berry bushes and ferns that hinted at the trails that lay hidden beneath them. Trails that were worn hard by the footfalls of...
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Another Day in Paradise: The promise of rest
Last month as I walked the dogs in the morning, it was bright and sunny and I had to shield my eyes to see. This month as I walk the dogs, the bright lights are from the cars that fail to dim their headlights and I have to shield my eyes to see. The first geese have passed through and another migration season begins. The salmonberries are still clinging to the bushes and are filled with their late season sweetness...
Sep 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lesch moves out of Kodiak ‘comfort zone’
When people move to a new place, they leave a comfort zone behind. That’s how Daniel Lesch, spiritual leader of the Kodiak Seventh Day Adventist Church for the past six years, views his move to International Falls, Minn., where he will serve a small congregation. God’s power is unleashed in people who are out of their comfort zone, Lesch said, using the disciple Peter as an example. Peter didn’t know God’s power u...
Aug 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: Hearts and home forever
My wife and I live a wonderful lifestyle, but it is not one that many would choose. I grew up on the same property that my dad grew up on. The closest town the size of Kodiak was 40 miles away. We didn’t go there very often and to be perfectly honest, I wouldn’t have wanted to live there. I loved the outdoors, and spent many hours in the forests and fields that surrounded us. I felt hemmed in when I was in the cit...
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Another Day in Paradise: Focus on matters that matter
In 1975, I was stationed at the Marine Barracks in Adak. At that time, the base had its own radio and TV station, as did many of the military installations. With so many lonely people so far from home, the songs and shows helped us feel just a little bit closer. There were even a couple of budding songwriters hiding in the cracks and crevices of the island, and their songs made it to the airways — at least to the ...
Aug 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Native Americans take leadership in evangelical outreach
It’s all about breaking down the barriers of animosity, healing ancestral wounds and uniting peoples and tribes that have been fractured by prejudice and cultural misunderstanding. It’s all about finding common ground in Jesus Christ. This is the message resounding from the beating drums and songs of Broken Walls, a Native American trio that is taking the Good News of Jesus Christ across the continent and abroad. ...
Aug 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Checkups are necessary
While there are so many things around us to enjoy, there are some things that we just don’t enjoy. Today is one of those days. The company that does our fire suppression systems checks is here to do the annual inspections. We can count on listening to endless triggering of alarm bells as they check the detection heads in the sprinklers. They have to crawl into attic spaces and roof access areas and activate releas...
Aug 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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