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Mike Rostad
 
Nativity: A time to clean house of the soul
For some Orthodox Christians, Christmas is a time to clean house, purging those nooks and crannies of built-up dust, grease, dirt and other impurities. This thorough cleaning is a reflection of the activity that should be taking place in the heart, said Deacon Irenaios Anderson, St. Herman Semina...
Dec 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Christmas is giving the best
“I dread Christmas,” a friend told me the other day. It really wasn’t Christmas per se that he opposed. It was the crass commercialism that has spawned stampedes on Black Friday and a fierce competition to outdo each other with the most lavish, expensive gifts. People have forgotten that Christma...
Dec 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lakings’ greatest gifts survive Chiniak fire
David Lakings and Sara Fish said their goodbyes as they looked in the direction of their Chiniak home at King Crab Way. The area was shrouded by black, billowing smoke. It would be a matter of time before the flames engulfed the house. At the moment, they were caught up in the flurry of evacuatio...
Dec 11, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Johnny Walker says God got his attention after second fall
Besides bruising his body, breaking his humerus bone beneath his shoulder and wounding his pride, getting thrown off a horse convinced Johnny Walker that this was God’s way of getting his attention. Walker, who was hired as executive director of the Kodiak Baptist Mission in October, initially ga...
Dec 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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TAPESTRY: Lasting friendship spanned elementary to adulthood
Guessing the identity of a boat coming into port was a game that close friends, Eric Olsen and Cecil Sholl, Jr., used to play. Cecil was usually the first to correctly guess the name of the boat. He knew boats; he studied them; photographed them and produced calendars featuring their photos. One ...
Nov 27, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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TAPESTRY: Helping others is his delight
There are real victims in this world. A vast majority live beyond our shores. Christians beheaded by ISIS in the Middle East. Chinese and North Koreans suffering under the brutal yoke of Communist governments. Countless homeless refugees, displaced by war and the whims of nature: famine, earthqua...
Nov 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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TAPESTRY: Native of Kodiak art collection for public viewing on Monday, Nov. 16
Former Kodiak resident Roger Pike has never been to Romania and Romanian artist Geanina Cantemir has never been to Alaska. They became friends without seeing each other and launched a project that resulted in the largest collection of Orthodox church paintings in the state. It all happened on the...
Nov 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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TAPESTRY: Community Baptist Church turns 75
May 23, 1941. Kodiak has changed overnight. Thousands of troops and civilians, some with their families, have flooded the town to build a naval base, roads and outposts, anticipating a possible attack by the Japanese. During the flurry of blackouts, drills and chatter of war, the Rev. George Sear...
Nov 06, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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