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Mike Rostad
TAPESTRY: Sons of Norway celebrates 25 years in Kodiak
It was a cool May evening. Not an evening for picnics, that’s for sure. But it was May 17, a very sacred day for Norwegians. Syttende Mai, as it is called in the old country, is the day they celebrate its constitution, which was signed in 1814, declaring Norway to be an independent kingdom. In No...
May 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak’s caring people show faith at work
“You must help the weak,” said the Apostle Paul as he bid farewell to his beloved Ephesians, “and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'" I didn’t see that Jesus quote plastered on the posters that advertised the fund-raisers for ...
Apr 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Kodiak cares, it really does
Misfortune is an unwelcome visitor that takes many forms — a devastating disease, fire, loss of livelihood, death of a loved one, financial debilitation or scandal. Those caught in its trap find themselves in turmoil that can be metaphorically described as a raging storm at sea. But those storms ...
Apr 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Death becomes life in Orthodox Easter
Christianity is a religion that transforms. Blindness becomes sight; mourning is turned into joy; a self-centered tax collector becomes a generous man; a devout Jew once participating in the murder of Christians becomes their spokesman, writing a significant portion of the New Testament. The most...
Apr 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Misty Dawn meets her rescuer 32 years after
On a clear, windy day in September, 1983, the Parks 15 rolled over at Cape Ugat near the village of Larsen Bay. The skipper, Archie Densmore, 50, died, but his daughter, Wendy Densmore, his niece Melanie Densmore and granddaughter, 3-year-old Misty Dawn Densmore, survived. People all over the cou...
Apr 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Minister recounts path out of occult
Rob Radosti heard that Anton LaVey, author of “The Satanic Bible,” cried out to God on his death bed. Radosti has no way of verifying that story, but he can vouch for his own experience of crying out the name of Jesus, a name he had hated and avoided. Sharing his story with the people of Kodiak C...
Mar 27, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: The 1964 tsunami – Remembered with amusement, experienced with terror
There’s nothing funny about a tidal wave, or any disaster, for that matter. But often times, when the catastrophe is separated from the present by the non-penetrable barrier of time, people can see humor in the details of misfortune. When Neil Sargent and his wife, the late June Sargent, reflecte...
Mar 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local faith leaders on ‘why’ of Jesus’ death
Our post-Christian culture may be trading Bible stories for vampire and “Hunger Games” tales. It may be more attuned to Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber than Moses and John the Baptist and care more about being politically correct than going to Heaven and avoiding Hell. But even with biblical ignoranc...
Mar 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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