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Mike Rostad
 
Tapestry: Bell choir concert rings out for Orthodox Easter
Historically, bells have announced news that soars the height and plumbs the depth of human experience: the birth of a child, the death of elders, the crowning of a sovereign, marriage, war and invasion. In Kodiak, the bells of Holy Resurrection Church clanged through the dark, ash-laden atmosphe...
May 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Lenten fast is not ‘punishment’ but means of spiritual growth
“Why don’t the followers of Jesus fast?” wondered the disciples of John the Baptist. Since then, questions about fasting — refraining from certain types of food or any food — have abounded. Why do Christians fast? What benefits does fasting have? Why do Christians fast during Lent — the 40 days b...
Apr 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Trapping journals trigger memories of adventure
They come to Kodiak for the adventure, and once they get the restlessness out of their system, they become domesticated, punching time cards, joining the Rotary and Chamber of Commerce, keeping up their homes, going to their children’s basketball games and plays. But the Call of the Wild is alway...
Apr 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Former Kodiak resident involved with prison ministry
Statistics can be discouraging to those who want to make a difference in the lives of prisoners. As former Kodiak resident, David Phillips, ministers to prisoners at the Palmer Correctional Center, he’s aware that 75 percent of those who are incarcerated return to prison. He finds another statist...
Apr 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Wine-tasting event will raise funds for memorial site
The other day, Dodi Cobban asked me if I’d like to buy tickets for the upcoming Fishermen’s Wives wine-tasting party and dessert auction. How could I turn her down? She slapped the tickets in front of me, but before I could reach for my pocket book, I asked Cobban and her friends, Wanda Jentry an...
Apr 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Easter celebration is climax of most important week in history
Protestant and Catholic Christians are observing what they believe is the most important week in history. The week began with Jesus’ triumphant entrance into Jerusalem and a crowd exuberantly shouting “Hosanna, in the Highest” as they threw palm branches in His path. Several days later, on Good F...
Mar 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Kodiak shows up for Roy Madsen’s 90th birthday
Kodiak showed up in force Saturday at the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center to wish 90-year-old Roy Madsen a happy birthday. The retired Superior Court judge, bear hunting guide and fisherman was congratulated by fishermen, pilots, honoraries of the bench, priests, enforcers of the law and even law...
Mar 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Gardner driven by a passion like Patrick's
Lively dancing, Irish toasts and pitchers of green beer will no doubt highlight many St. Patrick’s Day parties this Sunday. What often gets bypassed in these celebrations is the missionary zeal that drove the English-born lad saint dangerous territory. Kidnapped at age 16 and brought to Ireland a...
Mar 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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