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Amy Patterson – “My Thoughts”

Posted on March 17, 2015 at 1:16 pm

Sorry (mom!), again, for my lengthy hiatus from column-writing. This whole “making another human being” thing has had me kind of distracted, a little pregnancy brain-y, and really (really) tired – hence, the motivation to  toil over the world’s issues, or really anything extra at all, just hasn’t been there. But I’m back! And it’s *almost* springtime! Yippee! Pregnancy is a funny thing. For the first time in your life,

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  • Minister’s Message – “Let it Go”

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    By John Pinkston, The United Methodist Church   Since we’re in the season of Lent, I have a confession to make.  One of my favorite movies is Frozen, and this is the part where many of you who have little kids will bang you head on a wall, I like the song “Let it Go.”  I also apologize if you’ve got that song stuck in your head now. At this

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  • Jim Hansen’s Capitol Report

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    It was with immense sadness that I learned of the tragic passing of my fellow public servant, Tom Schweich. This is a devastating loss for our state as we have now lost a leader and a man of the highest integrity, character and dedication. I ask now that all Missourians pray for the Schweich family as they cope with this tragic loss. In the weeks and months to come we

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  • Minister’s Message – “What are You Seeking?”

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    When was the last time you looked for something? Maybe it was your car keys that you lost in the couch cushions. Maybe it was an Easter egg that was hidden in the backyard. Maybe it was a good deal on that new gadget you have been wanting. It seems that we are always looking for things. And as soon as we find what we are looking for, we switch

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  • Minister’s Message – “What’s Lent All About?”

    Posted on February 17, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    Jeffrey Dock, Trinity and Good Shepherd Lutheran   For many denominations, this week kicks off our annual Lenten season. Lent is the time of the church year preceding Easter. Ash Wednesday begins the Lenten season which lasts for 40 days (excluding Sundays) and culminates with Holy Week. Originally called quadragesima (‘forty’ in Latin), eventually the term Lent (old English for ‘Spring’) came to be used. Which is probably good, cause

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  • Minister’s Message – “A Command to Love One Another”

    Posted on February 10, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    A young man told his father, “Dad, I’m going to get married.” “How do you know you’re ready to get married, Ron?” asked the father. “Are you in love?” He replied, “I sure am!” The father then asked, “Ron, how do you know you’re in love?” “Last night as I was kissing my girlfriend goodnight, her dog bit me and I didn’t feel the pain until I got home!” Ron

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  • Minister’s Message – “Born to Hope”

    Posted on February 3, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    PETER 1:3-9  “3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.  4to an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you.  5Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the

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