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There are plenty of worries. The worrisome thing that most recently captured the headlines has been strife. Strife has been what sells airtime, and headlines. Whether it is a bowl game, a terrorist activity, or the war of philosophies that show up in various ways (Democrat-Republican, people…

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Rebecca Vaage was the lucky winner of the quilt raffled by Ascension Lutheran Church. The quilt was made and donated by Audrey Steiner. The raffle was held Dec. 21.

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Do you know there is no other book like the Bible? The Bible says, “The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times” (Psalms12:6KJV).

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Announcing an Evangelism Training class on a new way of reaching people with the Gospel. The invitation is extended area wide. It will be hosted by Orofino Baptist Church, located at 291 – 118th Street in Orofino. The date is Saturday, Jan. 18 will start at 10 a.m. and last about 2 hours.

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What is joy? Is it a feeling? An attitude? An emotion? Is it something we “get” or “discover” or “find” on the road to life? Is it temporary or permanent? Can it be passed from one person to another?

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Do you know the devil tries to be like Jesus? The Bible says, “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the s…

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Do you know the difference between conviction and condemnation? Typically, in our society one proceeds the other and go together. We see someone convicted of a crime and then condemned when the sentence is given by the judge or jury. But the Bible says, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts…

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One of several things that is part of the church’s business is self-improvement. In terms of institutional language it would be called quality improvement. In church language it would be known as sanctification. This is a continuous process of refining our character.

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Do you know that the Bible talks about a New World Order (part 3)? The past two weeks we have seen how this world order is coming to an end and climaxes with the battle of Gog and Magog (Rev20:5, 7-10KJV).

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There’s a storm coming. It has been predicted. The storm that is coming is not like a cyclone bomb that hit with hurricane force winds throwing table-sized inches-thick sheets of ice off of the sea to destroy things in their paths. It is not like the war ravaged events that Thomas Paine desc…

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Come join New Song in celebrating the reason for the season as they host a candle light service on Dec. 24, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Bring your family to New Song Ministries, located at 147 Johnson Avenue in Orofino and join in the celebration.

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A teachable moment comes when a person has a situation in their life that allows them to ask the question “How is this working out?” It may come to an individual and it may come to a nation. The sad part of teachable moments comes either when the moment is present and the person refuses to e…

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Do you know that the Bible talks about a New World Order (part 2)?

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Do you know that the Bible talks about a New World Order? The Bible says that when Jesus comes again, “…the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds…” (1Thessalonians4:16-17KJV).

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This is the last Thursday and Friday for the clothing give away before Christmas. The Nazarene Compassionate Ministry free clothing giveaway will be open on Thursday, Dec. 19 and Friday, Dec. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 153 Johnson Ave.

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This is a fable that teaches a portion. Romi was not too bright. Romi, however, had something that no one else had, a new food: pizza. No one paid much attention to Romi except when they wanted something.

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Do you know that the Bible talks about global warming? There is a lot of talk about how the earth’s temperature is rising, the polar cap is melting and how mankind is destroying the earth. And there is an international movement led by a young girl who wants to save the planet for future gene…

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Some advice given over 2500 years ago says, “Stop doing wrong, learn to do right.” (Isa. 1:16, 17) Another piece of good advice comes from only about 2000 years ago which says, “Godliness with contentment is great gain.” (1 Tim. 6:6)

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While much of mainstream culture revs up for the holidays, December is one of the quietest months at the Monastery of St. Gertrude. With fewer guests, the monastic community embraces the quiet anticipation of Advent.

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And while they were there, the time came for her baby to be born. She gave birth to her first child, a son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him a manger, because there was no lodging available for them.

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This time of the year is the time that we celebrate the waiting for the arrival of God’s answer to centuries of prayer. We celebrate the wait for Jesus. For us, if the wait is long, then we sure hope that the wait is worth it. 

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Do you know why we need the Holy Spirit? Well, we need Him because we cannot come to know Jesus unless the Holy Spirit leads us to Him.

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Do you know who your neighbor is? The Bible tells of a lawyer who asked Jesus about inheriting eternal life so Jesus asked him how he understood the law (Luke10:25-26KJV). The lawyer responded, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy stre…

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We are in the season of thanksgiving and generosity. We are grateful for outstanding gifts to us and opportunities to give to others. We are reminded to be appreciative all the time for the ordinary. There is one other occasion in which to be thankful, and that is in the hard times.

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An attitude of gratitude is always obvious. If we are grateful for what God has done for us and given to us, others will see our appreciation of it in everything we do. David gave us a fourfold formula to follow.

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The twelve students of Jesus had seen miraculous results in the lives of people as Jesus came to heal spiritual and physical illnesses. Jesus had even sent these twelve out to perform miracles. When they came back to tell Jesus what they had seen, crowds came and Jesus then taught the people…

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Do you know why the Bible truths are accepted by some and not by others? The Bible says, “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the though…

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Do you know when time was first turned back? The Bible tells us of King Hezekiah who was “sick unto death” and the Lord, through the Prophet Isaiah, told him he would “die, and not live” (2Kings20:1KJV).

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The First Baptist Church and other churches around the world are packing shoeboxes for children in need around the globe. It is organized by Samaritan’s Purse headed up by Franklin Graham, president, and has collected more than 168 million shoeboxes throughout the years.

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November is such a wonderful month one might almost want to call it Yesvember. The best thing about Yesvember is Thanksgiving as a reminder to be thankful and generous.

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The annual Fall Dinner and Bazaar is set for, Sunday, Nov. 10 at St. Catherine’s Parish Hall, 7th and Idaho streets, in Kamiah. The doors will open at 11:30 a.m. for those interested in playing bingo or viewing the items in the Silent Auction and Country Store.

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The First Baptist Church and other churches around the world are packing shoeboxes for children in need around the globe. It is organized by Samaritan’s Purse headed up by Franklin Graham, president, and has collected more than 168 million shoeboxes throughout the years.

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Do you know what it means to blaspheme the Holy Spirit? Jesus said, “Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men” (Matthew12:31KJV). He said this in response to the Pharisees who…

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Won’t you be my neighbor? (James 2:14-26)

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Common Courtesy

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Come join the Women of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church for a wonderful Harvest dinner. It will be held Nov. 3 from 11:30 – 1:30 p.m. in the Little Flower Room of the church at 446 Brown Ave.

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Do you know what happens when we are filled with the Holy Spirit? The Bible says Mary greeted Elisabeth, “...and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost: And she spake with a loud voice, and said, blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb” (Luke1:41-42KJV). When John…

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This coming Sunday, Oct. 27, is referred to as Reformation Sunday. For Lutherans it represents the nailing of the “Ninety-five Theses/grievances” on the door of All Saints church in Wittenberg, Germany, by Martin Luther in 1517. This event sparked what is known today as the “Reformation”.