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"Idolatry means the 'extreme admiration, love, or reverence for something or someone.' That’s more than an apt description of America’s obsession with guns."
As older kids grow their independence, they spend less time at home, depending on their parents. Katie Pinke shares her memories of how her mom developed her independence by riding her bike to the grocery store and how her daughters are growing their own interests this summer break.
When I take a walk by Lake Okabena, I think about where its water comes from and the efforts so many people and groups have made to keep the water quality of that lake.
"Last year at this time, when we already were watching the U.S. Drought Monitor turn redder and redder every week, we would have danced with joy to see even one of the storms we've had this year. But right now, at this minute, can it please stop?"

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Five years ago, Inka Mathew felt a tug on her heart from God after she learned from a friend that Houston is a big hub for human trafficking. A freelance graphic designer, Mathew said God pulled on her heart to use her talents to help fight the slave trade, and the small business 139Made was born.
Every walk with Nova is a new adventure and provides me with not only cardio exercise, but also training in patience and sometimes, resistance work.
"As much as we have lost, we still have wild things. The biodiversity of the north country provides a home for the animals and the people, butterflies and frogs. Yet, that biodiversity is being fragmented by government policies, corporations, greed, and downright stupidity."
"The prayer is dear to Christians because Jesus, the son of God, teaches us to pray in this fashion. And while there are variations depending upon the Christian denomination, the prayer has remained fairly consistent in wording for hundreds of years."
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Popular Lund boats made in New York Mills factory will be common on Minnesota lakes on fishing opener Saturday, May 14.
With a solid business plan, hard work and enthusiasm, agritourism can be an option to stay on a farm and create added income, all while providing others a connection to agriculture.

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Maybe it’s been different for you, but we haven’t traveled much in the past two years.
Losing the bank in town seemed like it could be the beginning of the end for the community. Instead, it revealed that there are still some business leaders who believe in small towns.
"We’re all frayed from two years of living with anxiety, worry, division, financial concerns, employment concerns, separation from our loved ones, death and illness. And making our way back from this tender place is going to take time and intention. In other words, it’s going to take us emulating God’s lead."

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