Observation - October 31, 2018

By Addy Oberlain

Neepawa Banner & Press

This past week we have seen many election results in Manitoba. It is always an exciting time to see who made it in and who is going to get retirement, a rest or a break from local politics.

I followed the process with great interest and I hope that everyone is satisfied with the results and is willing to work together as a team to make things happen in the Valley. There are many needs, wishes and wants but it takes hard work and cooperation to bring results.

It makes me think of our Heavenly election. We do not have to make speeches or advertise that we want to be part of the Kingdom of God. We do not need to redo it either every so many times in our life. All we need to do is surrender our life to God and He will freely save us so we can look forward to a place in the Heavenly Kingdom. Hebrews 10:9, 10 tells us that Jesus came down to earth to do His Father’s will. When we are saved we are sanctified because Christ died for us once and for all.

Homebodies - I wandered today…

By Rita Friesen

Neepawa Banner & Press

Without ever leaving the comfort of my home, I wandered. A slow, meandering journey through the past, touching on the present and contemplating the future.

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Faithfully yours - Living witness, lofty wish

By Neil Strohschein

Neepawa Banner & Press

September 8, 2018 was a day that I will never forget.

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Faithfully yours - Four weeks of gratitude, part four

By Neil Strohschein

Neepawa Banner & Press

Today, I offer the final three items on my list of things for which I am grateful. Items 10 through 12 reflect where I am at this point in my life. Of all the things I list, next to my family, these are the ones for which I am most grateful.

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Observation - October 26, 2018

By Addy Oberlin

Neepawa Banner & Press

The weather is beautiful in Alberta and the farmers are out trying to get their crops in before the snow starts to fall. I hear that in Manitoba the farmers are working against weather and time to finish their harvest. I remember a farmer’s saying that the harvest is never done until it is in the bin.

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