Faithfully yours - Learning about life

By Neil Strohschein

Neepawa Banner & Press

One of my favourite sayings goes like this: “If you ever stop learning, you stop growing; and the moment you stop growing is the moment you start dying.” We begin learning about life from the moment we are born. Parents, teachers and others guide us through the adjustments that we must make as we move through each stage of life. The process is not without its rough spots, as we all know. And it doesn’t end until the day we die.

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Greater than gold

By Rev. Glenna Beauchamp

Rivers United Church

Gold is pretty substantial stuff. The gold medals won at this year’s Winter Olympics will still be there long after the athletes who won them are gone. A hundred years from now, they could still remind us of the achievements, records broken, parades and celebrations held for the athletes returning home. The gold medals will outlast the athletes on whom they were placed as their country’s national anthem was played. The vast majority of us will never come close to winning an Olympic medal, but are there things in our lives that will outlast us?

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Observation - February 9, 2018

Addy Oberlin
Neepawa Banner & Press

A friend came to visit me and stayed for a few days. She had to bring her own bed and bedding which she gladly did. Someone said that this was a real friend. We had fun together, played games and it made the time fly by. I’m sure everybody has those precious friends who put everything aside and come for a visit.

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Faithfully yours - It’s time for an inward look

Neil Strohschein
Neepawa Banner & Press

Two significant events happened in the first half of 1945. One made the headlines. It’s highly unlikely that the other one got any coverage at all, for reasons that will soon become obvious. In May of that year, the front pages of major newspapers around the world carried the news that, after over five years of fighting in Europe and north Africa, the war against Germany had ended. What followed was the biggest party England had ever seen, as people took to the streets in the first of what would become an annual commemoration of VE (Victory in Europe) Day.

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Being obedient

By Pastor Barry Mossip

Zion Church

Being a Christian is more than just a title, it means we must be obedient to Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.  

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