Faithfully yours - A warning from ancient history

By Neil Strohschein

The Neepawa Banner

In last week’s column, I shared some thoughts on the growing gap between those who govern and those who are governed. This week, I want to explore this concept a little further and offer a warning from ancient history which, in my view, could help us address and solve this problem.

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Homebodies - Simple little pleasures...

By Rita Friesen

The Neepawa Banner

“After all,” Ann had said to Marilla once, “I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.” Ann of Avonlea, by L.M. Montgomery

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Finding the Bible relevant

By Linda Rioux

In the past few months we have been examining Christianity as reasonable and historically accurate. This month we shall begin looking at the Bible, which is where we learn about saving faith. Unknown to many people is the opinion many archaeologists,  historians and scholars hold that the Bible is accurate and more historically valid than many other well-accepted documents from ancient times.

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Cave Quest VBS coming soon

Submitted article

The Neepawa Banner/Neepawa Press

A summer kids' event called Cave Quest Vacation Bible School (VBS) will be hosted at the Neepawa First Baptist Church from July 10 to 14. At Cave Quest, kids explore what it means to follow Jesus through dark times.

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By Rev. Glenna Beauchamp

Rivers and Oak River United Churches

After a wildfire has burned through a forest, all we can see is devastation. Nothing but charred pieces of once majestic tress, the skeletons of animals who couldn’t get ahead of the fire; nothing remaining of the once vibrant forest except cold grey ash. But that isn’t all that remains.

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