Faithfully yours - The greatest story ever told

Neil Strohschein

Neepawa Banner & Press

The “little town of Bethlehem,” about which we sing every year at this time, isn’t nearly as little as it once was. Today it is a city of 75,000 people, mostly Palestinians, located about 10 miles west of Jerusalem. But 2,000 years ago, it was a little town—population, roughly 1,000 people.

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Observation - December 15, 2017

Addy Oberlin
Neepawa Banner & Press

The road trip took us out of town for two days. When we came back it was almost dark. When we came closer to home I noticed the yard lights on the horizon. Those lights represented a farm, a home to someone. It brought back an interesting thought.

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Faithfully Yours - The silver lining in this chaotic cloud

Neil Strohschein
Neepawa Banner & Press

The war of words between US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, the Supreme Leader of North Korea just doesn’t seem to want to end. And as each new volley in this war is fired, our world inches closer to the brink of a full-blown crisis that could lead to nuclear war. Although these two men are at opposite ends of the political see-saw, they are eerily the same. Trump believes that the United States has enough military might to totally obliterate North Korea if they ever fire a nuclear equipped missile in his direction.

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Observation - December 3, 2017

Addy Oberlin
Neepawa Banner & Press

It has been a rough week. I have always thought and have been told that I’m a strong person. This week I felt anything but strong. The last chemo treatment knocked me down as never before. I had to cancel all my commitments and felt utterly alone and lonely. Even my little dog sympathized with me and stayed very close by my side.

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Church chatter - Dec. 3, 2017

By Lorrie Dyer

Submitted

Friendship Hall at Rivers United Church was rocking last Friday night with the excitement of our Canada 150 trivia night. Nine teams complete with creative team names, costumes, mascots and props, battled it out for prizes and bragging rights.

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