Faithfully yours - Getting to the root of the problem

Neil Strohschein
The Neepawa Banner

Two weeks ago, Statistics Canada released its latest report: “Police Reported Hate Crimes in Canada—2015.” Its contents should concern every Canadian. According to the report, hate crimes against identifiable groups in this country are increasing, and Canada’s Muslim community is seeing the biggest increase (almost double the number reported in 2014).

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Observation - June 30, 2017

Addy Oberlin
The Neepawa Banner

Making music in the local community band is one of my favourite pastimes. I would not say that I am a very good player, but when I hear all the instruments harmonizing, it gives me a warm feeling inside and I am again reminded how beautiful music is, not only to the ear but also to the heart. When I play the piano for the hymn sing in the care homes, I need all the notes there are on the page, even after years of playing. However, some young girls help me by playing the violin. They are so gifted that they play by ear and just follow me. It is wonderful to see these girls use their musical gift for the Lord.
Music is often used in the Bible. The Psalms are full of praising the Lord with music, singing or instrumentals. I love Psalm 150 “A psalm of Praise.” Let’s use our instruments and praise the Lord with them. It is also good to sing praises to our God it says in Psalm 147. “Praise the Lord.”

Observation - June 25, 2017

Addy Oberlin
The Neepawa Banner

The school year is almost finished. Students have graduated and are looking forward to some new beginnings. Others are wiping their brows over exams they have to write to be able to pass on to the next grade.

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Faithfully yours - Moral authority

Neil Strohschein
The Neepawa Banner

As a public speaker, Ronald Reagan was hard to beat. His speeches were carefully worded. They may not have been short; many were not sweet; but they were always to the point. He did not hide behind fancy rhetoric. He did not leave his hearers guessing as to his intent. To use a modern phrase, he stood up, he spoke up and when he was done, he shut up.

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Remembering a rector

By Sheila Runions

The Rivers Banner

Charlie Greene ministered in the Rivers area more than 60 years ago, yet there will no doubt be some readers who still remember the name or even the man himself. Therefore, an interesting incident has been asked to be shared with you.

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