Observation - Jan. 27, 2017

By Addy Oberlin

The Neepawa Banner

The news releases on television were all geared to the newly elected president of the United States. There were many interviews and the pros and cons were discussed in great length. This person has now been inaugurated and will rule the United States for the next while.

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The night before Christ came

By Evan Asselstine

For the Neepawa Banner

There is nothing I hate worse than wet feet.  Cold wet feet are the worst.  When your feet are wet, it seems every part of you feels it and when your feet are cold it seems to take forever to get warm.  My favourite way to get warm is to get nice and close to a warm fire and let the heat of the fire sink in and warm me to my very bones.

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Who knew?

By Rev. Glenna Beauchamp

Rivers and Oak River United Churches

How was anyone supposed to figure out this tiny newborn was actually God? How could people be expected to see the Creator of the universe, packaged in human flesh and plain, ordinary clothes? And who would have dreamed that the King of Kings would start out in a barn?

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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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