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By John Braland A friend called late at night to inform me his marriage was in trouble and he needed to meet. So we met early the next morning to talk, pray, and come up with a plan. After we met, I arrived at the office to start working through my tight schedule. First was […]

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By Helmar Heckel We cannot stop death from happening, but in some measure we can prepare for it. Learning to depart from this world is a secret that I want to explore with you for a few minutes. We all are aware of how hard, tough and tearful it was for us to be with those […]

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By John Braland Everyone suffers tragedy. Tragedy comes in every shape and size imaginable. Job loss, chronic illness, divorce, trauma, the death of a family member, spouse, or when we hear the words “You have cancer,” everything changes. It’s one thing to hear about someone else’s tragedy, it’s another when it’s your own. The strange […]

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I’m a four seasons kind of guy! Having lived in northern California for a dozen years where there’s only wet and hot seasons it was spectacular to return to the four season heaven of Minnesota. Last week I was working in the yard trimming trees and saw the first hints of fall and while the […]

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By John Braland I’m going to get right to the point. I want to be happier. It’s not that I’m sad, I just want to be happier. I want to smile more and frown less. I want to spend more time enjoying life and less time rushing through it. I want to invest more time […]

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By Will Kelly Back in November, my wife and I were blessed with our first baby — a little baby boy. Between wanting to spend time with my family, as well as stay inside where it was safe from the freezing temps and snow, I dreaded strapping up the ol’ boots, putting on layers, and […]

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