Uncertainty is not a comfortable feeling. Not knowing an outcome can cause stress, anxiety, and fear.  The current pandemic has made all of us feel uncertain to some degree. We wonder how long this will last,how we will make ends meet, and what should we do during this lingering time of unce…

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The grocery industry of the USA and particularly North Dakota is working overtime to meet the needs of our customers. The spread of COVID-19 has certainly changed the way our industry operates, but it has not stopped the cows from milking, the corn from becoming cereal and the fruit trees ha…

The question has been asked in all facets of our understanding: Are you ready? Maybe in reference to losing power in your home during a storm. Are you ready just in case you run off the road traveling on these wintry North Dakota highways? For maybe a home burglary? A flat? Whatever the case…

I love Christian worship music.  It is a way that God has ministered to me repeatedly over the years, but it is also something that has to be rooted in Scriptural truth.  I cannot remember exactly the first time that I heard the song “Another One in the Fire”, but it brought to life vividly …

There are many things we don’t talk about.  Some are too personal and would embarrass.  Some are too painful to even think about and we fill our minds with thoughts that hurt less.  The abandonment of a childhood home to the weather and eventual destruction is a painful thought. The place th…

Among all the Christmas cheer, the blessings and the baby’s birth, there’s always got to be a Grinch.

Hello, I’ll start this week by wishing all of you a Merry Christmas.  And probably a Happy New Year!  Twas two nights before Christmas as I write this.

The Christmas season is all but over. While Christmas is a time of remembering the birth of Jesus Christ, spending time with family and friends, not to mention the giving and receiving of gifts, we have to quickly shift our focus to the upcoming New Year. The New Year is always an exciting a…

Hello, Maybe you noticed that I didn’t get a column in last week. I apologize. It’s not my fault.

Since the very beginning the people of God (Christians and the church) have been asking how do we live in a society and culture that thinks Jesus is irrelevant to their lives at best or maybe even outright dismissive or hostile.

I need to confess to you all that November and December stress me out. It goes beyond the professional demands of this busy time and my annoyance at the phenomenon known as the “Christmas Creep”. I think part it is a result of all those extra holiday expectations. And I am guessing I am not …

Hello, December is a tough month for me. My notes are due at the bank. My calves are just weaned and usually I have to doctor a few that catch a cold after weaning.