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Faith Column: A difficult choice

To vote or not to vote — this has been the question for many in this year’s presidential election. I have participated in and followed closely every presidential election since I was able to vote in 1980. This presidential election cycle has proven to be, for me, the most difficult election I have experienced in terms of for whom to cast my vote.

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Weekend Roundup: Learn a little, have some laughs, find support

After a high-energy October, November starts to slow down a bit for Northwest Colorado, but there’s still plenty in store this weekend.

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Craig Halloween Happenings: Spooky stuff, colorful costumes, fun for everyone

Halloween is Monday, but odds are you’ll be celebrating this weekend and the day of, so here are some things to do in Northwest Colorado for all ages to enjoy.

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Faith Column: Let go, let God

David Novak had it made in the shade as the owner and operator of a flight school in the Seattle area. He also served as a contracts manager for Boeing Defense & Space and as regional manager for a telecommunications company. But, the high-rolling lifestyle came to a crashing halt — quite literally — when David staged a small aircraft accident in an attempt to fraudulently obtain insurance money.

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Faith Column: All about the 'God-things'

I have an admission to make today. Not an admission of wrongdoing specifically, but an admission of the way that I have lived my life to date. That admission is that sometimes, and more often than I care to truly admit, I need to be smacked upside the head with a two-by-four to make me understand what is right in front of my eyes.

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Faith Column: Remember the goodness of God during bad times

This year my mom was diagnosed with advanced Alzheimer’s Disease after progressively-worsening signs and symptoms prompted some visits to specialists in the Minneapolis area.

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Faith Column: The meaning of pride

Pride is a word with two meanings, one of positive attitude and one of negative in connotation. Pride can be defined as a feeling of deep pleasure or satisfaction in an achievement, an accomplishment, or in someone else or something else.

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Constitution Week starts Saturday

Daughters of the American Revolution to celebrate American document

Bells will ring for 15 minutes beginning at noon on Saturday, marking the start of Constitution Week that runs until Sept. 23 and is an annual commemoration of the signing of the document that upholds and protects the freedoms central to the American way of life. The U.S. Constitution turns 229 years old on Saturday. The local Augusta Wallihan Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution members will celebrate by standing at the intersection of Victory Way and Yampa Avenue, ringing bells. Area church bells will also sound as a way to remember the sacrifices made for our freedoms.

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Faith Column: The purpose and power of the local church

In Matthew chapter 16, Jesus gives first reference to a concept with which many of us are acquainted. He said, “I will build my church, and the gates of hell will not prevail against it.”

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Faith Column: It takes a village

The children all seem to be trying to enjoy these last few days of freedom and you see them walking and biking round town. At Love INC we are finishing up the last few weeks of the activities we do to help equip the teachers and students for school.

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Faith Column: Keep true during struggle

Life is difficult. Intentionally so, I believe. Of all the promises we have in Christ, there is one that is rarely mentioned, seldom committed to memory and never preached on: In this life you will have problems.

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Faith Column: Psalm 23 revisited

Almost everyone has heard Psalm 23 one or more times in their life. You may even have it memorized, but have you ever realized what it tells us about God and his love?

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Faith Column: Knowing how to connect with scripture

Have you ever read something in the holy scriptures that just shook you to your very core, scared the “bewillikers” out of you, and forced you to examine your country, your faith, your schools, your politics, and yes, even your very being? For me, when I read these words from Amos, one of the Minor Prophets, writing prior to the Assyrian invasion of the Northern Kingdom of Israel in approximately 760-750 B.C., they shook me to my core.

Gerard Geis: Suffer the little children

We adults tend to give kids less credit for wisdom than we should, and we tend to discard their homespun wisdom and colorful vocabulary as being “cute.” We can learn a lot from children, though, and doing so would help us increase our faith and be better sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father.

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Faith Column: Sage, elder and wisdom-keeper

By definition the sage is considered a mentor in spiritual and philosophical topics who is renowned for profound wisdom. Wisdom is accumulated knowledge or erudition of enlightenment. The sage is thought to have wisdom that comes with age and experience or the wisdom-keeper in some societies.