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Faith Column: Nature as God’s first Bible

“Nature is the expression of God, His primary word, or the Original Bible.” Many Christian mystics, from St. Augustine to Thomas Merton, saw the Bible, not as the primary revelation of God, but as secondary to nature. Nature existed as the only Bible for 13.7 billion years before man every put “the word” to paper.

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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.

Faith Column: Real love hurts

“Blessed are those who mourn, ….” “Real love hurts; real love makes you totally vulnerable and open; real love will take you far beyond yourself; and therefore real love will devastate you,” (quoted from “The Wisdom Jesus,” Cynthia Bourgeault).

Neil Folks resigns from the Moffat County Council on Aging

Neil Folks announced his resignation from the Moffat County Council on Aging at the Board of County Commissioner’s meeting Tuesday. Folks has been a member of the council for about 10 years, so the decision was difficult, he said, “It is now time for me to move to another level of community work and cross generational lines,” Folks said.

Neil Folks: Moffat County Council on Aging seeks senior center

The Moffat County Council on Aging and its parent state organization, the Area Agency on Aging, held its first public Senior Center Summit on Nov. 18, to determine the need for a senior place to gather and to hold all its different types of functions: social, medical, exercise and recreational. The public meeting was held at the Colorado Northwestern Community College, and the turnout was considered fantastic.

We're all in this together

What is it that we are all in it together? What are some of the characteristics that pull us into relationship with one another and what is the importance of it? Well, to start with “No person is an island.”


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