How it all Ends

As we approach the end of another church year, the focus turns to Jesus’ return at the end of the world. In Luke, chapter 21, verses 5-32, Jesus urges us to do two things to prepare for his return: watch the signs that will precede the end and watch ourselves to be sure we are…

Talking Freedom Around the Campfire

A young woman was stunned by the conditions of the troops when she visited the Jockey Hallow encampment during the Revolutionary War. Ten thousand unwashed, poorly-clothed, poorly-fed, American soldiers were packed into drafty log huts during the bitter cold winter. She brought up the topic of the poor conditions of the troops with one of…

I Will Grieve for the Suicide

Suicide Prevention Week and World Suicide Prevention Day are held each year in September. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. Experts estimate that for every suicide there are 29 attempted suicides. Whites and American Indians have the highest rates of suicide…

Clapping Resumes

When was the last time you clapped your hands? In the days before the COVID-19 pandemic we thought nothing of clapping our hands at concerts, sporting events and other gatherings. There’s nothing like showing your appreciation to a talented performer by clapping enthusiastically. Then the pandemic hit. Large gatherings came to a halt and so…

Battling Bigness

It was announced this week that Amazon would be buying MGM Studios, the second-largest acquisition in Amazon’s history. The deal once again raised antitrust concerns related to Amazon as the company continues to gobble up companies in a wide variety of industries. Back in March, the AP’s Marcy Gordon had a very interesting article about the…

Sonogram of Unborn Beluga

In somber remembrance of the tragic Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion on this date in 1973, here is a link to a sonogram of an unborn beluga whale. It’s a powerful reminder of the beauty of life inside the womb. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9143289/Amazingly-clear-sonogram-video-shows-unborn-beluga-whale-calf-moving-mothers-womb.html?ito=chromelessDM_0 While unborn whales and other unborn animals may be projected by various laws, the…

The POBLO Harvest of Souls

With our recent wintry weather the farmers in southern Minnesota have had to hit the pause button with harvest. God-willing they will be able to resume the harvest soon. The harvest of souls sometimes encounters a pause. It seems now that our country is on a pause. Something is holding us back from harvesting as…