Inspirational Messages

By  Joan A. Wingert Director of Music and Liturgy Bethel Lutheran Church (ELCA) Little Falls    While many of us reveled in a mild winter with little precipitation, that joy soon gave way to concern for the low water tables. Too much or too little. It seems it’s always feast or famine, flood or drought. [...]

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ByTim Sumner, The River We are in the midst of two seasons. One of them I embrace, the other I dread. Easter Sunday is a day that Christians look forward to. It is the highlight of the week (and for the year) for those who have spent this week contemplating the last few days of Jesus [...]

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By  Pastor David Sperstad First Lutheran Church, Little Falls “See, I am making all things new.” (Rev 21:5 NRS) You have heard that verse before. Many times I suppose. It’s a verse that is often used at funerals. It is a good verse to be read at funerals, as a reminder that this life, that death and [...]

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By  Jon Adams Living Hope Church, Little Falls  Coborn’s was sure packed last Tuesday. People were running in to stock up on chips, pizza, pop, and their favorite videos. A snow day. We were finally going to have a snow day. What will the kids do all day? Who will watch them? Will I be able to [...]

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By Phil Ronzheimer, Little Falls Alliance Church  It’s more than an imprint on coin or paper. It’s meant to be a lifestyle. When Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy laden,” he assumed we would grow weary, discouraged and disheartened. Jesus had no romantic, pie-in-the-sky ideas of what following him would be like. He [...]

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By Pastor Nate Bjorge, Faith Lutheran Church I did not have high expectations when my family went to see the movie “Courageous” at the theater in Little Falls. But it did not take long before the story pulled me in and touched on every emotion. Even my eight-year-old son came out of the theater saying that it was [...]

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By Rev. Jon Benson Word of Life Church, Upsala Here we are, at the halfway point through the first month of 2012, and I am wondering just how many New Year’s resolutions have already fallen by the wayside. On New Year’s Day I shared with my congregation in Upsala some lists of “Top Ten Resolutions.” Here is one [...]

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