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 By Steve Edwards    Opinion    May 4, 2022

Cinco de Mayo and the American Civil War

Alert readers will be aware that tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo-the May 5th annual celebration of Hispanic culture and its role in the U.S. The holiday is based on an event in Mexico but not widely...

 

Pool & Park Foundation reassesses the Recreation District

We are writing today regarding the Friends of the Pool and Park Foundation and our efforts to improve the Chinook Pool and Sweet Park. We feel that there is some inaccurate information floating around and we would like to clarify some confusion that...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: Perhaps, some of the readers of the Journal can help with a project that I am currently working on. Bernice Ende wrote a book titled: LADY LONG RIDER. She was inducted into the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame in 2020, after being nominated...

 

Quiet Time - Hello God, it's me, Mara

You know Lord, we hunger for sacred space and yearn for quiet time. We know that You are always ready and willing to meet us in that space. We must study, meditate, praise, and pray so that divine space becomes the highlight of our daily journey so t...

 

The Bitter Water • March Devotional

Good Morning, may you have a great and blessed day. Today I would like to encourage one another to keep your focus on th lord and what He wishes to continue to teach us. In these past 2 years many of us have faced trying times, not only with health...

 

My Answer

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham Q: Is it true that Queen Victoria believed in Jesus Christ? A: In the biography of Queen Victoria there is a heart-warming story told. She went into the slums of London and visited the home of an elderly lad...

 

Hello God, it's me, Mara

You know Lord, today or maybe even this week, we might just feel like completing some winter projects or we might just pack them away for another day. The urge to clean and plant surges deep within us. No false sense of security here, we know the...

 

My Answer from the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: It is disappointing when people say that Christ changed their life but there is no evidence. I don’t like hypocrisy, yet I like to accept people for what they are. My mother says that I am using this as an excuse. While I don’t agree with...

 
 By Press Release    Opinion    March 2, 2022

We need more Housing

Montana has been discovered. We were the second-fastest-growing state in the country last year. Our rapidly increasing population presents many challenges and opportunities, and it’s also driving a lot of unease among many of us who’ve lived here...

 

TESTER DELIVERS FOR MILK RIVER

At their meeting on Friday, January 21, members of the St. Mary/Milk River Working Group expressed great appreciation for Senator Jon Tester’s success in securing $100 million in the Bi-partisan Infrastructure Bill, which he helped negotiate, to ju...

 

Overcoming Toxic Emotions

You’ve experienced one or more toxic emotions. Anger, frustration, fear, guilt, bitterness, resentment, and sadness negatively impact you. Toxic emotions cause you mental and physical harm. Anger leads you to do or say things you’ll regret...

 

Hello God, it's me, Mara

What do ‘we’ see when we look up? In January, SNOW? Moisture is needed, that’s for sure, ‘Twould help Spring grass to grow. As Winter ends, there’s sleet and haze, sometimes that too shows up. But it’s still cold most everywhere – we ne...

 

"Free stay" for dog-sitting in Seattle turned out to be costly

Alert readers will recall a story I wrote last December for the "Journal" about a dog/house sitting adventure. The story recounted how my wife Sherry and I spent five weeks, rent free, in a very...

 

January - Hello God, it's me, Mara

You know, Lord, here comes a New Year, a clean month, a bright new day. Thank You, Lord. William A. Quayle, in his book “God’s Calendar,” has some fascinating musing about months. Some for January are: “The Calendar is God’s invention. The...

 

Mending? ------------ Hello God, it's me, Mara

You know, Lord, mending day happens; there are sox, shirts, jeans, you name it and it probably needs mending. Besides clothing, there is upholstery, fences, relationships, and even broken hearts to mend. Mending clothing isn’t all that complicated...

 

Letter To The Editor

This past month has seen passage of one of the largest investments in American infrastructure in the nation’s history. Few states benefit more from this Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill than Montana. This is largely due to the work of our very own...

 

From the desk of Senator blasdel

Letter to U.S. Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines and U.S. Representative Matt Rosendale Senators and Representative, As we approach Christmas, we have one request to Montana’s federal delegation: please do everything in your power to stop the...

 

Inadvertent dog sitting job may lead to a new career path for local couple

My wife, Sherry, and I are completing our fifth week as dog sitters in an upscale suburb of Seattle. How we ended up taking on this unusual task is a story itself. And what we learned about the...

 

On Hope ---- Hello God, it's me, Mara

You know, Lord, when it seems that there’s no hope, things aren’t going according to our plans, or maybe just going askew, it’s then that we must remember that You are faithful, You hear our prayers and intervene in Your way –Your time ...

 

Holidays have a way of bringing out our creativity

Although Chick-fil-A's cow campaign plays off the idea that cows want people to eat more chicken so they will in turn not be eaten, here in cattle country, beef is what's for dinner! This colorful...

 

Display at Rough Riders Museum caught my attention

During a stay in Miles city my wife and I visited some of the local tourist attractions. I was especially impressed with the Range Riders Museum. Described as "a celebration of eastern Montana history...

 

The Power of Gratitude

As our country continues to deal with the effects of a global pandemic and the subsequent economic stress, political turmoil, and a myriad of other distressing conditions, it may be difficult to...

 

Quality, Not Quantity ? Hello God, it's me, Mara

You know, Lord, recalling a ‘happening’ from a long time ago, was fascinating. Several of us gals had to deal with those pre-college physicals. None of us were really that tall but several of us were delighted to see that we WERE taller than...

 

Don't Seek Revenge - Hello God, it's me, Mara

You know, Lord, a while back, a friend shared about bearing a grudge against one of your children who was one of their friends, adding that hanging onto bitterness and keeping alive grudges is truly consuming work. She was exhausted and really...

 

4 Basic Elements ? Hello God, it's me, Mara

You know, Lord, several friends went walking one morning, through the nearby park, along some hills, loving and appreciating the view, enjoying their time together. Gal #1: “I’m out of water, I’ll soon need a drink. Are we about to the end of...

 

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