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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham The human soul transcends earthly value Q: Someone on the radio spoke about God putting a value on the human soul. How can this be since no one can see or touch the soul? — S.S. A: It was reported several...

 

Letter to the Editor

Citizens of Blaine County, It has been one of the greatest honors of my life to serve you! We have cried together over of the loss of loved ones and we have rejoiced together when our loved ones are found safely. During my short 9.5 years at your...

 

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham Jesus’ acts prove he wasn’t an ordinary human Q: Is there proof that Jesus, who came to earth in human form, is really God? — P.S. A: Jesus lived a perfect life. Those who schemed to bring him to...

 

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Jesus is larger than life itself Q: I am not necessarily against Jesus but I think people throughout history have embellished his story and made him bigger than life. Show me where I might be wrong. — D.Q. A: Jesus Christ is bigger than life! He...

 

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Have you found the source of real love? Q: Can a person really find a soul mate to share the deepest things of life? — S.S. A: A: Matchmaking has become a booming business in our culture’s restless search for a “soul mate.” Online services...

 

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham Is it Wrong to Be Scared of Hurricanes? Q: I live in Florida and am terrified of even the threat of a hurricane. It seems the newscasters thrive on this kind of terror. Is it wrong to be fearful? A: People...

 

Patching Cracks

I read a story about CS Lewis years ago in which a friend asked him if attending church is a necessary part of following Jesus. In response, Lewis answered “No” and pulled a coal from the fire and placed it on the hearth. In response, he asked...

 

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God deserves our thanks during good times and bad Q: I have been blessed with wonderful parents who are now elderly and in declining health. They are in pain and distress daily yet they are constantly rejoicing that the Lord is with them and they...

 

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Q: I enjoy making money and doing things that please me. My mother tells me about the stories in the Bible about how riches can corrupt. Is her interpretation correct? A: Luke 16 is the famous passage about a rich man whose disobedience to God led...

 

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham Q: Is misrepresentation to protect myself a lie if it doesn’t hurt anyone else? — T.T. A: The Bible teaches that proper conduct includes truthfulness. God’s Word teaches that we should be truthful in o...

 

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham Set an example through prayer for your children Q:Is it important for children to pray and, if so, what should a parent do if a child refuses to pray? — P.C. A: Encourage your children to pray and teach...

 

Remembering Robbie Lucke: A Poets Memory

Editor’s Note: This was submitted to the Big Sandy Mountaineer this week and we felt it was appropriate to publish in the Blaine County Journal as well. Author’s Note: This poem is republished here in honor of Robert Lucke, who loved poetry and k...

 

Patching Cracks

One of my favorite quotes from the boxer Muhammad Ali is about training: “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’” I have a good friend who says it a bit...

 

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Q: My whole life I have heard that Christians are expected to be Christ-like. Is that really possible? — D.I A: It is God’s will for His followers to become more like Christ. He came to show us the way, but it can only happen as we submit every...

 

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Take time to appreciate the gifts given to you Q: I don’t mean to be ungrateful but when my family gives me gifts, they are things I can’t use or don’t want. Is it wrong to ask for something specific, like a gift card, so that I can buy what I...

 

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Q: My friend is the kindest and most thoughtful person I know, and yet she has no interest in God or religion. Frankly, she’s better than most of the Christians I know. How do you account for this? A: I’m sorry your friend has no interest in...

 
 By Greg Jergeson    Opinion    June 6, 2018

Guest Column: Transportation Commission Update

About a year ago, I published an update in local papers about the plans by the Montana Department of Transportation to reconstruct the remaining 10 miles of US 2 between Chinook and Havre. This project, known as Lohman East & West, is still on...

 

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Q: Recently we moved into a new neighborhood, and I suppose we ought to get involved in a local church, but I’m not sure it’s worth the effort. After all, what difference does it make what church you join—or if you join one at all? Our...

 

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Q: My grandchildren say I worry too much, even about things that don’t really matter. I suppose I am a bit of a worrywart, but I’ve always been like this, and I’ve told them I’m just too old to change. Am I right? A: It’s true that the...

 

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Q: I know I ought to read the Bible, and I’ve tried, but I’ve always been a poor reader, and finally I just gave up. Does God think I’m a bad person?. A: God knows both what you can do and what you can’t do—and He doesn’t get angry with y...

 

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Q: I’ve never really understood Jesus’ prayer just before His arrest. It almost sounds like He was begging God to rescue Him so He wouldn’t have to die. Am I right? — Mrs. V.McF. A: One of the most moving events in the entire Bible took...

 

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Q: My friend says that Jesus never claimed to be God, or anything like that. He says Jesus was on a spiritual search just like the rest of us, and what we basically learn from Jesus is how we can find our own spiritual path. Is he right? A: No, your...

 

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Q: Many of our church members are getting older and can’t get out much anymore. Our pastor tries to visit them, but what else could we do to stay in touch with them? I’m getting older myself, and this concerns me. — Mrs. B.T. A: I’m grateful...

 

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Q: Mr. Graham, how would you like to be remembered? A: Editor’s note: Before his death, Billy Graham approved the following response as his final My Answer column. Mr. Graham’s column will continue in some form. I hope I will be remembered as...

 

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Q: My ex-boyfriend knew I was a devout Christian, and he claimed he was also. He even started going to church with me. But then he pressured me to have sex, and when I refused, he just laughed at my beliefs and ended our relationship. This has really...

 

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