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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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Q: When we do something wrong, why doesn’t God just ignore it? He knows we’re not perfect, so why doesn’t He just overlook the bad things we do and hope we’ll do better the next time? A: You’re right when you say that God knows we’re not...

 

Bear Paw Meanderings

Tis the time for New Year’s Resolutions. Tis also the time for very up close and personal dreams as well. Are they related, that is my question? For the past few years I have been having very up close and personal dreams. Let me tell you about one...

 

Bear Paw Meanderings

This is the time of year that we look back in time at what good and bad has happened during the past year and we look forward to see what good and bad we can look forward to in the coming year. This has been a strange year. The politics of it , that...

 

A Holiday Letter to the Editor, Chinook Community Christmas Club

We would like to thank everyone in the community who participated in making Christmas Merry for a lot of kids and families. Whether it was through your generous donations of money or shopping for an...

 

Bear Paw Meanderings

Once again it is that magical time of year called Christmas. To paraphrase Robert Frost, we stop often to watch the falling of downy flake along the streets and boulevards of our home towns or even better, we stop out on Beaver Creek to watch those w...

 

Share Your Good Fortune - Hello God, it's me, Mara

You know, Lord, as we rush about, this article seemed timely. Ruth C. Ikerman wrote this many years ago, entitled, “Do What You Don’t Have to Do.” “A friend who thoroughly enjoys each new Christmas season once told me in a moment of...

 

Bear Paw Meanderings

It is that time of month, once again, for a December recipe of some sort. I confess that I love this time of year because I love casseroles, Crock pot meals and meals that are made in just one dish. This is one of those meals. It takes a couple of...

 

Bear Paw Meanderings

This time of year is always wonderful with all the good food and good cheer floating from town to town all across Montana. And, for me, the best of all of this time is the Christmas music which is like no other music I have ever heard. I remember...

 

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Q: To me, the only thing that’s important is focusing on our lives right now. People who believe in life after death and Heaven are just trying to escape from their present responsibilities. We need to concentrate on today, not day-dreaming about...

 

What 'cher point?

Lately there have been several sports people in Great Falls who are calling for the Grizzlies to get Dave Dickenson back. At present Dickenson is trying to win another gray cup for Calgary but no one denies that he would make a very good head coach....

 

Blaine County Library

Pie is the traditional dessert for a good old fashioned Thanksgiving dinner. Only certain pies will do mind you if your theme is Thanksgiving from yesteryear. Of course pumpkin is an old time favorite and has been on the Thanksgiving dessert table...

 

What 'cher point?

What Happened? The Brawl of the Wild was won by MSU last Saturday afternoon. The score was 31 to 23. I had predicted that the Griz would win the Brawl as they have the better team or so I thought. Anyway, had the Griz won, they would be off to the...

 

Bear Paw Meanderings

This month, Bear Paw Meanderings will be all about Thanksgiving. This week how about a recipe for that perfect dressing? There are several things to know about dressing. It can be dressing which is not ever put in the turkey to cook or it can be...

 

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