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 By Erik Seitsema    Opinion    July 17, 2019 

Patching Cracks

I am a procrastinator by nature. Though I’ve gotten better about it over the years, when I was in college, I turned it into an art. I began by waiting until a few days before an assignment was due to start working on it. Then as time went by, the...

 
 By Steve Edwards    Opinion    July 17, 2019 

South of the Border, "The Lewis and Clark Overlook, the Marias River and the 'broken Mountains'"

Column No. 22 Columnist's note: The Corps of Discovery never reached the Sweet Grass Hills. But Captain Meriwether Lewis explored much of the Marias River in southern Liberty County and recorded...

 
 By Erik Seitsema    Opinion    July 10, 2019

Patching Cracks

This morning, I read an interesting op-ed written by a woman who is a lawyer and mom. She talks at length about the difficulty she has in that role and the hard truth that she often chooses her work life over her family because it fits her...

 

My Answer

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham Q: Are the stories true of people dying, going to Heaven, and then coming back to tell about their experiences? A: Best-selling books and blockbuster movies have been read and seen about people dying and...

 
 By Steve Edwards    Opinion    July 10, 2019

South of the Border, "Road trips of interest in Montana from Whitlash "

Column No. 21 Columnist's note: My wife and I have been in Whitlash just over six months. After 20+ columns related to the Sweet Grass Hills I decided to write about a couple of interesting stops...

 
 By Erik Seitsema    Opinion    July 3, 2019

Patching Cracks

I am allergic to dandelions. Every spring, my lawn begins to grow, the dandelions show up, and I start to develop headaches and sinus problems. When it gets tiresome enough, I mow in an effort to beat them back. Every home owner knows that mowing won...

 

My Answer

Q: Why does it seem suffering gets worse when we have more conveniences and more scientific breakthroughs than all of history? A: In every country throughout the world there are people suffering—it has been like this since the beginning. Personal...

 
 By Steve Edwards    Opinion    July 3, 2019

South of the Border, "Recreational opportunities in the Sweet Grass Hills"

Column No. 20 Columnist's note: With the onset of spring in the Sweet Grass Hills there's a profusion of wildflowers along the roads and in the fields. I've always had an interest in wildflowers and...

 
 By Steve Edwards    Opinion    June 26, 2019

South of the Border:"Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park: Still a powerful place to visit"

By Steve Edwards BCJ News Columnist's comment: Before we moved to the Sweet Grass Hills several people told me, "Be sure and visit that park in southern Alberta. I think it's near Whitlash" There'd be...

 
 By Pastor Eli    Opinion    June 26, 2019

Cities Of Refuge

Good morning friends and followers of the Lord Jesus. I trust this day finds you rested and in full devotion and love to our Lord and Savior. A few weeks ago, we had a post about searching the Scriptures, which was quite profound. It talked about...

 

My Answer

Q: My grandson served in the military and is now back in civilian life. He feels defeated when he sees so many Americans against our flag. Can our nation turn itself around? A: (From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham) America has gone a long way...

 

South of the Border, Column No. 18, "Recreational opportunities in the Sweet Grass Hills"

Columnist's note: In 2006 my wife and I moved from North Dakota to Libby, Montana. Traveling along US 2, to our new place, we saw the official, green signs east of Chester identifying the 'bumps' on...

 
 By Erik Seitsema    Opinion    June 12, 2019

Patching Cracks

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” This quote, from motivational speaker Jim Rohn has made the rounds in the world of self-improvement for years, and it’s worth taking a moment to consider, because it has a...

 

My Answer

Q: Is belief in God the same as the belief the devil has in God? A: The devil and his demons know God exists; certainly Satan stands before the throne of God accusing mankind, as seen in the book of Job. The demon world also believes in the facts of...

 
 By Steve Edwards    Opinion    June 12, 2019

South of the Border, Column No. 17:"Sweet Grass Hills Family Camp, 1979-1999"

South of the Border, Column No. 17 Columnist's note: Several weeks ago someone asked if I'd heard of the Sweet Grass Hills Family Camp. They explained several local people were involved and that two...

 
 By Steve Edwards    Opinion    June 5, 2019

"Royal Neighbors of America chapter in Chester, Montana"

South of the Border, Column No. 16 Columnist's note: The topic for this week's column is from nearby Chester, a town my wife and I visit regularly for shopping. In Chester I noticed a large, brown...

 
 By Steve Edwards    Opinion    May 29, 2019

South of the Border: "Walking from Whitlash to a foreign country"

South of the Border, Column No. 15 Columnist's note: My wife and I have lived in Whitlash since mid-December, 2018. Living only six miles from Canada our intent was to visit our northern neighbors as...

 
 By Erik Seitsema    Opinion    May 22, 2019

Patching Cracks

Wabi-sabi is the Japanese word referring to their cultural understanding of beauty. It’s an interesting perspective that is very different from what we generally accept in the west. Whereas we tend to look at things that are perfect as beautiful,...

 
 By Steve Edwards    Opinion    May 22, 2019

South of the Border:"Some uncommon farm tractors around Whitlash"

Column No. 14 Columnist's note: A tractor sitting by a shed near the Whitlash Post Office drew my attention when we first moved to town. It was a Belarus, which sure sounded Russian to me. Some...

 
 By Steve Edwards    Opinion    May 15, 2019

Easter sunrise at Whitlash: "The cows are in the church yard!"

South of the Border, Column No. 13 Columnist's note: This was our first Easter in Whitlash and sunrise on this past Easter Sunday was pretty exciting. That got me thinking about a number of other...

 

My Answer

Q: I fear for the attack on our homes, our families and our children—the future of our country. What can we do to combat the assaults? A: The family, for most, used to be a close-knit group, and the home was self-contained. It was shelter; it was...

 
 By Erik Seitsema    Opinion    May 1, 2019

Patching Cracks

“A man and a woman are walking up to a building. The man notices the woman and runs ahead to open and hold the door for her. As she walks in, she turns to the man and asks ‘Are you holding this door because I am a woman?’ He responds: ‘No. I...

 

South of the Border:"English Boy 1908:" a mysterious grave in the Whitlash Cemetery

South of the Border, Column No. 12 Columnist's note: Recently Betty Ann Wolery, secretary for the Liberty County Cemetery Board, stopped me in the library in Chester and asked if I knew about the...

 

My Answer

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham Q: America has been a land of plenty for much of its history and some believe our nation can never fall. Are we in danger of going the way of other great and powerful nations? A: Fifteen hundred years ago th...

 

South of the Border: "Some curiosities around Whitlash"

South of the Border, Column No. 11 Columnist's note: I've had the privilege to live in many diverse locations over the years. A newcomer to an area has a unique opportunity to see a place with a 'new...

 

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