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Sep 01st


Man Talk: Live life to the fullest!

The older I get, the more I realize how quickly life passes. Dr. Benjamin Mays in his poem "Life is just a minute," describes it as just a minute with only sixty seconds in it. It was forced upon you, you can't refuse it, you didn't seek, didn't choose it, but it is up to you to use it. You must suffer if you lose it; give an account if you abuse it. Just a tiny little minute, but eternity is in it. Life is a gift from God that should be lived with purpose, passion, and maximum potential.

Sky Dogs, Bird Chick and Odd Bird land in Midwest

Sky Dogs, Bird Chick and Odd Bird land in MidwestSky Dogs, Bird Chick and Odd Bird flew in and landed at Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge on October 13 for a birding diversity convention aimed at increasing birding among nontraditional audiences. The "Focus on Diversity: Changing the Face of American Birding" themed convention attracted a large flock of 75 birding enthusiasts from New York, Washington D.C. and from across the nation as far west as Los Angeles, Calif.

The Urban Spectrum Theatre Company: Dragon Feathers

The Urban Spectrum Theatre Company: Dragon FeathersPhyllis Productions presents The Urban Spectrum Theatre Company's holiday children & family show, "Dragon Feathers" November 16 & 17 at the Old Arizona Theater, 2821 Nicollet Av. S., Minneapolis, under the direction of Judy Cooper Lyle and Penny Masuku.

Bishop Blake: We are part of God’s body

Friday night's plenary session at the CCDA conference was dedicated to the empowerment of women and the transformation of Christ's love. This year's conference in Minneapolis was far travels for many, but seats were filled as 600-700 people sang together in worship and listened to speakers Cheryl Miller, Christina Harrison and Sarah Waters, introduced as strivers who work to "make beautiful things out of dust."

Twiss: Treatment of Native Americans as pagans and less than human

The dances of the tribal members on stage at the beginning of the CCDA convention Wednesday night was enough to get the hundreds of people present focused and attentive when a young lady approached the podium to introduce Richard Twiss. "Reconciliation is impossible with out the creators blessing," said the tribal leader's granddaughter as she recalled her family's life of exile from Minnesota and how reconciliation has been on her people's hearts since Europeans first came to Turtle Island, U.S.A.

Lakota educator: Reconciliation is possible

"Whose gonna take back those stories?" The challenge was simple. Who is going to take back the stories that have been entrenched in American culture about Native Americans for so long? Stories of how Native Americans are pagan, how they are less than human, and how Indian customs just do not fit with Christian beliefs. The solution, however, is not simple. The stories are out. They are in people's minds, and it is our job, in this day, to put aside the old ways of thinking, and embrace reconciliation with the first people of America.

Openness: A key ingredient to life

Openness is a key ingredient to life. It is the readiness and willingness to receive. It allows every person, situation, and circumstance to be our teacher. The way we receive information will be key in determining our growth and development. As we encounter situations and circumstances that do not line up with our expectation, we must keep an open mind. How we receive, respond, and process information will determine how open minded we are.
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