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Living & Growing: Finding hope at Christmas

By the Rev. Dan Wiese My thoughts are with those who are having a hard time finding the joy of Christmas. It has been a… Continue reading

  • Dec 27, 2020
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Juneau children write emails to Santa

Here’s what they had to say.

  • Dec 24, 2020
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Living & Growing: How do you light the world?

What is light? A light bulb? Energy? Opposite of dark? A feeling? A person?

  • Dec 20, 2020
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The Rev. Tari Stage-Harvey is pastor at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church. (Courtesy Photo)

Living & Growing: Nothing prepares you for Advent like an adventure

Kafka sounds different when read by a slap happy kid trying to do a Scottish brogue.

  • Dec 13, 2020
The Rev. Tari Stage-Harvey is pastor at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church. (Courtesy Photo)
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Slack Tide: Whole lotta latkes

Celebrate Hanukkah with these “excellent calorie shovels.”

  • Dec 13, 2020
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Thank you letter for the week of Nov. 29

Thank you, merci, danke, gracias, gunalchéesh.

  • Dec 6, 2020
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The Rev. Tari Stage-Harvey is pastor at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church. (Courtesy Photo | Tari Stage Harvey)

Living & Growing: Gifts on my want list don’t always work out the way I imagine.

But this year I’m asking for world peace.

  • Dec 6, 2020
The Rev. Tari Stage-Harvey is pastor at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church. (Courtesy Photo | Tari Stage Harvey)
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Gimme a Smile: Please don’t think I’m rude

Why is a Zoom meeting so much more stressful than an in-person gathering?

  • Nov 29, 2020
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The Rev. Larry Rorem is the retired pastor of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church. Laura is a “professional” parent of kids born with Neurobehavioral disabilities. (Courtesy Photo / The Rorems)

Living & Growing: The legacy of 2020

Burdensome realities can create learning opportunities that bring growth

  • Nov 29, 2020
The Rev. Larry Rorem is the retired pastor of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church. Laura is a “professional” parent of kids born with Neurobehavioral disabilities. (Courtesy Photo / The Rorems)
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Thank you letter for the week of Nov. 29

Thank you, merci, danke, gracias, gunalchéesh.

  • Nov 29, 2020
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Living & Growing: Be thankful, the best is yet to come

It is possible to be thankful in all circumstances when we learn to take the long view of things

  • Nov 27, 2020
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Dominic Hall, 12, won Coppa’s 2020 Halloween Coloring Contestthe contest with his colorful pumpkin entry. (Courtesy Photo)

Coppa crowns coloring contest champ

Local youth wins $50 gift card.

  • Nov 22, 2020
Dominic Hall, 12, won Coppa’s 2020 Halloween Coloring Contestthe contest with his colorful pumpkin entry. (Courtesy Photo)
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Thank yous for Sunday, Nov. 22

Organizations thank supporters.

  • Nov 22, 2020
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This week’s super-non-controversial substitute opinion: kids should eat their dinner. There! Take issue with that! (Courtesy Photo / Unsplash)

Slack Tide: ‘The Ballad of the Never-Ending Dinner’

Let’s talk about the real issues — kids should finish their suppers.

  • Nov 21, 2020
This week’s super-non-controversial substitute opinion: kids should eat their dinner. There! Take issue with that! (Courtesy Photo / Unsplash)
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Living & Growing: God’s kingdom cannot be shaken

There has been a whole lotta shakin’ going on in 2020.

  • Nov 15, 2020
Guy Cockroft (Courtesy Photo)
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Living & Growing: Thinking small makes a big difference

“God has given us amazing bodies, but too often, we neglect them.”

  • Nov 8, 2020
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Snow is a form of precipitation in the form of crystallized ice that predominately falls in winter; in Alaska, this can mean every month aside from July, and even then… (Unsplash / Aaron Burden)

Slack Tide: Everything you want to know about snow…and less

Snow can cause extremely dangerous driving conditions, especially when rocking a Prius sans studs.

  • Nov 8, 2020
Snow is a form of precipitation in the form of crystallized ice that predominately falls in winter; in Alaska, this can mean every month aside from July, and even then… (Unsplash / Aaron Burden)
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Living & Growing: Choice is a gift

It allows us to be active, not passive, in our lives.

  • Nov 1, 2020
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Stlack Tide: Crazy for Krazy Glue

Fond as I am of duct tape, I love another multi-use adhesive even more

  • Nov 1, 2020
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Living & Growing: Imagine having a face-to-face with Jesus

I believe it would be a call to love and trust God and each another.

  • Oct 26, 2020
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