Religion

Minister’s Message: Faith is more than a leap

Climbing up a bedroom structure almost three times his height, my three-and-half-year-old son donned in his Superman pajamas quietly and quickly ascended to the top.… Continue reading

 

Minister’s Message: The greatest love of all

I like Valentine’s Day. All the bright hearts, sweets, poems of love and affection, flowers, cards, etc., are fun to give and receive. Florists are… Continue reading

 

Minister’s Message: Don’t forget your main gig — loving others is loving God

Last year Harvard Business Review published an article, “Thriving in the Gig Economy.” They noted that around 150 million people in North America and Western… Continue reading

 

Minister’s Message: Living in Accordance with God’s Plan

In John 16, Jesus is explaining to the disciples that He is going away. He is referring to His death and resurrection. Thus far, the… Continue reading

Minister’s Message: In answer to the question, ‘Who Cares?’

Definition of Loss is any major reduction in a person’s resources, whether personal, material, or symbolic, to which the person was emotionally attached. Types of… Continue reading

Minister’s Message: Thank a veteran this Veterans Day

I just happen to be a Gulf War Veteran that was randomly selected to write the Minister’s Message for the Clarion. My immigrant grandfather served… Continue reading

Minister’s Message: Against monsters, light always wins

As I write this, Halloween is just a day away and we are making preparations for the costumed horde to swoop in for all the… Continue reading

Minister’s Message: Seasons Change — From Death to Life

Seasons change. Our glorious fall on the Kenai Peninsula was highlighted with amazing colors and warm weather. Now the daylight hours are getting shorter and… Continue reading

People valuing people is what makes our country good

How would you define a model citizen of the United States? How would such a person live? What would a good citizen do and value?… Continue reading

Minister’s message: How to take a break

A quote that is attributed to Aristotle observes that “nature abhors a vacuum.” He based his conclusion on the observation that nature requires every space… Continue reading

Come to Me and I will give you rest

It was during the Jewish harvest festival that Jesus shouted out these words. It isn’t difficult to imagine the setting. They had a long season… Continue reading

Church and life as we know it

Looking at the state of world beyond the Kenai Peninsula, I can see why so many have an increased amount of anxiety. It is at… Continue reading

Construction equipment sits among dirt piles outside the Trinity Christian Center on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018 near Soldotna. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

Work in progress

A fresh coat of concrete and new classrooms are going up at the Trinity Christian Center on the hill outside Soldotna. The church, recognizable for… Continue reading

Construction equipment sits among dirt piles outside the Trinity Christian Center on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018 near Soldotna. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

Minster’s message: Noise

Different seasons of the year are different in appearance, activity, and atmosphere. Each season is unique in those aspects. One factor stands out to me… Continue reading

Why is hard work a good thing?

Here’s a question. Do you value hard work? Many of us would say yes, though of course a person can abuse work and end up… Continue reading

The Eeyore Syndrome

I’ve been thinking a lot about “focus” of late. Focus affects every area of our lives. It controls what we do, who we get along… Continue reading

The Eeyore Syndrome

I’ve been thinking a lot about “focus” of late. Focus affects every area of our lives. It controls what we do, who we get along… Continue reading

Orthodox church to get new crosses

One of the triple-armed Russian Orthodox crosses atop Kenai’s Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church was taken down by a boom-lift crew… Continue reading

Orthodox Church draws close to restoration goal with funding for chapel work

Some of the square-hewn timbers of the small Russian Orthodox chapel in Old Town Kenai may be exchanged for fresh wood during a planned restoration… Continue reading

Kenai Bible Church marks 75th anniversary

From out on the dark waters of Cook Inlet near the Kenai River, one of the brightest lights of Kenai comes from the steeple of… Continue reading

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