Category Archives for "Community Contributors"

Sep 17

Today I resigned for the last time

By From the Heart | Community Contributors

I’ve not actually earned a paycheck since 2011 but have never stopped working per se. I’ve been serving as president of a large multi-state community service organization: holding meetings, planning and serving at projects of many sorts and encouraging others to become involved. Simultaneously, I volunteered hundreds of hours since the 80s with the National […]

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Aug 27

We all belong

By From the Heart | Community Contributors

“The Lord is on my side; I will not fear.” – Psalm 118:6 That’s right, I will not fear because wherever I go, God is with me. Before I realized that God is with me, I was confused. I felt that he was punishing me for something I did. It all started one morning. On […]

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Aug 14

ACC Lake Nights

By From the Heart | Community Contributors

What do we have to lose? That was my thought as Christy Louwagie (DRE/Youth Minister at Eden Valley/Watkins) and I hammered out the details for our combined youth lake nights. In my mind, we already both were adding things left and right to our schedule to provide fun and faith-filled opportunities for our youth, so […]

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Feb 26

Give some, receive more

By From the Heart | Community Contributors

The experience of going on a mission trip means to give some, and receive more.  I was profoundly blessed by this ‘could never possibly give more than received’ experience when I traveled with a group of people, primarily from Our Lady of Victory Church (OLV) in Fergus Falls, to live and do work coordinated through […]

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Oct 21

Rainbow of hope

By From the Heart | Catholic Culture

Recently I was invited to attend a meeting of dialogue for people of different political persuasions for the purpose of understanding and finding areas of common ground. I did not respond immediately, only to receive a follow-up email saying they were still looking for participants, but they had enough people who considered themselves “blue” (liberal) […]

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