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Through Easter eyes

Easter is over. While the Easter season will continue for several weeks, the excitement and great joy that the resurrection of Jesus inspires is over. Now what?

God of Compassion

In his book, Tattoos on the Heart, Father Greg Boyle tells a story about sitting down with prison inmates and discussing empathy, sympathy and compassion.

Check self sins, before judging others

There was a robber who turned his life around and became a monk named Moses the Black.

Seder meal planned

A Passover Seder meal will be celebrated at 5 p.m. Sunday in the Church of the Nazarene gym, 500 N. Elm St.

Living in the tension of faith, doubt

For this article I would like to share some insights using the S.O.A.P. method of Bible study and journaling.

Church fundraiser

Jonathan Solis of the Great King Jesus Church, 906 E. Edison Ave., organizes Krispy Kreme donuts for sale during a fundraiser last week.

Sunday telecast

A special live stream broadcast featuring Christian singer Chris Tomlin and Pastor Greg Laurie will take place from 4:30-6 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church, 401 S. Eighth St.

Choir in town

The Dordt College Concert Choir of Sioux Center, Iowa will be in concert at 8 p.m. Sunday at Sunnyside Christian Reformed Church, 700 N. 16th St.

Turning enemies into friends

“You have heard it said that you shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy, but I say to love your enemy and pray for those who persecute you” (Matthew 5:43-48).

Hypocrites and sinners, saved by the cross

My middle sister used to say, during her rambunctious teen years, that she didn’t want to go to church because it’s full of hypocrites. My father, who is also a pastor, answered in all love and seriousness: there’s always room for one more.

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Ash Wednesday prayers

Melissa Sarmiento and her 18-month-old daughter Mila were among the faithful taking advantage of the “Ashes on the Go” Wednesday at the corner of South Ninth Street and East Edison Avenue.

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Tomorrow marks beginning of local Lenten traditions

Locals getting ready for Lent

Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, marking the beginning of the Lenten season.

Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent

On Feb. 10, Christian churches in the west will begin the season of Lent. Lent consists of the 40 days before Easter.

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Glad tidings of joy

A choir at Our Saviour’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sunnyside offers songs of the season during a Christmas Eve service last Thursday.

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Food drive

Waving down cars Saturday at the parking lot of El Charrito restaurant are Diana Argueta, Martin Tlatenchi, Jose Zepeda, Ariel Gurrola and Jorge Campuzano.

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