Marie Johnson

Hazen, ND

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Main Street Living Media Ministry – February 2020

“Faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.” Romans 10:17 Sharing that Word of Christ is what Main Street Living is all about! One of our regular viewers recently informed me that he and his wife set up a charitable gift with the LCMS Foundation, designating Main …

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The Lord Is My Helper

“So we can confidently say, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?’” Hebrews 13:6 Have you ever felt down or even depressed about the challenges facing congre­gations in rural and small-town America? It’s altogether too easy to fall into that trap. Between the perceived shrinking populations, the …

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Main Street Living Media Ministry – January Update

Another new year has arrived. And though we don’t know when our Lord will be returning – we know that it’s another year nearer! MARANATHA – come quickly Lord! We also pray that God will use each of us mightily throughout the coming year to share the Good News of His forgiveness and love through …

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Ascend Sexual Risk Avoidance Specialist Certification

Approved for: 12.5 Nursing Contact Hours by the ND BON 10.5 Social Work Contact Hours by the NDBSWE 2 Education Credits through Minot State University     Are you comfortable talking or teaching about sexual health? Are you confident in giving clear guidance that is evidence-based, and relevant to everyone? If not, the Ascend Sexual Risk …

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Messiah, Mandan members create stained glass project

    It’s a labor of love that started about a year ago after a modern problem — lack of funding — halted the Messiah Lutheran Church congregation’s idea of hiring a company to update the existing sanctuary windows with a stained glass project. The $60,000 bid for the project was “way more money than what was …

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Main Street Living Media Ministry – December

CHRISTMAS will soon be here! THANK YOU IMMANUEL, “God with us”, for coming to earth to redeem your creation! May this wonderful message be heard and seen by all who will be watching the MSL Advent and Christmas worship services and the special Christmas season Lutheran Hour Ministries Animated Series Programs this month. We also …

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Higher Things Conference and Retreats 2020

It’s that time of year already – time to get registered for another great Higher Things Conference! Groups are going two different directions this summer – one to Colorado (June 29-July 2) and one to Michigan (July 21-24). There is group transportation being arranged for both locations, along with some fun events along the way!  …

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Is There Hope in the Midst of Addictions?

DEALING WITH ADDICTIONS IN RURAL AND SMALL-TOWN AREAS Once in a private counseling session with an addict, he said to me in tears, “I stole $12,000 from my parents, and I would walk the streets to see which house I could break into and steal money or goods in order to buy my next fix. …

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Main Street Living Ministry Update – November

Thanksgiving! As it’s been a while, I’d like to briefly mention those who specifically do the work of getting our MAIN STREET LIVING programs on the air. First, we thank the pastors of our Minnesota North & North Dakota LCMS congregations for taking the extra time and effort to have their services ready several months …

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From Chaos to Calm: Horse-inspired Healing

If you’d see fourteen-year-old Jackson* in a lighter moment, you’d see he loves a good joke and is quick to laugh. But he came to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch recently because he had great difficulty managing his behavior, and especially, his anger. He also had significant problems staying focused and functioning well in school. …

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Moving Beyond Survival: DOXOLOGY and Your Church’s Future

 Boom and bust have been the cycle of farmers for generations, as well as businesses in small towns that depend on farm customers. But lately it’s been mostly “bust” and very little “boom.” Plummeting commodity prices, rising expenses, and international trade wars have all taken their toll on those who live and work in America’s …

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Main Street Living Ministry Update – October

    It’s hard to believe that 18 years have gone by since the Twin Towers in New York City were destroyed. As I write this newsletter article on “9-11” of 2019, all of the news programs are remembering the horrific actions flowing from mankind’s sinful hearts which killed and injured so many people! Holy Scripture …

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