Marie Johnson

Hazen, ND

Author's posts

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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Trip to Greece – In the footsteps of Paul the apostle

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Pre-Lent Retreat! – MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

This Retreat is for all the pastors of our District.  It is being held January 6-8, 2020 in Bismarck.  Rev. Bernie Worral of Immanuel, Fargo will present on Hebrews 11.  Worral writes, If you’ve ever been to the nation’s capital in Washington D.C. then you’ve seen the statues in the hallways. Each state has two …

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Church Reflections

Check the Mirror, Pastor — After Five Years, Your Church Looks Like You.” This was the headline of an article that caused me to stop and reflect. If it’s true that after five years the congregation I serve will look a lot like me, is that a good thing or a bad thing? If congregations …

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Main Street Living – September Update

How do you watch the weekly MAIN STREET LIVING worship services and “This Is The Life” programs? On cable, satellite, antenna, or over the internet? This, of course, varies depending on what TV services you have AND where you live. In general, the eastern half of North Dakota and the western half of our Minnesota North Districts …

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OGT Newsletter July/Aug/Sept 2019

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Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

Your generosity is the key to healing and hope for our awesome kids. You’re a friend and partner of the Ranch, so you know all about the good work your support makes possible. But there may be a few things you don’t know about us. And, I believe you’ll find the six Ranch facts below …

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The No-Casserole Illness

AND HOW THE CHURCH CAN RESPOND It’s a conversation I’ll never forget. While visiting with a local pastor one day about the mental health focus of The Lutheran Foundation, he shared something he did one Sunday morning in church.  As people gathered for worship, everyone received a sheet of paper with a list of ten …

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Installation Service – St. Peter, Sawyer

You Are Cordially Invited to an Installation Service for Rev. Timothy Stout at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Sawyer, North Dakota 58781  Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Central Time Fellowship meal to follow installation. Clergy are invited to process.  Please bring vestments (red stole).

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“MAIN STREET LIVING” MEDIA MINISTRY – AUGUST UPDATE

“Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage–with great patience and careful instruction” 2 Timothy 4:2. With this in mind, please continue to share information about our LCMS “Main Street Living” media ministry with others. MSLN is broadcast each Sunday morning – and also available every day at www.mainstreetliving.com …

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