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 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    May 5, 2022 

From My Perspective: Something's amiss

I may not watch the news, but that doesn’t mean I’m not informed. Most of my friends who do watch the news hadn’t even heard of the destruction...

 

God is Spirit

Q: Is God like us or is God basically a vapor or something that is in the atmosphere? - G.W. A: God isn't made of atoms or molecules; He isn't part...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    April 21, 2022

From My Perspective

There’s been a lot of talk lately about gender, gender identification, choosing a gender, sexuality, biology, how it affects our kids of today, and...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    April 7, 2022

From My Perspective: Elite Status

If you’re breathing, you’ve heard about the recent Oscar Awards fiasco involving Chris Rock and Will Smith. Photos of the punch and the constant...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    March 24, 2022

From My Perspective: Losing Our Childhood Heroes

I grew up in a very small town. I was five years old when we moved there in 1975, and the population sign read something just over 1,000 people. That...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    March 10, 2022

From My Perspective: Putting Aside our Differences

Holy cow! In the last ten days we’ve seen the start of a war, the release of Pfizer court documents regarding the COVID vaccine side effects, and...

 

From my Perspective: Hunkering down... Tucking in

Just last week I thought spring had arrived. The weather was unseasonably warm and sunny. I had that lighter feeling, the one I get when spring is...

 

Triple threat

Todays triple threat is chronic pain, chronic fatigue and depression. Each can present by itself, but invariably where one is the others follow. In...

 

Love one another

Next week, we’ll celebrate Valentine’s Day with all the mushy cards, candy, flowers, and more. Not that there’s anything wrong with any of...

 

From My Perspective

There are many reasons to celebrate, birthdays, weddings, graduations and milestones. Some are celebrated once a year, once a decade, or just once....

 

From My Perspective: Making Room

Happy 2022! I hope you all had a wonderful start to the new year. Although I’ve stated before I’m not a huge proponent of making resolutions, I am a huge proponent of making changes to things. It...

 
 By Kathy Dey    Columns    January 13, 2022

That Old Ford

Editor's Note: On a recent trip to my parents place in Missoula, my mother showed me this story, written by my sister Kathy for a class back in 1992....

 

From My Perspective: Christmas Memories and Traditions

We all have our own Christmas and holiday traditions and memories that we either continue or that motivate us to create new ones. Some change and...

 

From My Perspective: It's Not Really Goodbye

Sometimes in life, we find friends that mean the world to us. We just connect with them, and they become part of us. I can count on one hand the numbe...

 

PassItOn®… How Kids Have Used Their Imagination to Create Some of the Most Beloved Products

We always talk about the beauty of a child’s unlimited imagination, as if we long to capture and access those curiosities into our adulthood. It is indeed a wonder what children come up with. And...

 

Discovering Talent

Everyone has a talent, whether they realize it or not, and there are so many different ways to express ourselves. There are those who create art with...

 

Creating Connections

It’s been a busy couple of weeks with travel, in-person shows and getting ready for upcoming holiday shows. Throughout all the hustle and bustle,...

 

Repeating History (Part Three)

In this last segment of my repeating history series, I’d like to point out a few things about our recent history, within the last ten years or so,...

 

From My Perspective: Repeating History (Part Two)

Last week’s column was on history repeating itself as it pertains to World War II and how I see similarities and correlations between events that...

 

Repeating History (Part One)

Our world today has me thinking a lot about our past, and how little we seemed to have learned from it. I see us repeating our history in a couple of...

 

'Falling' into place

There is a lot going on in the world right now. Good, bad and otherwise. But the one thing about this time of year, in my opinion, is the time to...

 

Back in the Saddle

Sometimes we forget how much we miss doing something we love - and how good for us it is to do those things. This past week I was reminded of just...

 

From My Perspective: Passing Judgement

I recently overheard a conversation between two people while I was sitting at a machine in the Wheel Inn. I’m not sure if these two individuals,...

 

Setting the Record Straight

Last week may have been all about giving grace, but this week there’s an apparent need for setting the record straight on a few things… First,...

 

Giving and Receiving Grace

I’ve been on quite the whirlwind of adventures this last month. I’ve traveled to Idaho, Whitehall, Alaska, Eureka and recently just down the road...

 

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