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Excuse me while work on this jar

Just the other day, I was sitting at my man cave looking for ways to protect my e-mails from Russian hackers and, more importantly, trying to break open a jar of peanut butter. Not just any jar, mind you. This was the mother of all sealed jars. I...

 

Are you ready for a 'New Year, new you?'

So how many times have you heard the statement, "New Year, new you? Well each year is different, each year brings a physical, emotional and spiritual journey sometimes that take you by surprise. Take...

 
 By Ben Bohart    Opinion    January 12, 2017

Pastor's Corner

“Come and Follow Me”... “Go and Make Disciples”... But How? We have a “follow me” faith. That is, we learn about relating to God, freedom in Christ, hope of resurrection, forgiveness of sin, loving our neighbor, prayer, worship, etc. thro...

 
 By Ben Bohart    Opinion    January 12, 2017

Pastor's Corner

“Come and Follow Me”... “Go and Make Disciples”... But How? We have a “follow me” faith. That is, we learn about relating to God, freedom in Christ, hope of resurrection, forgiveness of sin, loving our neighbor, prayer, worship, etc. thro...

 

We anticipate another successful year

Another great year is coming to an end. With the completion of many important city projects, 2016 was a successful year for Seward. Our city employees worked continuously on numerous projects, includi...

 

Colorectal cancer screening can save your life

Colorectal cancer kills over 80 Alaskans every year, but it can usually be prevented with proper screening and treatment. The staff at Seward Community Health Center are ready to help prevent colon cancer in the Seward area. Colorectal cancer...

 
 By Ed Clark    Opinion    January 5, 2017

Get 'intimate' with Him

Well, Christmas is past and we are now in a New Year. Our prayers are that everyone had a joyous Holiday time. I recently saw this quote,”No one can go back and start a new beginning, But any one can start today and make a new ending.” I really...

 

Christmas perspective changes throughout life

I was saddened when I saw the report of a group of little children hiding in a basement in Aleppo, Syria. Sadly this is where most of Aleppo’s remaining children are located. They are holding on to life, hopefully another day. Many of us grew up...

 

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Seward

A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Seward, Alaska 1971 By Donna Kowalski (Submitted by her granddaughter Kameron Adair) Yes, Seward is merry As the holidays near From the top of the mount To the old railroad pier The streets gaily lighted For...

 

Pastor's Corner

As we journey through the Advent season this year our church focused on John the Baptist’s role in serving as the forerunner or announcer of the Messiah this past Sunday as recorded in Matthew 3:1-12. John’s purpose as described in Luke 1:16-17...

 

My adventure only goes so far

As many of you may know, I’m a sucker for outrageous and adventurous things … especially if it helps someone. I have an incredibly offbeat sense of humor and robust sense of adventure. Literally, I’m game for almost anything if it sounds like...

 

Travel Medicine: Seeing the World in Good Health

Traveling to another part of the world is an enriching adventure. However; there are often significant medical risks to travel. The medical risks of travel are dependent on not only the destination country, but also the specific locations, activities...

 

Mammograms aid early detection of cancer

Patrick Linton, Executive Director Seward Community Health Center Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States, causing an estimated 40,000 deaths each year. On average 12 percent of women will develop...

 

God's music

I have always been a music lover. Ever since I was in the elementary school choir and since I played with friends down in the basement of our home, with what is now classic rock music blasting from the 8-track player. I’ve loved music since I...

 

Smaller dividends are painful but prudent

Alaskans will soon receive our annual dividend checks. This year’s $1,022 check for every qualified resident will help Alaska families with things like winter fuel, food and clothes, holiday gifts, and saving for college. These checks will boost...

 

'Little Bug' is about to give us a 'Jewel'

Here it is near the end of September and there’s plenty of action going on around our house. Football is in full swing ... and I highly encourage you to get out and support the Seward Seahawks as th...

 

Exercise your right to vote on Oct. 4

Two Kenai Borough ballot propositions in the Oct. 4 election are about sharing the responsibility for our community among taxpayers and maintaining a fair balance between property tax and sales tax. Proposition No. 3 would raise the amount of a...

 

Give yourself some grace

It’s been said that the best teacher is your last mistake. That means, “Don’t look at the mistake, look at the lesson.” Personally, I don’t make the same mistake twice—I usually make it four or five times just to make sure! Let’s face...

 
 By Sean Fry    Opinion    September 22, 2016

Pastor's Corner

In America today, Christianity has gotten a bad name. Moral failings of televangelists, hateful rants from those that claim to be Christians, and quite honestly, bad behavior by some Christians (or at least neglect of others) has created a sense...

 

Public education and the KPBSD

Some people believe the school year is a marathon, but I liken it to a 400-meter run-the toughest race to run. We have precious hours, minutes, and seconds with students in the Kenai Peninsula Borough...

 

PASTOR'S CORNER

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” - Romans 15:13 Have you ever needed some space? Like when, as a man, you get hurt and someone comes...

 

An historic opportunity for Alaska's future

In the final stages of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline, many quit their jobs prior to the completion of TAPS because they wanted to be first in line to work on the gasline. Alaska expected construction to begin that quickly. But that was nearly 40...

 

Forgive me, my brain can't remember

As I move closer and closer to the realm my children deem as “old,” my brain seems to forget things more and more, especially things that other people think are items I should never ever forget. For instance, for the life of me I cannot remember...

 

Out of the darkness: Fighting suicide, depression

Everyone has times of feeling down and upset as life’s trials affect us. We are affected by difficulty sleeping, financial issues, legal issues, stress from both good and bad events, and even the weather. Sometimes we feel down for no specific...

 

Want some truth? Vote for me in Nov.

Normally, I refuse to watch or listen to politics. If I want to be lied to, I just call one of my children into the living room and ask them who broke something or why the car has no gas. The hours of hearing a 1-percenter tell me how they can run...

 

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