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Reading Transforms Us…or 5 Good Reasons to Read a Book         In our busy lives, finding the time to sit down and sink into a good book is tough. Yet brain research has reveals how reading transforms our brains and capabilities …

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READING IS FUNDAMENTAL…TO LENT Taking time to read is a time-honored Lenten practice. As St. Benedict instructed in his Rule, “During this time of Lent each is to receive a book from the library, and is to read the whole …

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Here we are at the end of winter and I want to discuss an issue seldom talked about in cold weather, dehydration. Dehydration can happen just as easily in cold months as in the warm months. Did you know our …

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All are welcome to the next evening book club discussion. The book is A Man Called Ove by Frederick Backman.  A debut novel from a Swedish writer, Goodreads calls it “…a thoughtful and charming exploration of the profound impact one …

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“Be with us through this season, Lord, and all our earthly days, that when the final Easter dawns, we join in heaven’s praise.” – O Lord, Throughout These Forty Days, ELW Hymn No. 319 This year it seems like our …

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What’s a Library Good For? Quite a lot it appears: “The library…is a passport to wonders and miracles, glimpses into other lives, religions, experiences, the hopes and dreams and strivings of all human beings….” (Libba Bray) “A library is the …

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January can be treacherous time for older folks, indoors and out. RLC member, Steve Hess, gave a pertinent presentation on safety measures to those in attendance at the OWLs January meeting. His good advice and ideas on safety was well …

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This month I will continue First Aid with a review of burn care. First, ask the injured what happened and if you can help. Make sure that the reason for the burn has been stopped or the person has been …

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Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received. 1 Peter 4:10 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, EPIPHANY (ee-PlF-uh-nee) is the Greek word for appearance or manifestation, an …

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New Books for the New Year If you are looking for some contemplative time after the holidays, our library has some new books that look at faith and prayer from a fresh perspective. Two of them – Bible Women and …

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