With the prospect that we may have to sort through as many as 20 potential candidates for president, you no doubt will be happy to know I will not be one of them.
With this being the 50th anniversary season of the famed Medora Musical, a number of special events are being planned throughout the summer.
I’m not sure what happened, but I came to the office and found that five months have somehow skirred through the calendar. However June 1 gives organizations and individuals a chance to restart fresh in case things haven’t gone as planned for 2015.
It’s not what we can’t do but what we can
One of the hit songs from the Broadwaymusical, “My Fair Lady”, was a whimsical lament, “Why can’t a lady be like a man?”
Despite the surge in U.S. oil prices, hedge funds are still divided about what will happen next, according to the latest data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).
The young Boston Marathon bomber has been found guilty on every count of the charges against him.
"Potential is one of the most wonderful words in any language. It looks forward with optimism. It is filled with hope. It promises success. It implies fulfillment. It hints at greatness. Potential is a word based on possibilities." -- John Maxwell
Do you ever try to put yourself in the shoes of others?
“Somewhere Over the Rainbow”. I’ll bet you remember that tune.
This is your quiz for this week.
It’s easy to be excited about an oil boom.
Sen. Marco Rubio has his views, and he’s sticking to them. He fiercely opposes all of President Obama’s initiatives to normalize relations with Cuba.
What a great pleasure it is to join the Williston community. In my short time here, it has been easy to see and share in the excitement of “Boomtown, USA.”
When you think of God, what sort of being do you conceive? The chances are you are wrong. Even if you were to memorize everything the Bible said about God’s attributes you would be wrong. I do not think it is humanly possible to fully conceive God.
Discussion of the Obama Administration’s proposal for reducing carbon emissions from power plants has mostly focused on the staggering cost of this unprecedented regulation. But a pair of reports out this month paint an even more frightening picture. Not only will your electricity cost more, you might not be able to get it when you need it.
They just celebrated the biggest recreational holiday of the year here in Fargo, and all across America.
The media has been making a lot of fuss about Nancy Pelosi’s negative reaction to a reporter’s question asking if she plans to step down as leader of the U.S. House Democrats.
Halloween isn’t my favorite day of the year, but it’s always nice to see the kids have fun running through the neighborhood.
If there is a list of things every Christian is guilty of, taking Bible verses out of context is close to the top. Personally, I have done it more times than I am willing to admit. To borrow from Greg Koukl, if there is one technique that every Christian should learn it is this: never read a Bible verse. To take away the shock value of that statement, more properly it should be said, never read a Bible verse isolated from its context.
Wednesday and Thursday were a brutal reminder of what the news cycle can do to a staff.
The University of Southampton has recently released a 4-year study on near-death experiences on 2,060 patients in fifteen hospitals across the United States, United Kingdom and Austria. The AWARE (AWAreness during REsuscitation) study is the largest of its kind. These patients were considered dead when the heart stopped beating, and doctors believe that the brain shuts down a few seconds later. Thirty-nine percent of the patients who survived recalled having some sort of awareness after being considered dead. Some could recall vague experiences, and fewer had explicit experiences. Some had a pleasant sensation, others had a dreadful experience like being dragged through water. Dr. Parnia said, “more people may have mental activity initially but then lose their memories after recovery, either due to the effects of brain injury or sedative drugs on memory recall.”
Of all the organs in our complex bodies there are only two that are superior to those of all other animals -- our brains and our hands.
When tragedy strikes, as Christians, one of the first things we do is pray in a form of a lament or request. We feel strong compassion for the victims of the tragedy. We will even console these victims assuring them that our prayers will be for them.
Professional athletes are few and far between.
Before Mother Nature steps in and decides to begin delivering some of that unwanted white stuff, there's one great fall event on the schedule that you should be reminded about.
I sit here on Saturday at the office knowing I’m about to spend my Sunday watching football.
North Dakota has changed a lot over my lifetime, from the incredible innovation and research we see today in the agriculture industry to massive population growth to the state’s remarkable energy boom. But what hasn’t changed from my early days in Mantador is North Dakota’s commitment to continue to strengthen its communities and make sure folks are safe – values that underscore the work I do every day in the United States Senate.
I’m often asked why are there so many different Christian denominations as if this impugns Christianity.
Is Pope Francis the pontiff that will lead churches into the current millennium, or simply a hope-driven leader who's legacy will be doomed by rigid traditions?
Here’s a potpouri of thoughts for this week.
Headlines throughout New York on Monday no doubt boasted about another three-peat for the Empire State.
Hey, if you can manage a multi-million dollar recreation facility, you might as well take on the challenge of managing a men's slowpitch softball team.
As a city, Williston has been at a crossroad for the past half decade or more.
Mankind has found many creative ways to execute, and none of them seem very (man)kind to me -- or womankind for that matter.
Three years ago today, I had one of the hardest tasks in my life.
I recently saw an argument to disprove the existence of God that I found quite humorous.
Let’s think for a few minutes of why we have this mindset that anything big must be better than whatever is smaller.
Two years ago today I walked into the Williston Herald for the first time as the editor of the Williston Herald.
With school starting, it also means the start of football season. This will be my fifth year as a high school football official. While most of the time we as officials get the calls right, there are times we get it wrong. Now when I mess up a call, I can understand the frustration that people feel. While people get mad at the wrong calls, there are time they get mad when the right call is made because of confusion of the rules.
When Pres. Barack Obama was first elected, it was supposed to mark the end of most racial tension in the United States.
You can bet Kathleen Hagan of Williston was glued to the television and her telephone over the weekend as her granddaughter was doing her thing Down Under.
I guess it does get a little easier, with the emphasis on little.
This is my 52nd article for The Williston Herald. I thank you for reading A Positive Mental Note and making it a success. I thank editor David Rupkalvis for saying yes to me when I walked up to his desk a year ago. Many people have said they buy the Friday edition just for my article — I am honored.
Why not bet on God? What do you have to lose?
A call has gone out and all those within listening range should take note of a special work night at the Old Armory Theatre.
Robin Williams surprised and saddened the world last week when he took his own life.
The Williston Police Department, Williston Fire Department and Williams County Sheriff’s Office got a good test last week when a man chose not to listen to TSA agents and caused a scare at Sloulin Field International Airport.
Today, I write with a heavy heart.
We learn various things in various ways for various reasons. Then there are some things we don’t learn for various reasons. It’s a tragedy that some of these things remain unlearned throughout a young man’s life.