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As Thanksgiving approaches and especially on the Day, individuals and families often reflect on what they have to be thankful for over the past year. Many families have had significant events taking place. A young (or older!) couple getting married. A little baby is born. A new addition to the...
In October we took a “Sheracation,” the first-ever trip where our dog, Shera, was able to come with us. I’ve heard some people express that they love seeing places and experiences through their children’s eyes – but have you ever thought about seeing things through a pet’s? Traveling with Shera was...
The gem that I would like to begin with for this article is found in Philippians 2:3-4: “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.” Each of you should                                                                look not only to...
Is God in control of the election? If you are a Trump supporter and Biden is elected, you may wonder how did God allow this to happen. If you are a Biden supporter and Trump was reelected, you may wonder as well how did God allow this to happen. I am writing this column prior to the election, so I...
The Star Herald reached out to churches for their worship information in the absence of in-person worship services, due to coronavirus social distancing. Those that responded are listed here. Those that would like to have information posted here should call the Star Herald or email editor@star-...
“Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, ‘If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.’” John 8:31-32 There is much talk about freedom recently. We consider it a freedom to wear a mask or not, and in the upcoming...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in The Rose History in 1911.   Rock County Village (continued from 10-15-20 edition of the Star Herald.)   Churches (continued)          The first permanent house of worship was the school house erected in the Grout neighborhood during the spring of 1875. Services were later...
The Star Herald reached out to churches for their worship information in the absence of in-person worship services, due to coronavirus social distancing. Those that responded are listed here. Those that would like to have information posted here should call the Star Herald or email editor@star-...
Safety / sāf-tē / noun 1. The condition of being safe from undergoing or causing hurt, injury, or loss 2. The action of keeping safe There seems to be a lot of talk this year about safety. The “Stay Safe MN” slogan grinds my gears every time I see it, so I’ve been evaluating my angst about safety....
There’s a story about a holy man in India who was meditating and praying near a river when he noticed that the river was beginning to rise as a result of some heavy rains. As he looked at the rising water, he noticed a scorpion trying to scamper up the bank to escape this rising water, but it was...

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