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Montevideo American-News - Montevideo, MN
  • Letters to the Editor, Thursday, November 28

  • The American-News welcomes letters of opinion from our readers. Letters regarding current local and national news items are encouraged. All letters are subject to editing for length and style. Letters containing potentially libelous or obscene statements will not be published. Letters must contain name, address and phone numb...
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  • The American-News welcomes letters of opinion from our readers. Letters regarding current local and national news items are encouraged. All letters are subject to editing for length and style. Letters containing potentially libelous or obscene statements will not be published. Letters must contain name, address and phone number for verification and in case of questions. E-mail letters to:  jjones@montenews.com Letters may also be mailed to:  Editor, Montevideo Publishing, P.O. Box 99, Montevideo, MN 56265
     
    Saying what my father couldn’t
    I would like to thank Bruce Olson of the Montevideo newspaper for writing such a great article about my father, Howard Sheimo.
    You were able to put into words what my father could never talk about with anyone. You told his story, and the story of so many other service men and women. You did an awesome job on the article with very little information to go on.
    I would like to thank the Montevideo newspaper for releasing the article to the Granite Falls newspaper, so that it could be told to both communities, as my father lived in both Montevideo and Granite Falls.
    Again, a big thank you, as the article was very well done.
    —Debra Enstad
    Granite Falls
    Are we listening?
    Deep within the spirit of every man is a longing to know a being greater than himself. Ancient cave men thought it was in the form of fire. Primitive people feared and worshipped the sun and the heavens.
    Others, still today, implore mysterious spirits and huge stone idols for mercies and blessings. In some parts of the world, people kneel at the shrine of sleeping Buddhas which stand more than a block high. They go with hungry stomachs and give up food and clothing for their children to make sacrifices to thier gods.
    We Christians have a God who is great and good. He is our Father. How ageless and timeless is his spirit. How fortunate we are to have Him as our friend. Man’s deepest and most soul-searching questions are answered by this great God of wisdom and power. Our great God can step into any situation, no matter how impossible it appears, in order to bring us new hope and strength.
    History can recite one instance after another of men and women, great and common, rich or poor, educated or not, who have opened their lives to God’s love and have been abundantly blessed. If this great cloud of witnesses could stand before us today, their voices would loudly chorus thanks and praise for the new life God has given them and for the joy and happiness and the new sense of purpose their faith gave them.
    Page 2 of 2 - During World War II, leaders of the churches in England wrote to the London Times a letter in which these words were included: “The present evils in the world today are due to the failure of nations and peoples to carry out the laws of God.”
    Perhaps the foremost of these laws is to recognize and acknowledge that God is supreme. This is God’s world and He is its ruler. There is only one God, and Him only should we serve and obey. ultimately His will shall prevail.
    How fortunate we are to know the living and loving God. The blessings that come from being in His presence are far greater than anyone can comprehend. In Him we find joy and purpose, hope and faith, forgiveness and eternal life.
    This letter was previously written by the late Rev. Paul Youngdahl.
    —Ava Ovre
    Montevideo

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