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Walking our Faith: My Instagram life

October 12, 2019

Last Sunday, I decided to take a Sabbath from social media. I lasted until 10 o’clock in the morning, and then I opened the Instagram app on my phone ostensibly to post a Bible verse,...


Ask Eartha: Carton recycling confusion

October 11, 2019

Dear Eartha, I’ve noticed there is a new container at the drop-off centers for food and beverage cartons. How can I tell what is a recyclable carton? Do these cartons actually get recycled, and what...


Lark Ascending: ‘You Love the Thunder’

October 9, 2019

“When you look over your shoulderAnd you see the life that you’ve left behindWhen you think it over, do you ever wonder?What it is that holds your life so close to mine.”— Jackson Browne, “You...






Home Cooking: Three autumn dinners

October 2, 2019

I have to admit, I felt a twinge of jealousy when I saw that Montana received 2 feet of snow last weekend while we have red flag high winds and dry conditions. I know, I...




Walking our Faith: Is God an Environmentalist?

September 27, 2019

Outside my window, mountain chickadees and western tanagers vie for a place at the feeders while chipmunks run beneath cleaning up after very messy steller’s jays, which seem happy to knock 50% of the birdseed...


HIgh Country Baking: Chewy butter pecan bars

September 25, 2019

High elevation makes cookies spread in the pan, cakes fall, and few baked goods turn out as they do at sea level. This twice-monthly column presents recipes and tips that make baking in the mountains...




Home Cooking: 30-minute weeknight dinners

September 18, 2019

These three dinners have one thing in common — they were created at the end of a long day when I had little energy to cook but still wanted a “real” meal. I’ve provided shortcuts...


Walking our Faith: Yes, it will get better

September 14, 2019

I read it’s suicide prevention month or week or day, but if you’ve ever contemplated what it would be like to take your own life, you know that suicide prevention can be any day of...