Laurinda Joenks

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Reconciling in Christ: Fayetteville congregation recognized for welcome

Fayetteville congregation recognized for welcome

Subscriber only"You all are a part of the Body of Christ," Anita Andres told the congregants Sunday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fayetteville. "We all are a part of God's creation." Continue reading...

Authentic and true: Enthusiast connects shroud with Gospels

Enthusiast connects shroud with Gospels

Subscriber onlyThe Apostle Thomas doubted the Resurrection of Jesus until Jesus appeared to the apostles and instructed Thomas to touch the wounds left in Jesus' hands by the nails that pinned him to the cross. Continue reading...

Riding and Roping: 5-year-old cowboy not tied down by disability

5-year-old cowboy not tied down by disability

Subscriber onlyColton, what is your favorite thing to do? Continue reading...

Love and respect 'Bilingual' understanding of love can strengthen marriage

‘Bilingual’ understanding of love can strengthen marriage

Subscriber onlyLove and respect. That's what couples crave most. But not together. Continue reading...

UAMS physical therapy program, students complete first semester in Fayetteville

UAMS physical therapy program, students complete first semester in Fayetteville

Subscriber onlyGracie Frizzell waited on her stomach on the padded bench. Dr. John Jefferson held her ankle and raised it, with the leg bending at the knee. Continue reading...

New Life: Bella Vista church changes name to reflect purpose, people

Bella Vista church changes name to reflect purpose, people

Subscriber onlyMembers of Bella Vista Christian Church started the new year with a new life. As of Friday, the church name changed to New Life Christian Church. Continue reading...

Many Christmas symbols remind Christians of birth

Many Christmas symbols remind Christians of birth

Subscriber onlyBy now, most Christian families have not only torn the paper off their Christmas gifts, but also taken advantage of the low prices of those same items at the after-Christmas sales. But alongside the frenzied Christmas customs, many struggle to reconcile the cultural excess of Christmas, leaving the gift of the child in the manger as a simple back story. Continue reading...

Peace and Quiet

Christmas gift fills empty space with ‘what’s important’

Subscriber onlyThe Rev. Kurt Bogan received a special Christmas gift a few years back, although at the time, it didn't seem that way. Continue reading...

Bright students: UA class presents Lights of the Ozarks parade

UA class presents Lights of the Ozarks parade

Subscriber onlyFor many in Northwest Arkansas, the Lights of the Ozarks lighting and Christmas parade signal the Christmas season has begun. The visitors who enjoyed the lighting of 450,000 lights late last month can thank a bunch of college students. Continue reading...

Pointing it out: Siloam Springs museum displays local Indian artifacts

Siloam Springs Museum displays local Indian artifacts

Subscriber onlyArtifacts collected locally tell archaeologists the area of the Illinois River valley and today's Northwest Arkansas were used by Caddo Indians, says Don Warden, director of the Siloam Springs Museum. The first European contact with Caddoan people was recorded in south Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas, he says, but the collection of Roy Chesney (1886-1957) supports the Northwest Arkansas connection. Continue reading...

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