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Paul Appold

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Jesus' message to Christians is lighten up

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Jesus' message to Christians is lighten up

January is a time of year where we really need to lighten up. It’s cold outside, and this year it’s really cold. We get only a small amount of daylight. The bills from this past Christmas keep coming. There are a lot of people struggling to keep a smile on their faces. We need some joy in ou…

January 22, 2014 11:26 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: I hope you enjoy God's perfect timing

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: I hope you enjoy God's perfect timing

It is often said, “Timing is everything.” And there is a great deal of truth to this.

December 22, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Look forward to the future, even in the wake of tragedy

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Look forward to the future, even in the wake of tragedy

On Wednesday of this past week, many Americans took time to remember the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001. It was truly a heartbreaking day as more than 3,000 lives were taken, and their families continue to grieve their loss. Our prayers continue to go out to the Lord for comfort to all of t…

September 15, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: What does a church have to offer?

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: What does a church have to offer?

Everywhere we go, we are bombarded with advertisements of what stores and businesses have to offer.

July 07, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Sharing light of Christ benefits missionaries, too

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Sharing light of Christ benefits missionaries, too

One of the great blessings we have in our congregation is the opportunity to take short-term mission trips, both in the U.S. and abroad in foreign countries.

February 17, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Paul Appold

Paul Appold

The Rev. Paul Appold is pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Lansing.

January 31, 2013 6:33 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Cleaning for Christmas, Christmas as cleansing

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Cleaning for Christmas, Christmas as cleansing

They were standing there waiting for me. The troubled look of concern was all over both of their faces. My wife and my oldest daughter were talking quietly to each other. I knew it wasn’t good. Then they turned to me and said, “Lady got sick last night, and it’s all over the basement!”

December 23, 2012 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Be patient, stay hydrated for life's race

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Be patient, stay hydrated for life's race

On two successive Sunday mornings in early August, as I was preparing to head off for worship, I watched a segment of the Olympics men’s and women’s marathon. It is a stunning to see top runners from all over the world compete in an endurance race of that magnitude. I sat and marveled at the…

September 30, 2012 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Easter is crowning achievement of all history

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Easter is crowning achievement of all history

Every day I get a confident little voice in the back of my head that says, "It's going to be all right!" It's a voice I believe God put there because of Easter. For Christians, Easter is the crowning achievement of all history. It has a powerful impact for every day of our life.

April 08, 2012 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Unborn children require our protection

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Unborn children require our protection

I am troubled by the lack of care in our country shown to the unborn children, that is, those children who are growing inside of their mother's body.

February 19, 2012 12:00 am
2012 Illinois Editorial Advisory Board members

2012 Illinois Editorial Advisory Board members

Today, we introduce new members of The Times Editorial Advisory Board. They have agreed to share their opinions on issues of local and regional interest. Look for these familiar names and faces on columns in the Forum section over the next year.

January 01, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Paul Appold

Paul Appold

The Rev. Paul Appold is pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Lansing.

December 25, 2011 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Christmas is such a fulfilling holiday

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Christmas is such a fulfilling holiday

It's finally here! The day we have been waiting for! Christmas Day is here, and hopefully you can breathe a deep fulfilling breath. Today is a day where we should be able to sit back and relax. The hard work is over for us — I hope!

December 19, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: I commend lifelong, one man, one woman, marriage

Do you ever have time to think about life and the blessings you have been given?

October 16, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: How to cope in times of despair

Next Sunday will be the 10-year anniversary of the tragic day we have come to know simply as 9/11. It is a day forever etched in our minds.

September 04, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Reread Genesis for a new start, a new perspective

Have you ever noticed how two people looking at the same scenery can come away with drastically different viewpoints? One person sees the beauty of the scenery, while the other sees only the flaws. It seems that in our society, the ones who see the flaws are far more common, and the ones who…

June 26, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Easter shows God can overcome all problems

Today is the day Christians all over the world celebrate that Jesus Christ rose from the dead. Although Christmas is often the most popular holiday of the year, Easter ranks first in importance among all of the other holidays of the Christian church year. It is the celebration of God making …

April 24, 2011 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Supporting Cambodian school is a blessing to our church

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Supporting Cambodian school is a blessing to our church

The Rev. Paul Appold, of Trinity Lutheran Church in Lansing, stands at the entrance to Emmanuel Christian School in Broyouk, Cambodia. The sign on the gate honors Ralph Boardman, longtime principal at Trinity Lutheran School in Lansing.

March 06, 2011 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Supporting Cambodian school is a blessing to our church

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Supporting Cambodian school is a blessing to our church

Sometimes life as a pastor seems to be more joyful than others. There are some hills and valleys in the life of the parish pastor. I happen to be on one of those joyful highs right now. It isn't because life is especially easy right now. It's not. It is because of what I have just experience…

March 06, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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2011 Illinois Editorial Advisory Board members

2011 Illinois Editorial Advisory Board members

Today, we introduce new members of The Times Editorial Advisory Board. These individuals have agreed to share their opinions on issues of local and regional interest. Look for these familiar names and faces on columns in the Forum section over the next year.

January 02, 2011 12:00 am Related
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