Feelings, Faith, and Freedom

Posted by ugminlandnorthwest Mar 11, 2016 11:46:28 AM

An Easter season reflection by former UGM staff writer, Merrily Brast.

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Lose the Label: Victim

Posted by ugminlandnorthwest Feb 2, 2016 3:13:22 PM

“In the beginning, I thought I was free,” Rowan said, “and in the beginning, I thought he was going to be everything I ever wanted—he had a Mohawk, all these tattoos. It was kind of like he represented what my idea of freedom was—freedom of expression with his body, freedom of expression with his words…He had kind of an anarchist personality, and I really liked that.

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Honoring Those Who Have Fought for Freedom

Posted by Merrily Brast, Staff Writer Nov 10, 2015 3:50:11 PM

While 2015 Point-in-Time Count numbers for the nation showed an overall decrease in veteran homelessness, the statistic for homeless veterans in Spokane increased between 2014 and 2015 from 85 to 101.

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Q & A: UGM Staff Veterans

Posted by ugminlandnorthwest Jul 24, 2015 3:13:00 PM

This month, we at UGM have explored the topic of freedom - what it is and what it is not. Recently, we asked some UGM staff military veterans questions about freedom and about their service to our country.

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The High Price of Freedom

Posted by Merrily Brast, Staff Writer Jul 17, 2015 3:16:00 PM

“It’s kind of an oxymoron, the word freedom, because it comes with a high price.” –Chris, Marine veteran

Freedom means many things to many people. We recently asked a few of the veterans staying at the Mission to talk about what freedom means to them.

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What does freedom mean to you?

Posted by ugminlandnorthwest Jul 2, 2015 3:44:00 PM

Freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of expression—we value freedom. We celebrate it! But there are different types of freedom, and freedom is defined many ways.

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The Beauty of God's Love

Posted by Merrily Brast, Staff Writer Feb 16, 2015 4:17:56 PM

By Merrily Brast, former Staff Writer

“You are worse than you think you are, but also far more loved than you feel you are.”

–Timothy Keller

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