Two hundred years ago, the brilliant statesman and inventor Sequoyah presented the Cherokee syllabary to the Cherokee Nation. This year we are honoring the bicentennial of Sequoyah’s historic achievement that brought widespread literacy to our tribe. We remember him through
If there’s one thought that occurs to me from time to time, it’s the idea that I might have been born in the wrong era.
Colonel George Washington Goethals was a United States Army General and civil engineer. He is best known for his administration and supervision of the construction and the opening of the Panama Canal. During the construction of canal, Goethals was severely criticized by politicians and pundits for the amount of time that it was taking to complete this massive project.
Dear OAG, Pastor and Tammy Jensen, neighbors, family, friends, and colleagues,
Ah, the new year.
Here are words I’ve shared with you before, back in June of 2019, but they take on new meaning as we leave.
From Christmas Eve, 2003
Christmas time is a time for traditions, and in my home, one of our holiday traditions is the watching of “It’s a Wonderful Life.”
Oologah residents made lasting Christmas memories earlier this month at the annual Christmas parade. The parade, which was part of Christmas in Cooweescoowee, drew a variety of local personalities, floats, vehicles, and more to downtown, with Santa Claus himself dropping by for photo ops. As last week's Oologah Lake Leader did not have space to run all parade photos, additional photos are being published this week in an effort to spread Christmas cheer.
We are completing a series of messages this Sunday carrying the theme of “More than a Christmas Tree.” Obviously, we’ve been teaching that it’s not about the hustle, bustle, and self-edification involved in getting what you want from Santa for Christmas. However, I must admit, I like a good gift!
The members of the 58th Oklahoma Legislature have taken their oaths of office and hit their first deadline: requesting bills and resolutions for 2021.
OKLAHOMA CITY – State Sen. Marty Quinn, R-Claremore, is inviting citizens from across District 2 to attend the Senate redistricting meeting in Pryor on Thursday, Dec. 17.
To streamline personal information management for Cherokee Nation citizens, we recently launched the new “Gadugi Portal.” Here, Cherokees can manage or update their essential information with the tribe, including things like a new mailing address, name change, date of birth or veteran status.
During this Christmas season I’m challenging Harbor Church to offer the greatest possible encouragement we can to others, and that is HOPE. The greatest encouragement is the fact that we serve “The God of Hope.” God, the Creator of all things near and far, Creator of mankind made in His image makes the offer of the free gift of salvation through His Son, Jesus Christ…the greatest gift ever given by the greatest Giver. “For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.”
This year has been full of loss in many ways. Loss of loved ones, jobs, safety, face to face interactions, traditions, and a sense of normal, just to name a few. Though Christmas lights are going up and holiday music rings out, there can be a deep sadness or grief that permeates the season. The Blue Christmas Service recognizes those feelings and the many reasons for them.