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Finishing Well

Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

By Joyce Wachsmuth-- This past week our grandson Caleb, who is nineteen years old, participated in the Half Iron Man Race in Salem, Oregon. The race is a long distance triathlon of 70.3 miles, which includes 1.2 miles of  swimming, 56 miles of biking, and 13.1 miles of running. It was...

Spending Time Together

Posted by Paul Hill on

By Paul Hill-- During the campout of 2019, I was sitting at a table with Wayne and Paulette Williams, and Marilynn Linscheid. Someone proposed that I take the helm of the campout. The previous person had taken on other responsibilities, and announced ending any involvement. I've held numerous...

Three Answers to Prayer

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Posted by Joanie Nutter on

By Joanie Nutter-- This past year God got my full attention and answered the cry of my heart, which is to have opportunity to share my faith in a practical way with those He reveals to me.   In January we were able to respond to the need of a young woman who was in a difficult situation...

How is Your Vision?

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Posted by Lee Sellick on

By Lee Sellick-- Do you see clearly?   Wearing glasses is relatively new for me. What I notice most are the smudges and scratches, not the subject of my interest in the distance! I am distracted. My focus is shortened to the bridge of my nose. Talk about short sighted!   “Now...

Opportunities

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Posted by Lou Snyder on

By Lou Snyder-- James 1:12 “Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.” Being a follower of Christ since I was young, I have been aware of the many promises God...

Elder Update

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Posted by Dick Middlebrooks on

By Dick Middlebrooks-- This note is a big PRAISE focused on our stewardship as a church. We are such a wonderfully generous church! We give in so many ways: our tithes for the operations of the church for our ministry locally and to our Global Partners for our worldwide ministry. We have our...

Father

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Posted by Troy Ready on

By Troy Ready-- I will never forget the joy of anticipating becoming a father as we waited for the arrival of our first son, Myles, in 2008. No doubt, there is much wisdom in God’s creative design to give nine months of “prep time” before life gets completely flipped...

Story Time

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Posted by Angelo Ramella on

By Angelo Ramella-- I have been thinking a lot about how stories are so much a part of our everyday lives. Just explore briefly in thought about how telling a story or hearing someone else’s story is such a frequent part of life. Of foremost importance and divinely impactful is...

How Long? A Soul Stirring.

Posted by Jane Lewis on

By Jane Lewis-- Greetings, in the powerful name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! Wow! “In the powerful name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.”  Can we really comprehend the depth of that expression? Can we really comprehend the personal and intimate love our Creator...

God Restores Us

Posted by Janet Nordlund on

By Janet Nordlund-- IT’s Community Sunday!!!! Four Sundays a year we come together as a whole faith community all together in one room to Remember and Celebrate Jesus!  Our theme for this Community Sunday is: GOD RESTORES US. Our Community Sunday team was inspired by our study...