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Be Strong and Courageous

Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

Several years ago, when facing some difficulty where I didn’t know how things would turn out, I attended a Prayer Renewal at the DreamGivers Inn. The Lord showed me through His Word that I needed to remain strong in Him and be courageous. In Joshua 1:6 the Lord said to Joshua, “Be...

People of Every Nation, Tribe, and Language

Posted by Wayne Williams on

After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation...

People of All Nations

Posted by Laurel Nordlund on

There is a new excitement in our children’s program. Teacher Shirley is practicing greeting in Chinese and Teacher Jeff is studying Chinese with the help of JJ and Wendy. Last week the preschool sang Jesus Loves Me in Mandarin, Spanish and Italian. The kids were completely engaged and...

Dual Citizenship

Posted by Wayne Williams on

Many people have observed that we are in a season of unity as a church community and that it is delightful. What is even more delightful, and remarkable, is that within that unity there is a growing diversity. We are seeing an increasing ethnic and language and cultural diversity. Generational...

Prayer Life

Posted by David Smith on

For the past few months, I’ve been slowly (and I mean, slooooowly) making my way through Timothy Keller’s book on prayer, fittingly called—Prayer. In the best way possible, this book has really “messed up” my prayer life. God has used this book to reveal things I...

Home Again!

Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

Doug and I just came back from three weeks of vacation. We started off spending time with my high school classmates for a reunion in Las Vegas for the first week. We then traveled to be with Beth, our daughter and her husband, Jon, and their children: Malia (14); JD (12) and Kiana (10) in Los...

Holding Back From God

Posted by Sally Bland on

A parent’s life is filled with joy, love, and STRESS! It can be overwhelming to navigate the path of helping our children grow to become faithful followers of Christ. James and I work to provide everything our kids need, and that starts with a healthy and vibrant relationship with God. We...

Thoughts from the Emergency Room

Posted by Blake Wilkes on

Last week, during the great 2017 snow storm, I had to spend some time in the emergency room. Now don’t worry, everything is ok and the doctor and nurses took great care of me. Since most of the clinics and doctor’s offices were closed due to the weather, the emergency room was rather...

Snow Days

Posted by David Smith on

As we all know by now, this has been quite the winter in Portland. Growing up in northern Indiana, I experienced more snow than I care to remember and while I know I should feel like a “pro” when it comes to navigating the snow, Indiana does not get ice like Oregon and Indiana does...

The Year of our Lord's Favor

Posted by Wayne Williams on

We are already six days into the new year, but since this is our first blog of 2017, Happy New Year! 2016 was not a happy year for many people in our church. In fact, it was quite difficult and painful for several. So when I say, “Happy New Year,” it’s not just a holiday...