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The Good Life

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In just over a month, the students of Ignite Student Ministry will be headed out east to Montana. We will be on a mission trip to the Black Feet Nation Native American Reservation in the northwest part of Montana. It is shaping up to be quite a trip already, and we are not even there yet! A few of ...

On The Road With Jesus

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In about a week Lana, Thea, and I will be making the 25+ hour trip back to our home towns. Each day that we get closer I find myself getting more excited, but for things I never would have expected. For instance, as I was driving across town today and ...

Every Good and Perfect Gift

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As some of you may know last year, at the end of January, Lana and I had a miscarriage. We lost our first child and the grief was unbearable. It was a very deep loss for us. But later that June we found out that we were once again pregnant. What a gift from God after such a deep loss. Yet the joy ...

Thoughts from the Emergency Room

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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 ...

Looking Back as we Look Forward

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Well, it’s finally coming…the New Year! 2016 is over and 2017 is beginning and with it a new start to many things. I don’t know about you, but to me, it seemed as though 2016 wasn’t the best year. A lot of things happened this past year including many loved ones that ...

Fall Is The Best Time Of Year

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Oh fall, you just can’t beat this time of year! There is so much about it that is just great. The leaves are changing, the temperature is finally bearable, the rain and clouds are back, and the hunting seasons are starting. Yes, fall is the best time of the year.  At least I think so. ...

An Eventful Trip

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Over Labor Day weekend, Lana and I had the chance to get away and go up to Alaska. It was a fantastic trip. We had a couple of days of just the two of us traveling from Anchorage, through the Keni Peninsula, and back to Anchorage. We saw and experienced so much. Hikes in the Alaskan woods using a ...

Youth Mission

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In one week the youth will begin their mission trip. We aren’t going to some far off land or some exotic place. We aren’t headed across the country to another city or a rural setting. Nope, instead we are headed to where we are now, Portland. Our hometown where we go to school, work, ...

For We Are God's Masterpiece

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Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are God’s masterpiece”. This is quite a statement from our God, especially this past weekend as I looked out over the blue mirror that is Crater Lake. It was Lana and I’s first visit to the imploded volcano and we had no idea what to expect. ...

An Underlying Reality

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Time continues to march on. Soon it will be one whole year that Lana and I have been calling all of you our Faith Community and Family. I can’t believe that it has been almost a year. Time has gone by so quickly and yet there is still so much to learn and there are still so many people to ...