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Be Strong and Courageous

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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 ...

Home Again!

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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 ...

The "Just Happeneds"

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Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

Attending an Adult Class on Sunday morning at our church is really a treat for me. Besides the fellowship in a smaller setting, I have a chance to listen to gifted teachers. Currently, I am in Don Westerberg’s class where he is teaching on the book of Ruth. He is very knowledgeable and ...

Run the Race

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Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

Several times in the Bible our everyday life in Christ is described as running the race. Our whole life is described like a marathon. This past weekend was the 2016 Portland Marathon and I can’t believe it was 10 years ago on October 6, 2006 that Doug and I walked the Portland Marathon. Some ...

The Book of John

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Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

The book of John was the first book that I studied as a seeker and new believer. I can remember being so excited to read the story of Jesus at his birth. I told my husband, “The story of Christmas is in the Bible!” This was in 1970.  Burl and Bernita Shoemake, a pastor and his ...

Mahalo

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Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

First of all, I want to thank the elders and the church for the wonderful gift of a trip to Hawaii. In July/August Doug and I went to Hawaii for three weeks. We went to the big island, the island that I call home, as well as a trip to Maui. I enjoy swimming and being in the blue water always ...

Plan "B"

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Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

What do you do when things you have planned are altered by God and His plans? What do you do when you know that God is the blessed controller of all things and there is nothing you can do? My walk with Christ is many times going from plan “A” to plan “B”. When plans are ...

More Than Food

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Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

Serving in the food pantry of our church is about more than the food we provide for our own community and the community at large. I serve as a leader once a month on Saturday with a team of 8-10 people. This past week Janice Fry, our director, who oversees the ministry team met with the team ...

Retreat

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Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

This week our staff went to John and Dodie Brunton’s beach home in Seaview, Washington. Their home has been in Dodie’s family for many years and they were so willing and giving of their resources to bless us. Thank you John and Dodie! For the first time we invited our spouses to come ...

Psalms

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Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

I can’t stop sharing with others all that the Lord is teaching me in studying the Psalms. The theme for this series for our community is “Psalms…Songs of the Heart”. I am also involved in the inductive study of Psalms with a small group of women on Tuesday ...