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...The Forest for the Trees

    One of my favorite Bible resources comes to us courtesy of two local Portlanders: Tim Mackie and Jon Collins, who give us The Bible Project. They recognize that we can tend to read the Bible like it is just a “behavior manual, a theology...

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      The Distraction Dilemma

      03.16.18 | by Wayne Williams

      I have found it very difficult to “Be still, and know that I am God.” On so many occasions, as I have tried to give my full attention to the power, sovereignty, and love of our Savior, 1000 small worries and trivial issues rush into...

        The Birth of Stephen Ministry

        01.31.18 | Caring | by Janet Cabascango

        Kenneth Haugk, a pastor and clinical psychologist in 1975, knew his congregation had practical concerns that needed to be met with love. The grieving needed a listening ear; the depressed, encouragement; the confused, guidance. Yet Haugk knew he...

          Smiling Back At Jesus

          11.30.17 | Small Groups | by Mark Nordlund

          Have you noticed how whenever someone smiles at you that you reflexively smile back?  This phenomenon is evidence of something called mirror neurons in our brains.  When we recognize a feeling...

            The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness

            09.27.17 | Book Recommendation | by David Smith

            Most, if not all of us, would say that pride is something we struggle with. And if we were being really honest, most of us would agree that we don't just struggle with pride--it's more like a constant, daily battle to not be consumed by it...

              Preparing To Downsize -- Audio Presentation

              09.08.17 | Aging | by Melodie Rice

              As we age, our large family home can feel harder and harder to maintain. The yard is too big, the stairs too many, the rooms too often empty and we begin to wonder if we should consider a smaller home, something more manageable, more cost...

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