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Nine More Days!

Nine More Days!

There’s one thing above all the other things going on around here that I am super excited about, and it’s only nine days away. I’m confident you have exciting plans and events you’re anticipating. As birthdays or holidays draw near, people inquire “what would you like...
It Was A Homerun

It Was A Homerun

The text thread got busier and busier in light of the coming snow storm. With the elder’s retreat planned a month in advance for this past weekend, the sensational projections of snowfall ignited much dialogue about whether to go over the mountain or hunker down –...
Prayer Is The Silver Bullet

Prayer Is The Silver Bullet

We caught a quick flight from PDX to Seattle and then hopped on a five-hour flight to our vacation destination. For years, we had promised our oldest daughter a senior year spring break trip. While we were packing and then again on the flight, we were worried that we...
The Drive or the Destination?

The Drive or the Destination?

John and I buckled in and drove from Sandy to Timberline; then, from Timberline to Hood River. Driving from Hood River toward Troutdale called for multiple stops along the way: Bonneville Dam, the fish hatchery, Multnomah Falls, Latourell Falls finally arriving at...
Bass Guitar – Who Would Have Guessed?

Bass Guitar – Who Would Have Guessed?

During my first lead pastor season beginning in 2005, my wife, Rachel, joined me in doing anything and everything that we believed the Lord pointed us to do in the church. We cleaned, painted, and decorated the entire church. Rachel served in nearly any ministry we...
Culture of Prayer

Culture of Prayer

Christmas Eve was such a special time to worship our Lord with our church family and a whole lot of guests to Good Shepherd. Over Christmas weekend, we had more than 4,500 people worship our Savior! Often, an ungodly suspicious attitude can enter our minds and...
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