How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.” Isaiah 52:7

Clint Eastwood vs Charlie Branch

I heard on NPR near the end of May that Clint Eastwood completed his 89th year of this earthly life.  Did I really hear 89?  That’s only a year younger than Dad!  Thinking about his works that I’ve seen, including the character Rowdy Yates in Rawhide, Lt. Kelly in Kelly’s...

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Life Changes

As many of you know, I will soon be heading down to Texas to pursue my Masters in Divinity at Truett Seminary. But, there is also an even greater and more exciting life change around the corner for me: marriage! This past Friday I proposed marriage to the most wonderful...

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Job

I have been on the daunting and painfully slow journey of reading the entire Bible since the summer of 2016. I have finally read through all the history sections and am now at the face of Job. I’ve heard mixed and conflicting emotions surrounding the story of Job. Some people...

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“Girl – I Got This!”

Sunday night was a rough one for me. I was up three times during the night worrying about Vacation Bible School. Would we have enough volunteers? How was I going to pull off all the decorating that needed to get done? Would the children hear the gospel message in a...

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About Our Summer Fellow Sami

Hello! My name is Sami Cone (pictured right) and I am one of the Summer Fellows from Whitworth University. I will be working with the Youth Ministry and helping to lead Vacation Bible School and the Sunday School program. Already I have met many of you at last Sunday’s service...

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About Our Summer Fellow Brisa

My name is Brisa! (Pictured left.) I am a Senior Music major at Whitworth University in Spokane, and after I graduate I’d like to get my masters in teaching and become a highschool choir teacher and private voice instructor. I’ve grown up my whole life in Walla Walla Washington, and have...

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The Cross Room

The young man was at the end of his rope. Seeing no way out, he dropped to his knees in prayer, “Lord, I can’t go on,” he said. “I have too heavy a cross to bear.” The Lord replied, “My son, if you can’t bear its weight, just place your...

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Love 1st

Every morning, Bible Gateway sends me a verse to start my day. When a passage strikes a strong chord in me, I know there is a particular issue I’ve been thinking about—something deserving of further discernment. So, I mark it as “Unread,” allowing me to re-read and study that connecting...

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Sam is Graduating

About the time you read this Paula and I should be sitting in AT&T stadium in San Francisco, listening to Nancy Pelosi speak at our son Sam’s graduation. Sam is graduation with a degree in Cinema from San Francisco State University. We are proud. Very, very. Sam is our only...

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Warm Welcome

It has been about three months since I joined the 1st Pres family, and what a warm welcome I have received! Friendly smiles, and helpful hearts are my first impressions of the many people who call 1st Pres home. I wanted to take a few moments to introduce myself. My...

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