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

Why I Haven’t Been Praying

Lately, I haven’t asked God for much. It’s sort of strange, because usually whenever I talk with Him I’m either asking or thanking Him for something. Since my gratitude and requests have recently been limited, my communication with Him has decreased as a result. I suppose the reason for this...

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Sitting at a Coffee Shop

Sitting at a coffee shop, letters and envelops scattered around the table, I started writing little notes of encouragement to my friends and family. I try to do it once every couple of weeks, but life gets busy (and Day Camp happens). I really like writing letters. Not so much...

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Be Still

For the 4th of July weekend, my husband, Tom, and I camped-out with friends who have a place along the Coeur d’Alene River. Not only were we having a terrific time, but the large number of people who floated past us on their variety of inner tubes, floating chairs, and...

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Free Hats & Cinnamon Rolls

Many of you know that each summer ushers in an annual camping trip to Challis Hot Springs in central Idaho for the Cleggs. We have enjoyed many years relaxing, sightseeing, and meeting a variety of people. This year my best friend and her husband drove up from Boise area to...

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A Small Price

I hear it in the rustle of the leaves from the light breeze. I see it in the slow tease of the waves lapping at the shore. I feel it in the depths of my being, slight whispers of peace, restlessness, and sweet, sweet nostalgia. Summer has arrived. For as...

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The New Guy – Nikii Dixon

Life Highlights: I almost died twice in my life when I was younger. Once when I went Skiing in Germany and also when I went swimming at a athletic club in Germany. Something about Germany lol. At a cool summer basketball camp, I played one on one basketball with NBA...

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A Work in Progress

I am the light of the world. John 8:12 (Jesus speaking.) Sitting in my backyard, admiring this beautiful spring, I am often transfixed by the way the sun shimmers through the trees – especially when it’s the long rays of our late northern evenings. Each leaf on every tree expertly...

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Food for the Soul

Hello, good people of 1st Pres! My name is Chris MacMurray, and I am one of the Whitworth fellow’s that you have all so graciously welcomed into the congregation for the summer. Along with me are my friends Amy Cheng, Leandra Sexton, and Matt Goodale. Amy will be a junior...

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One of Your Old Men

“And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions.” Joel 2:28 (and quoted by Peter in Acts 2:17)   I dreamt I...

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