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

The Rest of the Story…

Last month, Erica Waterman’s sermon was on Esther and she did a masterful job of bringing the story of Esther to life. Esther was an orphan, raised by her cousin Mordecai, a Jew, during the reign of King Xerxes (approximately 400BC). King Xerxes became enraged at his queen, Vashti, and...

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Eclectic Gifts

I am an Eclectic. Webster’s defines “eclectic” as “a person who derives ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources.” Yup, that’s me. It took me a long time to become comfortable with owning that, though. When I was younger, I saw myself as uncoordinated, an...

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Dogtor Please – Again!

  Do any of you remember the song “Coconut” written by Harry Nilsson? Okay, so I’m dating myself because it came out in the early 70s when I was going to high school. It’s about a boy and his sister who decide to create a clever drink of lime and...

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My Dear Friend

“And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Blessed indeed,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!” -Revelations 14:13 (ESV) I feel like I have to begin by...

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This Generation

Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were young, you used to dress yourself and walk wherever you wanted, but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will dress you and carry you where you do not want to go.” John 21:18   It’s...

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Walk With Me

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” I have been so lucky to do life with the youth at 1st Pres for a little over a year now!...

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From Pastor Craig

Summer is starting to draw to a close, which means, sadly, our four Whitworth Fellows are wrapping up their time with us. God is so good! We couldn’t have picked a better group than Hannah, Molly, Kierstie and Josh.  Not only have they contributed work in their respective ministry areas which...

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Musical Dogs

Do you believe that dogs have ‘an ear for music’? I would like to think so. On the rare occasions when I sit down to my piano and play a tune, both Obie and Ramona lay down near the piano bench as if enjoying a sweet lullaby. No, they don’t...

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Tears & Joy

Having survived 18 years of on the job training I feel qualified to make one sweeping statement of fact: being a parent is a tough job.  This is perhaps the only sweeping statement outside of sharing  the Good News  that I’ll every actually be capable of making with absolute certainty.  ...

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Pastor’s Trip Report

We had an awesome trip to Glacier Park last week and are back, refreshed and rejuvenated by family time and God’s amazing creation.   We stayed in a cozy vacation-rental cottage in East Glacier Village, drove the amazing Going To The Sun road, and hiked in the Two Medicine area.  We...

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