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

Gigily Love

Why do we measure out what we give Him when He gives us all things beyond measure? Aren’t all our interactions, simple and complex, just there to wiggle lose the stones​ in our heart​s​ – free us to be free in Christ? Free us to find God in a dreary...

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Sunshine in the Midst of Storms

My family and I became Idahoan’s just six months ago after moving to the area from Helena, Montana. Montana was where my husband and I were born and where we raised our children. Although we lived in Helena most of our married life, we knew that we would one day...

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Have a wonderful day!

The world today, at times, can seem like a cold place which can lead to a miserable attitude. There will always be enough injustice and irritation to keep us in the wilderness. Especially if we choose to complain, criticize, doubt, and rebel. However, life also offers plenty of people or...

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The Importance of Place

Our lives are organized around the concept of location and place. When meeting a person a series of introductory questions might include: “Where are you from?”, “Where do you live?”, “Where do you work?” Answers to those questions provide a better sense of identity so that we can deepen our...

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Examining the Mirror’s Reflection

It wasn’t the Facebook post itself that bothered me, it was the extreme response to it that riled me. The post read: “Amazing Calendar (2018): 1-1-18 Sunday 2-2-18 Sunday 3-3-18 Sunday 4-4-18 Sunday 5-5-18 Sunday…” And it concluded with, “Interesting…Share to everyone!” Well, my friend Sandy followed his instructions and...

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Love is a Rubber Band

“…that we, being delivered from the hand of our enemies, might serve him without fear.” Luke 1:74 You’d think I would have put this heart attack thing behind me by now. After all, that would be the strong thing to do. It feels so weak to have to rest –...

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The truth and only the truth!

Wow, another year come and gone! They seem to disappear a little faster each year. 2017 was a pretty good year. I was blessed with good health (a few bumps here and there), a roof over my head, food on the table, and surrounded by some amazing people! Yet, that...

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He’s Alive!

​They say that only the good die young. So I guess I should be insulted that I lived through my heart attack last month. God must think me still half-baked. He picked me up, shook me like a snow globe, then set me back down on the earth. He’s crazy...

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Hello!

My name is Josh Wagner. I am soon to be a graduate of Whitworth University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology and a minor in Speech Communication. I am very excited to be returning to 1stPres to rebuild the youth program and give both middle school and high school students...

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