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

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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New Things

Anticipation is defined as “the feeling of excitement about something that is going to happen. The act of preparing for something; visualization of a future event or state.” For two years now we have been trying to get new linoleum in the church kitchen but something always trumped the Building...

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I Love a Mystery

I love a mystery. Not the everyday kind of mysteries like, “Did the dryer really eat that sock?” and “Where did I put the keys?”  No, I’m talking about the Who Done It.  The smoking gun, butler did it kind of story! My love of murder and mayhem started early...

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Greetings from Bovill!

Greetings from Bovill! If it seems like this blog is rambling, wandering off course, or just plain beginning to make no sense at all, I place all of the blame on the fact that as I write I’m sitting at a picnic table on the edge of Moose Creek. Not...

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Beautiful Blessings

In my life I have had the blessing of outreach. When I say outreach I don’t mean me reaching out to others, but rather others reaching out to me. A few months ago in a blog I had written I asked for one simple thing, and that was help. Help...

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