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Author Archive: Evergreen Bible Church

USS Relationship

While the kids were in the backseats being entertained by a movie(hallelujah!), Annette and I used our drive on Sunday as an opportunity to know ourselves and each other better: we took an online personality assessment. As Annette read our respective results, we realized that it seemed to pretty much nail me on the head […]

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Bumper Crop

Yesterday I celebrated Labor Day by laboring to bring in the harvest.  It’s apple season in the Pacific Northwest and this year’s crop is incredible.  I am honestly surprised at the abundance because over the winter I took the advice of an arborist and eliminated nearly half of the main branches on our apple tree.  […]

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2T22

God’s design for spreading the gospel is not simply to tell others. His plan is that we will entrust the gospel to those who will in turn faithfully teach it to others. That’s the instruction of 2 Timothy 2:2. The baton must be continually passed on or the mission will die. Gary and Melita Root […]

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Plumbing and People

“Did you have a good vacation?” That’s the natural question we all field when we return from some time away. Since I am blessed to have many who care about my wellbeing, I will take this opportunity to say yes, it was delightful. Not only was I off work last week, I have had a […]

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Servanthood

This past weekend I spoke at Family Camp on the subject of Servanthood while those at EBC heard from Pastor Mark, Chaplain at Open House Ministries (you can watch the video he showed at the EBC services on Homelessness in Clark County here). I thought I’d follow up on the challenges you received by sharing an excerpt […]

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Love is Patient, Love is Kind . . . Still

“Love is patient, love is kind…love never fails.” (1 Corinthians 13:4, 8) Those famous words are quoted in countless weddings, and possibly even my own. I say ‘possibly’ because I don’t really remember much that was said, which gives me no little distress as the one who often does the talking at weddings. Regardless the […]

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Helping Our Sister’s Family

Five minutes ago I answered the door to a mother of two squirrely boys and two grandmother types who came with her. Mom spoke very limited English and it took a while to figure out what she was looking for. “I have appointment for a week,” she kept repeating. I finally understood that she was […]

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Green VBS

Ask me for one word to describe this year’s VBS and I would likely choose the word green. I don’t mean green in the sense of environmentally friendly, although we do recycle the children each day. I mean green in the sense of inexperienced. This year we have an exceptionally high number of leaders filling […]

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Water or Wilt

On my first day back from two weeks of vacation, I walked into my office and saw a sobering sight. The Silver Bay Aglaonema that was vibrant and healthy when I left now looks like the plague hit it.  Half the leaves are withered and dead and the rest are well on their way. I […]

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A Hearing Heart and a Helping Hand

All our pastors are out of the office for most of this week, so below is a post from a few summers ago, but which is still pertinent to today! King Solomon is famously known as the wisest man who ever lived. Wiser even than Ethan, Heman, Calcol and Darda, (1 Kings 4:31) the ancient […]

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