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Evergreen Connection

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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Vacation Bible School

It’s that time of year again! Craft supplies are covering the counters, loud rambunctious music is being practiced, the puppets are coming out of their cupboards and brightly colored decorations are getting prepared. VBS is right around the corner. VBS is always one of my favorite weeks of the summer. We fill the church with […]

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Taking Up the Cause of the Fatherless

Earlier today I was daydreaming about tonight. I was looking ahead to this evening when Vienna (our oldest child) and Lincoln (our 2nd oldest) will play for Columbia Little League as All-Stars. Lincoln had his first game on Saturday while Vienna had hers yesterday. Not only did they make the all-star team, but they both started […]

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Passing Your Finals

People of the book know the verse by heart: “Count it all joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.” (James 1:5) Life is like school with no summer vacation – a constant string of tests. Oh, there are breaks, of course; […]

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Bigger Than Expected

It’s not often that people walk into our sanctuary and say, “Wow, what’s going on in here!?” But last weekend, that was the common reaction. The front of the auditorium was an unmistakable construction zone, complete with scaffolding, new framing and a couple kinds of insulation on many of the walls. A number of people […]

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An Opportunity to Help Our Missionaries the Philippes

Johny and Rosadite our some of our national missionaries who we support in Haiti. They work in several ministries of Vision d’Antioche, a Haitian mission organization which supports the mission of evangelical Haitian churches. We don’t get to hear from them as often as some of our other missionaries, so we were excited when Johny recently […]

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Beautiful Things

God is still making beautiful things. Recently I was invited to attend a baptism at Open House Ministries in downtown Vancouver. I very much enjoy baptisms so I happily agreed to go. I wasn’t prepared though for what I would witness that day two weeks ago. What I saw was beautiful. I saw beautiful things. […]

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