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Evergreen Connection

Summer Snow

Last week I was on vacation and we went to visit my parents. That may not sound terribly exciting, but if you know my parents, you know that’s a great time. And if you know they happen to live on the Big Island in Hawaii, well, enough said.  We spent the week enjoying the tropical […]

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Tend to the Roots

It’s Springtime! The time to get out into the yard, put new dirt in the garden beds, do some pruning, and even in some cases, moving or removing plants altogether. I must confess that Leanne is the primary gardener in our family. Thankfully, making our yard beautiful is one of her greatest joys, and she […]

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Three Surprises As An Intern

When I was given the opportunity to serve as a youth intern with Evergreen, I felt adequately prepared to step into the position and believed I had a solid grasp on what to expect. While this was true, I have also experienced a few surprises along the road. These new experiences that have popped up in […]

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The Path Home

Our brother Art Albright went home to be with the Lord last Wednesday after a three-year battle with ALS. He was 56. We join his wife Angie and their son Andre in honoring and grieving the loss of this wonderful man. There will be a memorial service for Art on Saturday, April 9 at 10:30am at the Longview […]

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The Joy of Baptism

Recently my sister and brother-in-law did a bunch of work to put old home videos into digital format. It’s been pretty great to stroll down memory lane, remembering what life looked like in the late 80’s. Boy oh boy has video technology made great strides since those days. All the videos were taken on a […]

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The God of the Garden

Gardening is near and dear to the heart of God. I believe this is beyond dispute given the fact that the first thing God did after creating the universe was plant a garden in the east, in Eden. (Gen. 2:8) Then consider that the first task God assigned to mankind, the jewel of his creation, […]

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A Prayer For Ukraine

I can’t remember a time in my life where my eyes have been more glued to the news. For the past week, I have held my breath while reading articles from many different sources that report of the terrors going on in Kyiv, and in the surrounding large cities. The images show giant fireballs, and […]

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Twenty-Two Drops of Grace

I have been writing an article for the Evergreen Connection most every week for 22 years.  Sometimes I know the subject days in advance, and other times I muse till the deadline looms. Today it’s the latter. Today’s date is provocative, having more than enough twos to score a Yahtzee. But I couldn’t think of […]

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Honey, Covid Shrunk the Kids!

Depending on your age, you may or may not remember the timeless cinematic classic from 1989, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. It came out when I was 8 years old, so I think I was the exact target demographic. The basic premise is that Inventor Wayne Szalinski (played by Rick Moranis) accidentally and unwittingly shrinks his […]

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Why Is This Happening?

How does God do it? How does he consistently bring a timely word from his Scriptures in ways that unmistakably reveal his compassionate planning? I’ve heard many a person describe the wonder of needing a word from the Lord and finding his perfect provision when they turned at random to a particular passage. But I […]

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