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A Bit of My Heart in Africa

From the Archives: August 25, 2013 How do you summarize a week of ministry in Uganda in 500 words or less? I think you fudge it up to 525, but that’s cheating. I’m a cheater. There, I said it. I’ve had more difficult tasks this week, but none more challenging, I don’t...

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Roses and Thorns

From the Archives: November 21, 1999 Life lessons come in all shapes and sizes. Some come early in life and some come late. I love the words of that old Swedish hymn, “Thanks to God” which express true thanksgiving. One line goes something like this, “Thanks for roses...

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Let Thanksgiving Breathe

This week we celebrate Thanksgiving Day. As we do, we often explore the beginnings of this holiday in our national history. We talk about the Pilgrims and the Indians and that first harsh winter in the New World. But this week, we celebrate something that, as...

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Farewell, Don and Alva

From the Archives: August 1, 2010 Last week I received a rather sad email. Of course, I figured it would come...eventually. Even though it carried some sad news, it was upbeat. Supportive. Kind. Just like every other email I had received from Don Personius over the...

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Going to the Home of Kletus

From the Archives: April 12, 2015 As I type, I’ll be sitting on the tarmac in 24 hours. This journey has been long anticipated, and it is the culmination of 30 years of missionary work in Papua New Guinea. I travel this week as your representatives to witness the...

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Give Some Hope

Christie and I are up in Tacoma this weekend. We needed a “Lindsey and Noah fix” and decided to head north before plunging completely into the holiday season. It’s a season for which I am excited. Celebrating Jesus as a church family is so very special. I’m praying we...

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Graduation Week 2009

From the Archives: June 7, 2009 The week ahead will be filled with a panoply of emotions. A sense of freedom will collide with a sense of loss. Nostalgia for days gone by will come face to face with apprehension about the future. Moms will cry. Students will cheer....

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Ken Garland Retires

A milestone passed last Sunday morning, with barely a mention. Yes, it was Reformation Sunday, but that’s not what I’m thinking about. Last Sunday morning, Ken Garland taught his last official Sunday School class here at Peninsula. Well, I’m sure it’s not going to be...

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Resurrection Sunday

From the Archives: March 27, 2005 If God is for us, who can ever be against us? Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else?  Romans 8:31b-32 (NLT) I cannot be classified in any sense as a “musician.” A...

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Our True Source of Power

From the Archives: February 16, 2003 So he said to me, “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty.  Zechariah 4:6 Last Sunday morning life was a little, well…bizarre! At least around the Welch...

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