Jere Patzer

North Pacific Union Conference president

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

The year was 1944. World War II was raging, and the prospect of a Merry Christmas for many Americans was bleak.

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Reclaiming the Lord's Day

A few days ago someone shared an article with me from the Catholic newsletter, Our Sunday Visitor.

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Being Extraordinary for God

God calls us to be the best we can be—faithful, honest, charitable and kind. But what does "the best" mean today?

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Political Overload

For what seems like an eternity we Americans have been inundated by political advertising. Radio and TV ads, flyers and pre-recorded phone messages.

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Don't Forget, We Pay Your Salary

A few days ago we had what was thankfully an unusual occurrence at our North Pacific Union office.

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What's the Difference? Our Personal Response

My wife, Sue, was not raised in an Adventist home; but as a young girl her mother did on occasion take her to the local Adventist church.

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Adventist Women: Faithful in Many Things

When I read the title of our feature this month, A Ministry for Every Woman, I was taken back a few years to my pre-teens. We were a bunch of high-energy earliteens.

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God Doesn't Forget Prodigals And Neither Should We

My wife's mother grew up in Battle Creek, Michigan, eating Rusketts and Protose, attending the Battle Creek Tabernacle and 12 years of Battle Creek Academy, and eventuall

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Good Morning, This is God

Recently I was dealing with a complicated, difficult and frustrating situation. I thought, I prayed, I fasted, I counseled.… I laid awake at night.

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Are We Eliminating Sabbath School?

I love Sabbath School. Whether it's in Spokane or Walla Walla, Sao Paulo or Manila.

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