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Plans

November 01, 2012

In a former life, I managed a Christian radio station with a musical format ranging from Ralph Carmichael to Michael Card. This agitated some saints who occasionally would send me laboriously handwritten letters, detailing the evils of any beat foreign to John Philip Sousa.

A Stronghold Through Change

October 01, 2012

"The greatest of all miracles is that we need not be tomorrow what we are today, but we can improve if we make use of the potentials implanted in us by God."

— Samuel M. Silver

Unity

October 01, 2012 / Steve Vistaunet

I easily recall my initial effort at waterskiing when I inexplicably got up the first time — wind whipping by, folks on shore yelling approval. But, after a couple hundred yards of "wetted bliss," the two skis decided, without consulting me, to go their separate ways. The resulting splash, witnesses confided later, was spectacular. The rooster tail I created from holding tight to an apparent lifeline was even more impressive.

Jane Meets the Adventists

September 01, 2012 / Scott LeMert

She awoke one morning with the sense that something was telling her to go to church. The problem was that it was Saturday; it seemed churches were all closed. She found one that answered and was told to call on a Seventh-day Adventist church. Never heard of them before. She went, was dearly loved and kept coming.

ACCION Campestre Familiar Hispano en la Conferencia de Washington El Sorprendente Privilegio de la Familia

September 01, 2012 / Nessy Pittau

La Conferencia de Washington se alegra por haber tenido otro exitoso Campestre Familiar Hispano. Se llevó a cabo durante la semana del 3 al 9 de junio en las escuelas Adventistas de Auburn, Wash. Como invitados especiales estuvieron Carlos Rando y su esposa, María Feliza. Con su amplia experiencia denominacional y años de trabajo llevando adelante la obra de Dios en diferentes países, trajeron a nuestros miembros Hispanos un rico material para la familia, con extensos consejos espirituales y prácticos.

Dust

September 01, 2012

"Before you tell me how much you love your God, show me in how much you love all His children." Cory Booker, Trenton, New Jersey, mayor

The Creator looked down at the dusty ground, pausing in remembrance. Millennia ago He had plunged His hands into the earth to mold a new creature fashioned in His own image.

He Put Them There

August 01, 2012 / Ken Crawford

I had been in winter storms before, but this was a blizzard. It's not that I wasn't an experienced snow-machine driver. I had driven sleds since I was a boy; it's just that I hadn't experienced anything like this before.

Let His Mind Be in You 2012 Regional Convocation

August 01, 2012

There is nothing quite like the North Pacific Union Conference Regional Convocation. Nowhere is the multicultural blending of our church in the Northwest more evident. This year's event, held May 17–20 at Camp Berachah in Auburn, Wash., was no exception.

One Little Candle

August 01, 2012

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path" (Psalms 119:105).

In Alaska Mission History, a scrapbook of Alaska Mission work, Nadine Hansen includes fascinating stories of early work around the vast territory.