March 2016

Editorial

A Fresh Focus on Creation

If you take the words of Scripture as they read, without clever interpretations or complicated hermeneutics, it is pretty easy to understand what they say about the origins of life on Planet Earth...

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Grace

"God spreads grace like a 4-year-old spreads peanut butter — He gets it all over everything." Mark Lowry

It didn’t come naturally to him. It never had. The gray matter of...

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Perspective

Borrowing Trouble

One of the most important roles in any group project, whether it be for work, school, church or even family, is electing someone to worry. While people inevitably volunteer to make phone calls,...

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A SWOT Analysis from Jesus

A time-tested evaluation tool for corporations and other secular institutions is the SWOT analysis. It summarizes significant strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to that organization...

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News

RED 2016 en Upper Columbia Conference

Redimir. Equipar. Discipular. Las tres consignas que definen RED, el evento de entrenamiento de líderes laicos que tuvo lugar el fin de semana del 15 y 16 de enero en Pasco, WA bajo el lema... More

Adventist Health News Notes

Adventist Health's Roseville Office Receives Gold-Level Well Workplace Award Adventist Health’s Roseville, Calif., office is one of only 28 companies nationwide — and the... More

Alaska Pastors, Elders Gather for Training

In the Last Frontier, where districts are remote and pastors and elders are isolated, training takes on a whole new meaning. In early January, all Alaska pastors, bivocational pastors, Bible... More

Two Special Events Bless Ketchikan Members

Members of the Ketchikan Church were blessed with two special events in October and November. First, Tracy and Zara Nesbitt joined the Ketchikan Church by profession of faith on Oct. 31, 2015. Then... More

Fourth-Grader Wins Geography Bee

The Caldwell Adventist Elementary School recently hosted a National Geographic Bee for grades four through eight on Friday, Jan. 8. Ten students participated. For the first time in school history,... More

BVAS Students Practice Life Skills

Life skills are the skills one needs to make the most out of life. They are usually associated with managing a quality life and include skills like changing the oil in a car, repairing a flat tire,... More

Mount Ellis Students Explore Personal Finance

For the 57th winter season, Mount Ellis Academy (MEA) is operating the Bear Canyon Ski area in Bozeman, Mont., for students and local church members. Students have access to the groomed run... More

PAA Senior Projects Demonstrate Greatness

What do a fashion show, building a drone and climbing mountains have in common? They are examples of exceptional first-semester senior projects produced by Portland Adventist Academy students... More

Community Connections Made at Milo

Milo Academy Church’s inaugural Community Connection event on Aug. 9, 2015, by all accounts was a resounding success. The church presented a free picnic supper at the historic Milo Academy... More

Roseburg Junior Academy Hosts Science Zone Program

The schools of southern Oregon were treated to a special program by Ben Roy on Oct. 28, 2015. Roy teaches at the University of Tennessee and teaches science lessons on the 3ABN (Three Angels... More

Livingstone Gives Back to the Community

Staff have tackled the adventure of doing one service day a month for both the elementary school and the high school at Livingstone Adventist Academy in Salem. This program has been running for... More

Livingstone Students Participate in County Competition

Sharon Cutz's fifth- and sixth-grade students at Livingstone Adventist Academy in Salem participate each year in the Marion County Public Works Environmental Services Recycle Art... More

Hillsboro Church Turns 100

In a modest Northwestern city nestled between the Coast and Cascade mountain ranges, a milestone was passed by the local Adventist church. On Oct. 10, 2015, the Hillsboro Church celebrated its 100th... More

CAA Experiences the Magic of Giving

One of Webster's definitions of magic is "an extraordinary power or influence seemingly from a supernatural source." That would certainly be the perfect description of what took place... More

Walla Walla Students Screen The Blueprint

Nearly 150 stalwart supporters of Adventist education braved the cold and dark of evening on Jan. 5 to join acclaimed filmmaker Martin Doblmeir for a screening of his documentary, The Blueprint.... More

UCA Staff, Students Clean Up Windstorm Damage

The bright morning sunshine was a nice change from the darkness village students experienced in their homes before heading to classes at Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) in Spangle, Wash. Many... More

Milton Church Participates in Light Parade

For the first time, Milton Church entered a float in the Milton-Freewater (Ore.) Light Parade. This was something members hoped and planned for all year. The emphasis was... More

UCA Band Clinic Encourages Young Performers

Ah, the sounds of instruments tuning. These sounds suggest something great is coming shortly thereafter, and great it was as the Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) Band Clinic participants joined... More

ASWWU Project Welcomes 'One of These'

One day, Jesus sat down on the ground and called for His disciples to gather near Him. “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all,” He told them. Jesus... More

Big Picture of Ministry

South Sound Adventist pastors are working with Shawn Boonstra and the Voice of Prophecy team to present Revelation Speaks Peace in spring 2017 at facility under construction in Puyallup.... More

Advocate Group Helps Families Break Cycle of Abuse

Domestic violence is a persistent issue in Pierce County that generates 70 percent of police calls, signifying deeply rooted family needs. Our Sisters’ House (OSH), a Tacoma-based advocacy... More

Auburn Plans Student Play Time

Feet gripped the floor. Hands held the rope tight. Bodies strained in either direction. Freshmen and sophomores struggled back and forth, with each class trying to win the tug of war. But it wasn... More

PSAA Makes Community Connections Through Choir

American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote, “Music is the universal language of mankind.” The members of the Puget Sound Adventist Academy (PSAA) choir agree. The unique experience of... More

Drunk Man Builds Church, Chooses Sobriety

Over Christmas break, the Neuharth family joined Mexico Mission and Beyond for a mission trip. They flew into Houston, Texas, to join a group of about 75 other Adventists, ages 7 to 70, and... More

Tapestry of Faith

Maya Angelou writes, “We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.”... More