November 2016



About Those Goats ...

[Regarding Let's Talk, "Goats," October] I had 11 horses. If I had 10 strands of wire for a fence, one of...


ACS Convention Finds Its Center in Jesus

“Community service brings us together because of one key ingredient — Jesus. He must be at the center of everything thing we do.”

Those words from Dan Jackson, North American Division...


Let's Talk


I confess to being mired in philosophical muck as I ponder this year’s presidential election. How should I as an Adventist Christian relate to the spectrum of thought — or lack of it — being flung...



The Culture Test

My wife and I like to regularly challenge our marriage through a sophisticated test called The Grocery List. The way it works is someone writes a list of items to procure from the local grocery...


Time to Vote

This month, the brash and bruising presidential campaign finally ends and Americans will vote. Many find it difficult to choose. Meanwhile, there’s another election that offers a clear choice,...



Dónde Moras

¿Recuerdas como Jesús reclutó a sus primeros discípulos? El Señor es seguido por dos discípulos de Juan el Bautista, acaban de escuchar decir de su maestro... More

Paying It Forward

Like clockwork for the past three years, Dave starts his Tuesday mornings at the farmer’s market, before he heads to the Adventist Health hospice house where he delivers bouquets of flowers,... More

Fairbanks Church Recognizes Senior Students

At the end of this past school year, the Fairbanks Church created a special senior recognition Sabbath and dedication to the seniors graduating from college, high school and academy. Mallory... More

Camp Polaris Benefits From 13th Sabbath Offering

“We just want a flush toilet.” Campers who attend Camp Polaris on Lake Aleknagik near Dillingham, Alaska, were actually heard when they made this simple request. Their request was a... More

Face to Face or Facebook to Facebook?

“Hi! My name is Kris. Would you like to hear about a miracle?” Thus begins the witness of a church member in the Twin Falls Church. Kris Klemmetson shared his story with me earlier... More

Idaho, Montana Pathfinders Hold Joint Camporee

The morning started off clear and cold for the middle of summer. The Idaho and Montana Conference Pathfinder staff began getting ready for the Pathfinders to arrive for the first Idaho and Montana... More

Students Garden From Seed to Plate

Students at Blodgett View Christian School in Hamilton have been working on growing their own garden. Angela Binder, the Blodgett View Christian School teacher, works with the students to... More

Missoula Pathfinders, Adventurers Join Forces for Food Bank

Every year in Missoula, the Mountain View Elementary School grounds are transformed into the Missoula Maze.  This year, trains have taken over the maze. Parents and students, old... More

McMinnville Church Members Celebrate Vintage Love

At an age when few people are blessed to celebrate birthdays, these McMinnville (Ore.) Church members celebrated new love. Richard Nelson, a 90-year-old widower, and Betty Mills, 89-year-old... More

Milo Students Get Fit

Every student at Milo Adventist Academy in Days Creek is using a Fitbit to track their progress for fitness class this year. “My goal is to bring the whole school together in practicing healthy... More

CAA Warms Up

Warmer days are coming to Columbia Adventist Academy (CAA) in Battle Ground, Wash. — or at least a warmer chapel. This winter, students will no longer need to hunker down under their... More

PAA Moms Lift School Up in Prayer

“I feel a burden to pray for our children,” says Kimberly Shryer, a mother closely connected to Portland Adventist Academy (PAA). Shryer’s burden inspired her to form a weekly... More

Impact Your Health Comes to Portland

Little Maria* looked up into the dentist’s face from the chair. At the tender age of 4, she already had six cavities. The pediatric dental team filled Maria’s six cavities. She was... More

Lents Health Talks Expand With Guest-Motivated Prayer Circle

Jackie Whitt came to Lents Better Living Center with a yearning to improve her physical and spiritual life. She had been to the Impact Your Health free weekend clinic in Portland ... More

Conference Staff Celebrate Let's Move Day

Office staff in Upper Columbia Conference (UCC) in Spokane, Wash., enjoyed a walk on the Jay Sloop Memorial Trail Monday, Sept. 19, to celebrate Let's Move Day, which was set for Sept.... More

UCA: Thankful for God’s Blessings

As the holidays approach, it is a great time to reflect on God’s blessings … especially for Upper Columbia Academy (UCA). UCA is blessed with more than 200 young people choosing to... More

Five Tribes Attend Native Spiritual Gathering

Dale and Gerri St. Clair, members of the All Nations Center in Wapato, Wash., are having the time of their lives, studying the Bible with a Yakama Native mother and daughter. Because of a recent... More

Spokane Valley Church Reaches Milestones

Spokane Valley Church members marked two milestones Sept. 17: the 65th anniversary of this church family and the 20th anniversary at their present location on East 16th Avenue and South... More

Social Work Students Expand International Internship Opportunities

Anne Harrison and Melissa Adams, two Walla Walla University Master of Social Work (MSW) students, recently spent a month conducting field practicum work in the northern European country of Estonia.... More

SAA Explores Mountain School

Mountain School, located on beautiful Lake Diablo in the North Cascades National Park, is the site of a three-day outdoor learning experience. The seventh- and eighth-grade students from Skagit... More

Prayers of Blessing Encompass Freedmans

How do you celebrate how God is leading in a leader’s life? With a day of prayer and a special weekday concert! A few days before the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) constituency... More

A Gift of Peace

Our world is in a state of turmoil: war, earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, the threat of pandemics, escalating crime, a shaky global economy and a volatile stock market. Our whole world is on edge!... More

'From Sickness to Health' Seminar Reaches Community

Tacoma Central Community Outreach Project (TACCOP) reached out to the community by hosting a five-day health seminar that began Aug. 24 at Tacoma Community College (TCC). The seminar... More

Auburn Builds Lifelong Relationships

Auburn Adventist Academy started out its year by getting to know students, connecting with church community and building relationships. Student leaders led out in a traditional handshake on the... More