April 2017



For years now, mirrors have been telling my story with increasing honesty. The supple skin of yesteryear is rapidly developing the patina of age.

This patina is not the graceful kind....




Response to Racism

I really appreciated Martin Weber's "A Sanctuary From Racism" article. When I was a young teen, and my family was living in Alaska, we befriended Caren, an exchange...


Just Like Jesus

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“And, finally, Lord, please bless the missionaries and the colporteurs around the world.”

The man assigned to the morning prayer in worship this week was one of the older elders, a retired...




Playing hide-and-seek with small children provides minimal challenge. Often children select obvious places (hiding under a blanket in the middle of the room) or, if the lights have been turned out...


Will America Exchange Liberty for Security?

Will America forfeit civil and religious liberties in quest of national security? Our cities seethe with political and racial turmoil, while threats multiply from radical Islamic terrorism. Some...



Como Flor de Loto

Una de las compañeras lanzó un rumor al grupo como quien esparcía un veneno al aire, y dijo: “Ella se podrá tomar un sábado libre, pero espero el día... More

Gratitude: An Essential Foundation for Spiritual Well-Being

Mario DeLise had a vision in 2009 to develop an event through which attendees could participate in meaningful dialogue on spirituality and health care. At the time, DeLise was the... More

Sitka Students Virtually Bike the World

“Go faster to finish in 20 minutes!” exclaims Ryan McCutcheon, principal and head teacher at Alaska's Sitka Adventist School, exuberantly, as students pedal briskly to reach... More

Anchorage Spanish Church Experiences Powerful Year

The Spanish congregation in Anchorage, Alaska, can look back on the year 2016 with a deep sense of gratitude for what can only be described as a year of unprecedented and unexpected blessings. A... More

Tea Party Celebrates God’s Princesses

Many little girls like to pretend to be a princess. They enjoy dressing up in pretty dresses and sparkly things; it makes them feel special. Playing off that idea, a mother-daughter Princess Tea... More

Project-Minded Cambridge Church Supports Community, Missions

Sometimes mission projects are difficult for small church congregations. How can only a few people make a difference? The Cambridge (Idaho) Church, with its average attendance of 15,... More

Nampa Women's Brunch Focuses on Gift of Giving

With Christmas carols in the background and happy voices in the foreground, our Nampa Women’s Christmas Brunch in Star, Idaho, was happening! Earlier, before the festivities began, the women... More

Nampa Hosts 25th Annual Christmas Concert

Idaho's Nampa Church choir celebrated 25 years of praise ministry on Dec. 10, 2016, with their annual concert, themed “Season of Hope." In spite of the cold and icy conditions... More

Highland View Christian School Celebrates Project Completion

Montana's Butte Church family took time on Jan. 21 to celebrate all the major projects being completed at adjacent Highland View Christian School. All of the landscaping was... More

Milo Hosts 'CROSS Training'

In February Milo Adventist Academy in Days Creek, Ore., hosted “CROSS Training,” a high school worship conference focused on what it means to be a disciple of Jesus in an age of... More

Whipple Creek Church Holds Family-Friendly 10 Days of Prayer

We were excited about participating in the General Conference 10 Days of Prayer initiative during the middle of January, but we wanted to make it accessible to our families with children. The theme... More

CAA Friends, Alumni Share Trade Secrets

Columbia Adventist Academy (CAA) in Battle Ground, Wash., is blessed to be a part of a diverse and supportive community and, in turn, sends graduates to become part of that community in many... More

PAA Collaborates With McMinnville School for Project-Based Learning

“I believe students learn on a deeper level when we are willing to leave the safety of our everyday classrooms,” says Linda Johnson, Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) teacher. That... More

Whipple Creek Celebrates God's Timing

When the Whipple Creek Church in Ridgefield, Wash., paid off its debt and formally held a mortgage-burning service with conference leaders this January, it was not only time for rejoicing but... More

TSACS Holds Toothpick-Bridge Competition

Fundraising for field trips is one of the challenges faced by small schools. In response, Maurita Crew has her fifth- through eighth-graders at Three Sisters Adventist Christian School in Bend, Ore... More

Oregon’s Deaf Christian Women’s Ministry Hosts Retreat

Oregon’s Deaf Christian Women’s Ministry (DCWM) hosted a retreat in September in Ocean Park, Wash., where 20 women from across the United States — including from Oregon, Washington... More

UCA Student Athletes Share Christ

At 7:30 a.m. on Jan. 26, a bus full of student athletes from Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) in Spangle, Wash., began their trip to Walla Walla University to compete in the annual Friendship... More

Join the Great MiVoden Adventure

The Great Adventurer Enveloped in a blanket of mist, Camp MiVoden sits on the eastern shore of beautiful Hayden Lake in Idaho. The mist begins to scatter as sunbeams peak through, lighting up a... More

Rogers Increases Spanish Learning

“Adentro afuera arriba abajo siempre estoy feliz.” These Spanish lyrics to a classic Adventist children’s song float down the hallways at school and even into the homes of Rogers... More

Community Enjoys 'Dinner With a Doctor'

It’s late Sunday afternoon at Washington's Spokane Valley Church, and “Dinner With a Doctor” will soon begin. However, there is an unusual problem. Although preregistration has... More

Pathfinders Delve Deep Into Scripture

How would you like to see the young people in your church adding six of Paul’s books to memory? Maybe the entire book of Daniel? That’s just what Pathfinder clubs across the... More

WWU Honor Band Allows UCA Musicians to Grow

Fourteen students and staff from Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) in Spangle, Wash., joined musicians from 11 Adventist academies for a weekend of growing through music. Brandon Beck, Walla Walla... More

Teens Reminded of God's Power

Imagine a world where teens came together expecting a weekend of worship fun and desire to make Jesus a reality. Teen Retreat 2017 at Camp MiVoden in Hayden Lake, Idaho, was just that. From... More

WWU Welcomes 11 New Board Members

Bryan Clay (Kirkland, Wash.) is the former president and owner of a long-term care company. He is chair of the finance committee for the Kirkland Church and serves on the Washington Conference board... More

Auburn Students Explore Servant Leadership Topics

Student week of prayer is typically a spiritual highlight for an academy campus, and the same is true for Washington's Auburn Adventist Academy (AAA). “We see the spiritual significance... More

SAGE Sees Miracles en Route to India

Two weeks before the SAGE (Seniors in Action for God with Excellence) India trip, someone asked Bob Grady, SAGE president, how were things going. "Great," he replied.... More

SAA Senior Wins Essay Competition

Do you ever look at successful people and wonder why they appear to be so lucky? Maybe it is that person who always seems to get promoted or perhaps the one who gets straight A’s.... More

New Chapter of God’s Closet Opens in Monroe

“Thank you for my beautiful clothes!” “I don’t know what I would have done if I hadn’t found God’s Closet. My kids need new clothes so badly, and I just don... More