Living God’s Love

A Clean Heart

By |January 9th, 2019|Blog|

by Becky De Oliveira— My family has a long-standing New Year’s Day tradition: We climb something. It used to be Mount Si, just outside the town of North Bend, Washington, near where both my parents grew up. When [...]

To Speak As One

By |December 12th, 2018|Blog|

by Becky De Oliveira— A few years ago, I went out for coffee with a couple I knew from back in England. We talked about all kinds of things—generally catching up on the years we hadn’t seen each [...]

God’s Yet

By |November 28th, 2018|Blog|

by Megan Elmendorf— For the past six weeks or so, I have been in a near-constant “go” state—between conducting mission trips to Maui, serving as sponsor on a senior class trip, and participating in another mission trip to [...]


By |November 7th, 2018|Blog|

by Becky De Oliveira— Just before Christmas a few years back, as I was struggling to keep about a thousand balls in the air, my brother phoned in a panic. His company required all employees to complete eight [...]

The Universal Question

By |October 31st, 2018|Blog|

by Megan Elmendorf — The universal question “Why do bad things happen to good people?” came up as I was teaching my senior religion class. It was expressed by a second generation Adventist and not (as one might expect) [...]

After the Vote

By |October 17th, 2018|Blog|

by William G. Johnsson — Sunday afternoon, delegates to the 2018 Annual Council cast their votes on the proposal to discipline “non-compliant” units of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Despite all the words in the proposal and speeches on [...]

Covered in Forgiveness

By |October 3rd, 2018|Blog|

by Ray Tetz — The first Bible I remember belonging to me personally was not too big, but certainly not small—regular “book size.” Its cover was blue leatherette and zippered with a little cross on the zipper pull, so [...]

Wearing Jesus’ Robe

By |September 26th, 2018|Blog|

E. Preston Smith — In Revelation 7:9, John sees a great multitude, which no man could number—of all nations, tongues, and people—standing before the throne of God and the Lamb, clothed with white robes. John explains in verse 14 [...]

God Shows Up

By |September 19th, 2018|Blog|

Becky De Oliveira — For about a year and a half, before our city asked us to suspend operations in favor of a new coordinated entry system, my two boys and I ran a once-a-week homeless shelter in the [...]

The Gift of a Knife

By |September 7th, 2018|Blog|

Ray Tetz — The summer that I turned 10, my grandpa decided I needed a pocketknife. There it was—a folding knife with a brownish handle and a shiny bolster holding it together and stamped with the word “BARLOW.” [...]

Follow the Lamb

By |August 31st, 2018|Blog|

Ricardo Graham — Recently, while driving down a rural road, I saw a herd of sheep. One of them, apparently a mother, was grazing near the fence adjacent to the road. A little lamb followed closely behind her, [...]