Creativity

In a couple of Tuesdays I’ll be volunteering at our local Adventist schools, and I’m looking forward to see the student-created art projects which will soon be up on the bulletin boards. Isn’t it funny how pretty much every kid, when very young,...

Lose Your Faith in Buildings

“Lose your faith in buildings” is actually the first sermon point of the Matthew 24 message I”ll be preaching tomorrow. The disciples point out the beauty of the temple, but Jesus prophesies its total destruction, which they didn’t realize...

The Best Way to Contemplate Prophecy

As I mentioned in an earlier blog this week, I’m preaching on Matthew 24 this coming Sabbath. It’s “prophecy heavy,” as you probably know. I noticed something intriguing as the chapter begins. Jesus has just finished doing some teaching in the...

Maintenance

I love to take our Toyota in for maintenance, because the dealership has a waiting room with a long counter against the wall which is perfect to park my computer and get some work done. And so, Wednesday of this week I rolled the Corolla into the service bay and gave...

The Haze

Tuesday of this week the authorities declared the air quality in the Puget Sound area to be very unhealthy. The reason is the smoke from all the fires in the state. Mid-afternoon I looked out the window at the sun, and even though it was still fairly high in the sky,...

Vulnerability Ability

Monday of this week I attended a pastors’ meeting at Auburn Adventist Academy. One of the features was a presentation on preaching by Loren Dickinson, who for many years taught the subject among others at Walla Walla University. Prior to the meeting, he had sent...