Leadership Retreat 2014

We had a fantastic leadership retreat at Fort Columbia State Park this last weekend. As you can see from the photos, we had a wonderful group of people and an action-packed weekend. We spent much of our time talking through our desires and goals for the upcoming...

Update: Mercy Ships Madagascar

by Jackie Bailey Last Thursday I volunteered to help with patient screening that was held at a local hospital.  There were about 2,000 people lined up to be screened for possible surgeries on board.  It was an extremely hot, humid day and people had been standing in...

Keeping Near to Jesus

Running has become a significant aspect of my life in the last 18 months. Part of the appeal is how effortlessly I can will myself to run, and I do. No one is ever chasing me, and my legs don’t usually turn to lead running knee-deep through mud like they do in some of...

11/2: Daylight Savings Time Ends

Some of us love it, some of us hate it, but many of us forget it: Daylight Savings Time! The official end of Daylight Savings Time is 2 AM on Sunday morning, November 2. Don’t forget to “fall” back an hour before you go to sleep this Saturday night,...

Migrating to the Mitten

After eight years calling Portland home, Dieneke and her husband, Brandon, are taking the long way back to the “mitten”–more precisely, Michigan–to start a new life in their hometown of Kalamazoo. By “long way,” I mean that they are...