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 By Don Saul    Opinion

Faith: Is it the chicken or the egg? | Worship

Oof. I may have bitten off more than I can chew this time. How do I cover everything that needs to be said about faith in about 500 words … oops, now only 468 words? Faith, in... — Updated 10/11/2023

 By Don Saul    Opinion

Take a hike – go further

Our church took a hike the other day – on a Sunday morning – instead of having a service. We do that sometimes, to get out of the building and into the world. Whether it’s... — Updated 7/26/2023

 By Don Saul    Opinion

The heart of a coach | Worship

I know I said “coach” in the headline, but let me already wander off for a moment first. Did you know you were called to minister? Yup. Now, I don’t mean you are called to be... — Updated 5/10/2023

 By Don Saul    Opinion

The lamb (and scapegoat!) of God | Worship

I think most people, even in passing, have heard Jesus Christ referred to as “the Lamb of God.” That’s interesting, because there is only one person in all of the Bible who sp... — Updated 2/22/2023

 By Don Saul    Opinion

'tis the season | Worship

For Christians, this season of Advent is a time to anticipate the coming of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world. Churches remind themselves using a variety of Christ’s... — Updated 12/20/2022

 By Don Saul    Opinion

Follow the science | Worship

Ha ha. I bet I caught a few of you with this headline. Today I want to dig into why this phrase catches people's attention. Be honest: Would you have read further if I had titled... — Updated 10/5/2022

 By Don Saul    Opinion

Call it what it is: War | Worship

Ever meet one of those people … you know … one of THOSE people … who just can’t stop talking about their diet? “My diet says this; my diet says that.” “I can’t eat... — Updated 7/6/2022

 By Don Saul    Opinion

Now what? | Worship

Whew! Easter is over. I would venture to guess that kids call Easter their fourth favorite holiday (after Christmas, birthday, and Halloween). All that chocolate and other candies,... — Updated 4/20/2022

 By Don Saul    Opinion

A reminder of hope | Worship

I’ll go out on a limb here and say that Job is the second-hardest Book in the Bible to understand. I think most people would agree that Revelation is the hardest.  The Book of... — Updated 2/2/2022

 By Don Saul    Opinion

God's Promises Never Fail | Worship

I think God wants to give you a little of encouragement today. Even that sentence by itself can have a calming effect, especially now. You’ve heard the cliché, “There are two s... — Updated 11/10/2021

 By Don Saul    Opinion

Buy Low; Sell High | Worship

Our church is taking some time to go through the Book of Proverbs in the Bible: one chapter per week. We read the chapter on our own, slowly because Proverbs is one of those Books i... — Updated 7/14/2021

 By Don Saul    Opinion

Jeremiah and Moses: Odd men out | Worship

Last week I was preparing my sermon on the prophet Jeremiah. As I was doing my research, my mind drifted toward Moses. At first I couldn’t figure out why, but then I realized... — Updated 4/28/2021

 By Don Saul    Opinion

To Be-lieve or Not to Be-lieve: That is the Question | Worship

Humble apologies to Shakespeare, who wrote the actual masterful line in his play, Hamlet! Hamlet contemplated the ultimate question: the value of life itself. He pondered the... — Updated 2/3/2021

 By Don Saul    Opinion

The Scenic View: What Do YOU See? | Worship

We were coming home to Mukilteo from Montana last month, during our state’s extended wildfire season. Driving along on I-90 was interesting, because the sky was more orange than... — Updated 11/4/2020

 By Don Saul    Opinion

Faith, Praise, and Thankfulness Overcome fear | Worship

Along with everyone else, our church has had to adapt to gathering without gathering. Social distancing has required us to change how we encourage and pray for each other, but... — Updated 4/22/2020

 By Don Saul    Opinion

Worship | "So long, and thanks for all the fish"  

In the book, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Earth is in the way of a new hyper-spatial expressway…which means, out with the old and in with the new: Earth will be pulveri... — Updated 1/29/2020

 By Don Saul    Opinion

Fearlessness and faith go hand-in-hand l Worship

I play trumpet in the Mukilteo Community Orchestra. We’re a good orchestra, and our conductor really brings out our best. When I say best, I mean best assuming we practice, which... — Updated 10/23/2019


Fearlessness and faith go hand-in-hand

Well, it’s been five months since I last wrote about our new grandson. Then, he was four months old; now he’s nine months and venturing out as far and as fast as he’s allowed to go. Take your eyes off him for not even a... — Updated 7/3/2019 Full story


It’s a whole new ballgame l Worship

Resurrection changes everything! New life, forgiven sins, joy for your hurting soul, even peace in hard times: all available free-of-charge, because of one Savior and one event that changed everything. It’s Easter! For Pastors,... — Updated 4/17/2019

 By Don Saul    Opinion

Listen for God’s voice l Worship

Indulge me for just a few sentences here … we were in Montana over Christmas, visiting our daughter’s family and our 3-month old grandson. Super cute, of course. One of the many... — Updated 1/23/2019


Timeless l Worship

Wow! As I sat down to write this article, I realized it will be published on Halloween. So then I was conflicted! Should I write something related to Halloween, or to the election, which is one week away? Well it turns out,... — Updated 10/31/2018 Full story


Free indeed

Freedom. Specifically, the freedom a student feels as he or she runs out the door at the end of the last day of school. Remember those days? I sure do. There’s a release that happens: it’s the release of the heavy weight of stu... — Updated 7/11/2018


Plain, brown, and wonderfully special

Yes! Another mystery-bird identified. When we moved here from Minnesota nine years ago, I had to learn the look and names of a whole new list of birds from the songs I heard. I’ve made quite a bit of progress, but there are... — Updated 4/25/2018


Billy Graham has a new address l Guest View

William Franklin Graham, Jr, went to be with Jesus Christ on Feb. 21, 2018. He was 99 years old when he passed from life on earth to life in Heaven. On his 99th birthday, he taped a message for us of encouragement; a message full... — Updated 2/28/2018


Cast your cares on Jesus Christ l Worship

The other day I was reading this verse in my Bible: “Cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.” That was written by the Apostle Peter in his letter, 1 Peter 5:7. My brain stopped on the word, “Cast.” Cast ... — Updated 1/31/2018 Full story


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