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 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    General

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

 

Does your compass point north? I Worship

Pirates of the Caribbean: one of my favorite movies. Jack Sparrow… excuse me, Captain Jack Sparrow, had a compass. It was an odd compass. The needle moved all over the place. Turns out, it didn’t point north; it pointed to the... — Updated 10/25/2017

 

When your battery’s low, recharge with God’s word | Worship

Ever wake up in the morning and discover that your cell phone was only half plugged in!? Now it’s either dead or at something like 2 percent, and you need that phone. That phone is your lifeline to the world. If only you had... — Updated 7/5/2017 Full story

 

Struggling? Try baring your soul in a psalm | Worship

The Bible is made up of 66 Books. Some are long; some are short. Some are letters written to people or churches, some are prophetic, some are historical, and some are poetic. The Book of Psalms is a collection of 150 poems or... — Updated 4/19/2017 Full story

 
 By Don Saul    General

Struggling to believe? Hear His words, then open the door | Worship

A couple of years ago, I wrote an article for this column in which I challenged you on your faith. I asked that if you were struggling to believe who Jesus Christ is, the Son of... — Updated 1/25/2017

 
 By Don Saul    General

Lesson learned: Paying it forward pays off | Worship

As a student, I was never sent to the principal’s office. Last week, however, I was “taken to school,” as the saying goes. I was sent to the office – God’s office. I was... — Updated 10/19/2016

 
 By Don Saul    General

God’s reminder: ‘Do not be afraid’ | Worship

Yeah, I wasn’t the biggest kid on the block. As a matter of fact, I was pretty short and thin compared to the other boys in our neighborhood. And, I did get beat up – once.... — Updated 6/29/2016 Full story

 
 By Don Saul    General

God will never abandon us | Worship

I’ll get right to the point. In Jeremiah 29:11, God tells us, “For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans... — Updated 4/13/2016

 

That one little word with super significance | Worship

The word “the” is pretty much the most boring word there is in the English language. A definitive article, it’s not one of the cool kids such as adjectives or even adverbs. “The” is just there, taking up space on the... — Updated 1/20/2016

 

Truth: Does it really exist? | Worship

In music, there is a note named “middle C.” It is a specific note on a piano from which other notes can be referenced. Do you know what middle C sounds like? Are you sure? Have you ever pulled on your ear while listening to a... — Updated 10/21/2015

 

Open the door to His powerful love | Worship

Zacchaeus and Levi: two famous men from Jesus’ time. Remember why they were famous? They were tax collectors! Now, back then tax collectors weren’t the most popular people in the neighborhood. Many supplemented their income wit... — Updated 6/23/2015 Full story

 

Science will never prove God’s existence | Worship

Every time I start writing a column on science versus faith, some new advancement in technology is announced, and I decide I need to read up on that before I write. Turns out it’s a never ending cycle. So, I guess now is as good... — Updated 4/22/2015

 

Invisible but real: Faith, hope and certainty | Worship

“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” (Hebrews 11:1, NIV) On Easter Sunday, our church went to the beach at Lighthouse Park. We built a really nice fire in one of the fire pits. Well,... — Updated 4/8/2015 Full story

 

GPS or no, you are not lost to God | Worship

Recently, my wife was working for the day in Snohomish and ended up having to drive home in the dark. This was one of those nights where the fog was so thick that she could barely see the road in front of her car. She carefully... — Updated 1/21/2015

 

Fight conflict with forgiveness | Worship

Whew. Time to breathe. The holidays are now behind us. Is it just me, or does it seem that time speeds up between November and December? Hosting parties, preparing food, shopping and wrapping, and every other item on my To Do list... — Updated 1/7/2015

 

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