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“Can You Hear the Angels Singing?”

Upon the birth of Jesus, a multitude of the heavenly host sang out: “Glory to God in the highest, and on Earth, peace ...” (Luke 2:14). Everyone knows angels sing in Latin, of course, so they were actually singing:... — Updated 12/22/2010


New Arabic Christian fellowship in Mukilteo?

Mukilteo Presbyterian Church is pleased to announce the birth of a new Arabic Christian fellowship in our community. The Good Shepherd Arabic Fellowship is led by Pastor Rafik Ibrahim, an ordained Presbyterian minister from the... — Updated 11/3/2010


Who are we?

One fine, clear night not too long ago, in a place relatively free of the distractions of city lights, I found myself gazing up into the starlit heavens and being absolutely awestruck by the beauty and the grandeur of the universe.... — Updated 8/25/2010


Pursue excellence!

Chances are, not many of us would buy a book with the title, How I Achieved Mediocrity or How I got to be less than the Best or How to be Average. We all like to think we are striving for excellence. The truth of the matter is that... — Updated 5/4/2010


Entertaining angels

When I was a young pastor in Kalispell, Montana, I was privileged to know a widow in the congregation who had an amazing gift of hospitality. Every month Mabel would invite new people to her table and she would put on a veritable... — Updated 11/4/2009


Overcoming the fear of failure

Normal 0 0 1 545 3109 25 6 3818 11.1282 0 0 0 Not long ago a major survey was taken of men and women from all walks of life, asking, "What is it you fear most?" Contrary to expectations, the fear of death was ranked No. 3. The... — Updated 9/2/2009 Full story


Complaining less, appreciating more

An article in the Wall Street Journal the other day called attention to the fact that though the economy is in the tank, people seem to be complaining less. In fact, gratitude is up: people who still have jobs are grateful they at... — Updated 5/6/2009


How old are you?

In my pastoral ministry I am privileged to know many seniors in their 70s and beyond who are aging beautifully. They may be getting on in physical years, but they are eternally young in heart and spirit. They are people who are... — Updated 2/18/2009 Full story


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