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 By Matthew Young    Opinion

Rediscover the gift of prayer | Worship

I am praying more lately. Of course, as a Christian and a pastor I have believed in the necessity of prayer for decades. But it is all too easy not to pray. The to-do list shouts at... — Updated 11/15/2023

 By Matthew Young    Opinion

Life lessons learned through gardening | Worship

I never imagined myself as a gardener. But this summer I became one. Perhaps that overstates it a bit. I call myself a “gardener” with a chuckle in my heart. Still, my level of... — Updated 8/30/2023

 By Matthew Young    Opinion

Birds can lift your spirit | Worship

I love birds. When I lived back east in rural central Pennsylvania, I took such joy in identifying all the various kinds throughout the seasons – huge groups of starlings in the s... — Updated 6/14/2023

 By Matthew Young    Opinion

Everyone has something they can contribute | Worship

What is your talent or passion? What do you like to make? God can use it! We read in the Book of Exodus 31:1-5 that “the Lord said to Moses, ‘See, I have chosen Bezalel son of U... — Updated 3/8/2023

 By Matthew Young    Opinion

'You are the light of the world'

I love the “Star Wars” films. Among many quotable lines from the series, one particularly resonates with me as we live out our Christmas reality into the New Year. In “Star... — Updated 1/11/2023

 By Matthew Young    Opinion

A firm center and soft edges | Worship

Approach the public square with a “firm center” and “soft edges.” Christian writer, religious freedom lawyer, and Iraq War veteran David French recently quoted this idea fro... — Updated 10/26/2022

 By Matthew Young    Opinion

Unplugging | Worship

I enjoy social media. It can be a gift. There is a way that it makes us more connected than ever. It also gives us quick access to some of the finest music, film, arts, and... — Updated 8/24/2022

 By Matthew Young    Opinion

Dealing with sudden loss | Worship

I am mourning the loss of a good friend. My high school friend Dean, who died unexpectedly recently at age 53, was a Gulf War Marine veteran. He also studied film in Paris and... — Updated 5/25/2022

 By Matthew Young    Opinion

Video of teen arrests sparks much-needed conversations | Worship

Perhaps you saw the brief viral video. It shows what happened at a suburban mall in Bridgewater Commons, New Jersey, on a Saturday last month: Two teens got into a fight. Police... — Updated 3/9/2022

 By Matthew Young    Opinion

COVID offers opportunity to love and live sacrificially | Worship

Are you tired of the COVID battle? Are you tired of wearing masks? I am. But even as COVID is – perhaps – in its waning days (we pray!), I am as convinced as ever as a pastor th... — Updated 1/19/2022

 By Matthew Young    Opinion

Walk before you talk to see God's world in His eyes | Worship

Recently our esteemed silver chariot – the family minivan -- needed repair. This time it was the brakes. Since we only have one vehicle, my options for getting back to my church... — Updated 8/11/2021

 By Matthew Young    Opinion

Appreciating the kindness of a stranger | Worship

There is smoke billowing from under your minivan! That is what the kind, concerned citizen who signaled us to pull over as we descended into Wenatchee told us. We had driven over... — Updated 6/23/2021


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