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Stories, thoughts and reflections on the Bible from the WSFC Staff.

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Blessings Wrapped in Harsh Packages

Have you ever walked through a difficult conflict which, when all is said and done, turned out to be a blessing in disguise?   How about encountered a difficult person who ended up being used by God to help you through something? In Joshua 5:13-15 we see Joshua have just one of those types of…

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Ordinary Places

Little known fact: most of my spiritual awakenings have happened in very ordinary places. I’ve discovered God’s love for detail and beauty while putting my feet to the pavement on a run. I’ve been reminded to put my trust in God and not lean on my own understanding while standing barefoot over a stack of…

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The Fall Season

The Fall season has officially fallen upon us (like a load of bricks, in my opinion). Classically, we know this to be the time of year when we settle in, bundle up, light a fire and lower the blinds. The hours of daylight shorten, and we join with Simon & Garfunkel in singing: “Hello darkness,…

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Psalm 139

Often times when we talk about David, the ancient king whom the Old Testament gives thorough account for, we talk about his accomplishments.  Slaying giants.  Shepherd becoming king.  Ark establishing, prolific songwriter. What is often overlooked about his life is that at each major turning point David is faced with relational backlash from those who…

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Zacchaeus: Changed By Seeing Jesus

He stood there in anticipation.  He had heard rumors about this religious leader; one who had dealt so favorably with sinners like himself in the past.  Someone just like him, a publican, was even invited into the inner circle of twelve that had the opportunity to follow and learn from this Jesus – an unheard…

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Do Not Worry

There is a song I like to sing to my 17-month old son. It’s called Do Not Worry and it’s based off some scripture found in Matthew 6. I’ll summarize it for you: Look at the birds and the flowers, they are taken care of by God – Don’t you know that you are worth…

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Two days ago I was catching up on some work at a downtown Salem coffeeshop. It got to be around lunchtime and I was getting hungry. A downtown favorite for me is VENTI’S. Before heading there, I asked a local businessman and friend if he wanted to join me. His answer was YES. While crossing the street,…

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Love Week 2019

As June is about to begin, we are entering a season of service at West Salem Foursquare Church.  June 17 – 22 is our second edition of Love Week.   Love Week is simple.  We have identified several community based Christian ministries in our city who will benefit from just a few hours of group…

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Christ in Me

For the last three years I’ve had the honor of being the Kids Ministry intern here at West Salem Foursquare. During this time I’ve lead many classes—both elementary and preschool—on Sunday mornings. It has been such an incredible gift to see the kids of WSFC hear the Word of God every week, to watch their…

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15 for 15 Challenge

This last Sunday I issued the 15 for 15 Challenge. It’s an invitation to read the Bible and listen to worship music for 15 minutes a day for the next 15 days. To find out more visit There you’ll find links to our Pause Bible Reading Plan and to a special Spotify Worship Playlist. You may…

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