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

I don’t know about you, but I am weary. I choose the word weary only because it seems more of a reflection of the soul. There is not much in my life that has stayed the same – maybe you are in the same boat. Vacations cancelled, work flipped upside down, social/political unrest, pandemic, dreams…

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“Everything in the world is about to be wrapped up, so take nothing for granted. Stay wide-awake in prayer. Most of all, love each other as if your life depended on it. Love makes up for practically anything. Be quick to give a meal to the hungry, a bed to the homeless—cheerfully. Be generous with…

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I have a Scripture for you. Does anyone else desperately need to hear the Word of the Lord right NOW? I know I do. It’s for everyone – regardless of race, age, gender, etc. etc. It’s for YOU…right now… Isaiah 26:3 says “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they…

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Hi, it’s Pastor Rich and Sandy Marshall, here with you in the re-opening days of Oregon, as we transition from “closed” to “open”.   We have missed being with you.  You know the question,  “Where were you when … ?”   Like during a big storm, or a sports championship, or an historic national event. …

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“Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.” Matthew 26:39 If you were to ask my mom today what one of the hardest things to get me…

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This season has been hard and holy. There are things I don’t want to go back to when we have moved beyond this time. There are things I want to stay the same. I don’t want to go back to tendencies to take time with friends and family for granted. I don’t want to return…

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So much is in flux right now. So much is changing that it can feel almost dizzying. How many of you have gone all day thinking it was, say, Tuesday, when it was actually Wednesday? We’re all a bit discombobulated, aren’t we? Slightly off-kilter. Too much is changing too rapidly. Just this morning someone asked…

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She just needed to talk. And, boy oh boy, did she talk. For more than 45 minutes I stood on the street corner and talked to an elderly woman that I did not know. Here’s the story…I went for a brisk walk a few days ago. I needed to get out of the house (can…

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It can be a struggle, I know that. There can be days of faith and fortitude, I get that too. Sometimes it feels like one step forward and two steps back, so why even bother anymore? Sometimes it seems like nothing is working and we wonder, is God even listening? Other times there are moments…

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There is something very special about the church. Very few other places do you find so many people of different generations, races, and backgrounds – as the apostle Paul puts it in a few of his letters, we are many parts, but one body. It’s extremely beautiful and I am deeply thankful to be a…

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