Everyday Blessings INTRODUCTION January 2 & 5

Lowell Greathouse


Welcome to Everyday Blessings--a resource for you to use weekly as you pause for a time of quiet spent with God.



Christmas Greetings from the Bishop

Bob Hoshibata


As the season of advent comes to an end, our hearts and minds are appropriately fixed on Jesus! The advent calendar is filling up. The count-down to Christmas is in its last stage. I hope most of us have completed our shopping, sent out the Christmas cards, trimmed the tree and egged the nog. Soon many of us will bundle up against the winter cold, trundle off to church, sing “O Come, All Ye Faithful,” light candles and celebrate the birthday of Jesus.

What is Your Vision?

Beth Estock


 The Bible is filled with stories of God directing people through visions and dreams...

"Mike Check", "Mike Check"

Pat Schwiebert


“... We’ve been waiting for you to grow up.” He smiled sheepishly and said, “Yeah, we were kinda stuck in our X-Boxes”

Overcoming the Biggest Obstacle

Beth Estock


 I am not a runner. At least that is what I thought until this past spring ........

Death Row Watch in Both Idaho and Oregon

Bob Hoshibata


 In both Oregon and Idaho, Death Row inmates are scheduled to be executed soon. This gives us an opportunity to speak up and voice our faithful conviction that the death penalty should be abolished in the name of Jesus Christ!

A Visit to Death Row

Bob Hoshibata


I know that there are strong and compelling arguments ... but my faith compels me to speak against the scheduled execution of Gary Haugen.

Enough already!

David Armstrong


Are you tired yet of me talking about nothing but change? I think I may have reached the saturation point even for me,...

What about the $$$ ?

Bob Hoshibata


Some have been raising questions about how much we will save if we move to 4 districts. Well...

Response to a Question about the Special Session

Bob Hoshibata


Several persons have asked for specific details about the assignment of churches to 4 districts if the vote is positive to go to 4 districts.  Some want to have the list publicized before the vote is taken.  I am sharing my thoughts about this questions in this blog posting.

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