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God's Lights are Glowing in The DallesFeatures
God's Lights are Glowing in The Dalles

September 3, 2021

The Dalles Seventh-day Adventist Church hosts their grand opening on September 18, 2021. When you walk in the sanctuary, you'll notice the chandeliers. The ones that God had planned on from the start.

The Singing DrumFeatures
The Singing Drum

May 21, 2021

The village of Falgunjoy is in East Satnala in the far northeastern Indian state of Tripura. A company of Seventh-day Adventist believers meet here, in the small frame house of one of the members. They have Bibles and a few hymn books, and they love to sing songs about Jesus and heaven. However, they had no musical instruments to guide the singing.

The Tale of Betty the Visiting ChickenFeatures
The Tale of Betty the Visiting Chicken

April 8, 2021

The small quiet town of Boring, Oregon, near the base of Mt. Hood, is home to DeVere and Cynthia Crawford who have been adopted by Betty the Chicken.

Postcards from MarciaFeatures
Postcards from Marcia

April 2, 2021

The poems began in 2003 when God gave Marcia the idea of writing a short poem, putting it on a postcard, and then mailing the postcards to each of the church members who were housebound and unable to attend church in person. “Even if I couldn’t visit everyone,” Marcia thought, “at least they would all have a note of encouragement.”

You Can't Miss It!Features
You Can't Miss It!

March 4, 2021

A local friend, an experienced photographer with an uncanny sense of direction, promised me, “You can’t miss the perfect little muddy trail that leads down to Secret Beach on the Southern Oregon coast.” Three tries later I had proved him wrong. I could follow his good, detailed directions and still miss it.