Life

Gallery 2017 hosts Simpson showing

The city of Enumclaw’s Gallery 2017 presents “Living in the Arts,” a showing by painter Lyudmila Simpson.

  • Mar 22nd, 2017

 

Law and Order… Sumner | Sumner Mayor Update

No, the popular TV show has not worked its way through all the major cities and reached Sumner (although that would be an interesting idea).

  • Mar 22nd, 2017

 

The real test of faith is loving your enemies | Church Corner

It’s easy to succeed when you never try anything hard.

  • Mar 21st, 2017

 

Ditching the blahs | Sumner Mayor Update

We’ve all heard of having the blues, but in Western Washington many of us tend to get the blahs. Too many rainy, gray days can take their toll on everybody.

  • Mar 16th, 2017

All invited to BL Community Resource Fair

The free event will feature crafting, gardening, home repair and yard maintenance, library resources and YMCA games.

  • Mar 14th, 2017

Remember to honor the good in others | Church Corner

As we move into Lent, I am especially mindful of all that I have to be thankful for and to be part of the community of Enumclaw as a chaplain at St. Elizabeth Hospital; in this small way, it is a big part of my own thanksgiving!

  • Mar 21st, 2017

More than a job | Sumner Update

This week, we said goodbye to Bill Pugh, who retired from the City of Sumner. You may know Mr. Pugh from his nine years serving as our public works director.

  • Mar 1st, 2017

Let’s fill our days with compassionate love | Church Corner

Valentine’s Day was just a few days ago. The holiday of love. But really, shouldn’t every day be a day of love?

  • Feb 27th, 2017

Getting through every day with God at my side | Church Corner

Recently I have been reading “The Measure Of A Man: a spiritual autobiography,” by Sidney Poitier.

  • Feb 19th, 2017

Forum designed to help businesses prepare for a disaster | Pierce County

Join Pierce County’s Economic Development Department along with County, Federal and State partners at its first post disaster recovery forum Tuesday, March 7 from 8 a.m. to noon at Dacca Barn, 2820 54th Ave. E. in Fife.

  • Feb 15th, 2017

Enumclaw Youth and Family Services has new name

After 43 years of growth, Enumclaw Youth and Family Services is renewing its commitment to local youth and families with a new name and brand – Nexus Youth and Families. The new brand was officially unveiled Feb. 10 in Auburn.

  • Feb 14th, 2017

We decide exactly what we’ll receive from God | Church Corner

Here it is February already! Does it still feel like a new year to you? I always get excited about the new year: the possibilities for change, the chance to put some things behind me and the promise of a whole new beginning.

  • Feb 12th, 2017

Progress in Sumner | Sumner Mayor Update

Two things happened last Friday that were seemingly unrelated but are actually inextricably linked.

  • Feb 9th, 2017

Plateau Young Life expands offerings

“Accepted” is how 14-year-old Beau Murphy feels when he participates in Wyldlife Club. Club leaders and kids immediately embraced all of him – including his cerebral palsy – which gave him a sense of belonging.

  • Feb 9th, 2017

Considering what our ‘welcome’ really means | Church Corner

Every year at New Year’s I make some feeble attempts to “clean up my act.” This year I am trying to get rid of unwanted stuff and clean out my closets. It remains to be seen how well I follow through with my resolutions.

  • Feb 9th, 2017

God knows how to tend to the world’s problems | Church Corner

Does God has priorities? Why would God even need priorities? He gets everything just the way he wants it, right?

  • Feb 9th, 2017

Failed resolutions and God still loves you

Did you make a New Year’s resolution? Studies demonstrate that 45 percent of people make resolutions having to do with self-improvement.

  • Feb 9th, 2017

Drop a five in the pot, remember Rudy | Church Corner

All the people on the street were bundled tight. Scarves, gloves and fuzzy hats were the order of the day. Everyone was in a hurry to buy their presents and get out of the cold.

  • Feb 9th, 2017

Seasonal church services can help soothe the grieving process | Church Corner

There are many forms of grief and not all are related to the loss of a loved family member or a good friend.

  • Feb 9th, 2017

‘Tis the season for movies – and hope | Church Corner

Just in case you aren’t aware, Christmas is coming.

  • Feb 9th, 2017

Let’s just be happy with what we have | Church Corner

It’s Thanksgiving: time to dust off a few of the old classics and take them for a spin.

  • Feb 9th, 2017

Maybe we should try to think like Jesus | Church Corner

Driving to work a few mornings ago, I pulled up behind a car at SR 410 and Mundy Loss Road. The car had a sticker in the window that said, “Don’t believe everything you think.” I laughed and rolled my eyes and acknowledged, “Isn’t that the truth!”

  • Feb 9th, 2017

Even during storms we’re in good hands | Church Corner

Mark Twain said, “I have suffered many things in life, most of which never happened.”

  • Feb 9th, 2017

Keeping faith above politics | Church Corner

I don’t know about you, but I’m so ready for the political season to be over. One of the things I dislike the most about election season is how politicians feed off the anxieties and fears of the country.

  • Feb 9th, 2017

Let us love others, see their value | Church Corner

I have lived on the Plateau for almost one year now. After moving from Minnesota last Oct. 28 to become the area director at Rainier Hills Young Life, we have begun to settle in and everything around us has become more like home with each day.

  • Feb 9th, 2017

Goal is to be the best we can be | Church Corner

Have you ever met someone and you discovered they were nothing like what you thought they would be?

  • Feb 9th, 2017

Christmas spirit must translate to action | Church Corner

It won’t be long now until most of us have put the ornaments and lights away, taken the Shop-Vac to the needles, forced the wrapping paper and the boxes into either the trash or recycling and closed off Christmas for another year.

  • Feb 9th, 2017

Tax forms and assistance available at Pierce County Libraries

Pre-printed 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ income tax forms and instructions are now available at Pierce County Library System locations. Due to federal budget constraints, pre-printed forms and instructions are limited in number and provided while supplies last.

  • Feb 1st, 2017

Free workshop lays out solutions for Social Security | Pierce County

It’s no secret that tax revenue for Social Security is outpaced by payments made to beneficiaries. In less than 20 years, Social Security will only be able to pay out about 75% of promised benefits. What can be done to keep the program healthy for current and future recipients?

  • Jan 23rd, 2017

Workshop shows how to live life fully with diabetes | Pierce County

With the start of the New Year, it’s a good time to kick off paying closer attention to our physical health. More than 29 million Americans are living with diabetes and 25% of them don’t know it.

  • Jan 4th, 2017

Sumner’s priorities for Olympia | Sumner Mayor Update

How much can what happens in Olympia affect Sumner? Quite a lot, actually.

  • Jan 4th, 2017

Avoid temptation, don’t jump to the end of the Christmas story

If Christ had arrived with trumpets and lain in a cradle of gold, his birth would’ve been an affair

  • Dec 23rd, 2016

Kids Christmas presents are a surprise for dad too

80 percent of dads don’t know what their kids are getting for Christmas until the children open them

  • Dec 21st, 2016

Giving thanks for Sumner | Sumner Mayor Update

As the turkey is roasting, and I gather with family and friends, I want to pause and take a moment to share gratitude for things we enjoy here in Sumner.

  • Nov 23rd, 2016

Parades, tree lightings kick off holiday season

Holiday events in Enumclaw, Buckley, Bonney Lake and Sumner.

You can’t see it, but believe it | Sumner Mayor Update

Think about how much life would be different without the conveniences and infrastructure we use but don’t necessarily see.

  • Nov 16th, 2016

The blessings of America | Sumner Mayor Update

In a week that includes both elections and Veteran’s Day, it’s an appropriate time to be reminded of the freedoms we have in America. I got extra perspective of that last week.

  • Nov 10th, 2016

‘The Girl on the Train’: Good film and even better read

Rachel Watson watches Jess and Jason every morning and afternoon when she takes the train to and from London. She watches them when the train stops in front of their house. She thinks about how Jess is probably artistic or that Jason is some sort of doctor since he tends to be absent for days at a time. Even though she has never met Jess or Jason, it’s comforting to see them everyday. The smallest things can make a difference, especially when your life has fallen apart slowly, but surely.

Beyond Sumner’s ghosts | Sumner Mayor Update

Halloween derived from All Hallow’s Eve, the night before religious groups remembered loved ones who had gone before them. Whether or not you still celebrate the religious holidays, it’s a nice thought in the wake of Halloween’s candy rush to set aside time to think about those who have gone before us.

  • Nov 3rd, 2016

Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation still looking for votes for $25,000 grant

This week is the last week Enumclaw residents can help the Rainier…

Parenting is a humbling thing | Church Corner

Being a parent is humbling. I remember when my wife Keonna was pregnant with our first son King. I couldn’t wait to be a dad.

  • Feb 9th, 2017

God delivers a personal love letter | Church Corner

A well-known theologian, Paul Tillich, described God as "the Ground of our Being." It is God's desire to enter into our lives at the very core of our being. I have pondered over this description and what follows are some thoughts about God and God's actions in our lives.

  • Oct 16th, 2016

God delivers a personal love letter | Church Corner

A well-known theologian, Paul Tillich, described God as "the Ground of our Being." It is God's desire to enter into our lives at the very core of our being. I have pondered over this description and what follows are some thoughts about God and God's actions in our lives.

  • Oct 12th, 2016

Life getting tangled? There’s one sure way to get trouble solved | Church Corner

I went on a fishing trip adventure recently with some guys…over to the Potholes in Eastern Washington. We had a great time…really an enjoyable time full of fun and good food and laughter.

  • Oct 9th, 2016

Life getting tangled? There’s one sure way to get trouble solved | Church Corner

I went on a fishing trip adventure recently with some guys...over to the Potholes in Eastern Washington. We had a great time...really an enjoyable time full of fun and good food and laughter.

  • Oct 3rd, 2016

All welcome on a life changing trip | Church Corner

I have had the blessing to serve on short-term mission teams in a variety locations. Having served locally in my own community and as far away as Puerto Rico, I have found these trips to be life-changing experiences.

  • Oct 2nd, 2016

All welcome on a life changing trip | Church Corner

I have had the blessing to serve on short-term mission teams in a variety locations. Having served locally in my own community and as far away as Puerto Rico, I have found these trips to be life-changing experiences.

  • Sep 28th, 2016

We need a power greater than ourselves | Church Corner

I am confused. I have been watching all the brouhaha over the pledge of allegiance and loyalty, or disloyalty, to our country. I know there is much that needs to be fixed and there are things that people need to protest. That is our right and our responsibility.

  • Sep 26th, 2016

We need a power greater than ourselves | Church Corner

I am confused. I have been watching all the brouhaha over the pledge of allegiance and loyalty, or disloyalty, to our country. I know there is much that needs to be fixed and there are things that people need to protest. That is our right and our responsibility.

  • Sep 26th, 2016

Local pastors helping with spiritual care at hospital | Church Corner

St. Elizabeth Hospital is growing in so many wonderful and exciting ways I thought it might be good to share a few things about spiritual care at our hospital as well.

  • Sep 18th, 2016