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Repentance not a burden; it’s a gift | Church Corner

Sex isn't the answer. That should be obvious by now, but in our adolescent culture we can't seem to grasp the obvious, so we suffer the consequences. Like a drug addict who keeps going back to the stuff that's killing them, we chase romance as if it's religion and desirability as if it's a virtue. It's not just men who buy the lie but women as well, vainly imagining that there is real power in allure, and so we cultivate our appearance to that end. But it's a road to nowhere, both now and forever.

  • Apr 3rd, 2016

What is Dr. Universe’s favorite experiment? | Ask Dr. Universe

What is Dr. Universe's favorite experiment? -Garrett, 8th grade, Eastern Washington

  • Apr 2nd, 2016

What is Dr. Universe’s favorite experiment? | Ask Dr. Universe

You know, your question reminds me of a couple other science questions from curious readers. Evangeline, age 7, wants to know why her hair is black. Sureya, age 8, wants to know why some people have curly hair.

  • Apr 2nd, 2016

Repentance isn’t a burden, it’s a gift | Church Corner

Sex isn’t the answer. That should be obvious by now, but in our adolescent culture we can’t seem to grasp the obvious, so we suffer the consequences. Like a drug addict who keeps going back to the stuff that’s killing them, we chase romance as if it’s religion and desirability as if it’s a virtue. It’s not just men who buy the lie but women as well, vainly imagining that there is real power in allure, and so we cultivate our appearance to that end. But it’s a road to nowhere, both now and forever.

  • Mar 28th, 2016

When Easter arrives, I’m captivated again | Church Corner

We're in the middle of Holy Week today.

  • Mar 27th, 2016

When Easter arrives, I’m captivated again | Church Corner

We’re in the middle of Holy Week today. I was asked, not long ago, about our traditions around Lent. I responded that I grew up in a Christian tradition that didn’t pay any attention to Lent – what that means is that I have no recollection of a time that Lent was mentioned, addressed or explained in any way. Holy Week traditions like Maundy Thursday and Good Friday were not even a blip in our week.

  • Mar 23rd, 2016

Why do we age? | Ask Dr. Universe

Why do we age? –Logan, 12, Pullman, WA

  • Mar 19th, 2016

Acknowledge how we divide, then unite | Church Corner

The following is written by Keith Marshall of Hope Lutheran Church:

  • Mar 19th, 2016

Why do we age? | Ask Dr. Universe

It’s usually later in life that we see the more dramatic signs of aging, like gray hair, wrinkles, and lots of birthday candles on our cake. But we really start growing older from the time we are born.

  • Mar 18th, 2016

Acknowledge how we divide, then unite | Church Corner

Have you ever run into a friend some place you never anticipated seeing them? Perhaps you are at a mutual friend’s party, not knowing you’re both acquaintances with the host. Maybe you are at a Mariners game and while standing in line for a hotdog you see an old friend. Most of the time when this happens there is a sense of surprise and excitement. You both say at the same time, “What are you doing here?”

  • Mar 18th, 2016

Act in a Godly way when dealing with grief | Church Corner

The following was written by Marcus Kelley at New Life Foursquare:

  • Mar 13th, 2016

Act in a Godly way when dealing with grief | Church Corner

I have multiple roles in our community. I am the pastor of a church. I serve on the Plateau Outreach Ministries board and I serve as the chaplain for the police and fire here on the Plateau. Serving in these capacities has allowed me to see different aspects of our community and the wide range of human behaviors. As the chaplain, I’ve become aware of and I’m troubled about how we deal with trauma, grief and mourning.

  • Mar 13th, 2016

What exactly are boogers? | Ask. Dr. Universe

What are boogers? – Taryn, 9, Seattle, WA

  • Mar 7th, 2016

What are boogers? | Ask Dr. Universe

When I went to visit my friend Susan Perkins, an instructor of nursing at Washington State University, she shined a tiny light in my nose. Sure enough, she found some crusty little boogies.

  • Mar 7th, 2016

If you have something to share, don’t hide | Church Corner

The following is written by Steve Strombom of Enumclaw Nazarene:

  • Mar 5th, 2016

Novik’s “Uprooted” puts much-needed emphasis on female relationships | Point of Review

If it wasn’t for the fact my fiancée gave away her personal copy of “Uprooted” three times over the holiday season as gifts to friends and family, I could have easily read it at least twice more, and she would have had her nose stuck in it for a month straight. Yes, Naomi Novik’s newest book is really that magical.

Novik’s “Uprooted” put much-needed emphasis on female relationships | Point of Review

If it wasn't for the fact my fiancée gave away her personal copy of "Uprooted" three times over the holiday season as gifts to friends and family, I could have easily read it at least twice more, and she would have had her nose stuck in it for a month straight.

Quality ingredients are the key | Church Corner

Politics, politics, politics. Seems like everything in the news, or on social media, is about politics right now. It isn’t surprising, I guess, during an election year. But with so much interest being shown in the candidates and the electoral process, I thought it only normal to talk about cooking.

  • Feb 27th, 2016

Quality ingredients are the key | Church Corner

Politics, politics, politics. Seems like everything in the news, or on social media, is about politics right now. It isn’t surprising, I guess, during an election year. But with so much interest being shown in the candidates and the electoral process, I thought it only normal to talk about cooking.

  • Feb 27th, 2016

Leave masks at the door | Church Corner

Feb. 10 marked the beginning of Lent for 2016. Lent is the 40-day period that culminates in Easter. In many churches, the first day of Lent is called Ash Wednesday. There is often a simple, quiet service where we are to reflect upon our own spiritual journey and the path that Jesus took leading to his crucifixion and resurrection. Some people receive a mark of the cross on their forehead, symbolizing dying to sin and rising again to new life.

  • Feb 19th, 2016

Good time to prune trees, but do it right | Dennis Thompkins

February through April is the traditional time for pruning fruit trees. Winter is also a good time to work on ornamental trees because it is easier to determine what needs to be pruned before new leaves begin to grow.

  • Feb 19th, 2016

Good time to prune trees, but do it right | Dennis Thompkins

February through April is the traditional time for pruning fruit trees. Winter is also a good time to work on ornamental trees because it is easier to determine what needs to be pruned before new leaves begin to grow.

  • Feb 19th, 2016

Leave masks at the door | Church Corner

Feb. 10 marked the beginning of Lent for 2016. Lent is the 40-day period that culminates in Easter. In many churches, the first day of Lent is called Ash Wednesday. There is often a simple, quiet service where we are to reflect upon our own spiritual journey and the path that Jesus took leading to his crucifixion and resurrection. Some people receive a mark of the cross on their forehead, symbolizing dying to sin and rising again to new life.

  • Feb 17th, 2016

Time to receive God’s unconditional love | Church Corner

How would you feel if you were in this situation? Suppose you are in a serious dating relationship. So serious the two of you are talking about getting married. You tell your beloved that when you marry, you will come into some significant money, a trust fund. Your sweetheart replies: “Really? No matter, because I love you for who you are, not for what you have or may have.”

  • Feb 13th, 2016

Time to receive God’s unconditional love | Church Corner

How would you feel if you were in this situation? Suppose you are in a serious dating relationship. So serious the two of you are talking about getting married. You tell your beloved that when you marry, you will come into some significant money, a trust fund. Your sweetheart replies: “Really? No matter, because I love you for who you are, not for what you have or may have.”

  • Feb 12th, 2016

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife plans to add two-day razor clam dig at Copalis

State shellfish managers have proposed two days of razor clam digging in February at Copalis beach in addition to an approved a month-long opening at Long Beach that starts today.

  • Feb 8th, 2016

Answer his call and reap great rewards | Church Corner

Peter was wrestling with a decision – should he go or should he remain? If he stays he is safe. The comfort of the vessel he was in kept him from the elements, he was with those he knew and he was a fisherman so being there in the boat was familiar and expected.

  • Feb 5th, 2016

Answer his call and reap great rewards | Church Corner

Peter was wrestling with a decision – should he go or should he remain? If he stays he is safe. The comfort of the vessel he was in kept him from the elements, he was with those he knew and he was a fisherman so being there in the boat was familiar and expected.

  • Feb 5th, 2016

“Before I Go To Sleep”: movie vs. book | Point of Review

Imagine waking up every morning and not knowing who or where you are. All you really remember is, you’re in your 20’s, with your whole life ahead of you. But when you look in the mirror, the 20-something you thought you were isn’t staring back.

“Before I Go To Sleep”: movie vs. book | Point of Review

Imagine waking up every morning and not knowing who or where you are. All you really remember is, you’re in your 20’s, with your whole life ahead of you. But when you look in the mirror, the 20-something you thought you were isn’t staring back. This is the reality for Christine Lucas, in “Before I Go to Sleep” by S.J. Watson.

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife approves month-long razor clam dig at Long Beach

Razor clam diggers can look forward to more than a month of razor clam digging opportunities at Long Beach on the Washington coast.

  • Feb 1st, 2016

Thanksgiving in my heart | Church Corner

Last week we celebrated the 394th anniversary of the first Thanksgiving meal shared at the Plymouth Plantation in Massachusetts in the fall of 1621.

  • Jan 30th, 2016

There’s a big payoff to putting faith in Jesus | Church Corner

So, what’s going on is, I’m exploring my way through the life of Jesus, through the perspective of the Apostle John, in his Gospel record. John has an interesting and unique take on who this Jesus was and I like it – well, sometimes I like it, and sometimes it’s rather alarming!

  • Jan 30th, 2016

Tell the world we’re ‘one nation, under God’ | Church Corner

With Christmas fast approaching I was excited to share an article I was writing called “Immanuel - God With Us!”

  • Jan 30th, 2016

There’s a big payoff to putting faith in Jesus | Church Corner

So, what’s going on is, I’m exploring my way through the life of Jesus, through the perspective of the Apostle John, in his Gospel record. John has an interesting and unique take on who this Jesus was and I like it – well, sometimes I like it, and sometimes it’s rather alarming!

  • Jan 30th, 2016

Make the coffee, leave the greeting to me | Church Corner

The Bible says that near the end times there will be wars and rumors of wars. We must be nearing the end because it seems people are willing to fight over just about anything and everything. Now, in the beginning of the 21st century, right at Christmas time, the season of peace, we have (drumroll please) The Greeting Wars.

  • Jan 30th, 2016

Three questions rest at the center of faith | Church Corner

I think there are three questions at the very center of faith: Who is God? Who are we? And what does God want from us? Everything else seems to follow from there.

  • Jan 19th, 2016

Mason bee creating a buzz | Evergreen Arborist

There is growing excitement from home gardeners and orchardists around the country about a bug. Yes, a bug.

Enumclaw and 4Culture presents work of painter Joe Longo

The city of Enumclaw and 4Culture of King County present the work of painter Joe Longo through Feb. 2.

  • Jan 19th, 2016

Run from the darkness of fear and hatred | Church Corner

1 John 4:18: “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear; for fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not reached perfection in love” (NRSV).

  • Jan 11th, 2016

Run from the darkness of fear and hatred | Church Corner

1 John 4:18: “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear; for fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not reached perfection in love” (NRSV).

  • Jan 11th, 2016

A small step of faith is the start of a new life | Church Corner

Stuck in a dead-end job and strapped for money, Kyle MacDonald came up with an improbable plan: starting with one red paperclip, he would trade on the Internet until he exchanged it for a house.

  • Jan 8th, 2016

A small step of faith is the start of a new life | Church Corner

Stuck in a dead-end job and strapped for money, Kyle MacDonald came up with an improbable plan: starting with one red paperclip, he would trade on the Internet until he exchanged it for a house.

  • Jan 8th, 2016

Top 10 pet names in 2015 | King County

What do you think the top ten most popular names for dogs and cats in 2015 were in your community? Did your pet make the cut? Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) partnered with the office of Metropolitan King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn to bring you the top ten names of licensed pets in 2015.

  • Jan 4th, 2016

2015 Top Ten Names for Dogs and Cats in King County

What do you think the top ten most popular names for dogs and cats in 2015 were in your community? Did your pet make the cut? Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) partnered with the office of Metropolitan King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn to bring you the top ten names of licensed pets in 2015. This data comes from the nearly one million residents RASKC serves, living in 25 cities and King County's unincorporated communities.

  • Jan 4th, 2016

Clearing the mind, quiet reflection | SoHaPP

Join us for the January SoHaPP challenge – Clearing the Mind. Start off the year with a daily quiet reflection to bring a single focused effort of mindfulness, and give the brain a special type of rest during the day for better performance.

  • Dec 31st, 2015

Clearing the mind, quiet reflection | SoHaPP

oin us for the January SoHaPP challenge – Clearing the Mind. Start off the year with a daily quiet reflection to bring a single focused effort of mindfulness, and give the brain a special type of rest during the day for better performance.

  • Dec 31st, 2015

Preparing for winter driving

Winter has hit the passes in full force right before college students are heading home for winter breaks and families are preparing for holiday road trips.

  • Dec 28th, 2015

Sport crabbing season to remain open

State shellfish managers are extending the sport crabbing season in Hood Canal (Marine Area 12) and a portion of Admiralty Inlet (Marine Area 9) until Feb. 28.

  • Dec 28th, 2015

Make the coffee, leave the greeting to me | Church Corner

The Bible says that near the end times there will be wars and rumors of wars. We must be nearing the end because it seems people are willing to fight over just about anything and everything. Now, in the beginning of the 21st century, right at Christmas time, the season of peace, we have (drumroll please) The Greeting Wars.

  • Dec 16th, 2015