Life

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 9, 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 9, 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 9, 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 9, 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 9, 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 9, 2017

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

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

  • Feb 9, 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 9, 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 9, 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 9, 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 9, 2017

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 9, 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 9, 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 9, 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 1, 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 23, 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 4, 2017

Sumner’s priorities for Olympia | Sumner Mayor Update

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

  • Jan 4, 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 23, 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 21, 2016