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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

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 23, 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 16, 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 10, 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 3, 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 Foothills Wellness Foundation win a $25,000 grant. The foundation was selected as one… Continue reading

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 16, 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.

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 9, 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.

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 2, 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.

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 26, 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.

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 18, 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.