Life

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 1, 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 27, 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 19, 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 15, 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 14, 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 12, 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 9, 2017

Progress in Sumner | Sumner Mayor Update

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

  • Feb 9, 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 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