Category Archives: Service

My Week with Billy Graham

My life was about to change.  It was May 1976, the second event in the new Seattle Kingdome.  The first event was a soccer match featuring the famous, Pele.  Coming to Seattle was Billy Graham for a week of sharing … Continue reading

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Changing Lives One at a Time

Living Perspectives – September 2014 Here is a recent recap of activities for our organization during the first two weeks of September as the fall begins, and needs become more apparent after a summer of sun. Homeless Men (Congregations for … Continue reading

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Innovation in Houston

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Granite Falls High School competed with two cars in the Houston Shell Oil EcoMarathon.  The activity and excitement watching 7-800 wanna be engineers over a 100 cars  tuning engines and tinkering with their machines as they readied for the track.  These … Continue reading

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Heading for Houston

In my March 22 blog I detailed the effort by Granite Falls High School in preparing two cars to compete in Houston, TX in the Shell Oil EcoMarathon.  Mentioned was a documentary that Shell was preparing about 2 of the competing … Continue reading

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Eco Marathon Tops March Madness

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I am heading to Houston as a volunteer with the Granite Falls High School Eco Marathon Team competing April 3-7.  This is year 4 for me serving as the “encouragement” coach, administrative manager and “gofer” (parts, food, Tylenol).  What a … Continue reading

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Are You In the Lord’s Army?

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How are you at 6:30 on a Sat. morning? My granddaughter (age 10) and I were recently making breakfast with church members for 30 homeless men staying in the Congregations for the Homeless (CFH) shelter in a local Lutheran Church. She … Continue reading

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God’s Servant: Decide Today Whom You Will Serve

Never make a decision at the point of decision.  Good advice for someone on a diet who should choose his/her lunch menu the night before rather than in the noon lunch line at the all you can eat buffet.   At … Continue reading

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Christmas, Boxing Day and The Reason for the Season

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Two traditions based around gift giving, Christmas and Boxing Day are celebrated in December.  While many believe Christmas was an offshoot of a secular historical Roman holiday, more of us hold that the birth of Christ is the “reason for the season.”  … Continue reading

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Hope Part II Who Is My Neighbor?

Today is a guest blog from Paul Hirz, Living Perspectives Board member. The Really Good Samaritan! You know the Good Samaritan parable, right?  (Luke 10:30) This traveler heading down the rugged 17 mi. road from Jerusalem to Jericho gets mugged … Continue reading

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Finishing Strong-End of the Marathon

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Here is the picture of Peter, Taylor and her Mom at the finish line of the Las Vegas Marathon. What an inspiring story to those who observed Peter pushing Taylor through 25 mph winds, Taylor singing songs and Peter with … Continue reading

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