Prayer

We are told in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV) to “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

I cling to this verse (among others) lately… especially with all of the horrible goings on in this world today.

The news and social media sites seem to be filled with tragic news that makes me feel utterly helpless.

However, I am not helpless. I can do the single most important act. I can pray and I can pray BOLDLY.

When I lack... Read more

I still remember when….

I still remember my first baptism.

I was a young girl in grade school. I stood at the front of our (then) church with my family as we received watery-on-the-forehead cross baptisms together.

I knew who Christ was at that age and had accepted Him into my heart, but I did not have the full understanding of what it meant to be alive in and for Him.

I considered myself a Christian even though I lived a sin-filled life and was deeply ashamed of it. (Phew, that’s hard to write!)

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Sweet Sweet Reminder

Isn’t it incredibly awesome and so amazing how God knows exactly what we need at each specific moment? And, not only that, but He GIVES it to us?

I was sitting on my couch talking to God about a leak I discovered in my downstairs kitchen ceiling. I’m pretty sure it’s coming from my upstairs bathroom. Discovering this brought me absolutely no joy.

I had no joy until this precious hummingbird flew up and began to feed at the feeder hanging outside my living room window. It enjoyed a long, slow savory... Read more

Gifts from God

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17 NIV

Patience is a virtue (I’ve been told).

It must also be a gift that God encourages us to receive and hold tightly to….especially when we are working with technology that refuses to cooperate. (I’m sure it’s not operator error! LOL)

I’ve tried to write this post several times in the past couple of hours. I’ve been wanting to write about the... Read more

Just Rest

Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. - Mathew 11:28 NIV

Press Into Jesus

“​Press into Jesus.” “Keep pressing into Jesus.”

The above statements were gifts given to me by one of our Pastors this week.

I gotta say it wasn’t really what I wanted to hear. I mean, how in the world does one do that?

I was already praying like crazy and reading my Bible.

And then it dawned on me, “Ask Jesus how He wants you to press into Him.” (Duh!)

I then realized that there are many ways to press into Him and that it may need to... Read more

Forever and Always

​I stood at my backdoor last night watching the sky. I hadn’t seen it look so moody and yet so beautiful in quite some time.

There were dark clouds indicating the possibility of rain and white clouds that seemed like innocent and pure balls of fluff.

A bright deep blue pathway seemed to indicate a direct route to Heaven.

I couldn’t help but stand and stare and remember:

No matter how our days go…

No matter if our day is filled with joy or pain…

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Happy Mother’s Day!

I’ve always dreamed of being a Mom. This past Wednesday night at One Voice, God asked me to surrender that longing for a husband and family to Him. (If you were there and you took Pastor Di’s dare to ask God what He wanted you to surrender you will know what I’m talking about. If you don’t, I encourage you to come to the next One Voice service, Wednesday, June 4th at 7pm!)

I was surprised by what God asked me to surrender. It literally shook my being.

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The Human Soul of Jesus

On Sunday, May 27th I delivered a message at Canyon Creek called “Before the Beginning” in which I discussed the nature of Jesus Christ as both the Eternal Word of God and a human being born in Bethlehem (John 1:1-18). In the video recording of this message, I made a mistake and I want to correct it right now.

In the message, I said that the human Jesus was... Read more

What are you doing with what God has given you?

Did you catch Pastor Brandon’s sermon this past Sunday? He preached from Israel on a mountain top where it is believed Jesus stood with Moses and Elijah. It was so cool!!

If you didn’t catch the sermon, I encourage you to watch and/or listen to it. Just click here.

The sermon, entitled “Risky Business,” was on The Parable of the Talents from Mathew 25:14.

The message was taught in such a way... Read more

Egg Hunt

​Join us at Bob’s Corn Maze on April 19th at 10am. It’s fun for the whole family! Be sure to invite other families to check it out!

Easter Services

​Everett

Friday- 6:00pm

Saturday- 5:00pm,6:30pm

Sunday- Sunrise 7:00am

Sunday- 8:30am, 10:00am, 11:30am

Russian Service- 2:00pm

MIll Creek

Sunday- Sunrise 7:00am

Sunday- 9:00am, 10:30am

One Year Plan Missing Pages

​Here’s our one year plan for the One Year Bible

Week 7

Feb 17 ReadingsLEVITICUS 4:1-5:19 MARK 2:13-3:6

Service Times

On Sunday, March 2nd, our Mill Creek location is moving to two services. The new times are at 9am and 10:30am. Come celebrate the exciting growth of our church!

We meet at Little Cedars Elementary School

7408 144th Pl SE, Snohomish, WA 98296

Before the Dawn

What does one do after sleep refuses to come?

After:

devouring my daily Bible reading via my “YouVersion Bible App,” and a few devotionals, letting my dog go water the lawn, praising, praying and thanking God through the alphabet, all the way from A through Z, checking social media for updates on my Kindle Fire, feeling nutty because a song has captured my brain (“The ants go marching two by two, Hurrah! Hurrah!”).

I mean seriously – what does one do??

Thoughts began to pop into my mind of several people I... Read more

It’s our birthday! A different celebration every Sunday!

​Join us here at Canyon Creek during the month of February as we celebrate 10 years as a church. I know it says birthDAY, but why make it just a day when we can have a birthMONTH? We will be having guest speakers, gift giveaways, and it’s not a birthday without cake! Each Sunday we will celebrate a different aspect of our church.Sunday February 2nd

Celebrating our founding members

Sunday February 9th

Celebrating our former elders and pastoral staff members

SPECIAL GIVEAWAY!!

Sunday February 16th

Celebrating the past and the CCC community<... Read more

Trust in Jesus

Stressful issues fill my mind with upward thoughts and prayer requests. I don’t seem to have the right answers nor the quick fixes for anyone (including myself) these days. I heard this song (below) and was reminded to place my trust in Jesus, the only One who is Sovereign and full of Love, Mercy and Grace. I’m making a choice to trust in Jesus whether I’m waiting for the sun to shine or the rain to fall through our Autumn leaves and everything that may come in between. Those who know Your name trust in You,... Read more

The Presence of The Holy Spirit

Have you ever felt the presence of the Holy Spirit? I have. Seriously! I didn’t believe it was possible but I so know it to be true. One night, several years ago, I found myself sobbing on my couch. I was a complete broken mess! I was crying out to the Lord about my overwhelming circumstances in the wee hours of the morning. Suddenly, I felt my entire being engulfed in what I can only describe as The Holy Spirit. It was a feeling of being physically enveloped in a warming, light-filled peace. It was amazing and a... Read more

Seeding in Faith

“Any fool can count the seeds in an apple. Only God can count all the apples in one seed.” ~Robert H. Schuller Pastor Brandon’s sermon this last Sunday had me realizing that the seeding I began in January of this year has burst forth into flowers. My heart was heavy this past New Year trying to figure out the plan God had for my life. It was then that I felt the need to seed in faith with a little action and a lot of prayer. I continued in my day to day life listening, praying, reading His... Read more

Thoughts on Calling by Daniel Kolenda

Since we are teaching on calling at Canyon Creek this month, I thought I would re-post some thoughts on calling written by Daniel Kolenda. What If God Calls Me to Do Something I Don’t Want to Do? As a little boy raised in the church, I was often confused by the words of certain songs. For instance, whenever the song “Bringing in the Sheaves” was sung, I thought we were singing about bringing in the “sheeps.” I always wondered where we would get these “sheeps” and why we wanted to bring them in anyway. Spiritual themes, whether spoken... Read more

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