Blogs by Our Leadership

Dare to be Unique

Christians are called to keep and uphold Christ-like conduct around all people, especially non-believers. Today it seems that Christians have a hard time with that, they don’t want to seem different or they are afraid of not fitting in. However, this is contrary to...

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Living Water

The Boise River is an amazing, beautiful, complimentary part of Boise. With the Greenbelt and all the green foliage surrounding it, birds, deer, and other animals benefit from it's presence. This year however because of record snowfall and rain the river has become...

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Faith, Hope, and Love

One of the Sunday messages from our last series about Heaven ended on a favorite verse of mine: 1 Corinthians, 13:13. And Now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love. So much contained in these few words! In this letter, Paul is...

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Something Important (Part 3 of 3)

Everyone is out there looking for something, even God. What are you out there looking for? Maybe what we look for would be modified if we knew what God is out there looking for. Jesus said that God the Father is out there looking for “true worshipers who will worship...

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The Devil You Say

I just returned from a visit to Death Valley National Park, and was reminded again of how many places are named after Hell or the Devil. In Death Valley there is Devil's Golf course and Dante’s overlook. I have been to Devils tower in Wyoming, and here in Idaho we...

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The Simplicity of the Cross

One of the very clear memories that I have of church when I was growing up was Mrs. Carlson’s 3rd grade Sunday school class. Mrs. Carlson seemed very old and wise when I was in her class -and the truth is she was probably about my age now. Yes, I know that I am far...

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Stones in our Life

I’ve been thinking a lot about Easter over the last couple of weeks. It seems we always focus on and celebrate the resurrection and what that means for us. Jesus, on the cross…paying the price for all of our sin then being raised from the dead….our Savior! I started...

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Something Important (Part 2 of 3)

“Follow Me and I will make you fishers of men.” Jesus I made a bracelet for myself out of fishing swivels and I wear it 24/7. I am sure you are thinking, “Very classy Dave!” Yes, I agree, it is very classy. The swivels have started to rust from wearing it when I mow...

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Haiti Farm

Truly amazing! The farm looks absolutely awesome! The corn looks so much better than it did last year. One pond is completely dry; the larger pond has about 2 feet of water remaining. This is because it is at the end of the dry season and the rains will begin anytime...

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Eric Liddell

If you're like me, you can probably remember the first time that you saw the British film “Chariots of Fire,” the story of the Flying Scotsman. It was a huge success and went on to win an Academy award. The year was 1924 and it was at the Olympics in Paris France that...

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Are You An Encourager?

Encourage. Webster's definition; (1) To inspire with courage, spirit or confidence. (2) To stimulate by guidance, approval. (3) To promote or foster. As a sports enthusiast I've observed subtle nuances within teams. All teams attempt high standards of success, they...

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God’s Plan

Ever heard the saying “It’s all part of God’s plan?” It always seems to come from a person trying to comfort another after something terrible happened, as if God made that terrible thing happen because it’s all part of his “perfect plan.” But God doesn’t work that...

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Love is Inconvenient

Have you ever needed someone to just be with you, welcome you in, be a friend, and felt that the world was too busy, didn’t care, or walked by without a notice? That’s the way selfishness wires us… too busy, too focused on our own thing, or maybe too scared to stop,...

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Something Important (Part 1 of 3)

“I have not become the person that God envisioned when He rescued me.” -Dave Gibson Decades ago I worked with a young man on a fire fighting crew who was wild and then some. We worked at a wilderness fire station that was 10 miles from the nearest road and 25 air...

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What Does Family Look Like?

When I looked up the term “family” there are several different definitions. One definition talks about parents and children, another one talks about common ancestry. The definition I like best is, “A group of people who are related to each other”. It’s that “related”...

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How Would You Know?

Imagine you are on the ocean shore and there is a fierce storm blowing. Someone calls to you “Help! There are people out there! You need to go out and save them!” You look down. You are wearing a beautiful blue blazer, boat shoes, and a captain’s hat at the perfect...

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Brokenness

The Lord woke me in the night to pray for a dear friend. I wasn’t sure what I was supposed to pray about but began asking for peace and protection for this friend. After a few moments of prayer I was still unclear as to what I needed to be praying for exactly so I...

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Upcoming Trip to Haiti

A number of us are excited about our upcoming mission to Haiti on March 30th. We will be joining forces with the Gooding Christian Church and folks from Texas. Please feel free to join in prayer and support as we have goals of holding medical clinics, baking cookies,...

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Parents

As students of history, we are able to see the pendulum of ideas and movements swing back and forth. The swinging excesses of political movements, cultural beliefs, and systems of governments are made evident in the historical record. Why do these swings occur? The...

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