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  • Psalms

      Psalms is a compilation of a millennia’s worth of worship, worry, wonder and wisdom. Spanning the depths of sorrow to the heights of joy, this beautiful collection contains truth that will challenge and change us as we let it seep into our right-here, right-now lives. Here are some resources to help you dive deeper into the treasure chest that is the book of Psalms. Psalms Reading Plan This plan is designed to take the reader through the entire Book of Psalms during the summer ...  Read More

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    Lead in Marriage || Singleness

    Our whole life should bear witness to God’s love for the world.  Marriage and friendship are the first place for us to practice covenant-love relationships.  These relationships become our loudest Gospel proclamations.   Read More

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    Emotional Health Resources

    The emotional healthy life requires seeing ourselves for who we really are, so that the Holy Spirit can reveal our true identity in Christ. “Your ability to accurately perceive your emotions and stay aware of them as they happen. This includes keeping on top of how you tend to respond to specific situations and certain people.” Here are some resources to dig deeper into the your own emotional health.Scazzero’s Books - Can be purchased at the Westside Bookstore or with...  Read More

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    I Heart 365

    Thank you Westside for your extreme generosity 365 days a year. Last year through I Heart 365 texting, you generously gave $7055.00 worth of items which included clothes, furniture, diapers and baby items, household items, and gift cards. We provided practical help for people from various walks of life that needed a reminder that they are seen and deeply loved. Read this story below to find out how your giving through our community partner, Pregnancy Resource Center, has transformed a despe...  Read More

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    Building in Baja

    The sun was rising over the desert as a caravan of vehicles and trailers spewed dirt around corners in the small town of Tecate, Mexico. The cars were stuffed with families who decided to spend their Spring Break in an unusual way. Rather than vacationing poolside in a sunny spot with friends, these 39 people made up of adults, teens, and wiggly children were here to build houses.   Read More

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    Cascade Youth Camps

    Kelly was stirred. Looking for opportunities to get involved at her local church she saw a chance to combine her love for kids with God's heart for the overlooked and undervalued. Her first time serving at a youth camp for foster teens completely changed her.   Read More

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    Good Friday

    Isaiah 53:3-9  The Voice (VOICE) So he was despised and forsaken by men,this man of suffering, grief’s patient friend.As if he was a person to avoid, we looked the other way;he was despised, forsaken, and we took no notice of him.Yet it was our suffering he carried,our pain and distress, our sick-to-the-soul-ness.We just figured that God had rejected him,that God was the reason he hurt so badly.But he was hurt because of us; he suffered so.Our wrongdoing wounded and crushed him.H...  Read More

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    Super Nan

    When her mother fled for her life from an abusive marriage, Julie was six years old and became a mothering child. Julie and her three brothers were left behind with their struggling father. Her father was full of anger and resentment at the circumstances around him and took it out on others.   Read More

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    A Carnival for One

    The finishing touches were complete inside this tiny, concrete church in the heart of the Yucatan. The room was filled with vibrant colors representing a myriad of carnival games, crafts ready for little hands and prizes around every corner. The Mexico missions team had been preparing for this day for months with multiple trips to the Dollar Store and suitcases carefully packed with fishing games, a bean bag toss, soccer chase, and coloring pages with crayons.   Read More

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    Bringing Light to Iraq

    Have you ever felt God ask you to do something that seemed ridiculous or terrifying or both? When Heather Morehouse heard just such a call, her courageous, “Yes,” aligned her with God’s amazing work in a dark place across the globe. Heather works at St.   Read More

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    Walking in the Dark Series Resources

    We've received some inquiries on what resources Pastor Steve has been mentioning over the past couples weekends during the Walking in the Dark series. A Grief Observed by C.S Lewis The Case for Christianity by C.S. Lewis A Grace Disguised by Jerry Sittser Trusting God by Jerry Bridges  Ruthless Trust by Brennan Manning The Reason for God Chapter 2 by Timothy Keller Prayer by Timothy Keller Heaven by Randy Alcorn If God, Why Evil? By Norman Geisler Ravi Zacharias blog Trust Ass...  Read More

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    Trust Assessment

    This questionnaire is designed to help you assess your trusting level with God and discover areas where you may want to take a step toward Him. The orientation is your trust in God. It is built upon two overarching categories of trust: Trustworthiness and Trust Readiness.Individual and God Assessment   Read More

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