December 2007

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  • Passionate Acts of Worship

    It had to go.Every night after work, I came home and turned on the television. In a new city, with few friends, TV characters became my companions. The noise drowned out the memories of failure, subduing the raw ache in my heart. I tuned in every ...
  • Blessings in Bulgan

    I had great plans. I was headed to build a church in Muren, Mongolia, where Christianity struggles to thrive in a Buddhist climate. Banking on my previous Maranatha experiences, I eagerly anticipated the challenge until changing circumstances leve...
  • Passionate Acts of Worship

    It had to go.Every night after work, I came home and turned on the television. In a new city, with few friends, TV characters became my companions. The noise drowned out the memories of failure, subduing the raw ache in my heart. I tuned in every ...
  • Finding a Church Community

    December 01, 2007
    Three weeks after obtaining my undergraduate degree, I was out on my own, 3,000 miles from what had been home and starting my first postgraduate job in health care communication.New to Southern California, I searched the Internet for what I though...
  • A Christmas Story

    An elderly teacher once told me about his experience teaching in an old country school in rural Arkansas. It was a one-room school where kids of all ages were lumped together. Time had dulled many of his memories, but he would never forget Arlie. ...
  • Finding a Church Community

    December 01, 2007
    Three weeks after obtaining my undergraduate degree, I was out on my own, 3,000 miles from what had been home and starting my first postgraduate job in health care communication.New to Southern California, I searched the Internet for what I though...
  • A Christmas Story

    An elderly teacher once told me about his experience teaching in an old country school in rural Arkansas. It was a one-room school where kids of all ages were lumped together. Time had dulled many of his memories, but he would never forget Arlie. ...
  • My Friend Ellen

    My friendship with her began about 11 years ago. I was a teenager at the time and had just moved 500 miles to learn more about faith and the Bible and the Adventist message. I was starting at a new school in a new place—and I felt plenty of awkwar...
  • My Friend Ellen

    My friendship with her began about 11 years ago. I was a teenager at the time and had just moved 500 miles to learn more about faith and the Bible and the Adventist message. I was starting at a new school in a new place—and I felt plenty of awkwar...
  • Why I Am Still An Adventist

    Church leaders and members alike are concerned about my generation. Many are asking, "Where have all the young adults gone? How do we get them back? How do we avoid losing young people in the future?"I cannot pretend to have all the answers to the...
  • Why I Am Still An Adventist

    Church leaders and members alike are concerned about my generation. Many are asking, "Where have all the young adults gone? How do we get them back? How do we avoid losing young people in the future?"I cannot pretend to have all the answers to the...

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  • DEC Did You Know?

    December 01, 2007
    Because this section is nothing without its page design, it is not available here. You can see the Did You Know? page for this month by looking in the print edition of GLEANER or by clicking on the PDF version. To get to the PDF version, click on ...
  • Thank You, Dick and Nadine

    In a world of change, we tend to look for something or someone we can count on to be stable and steady.For the past five years, we have all had the luxury of two such people, working behind the scenes to provide a consistently stellar GLEANER as a...
  • Thank You, Dick and Nadine

    In a world of change, we tend to look for something or someone we can count on to be stable and steady.For the past five years, we have all had the luxury of two such people, working behind the scenes to provide a consistently stellar GLEANER as a...
  • DEC Did You Know?

    December 01, 2007
    Because this section is nothing without its page design, it is not available here. You can see the Did You Know? page for this month by looking in the print edition of GLEANER or by clicking on the PDF version. To get to the PDF version, click on ...
  • Sharing Him in Big Sky Country

    About a year ago, the Montana Conference began working with ShareHIM a ministry directed by Robert Folkenberg Sr., that provides soul-winning training and tools for lay people and pastors. Local church outreach leadership teams conduct seed-sowing...
  • Merry Messy Christmas

    Beginning with the January 2001 issue, Karl Haffner has written 84 Fresh Start columns for the GLEANER and this story finishes the series. Karl is leaving his post as pastor of the Walla Walla University Church to go to Kettering, Ohio, where he w...
  • Sharing Him in Big Sky Country

    About a year ago, the Montana Conference began working with ShareHIM a ministry directed by Robert Folkenberg Sr., that provides soul-winning training and tools for lay people and pastors. Local church outreach leadership teams conduct seed-sowing...
  • GleanerNOW! Let's Keep in Touch

    Career MissionariesDoes someone in your church keep in touch with missionary families who have gone out from your church to an overseas assignment?It doesn't matter if they are church employees, Adventist Frontier Missions volunteers, medical miss...
  • So Easy to Forget

    In Washington D.C., two major monuments remind us of two of our country's great presidents—George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Being here, you get the feeling that the human mind needs a lot of prodding. Our tendency to forget drives us to jog ...

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