September/October 2021

About this issue:

We've all adjusted fairly well to some necessities born out of the pandemic. We've tackled outdoor birthday parties, impromptu homeschooling and even Zoom weddings with creativity and a sense of adventure. But if we're honest the isolation and separation have taken a significant toll on our hearts. This issue offers practical steps you can take day by day to improve your mental health and reestablish your sense of resilience and happiness.

More Features

August 25, 2021 | Health | Julie Kosey, et al.
One of the most powerful lessons from this past year — a year filled with turmoil, … read more
August 25, 2021 | Health
It may surprise you to learn that your mental and physical health are connected in … read more
August 25, 2021 | Health | Pam Strachan
During the pandemic, stress levels have been heightened for everyone. Without an … read more
August 25, 2021 | Health
You can increase your health and happiness by implementing Blue Zones Power 9 practices … read more

Editorial

August 25, 2021 | Health | John Freedman
I recently met Dan Buettner at a Strategy Summit sponsored by Adventist Health. Dan is … read more

North Pacific Union

The North Pacific Union rolled out a program called Evangelism Shark Tank. Northwest … read more

Perspective

September 01, 2021 | Church | Kevin McGill
"If you are repentant, it means that you love. And if you love, you already belong to … read more

Perspective

August 30, 2021 | perspective | LaVonne Long
I don’t know about you all, but for me, the past 18 months hasn’t always been easy. In … read more

Perspective

August 27, 2021 | Church | Jay Wintermeyer
I talked with Jesus today. I wasn't praying. I picked up my office phone and held an … read more

News

Acción

August 29, 2021 | Church
“Then the master said to the servant, ‘Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel … read more

Acción

August 29, 2021 | Church
La Palabra nos dice: Entonces le dijo al siervo: “Ve a los caminos y veredas, y haz … read more

Adventist Health

August 25, 2021 | Health | Kim Strobel
The Adventist Health mission, to live God’s love by inspiring health, wholeness and … read more

Alaska Conference

August 30, 2021 | Youth | Tess Dudley
A mission-minded team of seven pulled together to organize a Vacation Bible School (VBS … read more

Alaska Conference

August 26, 2021 | Youth | Edna Estrella, et al.
After a year-long hiatus from youth camp, kids eagerly anticipated loading the car with … read more

Idaho Conference

August 29, 2021 | Education | Gail Pelley
Dan Webster retired this year following his 40-year teaching career. He spent the last … read more

Idaho Conference

August 27, 2021 | Church | Cynthia Crawford
Gene Glaze grew up following the crops with his family. It was not an easy life and as … read more

Montana Conference

August 28, 2021 | Youth | Stephen Carlile
Campers were ecstatic to arrive at Camp Paxson in Seeley Lake, Montana, where a … read more

Montana Conference

With COVID-19 restrictions lessening across the country in 2021, Idaho's Spirit Lake … read more

Montana Conference

June 30, 2021 | Church | Mayra Lindberg
Montana's Bozeman Church is building up their community through friendship and service … read more

North Pacific Union

The North Pacific Union rolled out a program called Evangelism Shark Tank. Northwest … read more

Oregon Conference

September 02, 2021 | Church | Savannah Pascoe
During a typical week at Gladstone Camp Meeting, "Gladstone Today" features daily new … read more

Oregon Conference

September 01, 2021 | Church | Dick Duerksen
Most good experiences begin with a dream. For the Oregon Conference, the dream was … read more

Oregon Conference

August 30, 2021 | Church | Marla Danielson
The Forest Grove Seventh-day Adventist Church has been offering free plant-based … read more

Oregon Conference

August 27, 2021 | Education | Liesl Vistaunet
After 32 years teaching math at Portland Adventist Academy, Bob Johnson retired in June … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

September 07, 2021 | Youth | Makena Horton
In July, Discovery Junction, a Spokane Central Church outreach ministry, offered free … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

September 05, 2021 | Church | Dustin Jones
Up From the Ordinary, a virtual spring women’s retreat, inspired women from across the … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

September 02, 2021 | Youth | Pendleton Pathfinder
One of the highlights of being a Pathfinder is the opportunity to join other clubs at a … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

August 31, 2021 | Church | Doris Bevins, et al.
Clarkston Church in Washington held a one-of-a-kind gardening Vacation Bible School … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

August 28, 2021 | Church | Elizabeth Travis
After more than a year of struggling under virus restrictions, things are slowly … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

August 25, 2021 | Church | Cathy Law
Idaho's Kamiah Seventh-day Adventist Church hosted the Deary Youth Bell Choir in … read more

Walla Walla University

September 03, 2021 | Education | Kiersten Ekkens
One source of experience that Walla Walla University students turn to to obtain skills … read more

Walla Walla University

August 31, 2021 | Education | Brooke Sample
Over the summer, Walla Walla University hosted students in the Reserve Officer Training … read more

Washington Conference

September 06, 2021 | Youth | Heidi Baumgartner
Mountain top experiences are not soon forgotten: a symphony performance, an … read more

Washington Conference

September 04, 2021 | Church | Heidi Baumgartner
When Washington Conference announced plans for hybrid camp meeting, there was a range … read more

Washington Conference

September 01, 2021 | Church | Heidi Baumgartner
When life is falling apart and you can’t do anything about it, what do you do? Christ … read more

Washington Conference

August 26, 2021 | Youth | Heidi Baumgartner
The advertisements seemingly hadn’t worked. Just three children showed up for the first … read more

Washington Conference

June 25, 2021 | Church | David Patrick
Washington’s Arlington Church has been placing Signs of the Times news boxes around … read more