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 By Scott Bloomquist    Community    October 30, 2015

The work of creating a masterpiece

“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.” – James 1:2-3 (NKJV) As the weather turns cooler and the leaves fall off the trees, I am reminded of a family story...

 By Scott Bloomquist    Community    July 17, 2015

Living without fear

There are many things in life that I do not understand. In fact, were I to list all the things that do not make sense to me the list would be far longer than the list of stuff that does make sense. In reality, as a man of faith, I have come to unders...

 By Scott Bloomquist    Community    April 3, 2015

It is finished

About 2,000 years ago, Jesus was crucified on a cross on a hill called Golgotha. Scripture records in John 19:30 that after about six hours of intense pain, humiliation and suffering, Jesus cried out, “‘It is finished’ and gave up his...

 By Scott Bloomquist    Community    October 31, 2014

A matter of grace

Charisma is a word we often use to describe a politician or a successful entrepreneur. Someone with charisma has that intangible quality that seems to draw people to them. We say that they are “charming” or have a certain “magnetism” (these...

 By Scott Bloomquist    Community    August 15, 2014

'Til death do us part

Today is my 27th wedding anniversary. As I write this, I am reflecting back on many years of mountain top experiences, vacations, family water fights, laughing so hard I tear up, the births of each of our nine children. Each of these experiences...

 By Scott Bloomquist    Community    May 30, 2014

If tumbleweeds were a cash crop

My family and I are new to this area and while we have lived in many areas of our beautiful country, we are also new to the “high plains” flora and fauna. The first two things we noticed when we moved here were: a) The wind. My first week here I...