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First Presbyterian Church of Bellingham, Washington

Weekly blog reflections on scripture applied to our lives.

We believe our call is to love God, love others, and help others love God. We’re taking turns every week reflecting on a passage of scripture and what it brings up for us. If you want to receive each new post via email, subscribe at the bottom of this page.

Latest Posts

A Blessing from the Prisoner

May God bless and keep you always May your trust always be true May you always do for others And let others do for you May you build ladders in the heavens And climb on every rung May you stay forever young May you know life in its beauty May you write words that are…

Luke 10: 38-42 – Martha, Martha

I don’t know if I’ve ever related to a character in the Bible more than I relate to Martha in this passage. Upon the arrival of Jesus into her home, Martha is ‘distracted,’ whisking herself away into a frenzy of activity, attending to tasks that she likely feels are her duty to complete. As someone…

2/26/23 Mark 4: 1-9, Are You Listening To Me?

Jesus has become popular.  The people love his message and his actions.  So many people are following and trying to get close that Jesus has requested a boat so he can get away without being crushed by the crowds.  His popularity may be coming from the refreshing new actions and explanations:  Healing the sick, healing…

2/19/2023, Kings 3:5-15, A New King

God appears to Solomon…In a dream.  This sounds like the Holy Spirit.  God asks Solomon, “What can I give you?” Solomon is a new king, a new leader, a leader facing difficult challenges.  However, he is not a brand-new king.  He has already proven that he can handle difficult situations.  He has navigated through the…


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