Life

Faithful Living: Routinely appreciate the routine

By Joan Bay KlopeI know you’ve heard it a thousand times before.But it’s true — hard work pays off.If you want to be good, you… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

Life on Whidbey: Set another place at the table for Boeing

By Eileen BrownThink of Boeing and what comes to mind? You probably get a mental picture of a huge airplane company down in Seattle, right?To… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

Life on Whidbey: Time to get off the pain train

By Eileen BrownAfter being hit by a car years ago, a doctor told me I’d probably have a Dickens of a time with my lower… Continue reading

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Faithful Living: Making each day meaningful

By Joan Bay KlopeFourteen months ago I watched my dad coach his last high school cross country event before passing away six days later from… Continue reading

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Faithful Living: God will help fill the void

By Joan Bay KlopeWe all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.— Harrison FordI was 18-years-old and preparing… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

Life on Whidbey: Some things are just meant to be

By Eileen BrownAn example of the Golden Rule runs like a thread through the life of PEGGY MILLER-STEPHENS, a woman who worked for 32 years… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

Life on Whidbey: Everyone should attend this eye-opening panel

By Eileen BrownI had no idea statistically how many impaired drivers were in cars coming at me on the road, either under the influence of… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

Faithful Living: WWJD? PUSH, perhaps

By Joan Bay KlopeI love words, but that was not always the case. I was not a particularly strong speller in elementary school and when… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

Life on Whidbey: Could be the chance of a lifetime

By Eileen BrownStudents rarely have an opportunity to put their work before a jury of three professional artists, but they will at this year’s Showcase… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

Faithful Living: Journal the Bible

By Joan Bay KlopePeople who keep journals have life twice.— Jessamyn West, 1902 –1984I have, my entire life, been enamored with the idea of journal… Continue reading

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Life on Whidbey: Party animals benefit WAIF

By Eileen BrownWhy does he do it? “Because I live here. These aren’t just WAIF’s animals, they’re ours. We need to take care of our… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

Faithful Living: Teaching through the birds

By JOAN BAY KLOPEIn nature we learn that God is powerful, enjoys variety, loves beauty, is organized and wise.— Rick Warren“The heavens declare the glory… Continue reading

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Life on Whidbey: Best way to fight is to know your foe

By Eileen BrownTo women who have a family history of breast cancer, the disease is like the proverbial elephant in the living room. It’s not… Continue reading

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Faithful Living: Lessons from the Spitzer affair

By Joan Bay KlopeI had never heard of Eliot Spitzer before this week when I watched him read a carefully scripted announcement to the national… Continue reading

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Life on Whidbey: One lump or two with your fun?

By Eileen BrownLook out, Coupeville! Here come those beautiful Blakely girls and their daughters.Seems grandmother JOAN BLAKELY was holding the winning raffle ticket for “high… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

Social Security

Sex, sour balls and love at any age

  • Jul 3, 2008

Happy Bird-day Whidbey Audubon Society

25 years of consevation (and birding)

  • Jul 3, 2008

Help Whidbey Audubon mark its 25th anniversary

The public is invited to the Coupeville Rec Hall the evening of April 10 to join Whidbey Audubon members for their 25th anniversary celebration. The evening features a student art show at 6 p.m., refreshments, cake, and meeting the founding members at 6:45 p.m., and program at 7:15 p.m.. Program includes a presentation, “Wings and Tales” by members Steve and Martha Ellis, about the birds of Whidbey Island.

  • Jul 3, 2008

Faithful living Cleaning helps us spiritually

Last week I took full advantage of free time and an empty house and dove into a project I’d been contemplating for quite some time. Some people might call it “spring cleaning” and in many respects it was that. But my sorting and donating, streamlining and simplifying enjoyed a spiritual impetus: I long for increased quality time in my life; time that includes self-expression and moments devoted to meaningful communication with family members, friends, and God.

  • Jul 3, 2008

Simplify, simplify, simplify!

Our lives are frittered away by details.

  • Jul 3, 2008