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Matthew West Live Streaming Event

Recorded video of event coming soon

UPDATE: Thank you everyone who streamed this exclusive event with Matthew West. For those of you who missed it, we will be posting a recording soon for your viewing pleasure. Live stream courtesy of CRISTA sister ministry King's High School. Are you experiencing issues with Livestream playback? Click here Learn more about Matthew West and his music here. You can also find more artist studio performances on our YouTube channel. Are you enjoying this performance? Did something pique your interest? Comment below! If you attended this event and would like to see the photos taken, click here. Read More

Here's What Really Happened...

By Paul Fredricks

The other night when I got home from work, my youngest son, Hayden, met me in the garage with his hands in the air. “Hey, hi Dad,” he said. “Yeah, if you’re wondering why I have band-aids on my hands, I fell playing kickball at recess today.” Then he turned and went back in the house...returning 30 seconds later with what REALLY happened. “Okay, I didn’t fall at recess,” he said while sobbing. “I was trying to get some money out of the vacation jar in the kitchen cupboard (sniff) and accidently knocked a glass out and it broke on ... Read More

Crisis Averted

We’ve all had a moment like this. You hear of a tragedy and realize after that, you narrowly averted being directly involved. Thursday May 23rd, I worked in Lynden for the day and drove home that evening without giving thought of anything in particular, except that I forgot to stop in Mount Vernon to pick up a few home supplies. About the time I realized all this, my phone began to chirp with alerts about the I-5 bridge collapse over the Skagit River. Had I stopped to get the milk and toilet paper, at best I would have been stuck ... Read More

SPIRIT 105.3 Responds to Oklahoma Tornado Tragedy

With encouragement from station employees and listeners, SPIRIT 105.3/KCMS has decided to repurpose $4,805 of contest prize money to support relief efforts in the wake of the Oklahoma Tornado Tragedy. KCMS conducts a cash contest called the “SPIRIT Secret Sound” by inviting listeners to call in and guess correctly a mystery sound played on the radio station. Each day without the correct answer, the SPIRIT Secret Sound jackpot increases by $105.  With each passing day without the correct answer, the SPIRIT Secret Sound jackpot has been building up.  At the start of this week, the cash prize in the jackpot ... Read More

Looking for a VBS near you?

Looking for a VBS? We’ve got all the upcoming dates and locations for VBS’s that are sure to be a blast! What is VBS?In short, VBS stands for Vacation Bible School. VBS’s typically last a week long and are during work hours in the summertime. These Vacation Bible Schools include educational teaching on biblical principles, entertaining stories, creative crafts, exciting games, cool prizes, and lots of fun! How will VBS benefit my child?Your child will not only make friends and have a great time, but they will also be learning about God and biblical principals in a comfortable ... Read More

How to help Oklahoma tornado victims

There are a number or resources you can use to give toward those who have been affected by the disaster in Oklahoma. World Concern will be supporting World Renew in their response work for Moore and Oklahoma City. World Renew is sending Early Response Coordinators to Moore to help with Spiritual Care and Early Assessment, and to plan for clean-up and long term recovery efforts. World Renew also expect[s] to stand by disaster survivors for the long-term, repairing and rebuilding homes for the elderly, the disabled, and those who lack insurance or ability to do repairs on their own.You can ... Read More

Red Poppies on Memorial Day

By Martha Hadley

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer as friends and families gather together for picnics and fun. It’s a time to shake off the blahs of cooler weather and to enjoy the warm afternoons of late May as we anticipate a joyful summer with our loved ones. All of these are wonderful things to celebrate, but we should also take time to reflect on the real reason for Memorial Day – to remember and honor those who have sacrificially given their lives in service to our country.  I’ll admit, I get caught up in the joy of the ... Read More

Life Long Promise

Have you ever had a friend promise you something that seemed too good to be true? I mean, they’ve been your friend for a long time, and they’ve always been honest with you and committed to you. But then, they promise something that seems SO huge, all the promises they’ve kept in the past can’t keep you from doubting, even for just a fleeting moment, if they’re completely serious?  Easter is the celebration of that moment in the hearts of all of the earliest followers of Jesus… when the disciples realized that the grave was empty, it meant that ALL ... Read More

Easter Reflections

By Martha Hadley

With the arrival of spring and the new life we see in nature, also comes Good Friday and Easter. It’s such an important reminder to not forget what Jesus did for us and to give thanks for the new life we have in Him. Jesus is alive! The evidence is clearly seen by His hand of mercy and His loving care in our lives and in the lives of those around us.  During the Easter season, as we reflect on what Jesus did as he took the sin of all mankind on Himself and died on the cross, we’re humbled ... Read More

Artist Showcase: Newsboys

An abbreviated history of the Newsboys

The band was formed in Mooloolaba, Queensland in 1985 by two young men: Peter Furler and his school mate George Perdikis. Two other teens were added soon after: Furler's best friend, John James, and bassist Sean Taylor. The band's original name was The News, but once in the U.S. they changed it to The Newsboys to avoid conflict with the U.S.-based band Huey Lewis and the News. The band came to the United States in late 1987 and released the album Read All About It in 1988 in the United States. It wasn't until their 1992 album, Not Ashamed, that ... Read More
  • The God of Wonders

    It’s not an everyday occurrence for a partial solar eclipse to come our way, but one may be viewable Thursday afternoon. At about 1:30 pm Pacific time the moon will begin a seemingly slow pass between the sun and the Earth... Read More

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