Whether you're ready or not, God will always continue to call you into the future He has in store for you. Our challenge is to not talk ourselves out of it, but instead, take the first step into the unknown.Read More
I want to explore God's love. Always. I believe I could write about it every week for a life time and never exhaust all there is to learn. Join our growing team as we write or talk about simple observations that will hopefully make you think about how you interact with the people around you. Perhaps if we all learn to love a little better we may just see the change we hope for in our lives.
- Joe DeScala, director and pastor
Tricia Murphy, guest blogger and member of the Mended Community, shares incredible truth on the gifts of Grace and Mercy. Often times our circumstances can cloud our perspective, but God desires to help us keep it all sorted out.Read More
Pastor Jason Himmelberger, senior leader at the Revolution Church in Port Angeles, was a key mentor and advocate for Mended when we were just beginning, and he continues to play a vital support role as we continue to develop. In this message he describes how he sees God connecting those that follow Jesus, and those yet to know him, in order to begin building a unified community.
For more information about pastor Jason and the Revolution Church please visit: www.irevpnw.comRead More
This video is an outtake from the original message "God's Week" February 26th, 2016. It is a one week snapshot out of my life when I experienced an emotional roller coaster. It's an important reminder of God's constant goodness and closeness during tough times when we may have trouble believing He is even there.Read More
Kate Long, director and owner of The Ballet Workshop in Port Angeles, shares her personal story of hearing God's voice and responding to His prompting with one of the most precious commodities we have to give...our time.Read More
As pressures in our culture increase to abandon the teachings of the Bible, many people buy the lie that God and His Word simply aren't relevant for today. This couldn't be farther from the truth, and a mistake people make is picking and choosing only small sections of the Bible to focus on. The entire Word is a love story pointing to Christ, and it must be embraced in its entirety just as God intended.Read More
Pastor Joe takes some time to acknowledge that we will all encounter sin in life. In many cases it will be sin in other people, so he looks at how Christ dealt with it. Although all sin is equal in God's eyes, the way He handles it can be quite different.Read More
Chelsea Winfield, program director for "A Family for Every Orphan" in Africa & Asia, shares her insights on how to create sustainable pathways to take care of those in need within our communities.Read More
God often calls us up to the plate in order to walk through defining moments in our life. Last week we looked at some very practical steps to help us in that process, but there is also a hard reality looming if we don't follow through. God accomplishes His plan no matter what, and thankfully He has a huge reservoir of grace when we run the other way.Read More
Often times God uses defining moments in our life to shape us. The problem is that they aren't always easy to walk through, yet facing difficult situations is inevitable. The Bible, as well as those that have gone before, are a rich source to learn ways to stand tall and persevere when the fear of your next challenge begins to set in.Read More
Many of the lessons in life that dictate how we treat others were learned at a very young age. There is also a good chance they came directly from God's Word even if they weren't taught that way. Our challenge becomes keeping these important ideals front and center in our lives no matter when, where, and from whom we first heard them.Read More
There are a number of inspiring stories of people starting something great, but what makes a story memorable is actually the finish. Despite the start, nothing can overshadow a great beginning like a disastrous end, because it's the finish people pay attention to. The world needs more strong finishers, and once again, Jesus shows us the way.Read More