Light Notes

  • Twist of fate gives second chance at life

    Posted on February 21, 2015

    Almost three months after Bob Adkinson’s heart attack, he is ready for a walk with his Labrador retrievers Maggie and Reese.

    An ordinary day became extraordinary for two Tri-Cities residents when a twist of fate brings them together. For both, it was a matter of life and death.


  • Two semis crush man’s pickup but not his faith

    Posted on February 14, 2015

    Kaleb Whitby’s Chevy Silverado pickup is crushed between two semi-trucks on Jan. 17 on Interstate 84 near Baker City, Oregon. The Mesa man suffered only minor injuries.

    On Highway 84 outside of Baker City, Ore., Kaleb Whitby looked death in the face when two semi-trucks crushed his pickup in an early morning accident. How he survived unharmed is baffling, but not for this Mesa man.


  • Kindness spreads around the world

    Posted on February 6, 2015

    Kristi Black’s homemade cookies bring smiles when she gives them as a random act of kindness.

    When a fortieth birthday invitation goes out to a young woman’s friends, there’s an unexpected request – one that will make a difference.


  • Memorable blizzard brings more than snow

    Posted by Lucy Luginbill on January 30, 2015

    A storm threatens in the Cascade Mountains.

    A woman traveling alone is caught in a blinding storm on Snoqualmie Pass and prays as she drives, asking God for help over the mountain. What happened next was a surprising coincidence – or “small miracle.”


  • Boxing gives kids a ‘knockout’ opportunity

    Posted by Lucy Luginbill on January 25, 2015

    The R & C Boxing Club members pray before training begins.

    When a police officer spots a picture in a magazine, he is overcome with a desire to create a boxing outreach for at-risk kids. But without any idea how to accomplish this dream, how would he — or God — make it happen?


  • Mountaintop song feels heaven-sent

    Posted by Lucy Luginbill on January 18, 2015

    Badger Mountain invites hikers to experience a gentle climb to the top.

    For the child living inside each of us, mourning resonates for months – even years – with the slightest breath of a parent's memory. For one grief-stricken woman, a “small miracle” on a morning mountain hike gives her a new song.


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