The Curry Coastal Pilot

Doesn't write itself

The story about the Thomas Creek Bridge rescue was taut and compelling to its conclusion.

A vibrant and chaotic moment like the one described pretty much writes itself?... Not really.

Kudos to writer Stebbins, for an excellent story.

Keith Higgins

Junction City

Mistakes happen

Sometimes in the rush of our busy day we fail to clearly communicate.

I especially have a knack for confusing people, as was the case with Mr. Schlichting, when he interviewed me concerning our cross dedication Sunday. There were several errors in the article. I was never fired from the church at Prospect. I enjoyed a long and wonderful relationship with them as their pastor. I retired from preaching for five years and was then called to be pastor at Christian Family Fellowship Church in Harbor. After six months I was fired for reading too much scripture from the pulpit and not being careful about who attended services.

Christian Family Fellowship no longer exists. From that sad event God started a brand new work, Christian Community Church, where the truth of Christ is preached and the love of Jesus is shared. Mistakes happen "but we know that all things work together for good for them who love God and are called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28.

One of the "goods" that came from this mistake is to caution us to be aware we cannot always trust what is in the newspaper or airways. The one source of printed material that is always accurate and always true is God's word, the Bible. I urge all people to spend time reading the Bible. You will learn the truth and "the truth will set you free." Any questions about me, Christian Community Church or the Bible? Please come by Christian Community Church 15138 McVay Lane or call 541-659-9352.

Pastor Carl Smith


Mind, body health

Ms. Holmes non-scientific study into causes of, in this case cancer, is right on (Pilot letters, Aug. 28).

There is a plethora of information and it is scientific, tying our life experiences to our health.

A free seminar will be at the Living Waters Foursquare Church on Fifield Street, which will speak directly to that subject, presented by Dr. Art Mathias who had a terminal diagnosis and who after dealing with life issues like accusations, bitterness, self-bitterness, unforgiveness, jealousy and envy, rejection, fear and other similar issues found wellness. After his own healing, the changes in him were so notable that Wellspring Ministries was born to help others.

My wife and I attended a school at Wellspring HQ in Anchorage, AK and while there had lunch with one lady who walked around just like the rest of us, after 14 years in a wheelchair with MS! Dr. Mathias was here last year and people came from all over the West Coast, including Canada, to sit under this credible teaching.

The coming seminar begins Sunday, Sept. 8 at 10:30 a.m. and will continue that evening and each evening through Wednesday Sept. 11.

Karen Holmes is on the right track and there actually already is abundant proof for her theories.

Don Sparlin