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☀️Spring Break Sun
Friday, March 31 - 2023 Week 13
It’s the last day of March and you might be crashing into spring break. The Sun is here to remind you to wear your helmet.
☀️Lies All the Way Down
It would be better for a man to have a great a millstone hung around his neck and be thrown into the sea than to cause a little one to sin. So said the Lord Jesus. There are evils, and there are great evils. Our nation is at the point where we are empathizing with those who commit the great evils. We are hanging figurative medals around their necks.
This past Monday, March 27, a woman murdered three children and three staff at The Covenant School, a private Christian school in Nashville, TN. The following lives were taken: Evelyn Dieckhaus, 9 years-old; William Kinney, 9; Hallie Scruggs, 9; Katherine Koonce, 60; Mike Hill, 61; and Cynthia Peak, 61.
The woman who killed these six victims claimed to have transgendered into a man, and she targeted those she considered to represent the anti-trans community. Thankfully she was stopped from killing even more Christians on the school campus by Metropolitan Nashville Police Department officers Rex Engelbert and Michael Collazo.
We weep with those families mourning the loss of their loved ones, their nine-year-old children. We lament the destruction caused by hatred and lies. Or at least we should.
Added to act of barbarity are the acts of obscenity coming from many government officials, all the way up to the White House.
Three days after the shooting White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was more concerned with lost “freedoms” rather than the lost lives, since Tennessee banned all forms of gender-affirming care for transgender people under 18 (source). She said,
“Our hearts go out to the trans community, as they are under attack right now.”
To make the godlessness even more pompous, the White House released a proclamation from President Biden declaring March 31 as “Transgender Day of Visibility” saying that “Transgender Americans shape our Nation’s soul” (source).
Biden’s office tweeted today, defying God by attempting to (re)define the image of God:
I chose the word “godlessness” above on purpose. Calling evil “good” is evil, and defending the devilish killer is contemptible, perverse, depraved. It is the inevitable result of rejecting God.
Even Tucker Carlson is willing to draw the line:
“The Trans movement is the mirror image of Christianity, and therefore its natural enemy. People who believe they’re God can’t stand to be reminded that they’re not.
The Christian and Trans movement are totally incompatible.”
The whole nine minute segment is worth watching. See also this article, “My Pronoun is ‘Legion.’ Satan and the Nashville Church Massacre.”
My purpose here is not to fan outrage fires. For that matter, all of the details given above, and more, are available all over the internet. But in these days of darkness and adversity, we must not keep silent. We can’t claim that we don't know. The One who weighs our hearts knows that we know. There is no protection in moral “neutrality”; moral neutrality is as legitimate a category as transgenderism. These are pretend categories. They are lies all the way down.
So we praise those police officers who risked their lives to stop a killer, and support our local law enforcement officers as they do their duty. We look for government officials, in our city and county, who will risk their reputations to stand against liars, calling a spade a spade and a she a she. We need pastors who will preach the good news, calling for repentance from evil and faith in Jesus Christ. We need Christians who hate evil, who love all that is good and true, who won’t put their light under a basket.
☀️Full Circle Cleaning & Restoration
by Maggie Rothenberger
[Editor’s note: The Sun does not post paid advertisements, we love to spotlight local businesses.]
Though a necessity of life, cleaning is not everyone’s favorite activity. However, it is a passion of the Boas family who owns and runs Full Circle Cleaning & Restoration Services, LLC. Richard Boas, the general manager, started cleaning carpets as an after-school job in 1987. Sage Boas—who married into the family and co-owns the company with Gemini, Richard’s wife—was kind enough to answer some interview questions.
Full Circle Cleaning, as a family centric company, provides housekeeping, carpet cleaning and repair, and emergency water damage response services both residentially and commercially. “Housekeeping is offered in any combination of quantity and intensity needed; we can come to your home every two weeks and complete general upkeep, we can deep clean following a construction project, we can prepare your home to be put on the market, and everything in between, even if that is folding your laundry and making your bed or scrubbing out the nasty buildup that's been accumulating behind the oven for a decade.”
Not only are their cleaning services impressively varied, they offer carpet services as well: “Carpet services include cleaning of carpet, hardwood and tile floors, rugs, upholstery, and more, along with repairs such as stretching, patching, stain removal, pet treatments, and so on. Stretching involves pulling carpet taut to remove ripples that may have formed or to fix a poor installation that may have left the carpet loose. Many people do not realize that carpet can be repaired; this is an important part of what we do because it allows those who can't afford a full flooring replacement to give their home a facelift without breaking the bank.”
Don’t forget Full Circle if you are facing a sudden flood either! “Water damage response is a service we provide 24/7, 365 days a year. Floods are always shocking and never enjoyable, but we are on site as soon as possible to extract the water, install drying equipment, and deal with wet trim and drywall to get you on your way to restoring your space back to normal.”
Since Richard and Gemini Boas got married, the family has been involved in cleaning and carpet services. Their son, Powell, joined their work about seven years ago. Sage said, “The possibility of venturing out on our own had been thrown around many times over the years, and in 2022, some difficult circumstances that God ordained for our family opened that door. Much prayer and consideration went into the decision to make it official, and in December, we opened for business! Gemini and I are co-owners, and though I am still learning about the business itself, I have much wisdom from which to pull! My background is quite varied, from two degrees in graphic design to working in sales and medical industries. I devote most of my time as the company's creative director, managing all branding and social media.”
It isn’t just coincidence that the family works together; it’s a fundamental part of their values. “Simply put, we know our craft and we’re passionate about building a legacy of service and putting our customers first. Family is among the most valuable things in life, and we're pretty big fans of each other in the larger Boas family! From the bottom of our hearts, we are grateful that we've been blessed with such supportive families. We would not be who we are today as individuals or as a company without their love and support. Part of our desire with this company is to weave another strand into the tapestry of our family heritage that future Boases can be proud to claim as their own, and we hope that our clients will feel that love extended as we care for them with as much attention to detail as we would our own people.”
Besides it being a family venture, and the years and years of experience throughout their teams, what really makes the company unique is that “Richard's years of working with insurance companies through restorations bring an extremely unique knowledge set to the table and that allows us to go to bat for and educate our customers in a way that others cannot because they simply don't have the know-how. We will always put integrity first, taking care of our customers every time, always being transparent about pricing, owning up to our mistakes, and doing everything in our power to make sure our clients are happy.”
Since their offered services extend past Marysville itself, I asked what they love about the greater area. Sage said, “We have all been Snohomish County residents for the majority of our lives. Our families going back multiple generations were established in this area, and so we've all made this little corner of the world our own. We love that everywhere you look, there's a view of God's handiwork; maybe it's mountains, maybe it’s forests, maybe it’s a little drive to the ocean, but no matter what, you’ll find something beautiful in the PNW.”
AquaSox Opening Night - Friday, April 7.
Cascade Christian Reformed Church Annual Easter Egg Hunt - Saturday, April 8, 10:45am-2:00pm. See their Facebook event page, with a note about their focus to make this year’s event Special Needs Friendly, and see the Sun’s coverage of the CCRC from this past February.
Coffee Klatch with Mayor Nehring - Monday, April 10.
Marysville Presents: Growing Flowers in the Pacific Northwest - two different events, Sustainable Beekeeping on Tuesday, April 11, 6:30pm and the actual Growing Flowers on Tuesday, May 16, 6:30pm, both at the Marysville Opera House. See the Facebook event page for more info.
When you’re hungry…