• I Know Miracle

    I Know Miracle

    I already know miracle. L’Engle I came across those words this morning in my readings. I started out reading’s Miroslav Volf’s A Public Faith. A man I have known for a very long time commented over coffee recently that he was pleased to hear me say before God[..]
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  • Homer Simpson’s Hometown Meeting

    Homer Simpson’s Hometown Meeting

    The girl with the gentle smile came up behind me, quietly, like a five-year old who knows not to interrupt when mommy is talking. I'd just finished a talk at City Hall in Springfield, Oregon. Yes. The very home of Homer Simpson. Reading at the[..]
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  • Enchanted Easter

    Enchanted Easter

    They stood in groups of three or four and some all by their lonesome waiting for the opportunity to share a story of being the foster parent the medical provider the caseworker the immigrant or the husband to the wife whose daughter was abused. Some[..]
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  • Redemption in Shoe Leather

    Redemption in Shoe Leather

    I just got off the phone with a writer from the Walla Walla Union Bulletin. I've spoken to morejournalists in the past week than I have in the past year. That's good news because it means the press -- the people who have to write these[..]
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  • Conundrum of Compassion

    Conundrum of Compassion

    And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without. And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders and went backwards, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces[..]
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  • Goodreads Winners

    Goodreads Winners

    Congrads to the following winners of the Goodreads Giveaway. Hundreds registered to win the book. These ten did.  Thank you to all who put A SILENCE OF MOCKINGBIRDS on your TO READ shelves! If Karly's story speaks to you, please tell somebody. T. Debets Ontario[..]
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  • TMI: When does news become gossip?

    TMI: When does news become gossip?

    Found the following at The Oregonian’s site tonight: Bob Caldwell, editor of The Oregonian’s editorial pages, was in the Tigard apartment of a 23-year-old woman when he went into cardiac arrest Saturday afternoon. The woman called 9-1-1 at 4:43 p.m. to report that Caldwell, 63,[..]
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  • As Afghans lay sleeping

    As Afghans lay sleeping

    It’s not quite My Lai but it is a nightmare nonetheless. An American soldier, reportedly suffering  a mental breakdown, has killed Afghan civilians as they lay sleeping. When Lt. Calley and his men lined up a village of women and children and executed them at point-blank range,[..]
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  • Rush’s Reign on Rudeness

    Rush’s Reign on Rudeness

    Rush Limbaugh is sorry. He’s also apologetic. On Saturday, Limbaugh issued an apology (of sorts) for calling Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute” after the Georgetown University Law student testified at a mock Congressional hearing about women’s health issues. “I think it is absolutely[..]
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