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Pardon

Each morning, as I brush my teeth, I read the Prayer attributed to St. Francis of Assisi – “Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace.” Reading this through slowly each day has positively affected my life, as well as helping … Continue reading

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What would your ONE THING be?

“What would happen if we “new” pastors were able to go into our “new” appointments filled with all the love and growth that has occurred throughout our previous appointments along the journey, and concentrate on ONE THING with the love and … Continue reading

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Cleansing the Temple in Peace

Yesterday during worship, I talked about HOW Jesus came into Jerusalem from Matthew 21. Here is the passage: Matthew 21: 1-17 When they had come near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, … Continue reading

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Let it Shine!

Today the sun is out full force at my Oregon home. Yes, we do get sunshine from time to time. I love to be out on days like this, absorbing the rays. Even if it is cold out, I find … Continue reading

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The Dying Church or The Resurrected Church?

This is not just another article about the dying church…..or maybe it is. This first week of Easter has been pretty sobering for me. I got some news – that I sort of knew was coming, but I didn’t want … Continue reading

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Festival Lessons

Each August in Junction City, OR, the town transforms into a Scandinavian Village of sorts. There are Scandinavian singers, dancers, vikings, and food delicacies from the “Old World.” This is my third summer of involvement with the festival and here … Continue reading

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