Monthly Archives: February 2010


The inveterate stay-at-home Mauri and Sherry want you to know they have ventured out to enjoy two drama performances in the past two weeks. Joseph, the young man on the right, was a toddler when I first met him. And … Continue reading

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granola bars

I know, I know—I’m a little carried away with this healthy eating thing. But you can’t knock it if you haven’t tried it. So I’m trying it. And so far, I’m liking it a lot! Maybe it’s because I’m nearing … Continue reading

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spring in february?

Oregon is purported to be a rainy state. We get our share, it’s true. But days like today make me forget winter still has a ways to go.

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As you know, if you read my last post, today is just another day for us, not Valentines Day. But since the rest of you celebrate VD today, I thought I’d give you some hearts and love thoughts from our … Continue reading

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a valentine story

On February 10—not 14—we celebrate Valentine’s Day because it’s the day I asked you to marry me. Not in so many words, of course, since women aren’t supposed to propose. But it just slipped out; I hadn’t planned anything. We … Continue reading

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All birthdays are exciting and worthy of celebration. But a first birthday is extra exciting, don’tcha think? Grandson Oscar turned one today and ate the very first cupcake of his life. His parents had a birthday brunch planned, not only … Continue reading

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Disclaimer: Most often I post stuff here about other people and events and don’t write personal stuff. This is an exception. I had to chuckle at myself this morning as I put together the granola ingredients I recently purchased at … Continue reading

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team meeting

On Tuesdays we meet as a team (pastors and Denise and me) to check in, do a spiritual practice, pray, work through an agenda, and eat lunch together. I love team meeting so didn’t necessarily long for a change, but … Continue reading

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