Monthly Archives: December 2013

turkey day

Since we work on Christmas Eve, the church gives us Christmas Day and Christmas Day After off. And since I didn’t travel to Arizona on Christmas Day as I’ve done for the past couple of years, I made a plan … Continue reading

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christmas is almost here

I want to share just a few Christmas pictures before the big day comes and goes. Tonight our church will host its annual Candlelight Christmas Eve Services (a.k.a. our annual chance to burn down the church), and this is the … Continue reading

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something new, something old

Mauri invited me on a lunch date to a new restaurant in town, and I didn’t turn him down. This was the first thing I saw when I walked into Cafe Diva Dogs, so I was pretty sure it would … Continue reading

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ghost of christmas past

This morning in his sermon Steve asked who of us had dressed as shepherds in our past. Mauri raised his hand. I would have too if I had any memory of my childhood Christmases (other than a few stand-out gifts … Continue reading

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This morning our local kids, grandkids, and the two of us enjoyed our annual traditional breakfast at Jory, the restaurant connected to Newberg’s resort and spa—The Allison. We were walked past our usual table and seated in a private dining … Continue reading

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the lee family adventure

We have some remarkable friends who are on a remarkable adventure. I posted this picture when we went to say farewell on Labor Day, which means they’ve been on the road water 15 weeks. Bethany has worked with Mauri as … Continue reading

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directory photos

I thought I’d let you in on some of the fun I had this morning. It’s directory photo month at NFC, and Erin agreed to be the photographer today. Things can get a bit harried because we try to shoot … Continue reading

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