Category Archives: in the neighborhood

sidelined

This workshop was offered just one day too late for me. I’ve done the “staying healthy” part. I passed my annual wellness appointment with flying colors, even with accolades. But that didn’t help much on Wednesday morning when the side … Continue reading

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“how can i minister to all these people”

I had no idea how geeked I’d be about the eclipse. My interest in it had gone far enough to order three pairs of eclipse glasses (which were refunded by Amazon for safety and probably litigious reasons), but I wasn’t … Continue reading

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anything but dull

If you don’t have a friend like Deborah, you need to find one. Today! Here is one of 12 posts that report my adventures with her. (OK, if you insist, I’ll link this one too.) My friendship with Deborah goes … Continue reading

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family day at champoeg

For lots of years we local Macys (plus others related but with different last names) enjoyed family dinner once a month. Here’s a post from a family dinner in 2009. We have great memories from those years, but all good … Continue reading

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The brilliant colors pulled my attention toward the upstairs window——blue, red, yellow——five hot-air balloons at varying distances, all visible between the U-shaped opening in the neighborhood trees across our backyard. This time of year a single balloon is a fairly … Continue reading

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sunday day of rest?

Since Mauri’s retirement, Sundays most often are days of rest. But yesterday turned into a non-stopper beginning with a lovely drive to Marion, Oregon, an hour south of home. We have a bad habit of leaving way too early, which … Continue reading

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mothers day brunch

How nice! (I really do have a life.) These four — Jessi, Stephanie, Bethany, Courtney — serve Hillside Fellowship as the hospitality team. I’m well acquainted with each one, thanks to our Women of Hillside study group. The “doodler” in … Continue reading

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