Category Archives: in the neighborhood

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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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thanksgiving in april

Tilikum Camp and Retreat Center holds many wonderful memories for us and our family. So it was no hardship to drive just outside Newberg to participate in “Thanksgiving in April,” a small event to thank a room full of people … Continue reading

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two hours

My toddler-watching services were needed today for only two hours while parents and Will went to teacher conferences. It was perfect outside weather, so outside was where Lincoln and I spent the entire two hours (except for a diaper change). … Continue reading

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people are good

I’ve been preoccupied with some important work, using my computer to locate people at NFC who feel out on the edges of what I wrote about here. My job put me close to the action, but I was surprisingly unaware of … Continue reading

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Three weeks ago we made the front page, “we” being Newberg Friends Church. The article reported the decision made by the administrative council and elders of Northwest Yearly Meeting to restructure. Every church in the region (Oregon, Washington, Idaho) will need … Continue reading

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