Category Archives: in the neighborhood

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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interim

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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four out of five

Four out of our five local grandkids have birthdays in February (one just across the line in March) so their parents throw a combined celebration to simplify everyone’s lives and make it more fun for the kids. This year they … Continue reading

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all hail

Posts about weather aren’t all that interesting, I know. But today’s hail storm seemed worthy enough because … the very same time I was photographing this … grandson Declan was enjoying the sun and sand on Waikiki Beach. Now what’s fair about … Continue reading

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