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My mentor at Toastmasters, Marc Bettinger, caught wind of the remark I made last week that I laid an egg. Marc shot off an email to me: “Wow friend, Did God really give you the ability to lay eggs? If so, you must believe they’re golden. [Apparently hares can do all kinds of magic!] Or perhaps […]

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A couple of weeks ago, I was bird-dogging (for new readers, that’s making sales cold calls) in downtown Portland on a series of complicated one-way streets. Pulling out of a parking lot, I glanced to my right. Yes, traffic in the far lanes was heading left. But, turning left into the closest lane, I suddenly […]

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Today I’m grateful for: Godly, encouraging husband, sons, and daughters Remarkable birdsong outside my window as I write Asking. Receiving. Knocking. Getting the financial door thrown wide open Time to abide & soak in Jesus Extravagant fall colors from the Master’s palette of oil colors Family games, fun, laughter Unparalleled season of living my dream […]

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Ryan Avery, twenty-five, is the youngest man to win first place in  the International Toastmasters Competition. Ryan, manager of marketing and communications for Special Olympics in Oregon, beat out more than 30,000 entrants from 116 countries to become the Toastmasters International World Champion in public speaking in August. I’m in Ryan’s chapter of the club […]

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Hi friends, In conjunction with Northwest Family Services, Tim and I are pleased to invite you to a Healthy Relationships class we’re leading. Come join us for this fun interactive class for singles, couples, and everyone looking to grow in relationship elements, communication, conflict resolution, and more. To view the flyer, click here:  Flyer Healthy […]

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“Hashtag,” my computer screen said. I scratched my head, looking at my new Twitter account, trying to make heads or tails of it. “What could that be?” I said to myself. “Is that anything like a hash brown?” When I asked around, I learned that a pound sign, “#,” is put before words in 1-line […]

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Record-shattering news: American swimmer Michael Phelps earned an unprecedented 22 Olympic gold medals, 18 of them gold. This week, viewers around the world watched the swimming phenom outperform his competitors and demonstrate unquestionable speed and power. He’s the best Olympian in history. How astounding to sport such agility and explosion of athletic prowess before a […]

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U.S. gymnasts, left to right: Jordyn Wieber, Gabrielle Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Alexandra Raisman, Kyla Ross raise their hands on the podium during the medal ceremony during the Artistic Gymnastic women’s team final at the Olympics As I watch the Olympics this week, the events catch my breath as I watch world-renowned athletes defy gravity, churn […]

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Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. (Psalm 23: 4, NKJV) Last week, I mentioned Caleb Justice and Brett McLean, young men who loved Christ with a passion. They drowned in the […]

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            My cell phone rang at dinner Monday night. I was surprised to hear Emily’s voice on the other end – she was at Experience the Valley, a church camp in central Oregon. “Mom,” Emily said, in tears, “I have some bad news.”  Then a loud, anguished sob that tore […]

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