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My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth (Psalm 121:2, NRSV). On my way home Friday evening, I rounded the corner to the block that flanked my home. I was surprised to find six fire engines, lights flashing,  cordoned off with a yellow strip, “Police line. Do not cross.” “What’s going on?” I […]

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Today’s guest blogger is friend Jeremie Heston, of my home church, Radiant Church. Today, Jeremie explores, “What makes a heart believe?”   <><><><><><><><><><>                   Some say seeing is believing. Yes, eyes see and the ears hear, but true, deep inner belief is not determined simply by the five senses. Ultimately, […]

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Today’s guest blog post was written by one of two first-place winners of The 45th Parallel Contest. Talented photographer and writer Nancey West shares with us a spiritual parallel about a hyacinth she spotted between daylily leaves in her yard. ~>~>~>~>~>~> Following a cold, a snowy winter I stood on my deck and soaked up […]

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                  Recently Tim and I spotted this bamboo growing near the Willamette River in Portland. Bamboo starts as an underground plant that grows for three to five years before it emerges from the soil. Once it breaks through, it’s the fastest-growing woody plant on the earth!  Bamboo […]

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