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Tuesday morning, fourteen-year-old freshman soccer player, Emilio Hoffman, was shot to death in the boys’ locker room at Reynolds High School in Troutdale. Then the shooter took his own life. The campus is less than a mile from Mount Hood Community College, where my twenty-year-old daughter, Emily, goes to school. A small park called Imagination […]

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                Tuesday of last week, I tutored a student just after a gunman shot and killed three people at a mall a few blocks away down the street. Friday I  learned a man in Connecticut shot and killed twenty-seven – most young children.  With tears streaming down my […]

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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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“You’re entering a new season of growth and fruition,” an intercessor prayed over a friend. “Be prepared for God’s favor!” I frowned. Why isn’t someone speaking that over me? For years, I fought jealousy over others’ divine words of hope and inspiration. But one day, I learned how to appropriate words of wisdom spoken over […]

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On my prayer walk last Friday, I happened upon a man who was sweeping the ground with a metal detector. The grassy slopes near the middle school he was searching looked empty – filled with just sodden weeds like any other day in Oregon. But Larry passed the metal detector back and forth until it […]

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Are you eager to share the good news of Jesus Christ with others? Where do you begin the conversation? John Vredevelt, amazing pastor of Radiant Church in Gresham, Oregon, takes his dog Vegas for walks and sometimes canine evangelism draws people in. (You can count on seeing Vegas in heaven. One day, I’m going to […]

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  If you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. (Rom. 10:9)          I'm very excited to see God move recently, as I've had the privilege of praying with a number of people in our community to accept Christ.  […]

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For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit,  because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and receives human approval.  (Rom. 14:17,18) It's the last day of August and  bushes are overflowing with rich blackberries. Tim, […]

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August 25, 2011

Tens

Cause me to understand the way of your precepts, that I may meditate on your wonderful deeds. (Psalm 119:27) “How’re you doing with your tens?” my friend JM, a sixty-something Believer, asked as he sat down beside me with a slice of apple pie on his plate. I grinned. “Getting better every month.” JM and […]

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     When I was sixteen, in a casual game of baseball, a pack of mostly older kids on my team competed with a bunch of younger kids on the other. I looked across the baseball diamond to the younger, aspiring children as they got up to the plate. They could barely bat; when they ran, […]

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