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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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              Howard Hare     11/29/18 – 11/5/11 To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a […]

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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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October 14, 2011

5 bars

Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. (James 4:8) When you made the last call on your cell phone, did you get clear reception? In the twenty-first century, most of us stay connected with our families, careers, and ministries with some kind of a cellular, whether it’s a dinosaur like I […]

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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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There, in the presence of the Lord your God, you and your families shall eat and shall rejoice in everything you have put your hand to, because the Lord your God has blessed you. (Deut. 12:7) Over the doorway of a Japanese restaurant in Portland is a sign: Free bento tomorrow. The catch? The sign […]

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“In your anger do not sin. Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.” (Eph. 4:26, 27) How do you celebrate the first week of summer?  I celebrate it by taking an inventory of who I need to forgive. Then I call or […]

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“Lord, we lift up our servicemen and women before you today.  Thank you for protecting them, loving them, and filling them with Your presence.  We appreciate the courage they demonstrate every day in defending the freedom of our nation.” Today Tim and I visited Willamette National Cemetery in Clackamas County, Oregon, where 140,000 flags were […]

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Recently waiting as Les Schwab rotated my tires, I read on the side of an empty pickup truck parked outside: Mr. Hookup      Connects TVs, VCRs, dish systems, home theaters I imagined that Jesus was about to climb behind the wheel and go hook somebody up. What kind of hookup are you calling Jesus […]

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