Category Archives: Loving our Neighbors

Book Club Blessings–A Free Gift for You

Have you ever participated in a book club? My oldest daughter and I joined a group that met all through middle school. We met new people, read new books, and heard thoughts and opinions on a wide variety of topics … Continue reading

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Zombie Apocalypse or Breath of God: A Life Choice

Zombies move and act alive–sort of. They don’t actually possess the breath of life, which means they’re actually, deceptively dead. Are you–am I–living a zombie sort of life? On Memorial Day, Jeff and I watched a movie about D-Day (see … Continue reading

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Can an Owl and Mouse Help Save a Divided Community?

Please see below for a corrected time for the NOVEMBER 21st event at White Center Library. You’re invited to a BOOK LAUNCH PARTY! Sophie Topfeather, Superstar!, the sequel to Sophie’s Quest, is nearly here, and will be available for sale … Continue reading

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Choking Back Tears at Fred Meyer?

Doesn’t feel like there’s much we can do these days against the tidal wave of anger and senseless violence that keeps crashing all around us. Anguish seems to be everywhere! Pushing my grocery cart past the seasonal clearance aisle on … Continue reading

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Just Two Degrees of Separation

Have you ever heard it quoted that we are connected to nearly everyone on the planet by six degrees of separation? The idea is that you take any two people on earth, figure out who all their connections are, and … Continue reading

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“Had a Good Bowel Movement Lately?”

Nursing students at SPU consecrated their budding careers to God at a beautiful worship service Friday night. They led the music, prayed, and listened to a former student share his thoughts on their intended professions from his own personal experience. … Continue reading

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Interview with Talking Animals #3: Wilbur and a Friend Worth its Weight in . . .Junk?

Greetings! Maybe for today, Salutations! On this Labor Day weekend we come to the last of our summertime interviews where we’ve explored the wit and wisdom of talking animals in literature. We’ve talked with the Beavers from the Lion, the … Continue reading

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Before We Gloat, Flee, or Fight Back

Dear Blog Friends, How are you feeling today, the Sunday after an astonishing Supreme Court decision? My hunch is it comes close to one of the three listed above. Whatever your opinion, and I know that all three are probably … Continue reading

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Telling Our Stories: Who Needs to Hear Yours?

Image credit: burmadd.BlogSpot.com Someone asked me this week if I was an author. He looked like he really wanted to know, and so I nodded. Turns out, he wanted to know because he also has an amazing story to share. Through … Continue reading

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The Pitfalls and Privilege of Diversity

My Ethiopian friend, last Monday morning, leaned over the circulation desk with that look–I’ve blogged about that before–that look that tells me he’s about to share something important to him from his Orthodox culture. “Everyone at church yesterday was sobbing. They … Continue reading

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