Memoirs Of A (sometimes) Football Fan

I did something the other evening which I hadn’t done in years. In fact, probably not since I’d graduated from high school. I attended a high school football game. (Go Trojans!) The last football game I attended in person was at my alma mater, the University of Oregon. (Go Ducks!) I didn’t go to a…
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Comfort Books

I don’t have comfort food. I have comfort books. There are certain books which, if I’m feeling ill or weary, I’ll go to on the shelves. The Chronicles of Narnia, Anne of Green Gables, Harry Potter. (Obviously there’s a theme to my comfort books!) Just the title, “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe” makes…
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The Last Time I Went To A Bible Study

The last time I went to a Bible study at my church I felt safe. I harbored no fear that a dangerous person would walk in. No fears that he would bring a gun with him. No fears that he would use it. The last time I went to a Bible study at my church…
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Remembering Mt. St. Helens 35 Years Later

May 18th, 1980, 8:32am. 35 years ago. I was ten years old. It was a Sunday morning and my mom, sister and I were just about to leave the house for church. My other sister was off at college and my dad was down in Oregon for his job in the Air Force. We were…
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The Sound Of Musings

This past week marked the 50th anniversary of the movie, The Sound of Music. I’m 45 years old. This means that one of my favorite movies of all time is older than I am. I am not alone in this love of The Sound of Music. There are many people who regard it as their…
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