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Dialogue on Guns
Dialogue on Guns

December 19, 2016 Barb’s Blog For the fourth year in a row, places of worship across the nation are spending the tragic anniversary of the Newtown shooting remembering those who have been lost, praying for those who have survived, and...

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Grief and the Holidays
Grief and the Holidays

December 14, 2016 Grief doesn’t take a holiday. In fact, the holidays are poignant reminders of our loss and loneliness. As Christmas approaches, our first instinct is to retreat or withdraw but somehow grief manages to find us. There are several...

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Speak Up
Speak Up

December 7, 2016 Barb’s Blog Speak Up “Religious persecution of blacks and Irish and Protestants and women and gays and Muslims, just because it is the tenor of the time, is to our eternal shame. To make these things acts of faith, which we...

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Living with SAD
Living with SAD

October 7, 2016 Are you one of the many people in the northwest experiencing Seasonal Affective Disorder? This mild form of depression usually begins in the late fall and lingers through the winter. Although researchers have not conclusively...

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Count Her In
Count Her In

September 30, 2016 The Women’s Foundation of Oregon just released a report called “Count Her In” (see the full report at www.womensfoundationoforgon.org). It reveals some very sad statistics about women in Oregon. -Nearly half...

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Together for Peace
Together for Peace

September 19, 2016 The United Nations has asked all peoples to unite in prayer and action for peace throughout the world. Ending the numerous “official wars” is often what comes to mind when we think of peace. But that is only the tip of the...

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