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Dog License

Dog License When we went to the Post Office to check the mail today, there was an envelope in the box from the Deschutes County Dog Licensing Department.  It was the annual renewal notice for Buddy the Dog’s license.  The … Continue reading

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A Walk In The Park

It was frosty early Sunday morning, when I started out for my morning walk.  From my porch the sidewalk and the path to the park looked like it could be pretty slippery so I wasn’t sure when I started if … Continue reading

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Self Defense

Yesterday I received an email from someone (I felt) had judged me unfairly—mis-judging both my actions and my motives. In the busyness of the day, I soon forgot the email and just got on with the things I had to … Continue reading

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Wind

This morning as I watched the trees in my yard and across the street, I made an interesting discovery, so interesting I felt I must share it with you! I noticed that the branches of the trees within my field … Continue reading

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Mother Taft’s Fudge

Mother Taft’s Fudge By Jim Stephens As far back as I can remember as a child, my maternal grandmother made the most wonderful chocolate fudge. It was called Mother Taft’s Fudge, and it was only made at Christmas time. My … Continue reading

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Bono: An Excerpt from Bono’s Interview with Michka Assayas

What follows is an excerpt from the book where Bono talks about Jesus Christ in an interview with the author: Bono: My understanding of the Scriptures has been made simple by the person of Christ. Christ teaches that God is … Continue reading

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The Board Room

In a large elegantly appointed corporate board room high in an office tower in the city, a group of powerful men and women are gathered around a massive oval conference table. These men and women are there because of their … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day to Jean

Mother’s Day Thoughts For Jean Storey Stephens May 13 2012  10 Who can find a virtuous and capable wife and mother? She is more precious than rubies. 11 Her husband can trust her, and she will greatly enrich his life. … Continue reading

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God’s Peace

In April, a couple of years ago, Jean and I and another pastor were visiting and ministering inBlantyre, Malawi.  This was our second southern African country on this trip and we had one more to go. We were visiting three … Continue reading

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Is America A Christian Nation?

 If so, that would make us followers of a brown-skinned Middle Eastern guy who didn’t speak a word of English.  His platform for change was good news to the poor, freedom for prisoners, free universal health care, women’s rights, voluntary … Continue reading

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