Kids and Electronics: Bring back boredom

I was at a recent soccer game for my 11-year-old son on a bright sunny early fall day. All of the parents are lined up in a row, watching the game. One mom stood out as had two of her younger children with her watching the game. Only, the two younger siblings, maybe...

Parents Addicted to Technology: Guilty as charged

The other night after dinner when all the kids scattered in their various directions, I grabbed my cell phone to do a quick check of email. One email sends me to a website and that website sends me to twitter which sends me to another website and then of course, I...

Home Number 6 and no place else to go during Christmas Vacation in Kenya

It was the week off for Christmas vacation. Only a couple of the children were supposed to be there. At the most, a handful. It was the week that the children would get to be with family members, perhaps at an uncle or aunt’s home, or a host family or friends of the...

Like life, I cannot do this conference alone – Reflections on the next Faith & Culture Writers Conference

(This post was originally written for the Faith & Culture Writers Conference blog Dec. 9, 2013: FAITH & CULTURE WRITERS BLOG POST – “I cannot do this alone”) When the leadership team for the 2013 Faith & Culture Writers Conference had our...

Faith & Culture Writers Conference returns March 7-8, 2014!

It is an honor to bring the Third Annual Faith & Culture Writers Conference to George Fox University  community Friday-Saturday, March 7-8, 2014! I taught Public Relations at the Newberg, Oregon campus in the spring in 2008 and fell in love with the school, and my...

‘Vanport’ travels back to special Portland place – A & E Oregonian story

  Cast members of “Vanport,” clockwise from top left: Isaiah Sims, Kristen Warren, Israel Hammond and Hayden Todd. (Kate Szrom photo) Written for the print edition of Nov. 15, 2013 The Oregonian’s A & E section, titled...

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