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Category Archives: Gratitude

  1. It’s like you’re living the movie, ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ March 5, 2015

    Posted in Accident, Attitude, Being present, Extraordinary Ordinary, Gratitude, Hospitality, Kids, Life, Moms, Teaching Moments, The Extraordinary Ordinary, Writing.

    4 comments
  2. On the Accident and Angels and the Rest of my Life February 15, 2015

    Posted in Accident, Adventure, Attitude, Being present, Extraordinary Ordinary, Faith, Family Life, Gratitude, Grown children, Holidays, Home, Kids, Life, Live the Questions, Moms, Motherhood, Parenting, Parenting Philosophy, Raising Teens, Raising Tweens, Real LIfe, Real-Life Mom column, Slowing Down, Teaching Moments, Teens, The Extraordinary Ordinary, Tradition, Tweens, West Linn, West Linn news, Writing.

    27 comments
  3. Having a Mary mindset in a Martha World January 9, 2015

    Posted in 31 Days of Parenting Philosophy, Accident, Being present, Children, Extraordinary Ordinary, Faith, Faith and Culture, Family Life, Gratitude, Grown children, Kids, Life, Moms, Motherhood, Navigating Motherhood, Real LIfe, Real-Life Mom column - The Oregonian, Writing.

    10 comments
  4. Sarah on her mom: “My beautiful mother, friend and role model…departed for Heaven” November 15, 2013

    Posted in Character, Children, Community, Faith, Family Life, Gratitude, Kids, Life, Live the Questions, Moms, Motherhood, Parenting, Transitions.

    No comments
  5. Are you a Success or a Failure? It’s Not What You Do or Don’t Do, It’s Who You Are October 2, 2013

    Posted in Author/Speaking Events, Church, Community Service, Faith & Culture Writers Connection, Gratitude, Justice, Kids, Life, Live the Questions, Moms, Outreach, Parenting, Refugees, Rolling Hills Community Church Writers Connection, Rolling Hills Writing & Culture Connection, Writers Connection-, Writing.

    2 comments
  6. Huffington Post: Two Tales Involving 350 Kids, Entitlement and Lessons in Parenting and Life October 1, 2013

    Posted in Community, Entitlement, Family Life, Gratitude, Huffington Post, Huffington Post Live, Parenting, Real-Life Mom column, Responsibility, Writing, Youth.

    3 comments
  7. A tale of 300 kids and 50 kids and entitlement and taking ownership for wrongdoing. September 28, 2013

    Posted in Attitude, Character, Children, Communication, Community, Family Life, Gratitude, Huffington Post, Integrity, Kids, Life, Live the Questions, Moms, Portland, Real-Life Mom column, Responsibility, Teaching Moments, Technology, Writing, Youth.

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  8. Bryant Woods Nature Park – Summer 2013 Outdoor Adventure with Kids – No. 9 August 19, 2013

    Posted in Adventure, Adventure with Kids Summer 2013, Children, Family Life, Gratitude, Kids, Life, Moms, Outdoors, Parenting, Real LIfe, Summer, Tradition, Writing.

    2 comments
  9. Angel’s Rest Summit- Summer 2013 Outdoor Adventure with Kids – No. 6 August 10, 2013

    Posted in Adventure, Adventure with Kids Summer 2013, Family Life, Gratitude, Kids, Life, Moms, Parenting, Portland, Real LIfe, Slowing Down, Summer, Technology, Writing.

    3 comments
  10. Speelyai Bay – A Summer 2013 Outdoor Adventure with Kids – No. 5 July 26, 2013

    Posted in Adventure, Adventure with Kids Summer 2013, Children, Extraordinary Ordinary, Family Life, Gratitude, Kids, Life, Parenting, Writing.

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  11. Emma, the most beautiful spirited bridesmaid you will meet July 10, 2013

    Posted in Art, Children, Culture, Extraordinary Ordinary, Family Life, Gratitude, Kids, Life, Live the Questions, West Linn.

    3 comments
  12. The kid got no i-Anything for Christmas January 10, 2013

    Posted in Children, Culture, Family Life, Gratitude, Kids, Life, Moms, Parenting, Real LIfe, Slowing Down, Technology, Writing, Youth.

    5 comments
  13. Locked up at 16, he calls this place home — but not much longer December 7, 2012

    Posted in Africa, Gratitude, Home, Justice, Kids, Life, Parenting, Refugees, Writing.

    3 comments
  14. Lost Boy Olympian Lopez Lomong Runs to Save Lives – My Christianity Today magazine story July 27, 2012

    Posted in Christianity, Christianity Today, Church, Community Service, Faith, Fundraising, Gratitude, Life, Outreach, Refugees.

    6 comments
  15. 10, 273 three-point shots in 24 hours smashes Guinness World Record by over 3000 swishes July 2, 2012

    Posted in Children, Community Service, Fundraising, Gratitude, Kids, Outreach, West Linn, West Linn news.

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  16. My daughter and her wedding – Breathtakingly beautiful and perfectly and uniquely Rachel April 3, 2012

    Posted in Children, Family Life, Gratitude, Kids, Life, Live the Questions, Moms, Parenting.

    12 comments
  17. Helping the Hungry- Oregon Food Bank gets a helping hand from West Linn Girl Scouts who pack 9,477 pounds of onions January 28, 2012

    Posted in Community, Community Service, Gratitude, Kids, Oregonian stories, Oregonian SW Community Section, Oregonlive.com - Oregonian website, Outreach, SW Weekly, West Linn Neighborhood Correspondent for Oregonian SW Community, West Linn news.

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  18. Staying up late with the kids as God wraps our street in a blanket of snow January 18, 2012

    Posted in Adventure, Children, Community, Extraordinary Ordinary, Family Life, Gratitude, Kids, Life, Moms, Parenting, School Days, The Extraordinary Ordinary, West Linn news, Youth.

    4 comments
  19. The Art of Celebrating Life December 16, 2011

    Posted in Adventure, Children, Culture, Extraordinary Ordinary, Family Life, Gratitude, Kids, Life, Moms, Muse Student publication, Parenting, Portland Oregon and beyond Adventures with Kids, The Extraordinary Ordinary.

    2 comments
  20. Popular band instructor returns to West Linn to lead top music program and secures grant for Euphonium October 3, 2011

    Posted in Culture, Gratitude, Kids, Oregonian stories, Oregonian SW Community Section, Oregonlive.com - Oregonian website, School Days, West Linn Neighborhood Correspondent for Oregonian SW Community, West Linn news.

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  21. September’s Writers Connection group travels to the State Pen for Annual Essay outreach event September 21, 2011

    Posted in Author/Speaking Events, Authors, Christianity, Church, Communication, Community Service, Culture, Faith, Faith and Culture, Faith. Culture. The Arts Connection, Gratitude, Justice, Life, Outreach, Rolling Hills Writing & Culture Connection.

    2 comments
  22. Wilsonville inmates reflect on life during weekly Labyrinth outreach – Oregonian story September 10, 2011

    Posted in Church, Community Service, Faith, Faith and Culture, Gratitude, Justice, Life, Live the Questions, Oregonian stories, Oregonian SW Community Section, Oregonlive.com - Oregonian website, Outreach.

    2 comments
  23. Week 9 Summer 2011 Adventure with Kids -Cascade Head, real-life, and an act of kindness- August 18, 2011

    Posted in Adventure, Adventure with Kids Summer 2011, Extraordinary Ordinary, Family Life, Gratitude, Kids, Life, Moms, Oregon and beyond Adventures with kids, Parenting, The Extraordinary Ordinary.

    5 comments
  24. Timberline Trail and “Last Child Left in the Woods” — Week 8 Adventure with Kids ~ Summer 2011 August 8, 2011

    Posted in Adventure, Adventure with Kids Summer 2011, Children, Culture, Extraordinary Ordinary, Family Life, Gratitude, Moms, Parenting, Portland Oregon and beyond Adventures with Kids, The Extraordinary Ordinary.

    2 comments
  25. JUNIOR HIGH CHURCH CAMP at Riverview Bible Camp is Week 7 ~ ADVENTURE with Kids Summer 2011 July 31, 2011

    Posted in Adventure, Adventure with Kids Summer 2011, Adventures with Kids, Church, Community, Faith, Gratitude, Kids, Life, Moms, Outreach, Parenting, Youth, Youth Ministry.

    6 comments


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