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Category Archives: Life

  1. Do you know where your teens are tonight – yep July 8, 2014

    Posted in Kids, Life, Ministry, Moms, Motherhood, Outreach, Parenting, Writing.

    4 comments
  2. The art of breakfast- It’s what they remember July 3, 2014

    Posted in Art, Family Life, Home, Life, Moms, Motherhood, Summer, Writing.

    4 comments
  3. Getting beyond our one corner of the room February 10, 2014

    Posted in 2014 Faith & Culture Writers Conference, Art, Christianity, Church, Communication, Faith, Faith & Culture Writers Conference, Faith & Culture Writers Connection, Faith and Culture, Faith. Culture. The Arts Connection, Life, Live the Questions, Writing.

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  4. Home Number 6 and no place else to go during Christmas Vacation in Kenya January 11, 2014

    Posted in Africa, Attitude, Children, Church, Community Service, Culture, Faith, Justice, Kids, Life, Live the Questions, Outreach, Parenting, Youth.

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  5. A different kind of summer vacation – Mission to Rwanda November 15, 2013

    Posted in Character, Children, Community News - Southwest Metro Neighbors Oregonian, Community Service, Faith, Family Life, Justice, Kids, Life, Live the Questions, Oregonian stories, Oregonian SW Community Section, Oregonlive.com - Oregonian website, Refugees, Southwest Weekly Oregonain, Summer, SW Weekly, West Linn, West Linn Neighborhood Correspondent for Oregonian SW Community, West Linn news, Youth.

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  6. 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.

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  7. ‘Vanport’ travels back to special Portland place – A & E Oregonian story November 12, 2013

    Posted in A & E Oregonian stories, Art, Culture, History, Justice, Kids, Life, Living - Oregonian Newspaper, Oregonian stories, Oregonian SW Community Section, Oregonlive.com - Oregonian website, Portland.

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  8. “Vanport” comes to life in theater production Nov. 15-16 at Jefferson High School October 27, 2013

    Posted in Art, Authors, Community, Culture, Justice, Life, Live the Questions, Portland, Theater, Youth.

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  9. Why I won’t ask Anderson Cooper to pose for a photo with me October 23, 2013

    Posted in Attitude, Character, Culture, Integrity, Life, Live the Questions, Networking, Real LIfe.

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  10. 16 and driving – My twins and I Navigating the Doubly Exhilarating World of Independence October 18, 2013

    Posted in Kids, Life, Moms, Motherhood, Navigating Motherhood, Parenting, Real LIfe, Real-Life Mom column, Teaching Moments, Transitions, Twins, Writing.

    3 comments
  11. Dear tailgater giving me the eye, if you only knew October 9, 2013

    Posted in Christianity, Justice, Life, Live the Questions, Slowing Down, Writing.

    4 comments
  12. Artist Marlana Stoddard-Hayes advocates for the arts in digital world, offering show in Pearl District October 6, 2013

    Posted in Art, Community, Community News - Southwest Metro Neighbors Oregonian, Culture, Life, Live the Questions, Oregonian stories, Oregonian SW Community Section, Oregonlive.com - Oregonian website, SW Weekly, Technology Free.

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  13. 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
  14. 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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  15. We live on the Street of Reality August 25, 2013

    Posted in Adventure, Art, Community, Culture, Family Life, Kids, Life, West Linn, West Linn news, Writing.

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  16. It’s not about the sea lions – Summer Adventure with Kids 2013 – No. 10 August 23, 2013

    Posted in Adventure with Kids Summer 2013, Africa, Art, Children, Extraordinary Ordinary, Family Life, History, Kids, Life, Live the Questions, Moms, Outdoors, Outreach, Parenting, Summer, Technology Free, Writing.

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  17. 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
  18. I sent the boys outside. They hacked away at our picnic table. August 17, 2013

    Posted in Children, Family Life, Kids, Life, Outdoors, Summer.

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  19. Devil’s Rest Summit- Summer 2013 Outdoor Adventure with Kids – No. 7 August 16, 2013

    Posted in Adventure, Adventure with Kids Summer 2013, Kids, Life, Outdoors, Parenting, Technology Free, Writing.

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  20. 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
  21. 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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  22. About the kids-relaxing-all-summer idea July 14, 2013

    Posted in Culture, Family Life, Home, Kids, Life, Moms, Real LIfe, Real-Life Mom column.

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  23. West Linn Street Dance returns to historic Willamette area July 13 July 13, 2013

    Posted in Community, Community News - Southwest Metro Neighbors Oregonian, Culture, Family Life, History, Kids, Life, Summer, West Linn, West Linn Neighborhood Correspondent for Oregonian SW Community, West Linn news.

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  24. 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.

    2 comments
  25. White Oak Savanna – Summer 2013 Outdoor Adventures with Kids – No. 3 July 7, 2013

    Posted in Adventure, Adventure with Kids Summer 2013, Adventures with Kids, Community, Extraordinary Ordinary, Family Life, Kids, Life, Moms, Parenting, West Linn, West Linn news.

    2 comments


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