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Day 21 The Adventure Begins

We are a little in the dark about Jesus and his family life. As the oldest, there was a weight of responsibility on him as the head of the house after the assumed passing of his father. One window into the mother son relationship happened as Jesus was on the cross. The weight of the...

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Day 20 The Adventure Begins

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day. It’s one of those unique days loaded with expectations. For the husband, “Is a bunch flowers good enough? Do they have to be fancy or can I get some off ramp roses?” “Will the kids make breakfast in bed for momma?” They will of course burn the toast, spill the eggs...

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Day 19 The Adventure Begins

Two minutes and 35 seconds! Every day the sun is hanging around just a little longer. It was dark at 5 am 2 weeks ago and now I see the pending light of the new day. The front windows in our house face the northeast, and since the sun today will rise at 64 degrees...

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Day 18 The Adventure Begins

When Hungarian professor Erno Rubik invented his “cube” in 1974 he originally called it the “magic cube.” It has more than 43 quintillion possible configurations. (that’s even more than our national debt.) The official speed record is 5.25 seconds by a kid from the Netherlands at the Zonhoven open. There are scores of these conventions...

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Day 17 The Adventure Begins

There is an old saying, “It’s raining cats and dogs!” Now that would be a sight. The cats would all land on their feet and run off to get out of the rain. The dogs would get up, lick whatever hurts and then they would go search for their master seeking a head scratch from...

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Day 16 The Adventure Begins

Boy am I disappointed. I read some “true statistics” on the internet and after further research determined that they held no truth. I did for a moment find fascination that the camel could go 3 months without water, and that at any given time 7% of the world is drunk. Turns out that a camel...

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Day 15 The Adventure Begins

Q. Where does grace become a bad thing? -When you give a homeless man 5 dollars and he uses it for his addiction? -When you fill up a gas tank for someone who claims they can’t find a job but really haven’t looked for years? -When your child is grounded for their very bad behavior...

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Day 13 The Adventure Begins

I just returned from the Men’s Retreat at Son Lodge. Thanks Jeff and Anthony for putting it together. A guy named Jesse brought us the messages. He and his family are missionary’s in Africa. Sat around and talked a lot with all the guys. It was a pretty interesting bunch. Did you know one of...

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Day 12 The Adventure Begins

The final words of Christ before his ascension were to “go into all the world, make disciples, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and to teach them all that I commanded.” There are an awful lot of churches in America (ours included) that can get caught up in the...

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Day 11 The Adventure Begins

I’m sitting here in a City of Troutdale budget meeting at the new police station. It started at 7 and will probably go till midnight. Lots of discussion about storm water rates, feasibility studies, and such. “OTEOMS”! That means: (on the edge of my seat). I have a book on my shelf entitled “Death by...