heaven

​A​t 3:14 ​on Wednesday, a quiet miracle happened on the western bank of the Willamette River. Every Wednesday, I take a block of time to be alone with Jesus. I call it Wordless Wednesday. This week, I settled in on a bench on my favorite path at Willamette Park, where geese ripple back and forth, […]

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Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” (Matthew 8: 23-25) What do you do with a loud, rowdy […]

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“For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known” (1 Corinthians 13:12, NASB). My one-year-old grandson, Logan, is fascinated by his round-faced reflection in the mirror. He smiles at his companion. Toddlers […]

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It was 5:30 on a clear-as-blue-glass-sky June morning. Photographers hailed tethered hot air balloons preparing to launch at the Tigard, Oregon Festival of Balloons. The seventeen heaven-bound balloons beamed at us, every color of the rainbow. Soon, the red, yellow, orange, blue, purple, green, and gold orbs lit up the morning sky. Gas heats air […]

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As a grade school kid,  my eyes were opened to the natural world.  When I learned my favorite flowers, dandelions, were considered weeds,  I wondered, What will happen to all the wishes I made on their magic seeds? (Click here for Dandelions Are Weeds? Part 1) I made a lot of mistakes as a kid. I […]

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