Monthly Archives: November 2014

Restored Hope

The sun came out for awhile today. It’s a pleasant sight here in western Oregon where our northern latitude and rainy winter make for many days of gloom. And by April and May I will be aching for the sun … Continue reading

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Good Woman

We come to the end of Proverbs and the end of the church year at the same time this coming Sunday. The tension is that chapter 31 of Proverbs feels just a little odd for the Sunday of Christ the … Continue reading

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Good Arithmetic

The idea of the “golden mean” is part of philosophy’s stock in trade. It’s locus classicus is in Aristotle’s ethics, in which we learn that virtue, good character, is a matter of balancing between extremes, usually of excess or deficiency. … Continue reading

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Bad Influence

We have a steady flow of families, one at at time, living in our parking lot in an RV or trailer they have managed to scrounge up, for about 3 months at a time. An agency in town administers this … Continue reading

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