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Advent-Christmas 2018- A new gift from an old friend!

I got a nice gift the other day.  It’s that time of year.  It was in the form of an email sent from the Corvallis School District.  Hmm … do I know anyone who teaches in Corvallis? “It’s me, Avi Hernandez!”  My mind raced back to 2000 or 2001.  Avi was one of my...

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November 2018 – Kinda Coming Full Circle

It was a bleak day in a bleak neighborhood 15 years ago.  Tim France and I were standing in Salem Alliance’s south parking lot, surveying the Broadway strip.  Boarded-up buildings.  Used car lots.  One of those payday-loan storefronts.  Tons of litter and graffiti....

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October 2018 – Table Sitting, Setting, Serving

I’ve been in a lot of meetings lately.  But it’s a good thing.  Meetings mean tables … and we love tables.  As part of our fellowship with Street Psalms ( in Tacoma, we are digging into the concept of Table Sitting, Setting and Serving.  It’s a...

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September 2018 – Back to School 2018

After joining SLF in 1996, one of the first meetings I attended was with the superintendent of Salem-Keizer’s schools.  Homer Kearns was meeting quarterly with pastors and ministry leaders to build relationships and avert discord.  This was heady stuff back then … the...

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May 2018 – A Neighborhood Renaissance

When Jennifer and I were looking for a home to buy 20 years ago, we’d narrowed our search to three neighborhoods.  None of them were in the Realtors Top 10. Capital Park, aka “felony flats.” Grant/Highland, aka “the ghetto.” And the Edgewater area of West Salem, aka...

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