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Carver Cafe

I don’t really like the cold and rain, and even less on a motorcycle. So it’s surely not like me to get up on a wet and chilly Oregon day and fire the old beemer up for a ride. But today I was hankering… remember that word?… for a pork chop breakfast; and the only place I know for sure, without a doubt, that I can always count on… 365 days a year and all day long…  is the Carver Ca
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My March Madness

  Woke up really early this morning and remembered the beemer had a near dead battery… … so I went out to the garage, and sure enough, it was dead. Had to bump start the bike at 5 in the morning. Well, I could’ve waited, but why would I? Once I got it going, I had to figure out where to go, you know; to charge up the battery you got to keep it running a while. So I looped my town and stopped at
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Mayday

via GIPHY Over 7 years ago we found out Lisa has an incurable and terminal cancer. She wasn’t supposed to make it this long, much less be thriving as she is. We’re God believing folks so we thank the Lord and all that, but we know that the protocol she’s on is a life source. Created by a dear friend who passed away year before last, the enzyme therapy that has been blessing Lisa isn’t covered
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Nothing Compares to You (aka Dancing on the Ceiling)

  Ok, I admit it. I’m sometimes stuck in the 80s. I really like Sinead O’Connor. Just listen to this voice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auUPqxI1vqg And, another ‘ok’… ok? Ok, the lyrics don’t really tie in to what I’m about to say, but the chorus does. “Nothing compares to you.” And it’s not that you’re unique, one of a kind, or that they brok
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From Sandy Lane to Sandy Blvd.

I haven’t lived in the same town as my parents for over 27 years. I didn’t have any real hopes of being able to either. My folks worked in the ministry from the time I graduated high school until, well, now. Because of the generosity and gratitude of a church in Atlanta, now called The Path, mom and dad were able to stay in their house of 27 years even as their ability to serve the church grew to be less
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Scrapbooks

We’re not all that far from Harry Potter’s “DAILY PROPHET” newspaper. I can take a motorcycle ride in the afternoon and bring home some video, which that same night I can turn into a GIF… Graphics Interchange Format. Graphics Interchange Format, first created in 1987, are about to be a thing of the past. I know, because if I can tell you what a technical acronym stands for it’s got
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Stark Street Waterfalls and the old Richardson Guzzi.

I live on Peacock Lane, four blocks sandwiched between Belmont and Stark. If I head north out of my driveway and take a right turn on Stark, in about 15 minutes I’m on one of the most scenic country lanes you’ll ever see. Before hitting the Stark Street Bridge at the eastern most end of the road, you’ll pass at least 3 small, yet very picturesque, waterfalls. I bought this bike from Dave Richardson
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Holy Mondays

Lisa and I are moving towards our 40th anniversary. Hey, it’s not until December, but this is a special year and you just can’t celebrate too much. For almost 40 years we’ve tried to use Mondays as our catch up and personal day. We’ve been in the ministry all of our lives and what for some folks might be a day, or weekend, off, Saturday and Sunday are usually busier working hours for us. So ma
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Homesick

“We just wanted Jesus to hold our child. I guess you’d say I thought it would be like for a blessing, for good luck… you know… Jesus is more than a rock star or governor or Santa Claus. Or High Priest even.  And just try to get one of those guys attention, that is, if you’re not doing something wrong. “Anyway, we stood in line a long time but before we could get our turn a couple o
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Scott Green Day… month… year….

today is Scott Green day. I’ll continue to keep Scott in my prayers, as are so many… Scott is one of the more amazing disciples of Christ I’ve known. God gave him a great heart … brain… and right now it’s his brain that needs some prayers. I’ve never known anyone who accomplished what I watched, from a distance, Scott accomplish and as time and circumstances have changed, Lyn
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