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Ore. pastor met Billy Graham. Saw something we missed

February 28, 2018 --

By M. Martin
Oregon Writer,

Former Oregon pastor, Ron Mehl, once shared to friends what it was like meeting Billy Graham. He spoke on how you could feel a heavy presence of God the moment Graham walked into the room and the same presence left the moment Graham exited. It was a unique experience even though Ron was familiar to the presence of God as a charismatic pastor of one of Oregon’s largest churches.

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Can we do life more like Billy Graham

February 26, 2018 --

By Tom Krattenmaker

You can hold debatable beliefs with passion and conviction without being at war with those who disagree. You can promote a potentially divisive message without alienating those who don’t buy it. You can be an evangelist for your cause — religious or otherwise — without being an obnoxious zealot.

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Controversial End of Life Bill Heads to Senate

February 21, 2018 --

Oregon Right to Life

House Bill 4135, if signed into law, would endanger Oregonians with dementia and Alzheimer’s, allowing their healthcare representatives to remove their access to food and water. HB 4135 passed the Oregon House Friday, 35-25, split across party lines. It has been scheduled for a public hearing and work session in the Senate Judiciary Committee, tomorrow at 8am, in hearing room 343.

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Prayer and fasting call for ailing Palau

February 20, 2018 --

By Serving our Neighbors ministry

Join us in a Week of Prayer & Fasting for Luis Palau!  Sun, Feb 18th to Sun, Feb 25th!

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2018 Catholic Men’s Conference


By NW Catholic Men’s Conference Press Release,

Join the 2018 NW Catholic Men’s Conference to come closer to our Lord Jesus Christ. Dates for 2018 conference are February 23rd-24th.

Visit the Conference page to view the flyer and learn more about conference details.

Please register for the 2018 conference here

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The Flying Scotsman

February 19, 2018 --

The Little Known Story of Olympian Eric Liddell’s Final Years
by Randy Alcorn
Eternal Perspective Ministries

One of my favorite movies of all time is the 1981 Chariots of Fire. It’s the only reason many people are familiar with Eric Liddell, the “Flying Scotsman” who shocked the world by refusing to run the one hundred meters in the 1924 Paris Olympics, a race he was favored to win.

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The story that stopped 7 school shootings

February 16, 2018 --

By M. Martin,
Oregon Writer

One answer to school shootings is right before our face. Over seven school shootings and 500 suicides were prevented because of the real life story of Rachel Joy Scott who was a victim of bullying, depression and the Columbine school shooting. Many remember her as the girl who was targeted and killed for her outspoken Christian faith during the shooting.

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Oregon hero’s faith showcased in 15:17 to Paris movie

February 14, 2018 --

By Oregon Faith News Note,

The mom tells her son that God spoke to her and that he was about to experience something amazing on his trip. That Portland airport scene hints at was to come.  The answered prayer turned out to be heroic — so heroic that legendary director Clint Eastwood cancelled the original Hollywood actors and decided to cast the real life heroes in his new film 15:17 to Paris.

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The healing touch

February 12, 2018 --

Human Touch Heals and Connects, Even Through Alzheimer’s

By Randy Alcorn

Eternal Perspective Ministries 

My friend Jay Echternach’s story of faithfully loving his wife Debbie, who has early onset dementia, was one of the most read and shared posts on my blog last year. (If you haven’t yet read it, I encourage you to start there so you know more about their journey.)

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