November 28, 2008 - Advent Calendar without the Advent

BY Beaver Believer, Portland I have always loved Advent Calendars as a kid eating my way through the 24 days before Christmas Eve. The calendars I grew up always had a nativity scene or angels which has been the tradition for hundreds of years when it began in Germany. I […]

November 26, 2008 - How to motivate men. It is not impossible.

Rick Johnson, Better Dads Ministry As I travel around the country speaking the number one question I am asked is, “How can we engage and motivate men to be involved?” Clearly, this is an issue that affects everyone. The Big Brothers/Big Sisters program here in Portland reports that they have […]

November 25, 2008 - Oregon aid expert says catastrophic crises looms in Congo

Medical Teams International director of emergency relief calls for urgent aid Medical Team International — All the signs for a looming, catastrophic humanitarian crisis in Congo are on the horizon, says Joe DiCarlo, emergency relief director for Medical Teams International. “We could see more and more death as people lack […]

November 24, 2008 - Six virtues to give this holiday season

Judy Dippel, Eugene Author The Art of Authentic Friendship: Real Women, Real Challenges, Real Solutions Relationships are continually shifting and being redefined, and it seems that as we approach the holiday season, when we’ll be spending time with both friends and family, these pearls of wisdom from our “Relationship” chapter  […]

November 21, 2008 - Adoption Month: Giving kids in China something we take for granted

By Holt International, Eugene A meal at a restaurant… a visit to the zoo… a new set of clothing… new school bags and stationery… 62 dictionaries. These are some of the ways children in foster care and orphanage settings in China were treated to something special thanks to Holt sponsors […]

November 20, 2008 - Uncomfortable truth about victims

Paul Coughlin, Oregon Author of No More Christian Nice Guy Like their tormentors, victims are misunderstood.  Many think they get picked on because they wear glasses, are fat, have above-average grades, and so on.  Thought some children with these characteristics are bullied, many are not.  The frustrating and painful truth […]

November 19, 2008 - Luis Palau reaches 150,000 in Southern Mexico

From Luis Palau Association, OAXACA, Mexico, Nov. 18 /Christian Newswire/ — As the economy continues to downshift in markets around the globe, world evangelist Luis Palau continues to bring his message of eternal hope and encouragement to millions. Joining with local churches and government agencies, Palau campaigns are meeting the […]

November 18, 2008 - Why do men commit suicide for losing their job, but not their marriage?

By David Renshaw Real Catholic Men, Hillsboro With the recent economic down-turn and market volatility, those of us with a cursory knowledge of history think back to stories recalling how people jumped out of their office windows during the stock market crash of 1929.  Suicide due to job loss or […]

November 17, 2008 - Oregon author of The Shack continues to lead nation in sales

By Beaver Believer, Portland Oregon author, William Young, continues to rank as the number one nonfiction paperback for the book The Shack which tells the story of a man who has a conversation with God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. A local Christian bookstore said it has been their number […]