Finding Strength to Heal a Broken Community


A year ago, on this very morning, my husband Russ and us I held each other as the sun came up over the surrounding hills. Our serene valley turned beautiful shades of orange as the light hit the autumn trees. We were basking in the glow of the night before. We had renewed our vows…
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Dear World, From Roseburg

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Dear World, Before yesterday most of you had never heard of the City of Roseburg. Now when you hear that name you will link us to the tragedy that happened on our small community college campus yesterday. That is not who we are. We are a logging community tucked into a beautiful valley with some…
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Small Stain, Large Lesson

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Sometime in the spring I found some adorable outfits on Pinterest that I wanted to try. They all involved a nice white t-shirt with bright colored statement necklaces and the rest was left to my imagination. For years I haven’t purchased much of anything white for a couple of reasons. The first is that I…
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