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Music for Passion Week

Posted by Mme. Defarge | Fri Apr 2, 2021, 06:41 PM (0 replies)

Inspiring music for Holy Week

Posted by Mme. Defarge | Fri Apr 2, 2021, 06:40 PM (0 replies)

Portland's Grape-Nuts shortage nightmare is over

The year 2020 took so much from us -- birthday parties, our faith in humanity and, apparently, Grape-Nuts.

That’s right, according to many things including an all-caps post on Portland’s Reddit page back in December, the cereal that you either love or hate, was nowhere to be found. The culprit? Supply chain issues and high demand.

Portlanders were probably especially hard hit by the loss of the not-grape and not-nuts breakfast food. An Oregonian article from 1989 notes that at the time Portland ranked number one among all U.S. cities for Grape-Nut consumption.

The source for this information? Harper’s Magazine’s monthly numbers.

And while the author of that article couldn’t verify Harper’s numbers, they were able to get Frank J. Smith, director of SAMI corporate development services, to say that Portland was number one in purchasing dry cat food and last in spray deodorants.

Sure this was 32 years ago, but it still feels relevant.


Death of the Party

Sometimes I just need what I like to think of as a “comfort read” and this is my latest one. It’s an early 21st Century whodunnit, with a minor political angle, but the title jumps out at me today in a way that it did not back when I bought the book.


And just like that,

I got out of bed following President Biden’s first full day in office and was not morbidly depressed.

Al Roker got a fist bump from the President!

Who jogged over to him!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Best response to whataboutism!


Michael Beschloss asks an urgently important question.


'How Did We Get Here?' A Call For An Evangelical Reckoning On Trump

As fallout continues from the deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol, Ed Stetzer, head of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College, has a message for his fellow evangelicals: it's time for a reckoning.

Evangelicals, he says, should look at how their own behaviors and actions may have helped fuel the insurrection. White evangelicals overwhelmingly supported President Trump in the 2020 election.

Some in the protest crowd raised signs with Christian symbolism and phrases.

"Part of this reckoning is: How did we get here? How were we so easily fooled by conspiracy theories?" he tells NPR's Rachel Martin. "We need to make clear who we are. And our allegiance is to King Jesus, not to what boasting political leader might come next."


Republican U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler

PORTLAND, ORE. — Republican U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, who represents Southwest Washington, said she will vote to impeach President Donald Trump after last week’s deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters.
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