Day: September 18, 2017

“Caroline: Little House, Revisited” by Sarah Miller

“Caroline: Little House, Revisited” by Sarah Miller c.2017, Wm. Morrow $25.99 / $31.99 Canada 371 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Packing stinks. Wrapping up all your things, cushioning breakables, putting things where you won’t find them for months. Ugh. Is it worth it to have a new home? A new life?  As in “Caroline: Little House, Revisited” by Sarah Miller, is the sacrifice worth a new beginning you’re not sure you want? She loved him so. Looking at her husband, Charles, Caroline Ingalls saw the light in his face as he spoke. She knew he’d heard that the...

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Pastor at home at Clear Lake UMC

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes When Alyssa Baker was asked to give her first sermon, she laughed. Baker, the new lead pastor of Keizer Clear Lake United Methodist Church, was a senior in high school and had only attended church regularly for a couple of years. “I was a behind the scenes type of person, really introverted,” Baker said. But as she preached from Psalm 139 and spoke of how she was formed and loved by God, in that moment, something felt right. However, Baker had no plans to become a pastor and went to Western Oregon University...

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