Monthly Archives: November 2008

Redefine Christmas

How many spirits can you lift with one gift? A new web site called “Redefine Christmas” ( allows individiuals to give others donations to their favorite charities. 

Redefine Christmas is neither commercial venture, nor money-maker. It’s simply a charitable idea, shared by many, that our holiday gift giving could be more meaningful and do more good. In addition to the gifts we enjoy shopping for and giving, we’re often compelled to give gifts that aren’t so meaningful. Imagine if we replaced those gifts by giving others donations to their favorite charities. And we just request that others do the same for us.

Check this new site out! Perhaps you need a gift for someone special!


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Posted by on November 30, 2008 in Life in General


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Praying for Pastor John Stumbo

For those of you who may not know, our pastor, John Stumbo, has been seriously ill this past month. Currently he is at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, OR. Last week our church (Salem Alliance Church in Salem, OR) held an all-church prayer and worship time for Pastor John. What a powerful gathering this was! We prayed as a body, led by the pastors, and we prayed in small groups. One could feel the Holy Spirit working among His people at Salem Alliance! This was one of those “WOW” moments for me. I could sense God’s presence among us as we corporately and individually lifted Pastor John up to the Lord. We asked for healing. We asked for peace. We asked for guidance and wisdom for the medical teams. We asked that God’s will be done. We sang. We cried. We came together as one to pray for our much beloved pastor and brother in Christ.

God has begun to answer our prayers, and those of other around the globe! PTL! Pastor John is beginning to heal, slowly, but he is healing. God has answered our prayers.

We ask ourselves “why does this happen”? We don’t know why, but there is something great and powerful that will come out of this experience. We trust God. We love God. We give our requests to Him.

We have seen God – Jehovah Rophe, the God who heals, touch Pastor John. Jehovah Rophe, the God who heals.! Praise God! If you would like to be updated on Pastor John’s condition, please visit the Salem Alliance Church web site at – there is an update link posted on the home page.

Psalm 37:4

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Posted by on November 29, 2008 in Church Life


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Secret Amazon Discount Finder

For those bargain hunters out there, I just discovered (actually this was in our local paper this week) a “secret discount finder” web site! It’s If you do a lot of shopping on mega-retail site, this site is for you! It’s the “secret discount finder” that locates price cuts on products from music to food to housewares. Check it out for Christmas gifts! Some of the prices are amazingly low!


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Posted by on November 11, 2008 in Shopping


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