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Christmas Greetings from the McCrackens in Portland
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Portland's motto is:  "Keep Portland Weird"

One of the "standard fixtures" in the city who helps confirm this motto is the "kilt-wearing-unicycle-riding-bagpipe-playing-Darth Vader" (above). The holiday season has sparked even a little more creativity in our unique friend.

These days, Cody is the sibling Ellie sees more often than the others.  He is currently transitioning between jobs (in Oregon).  William, Kyle, Kendra and her family are in Europe and will spend Christmas together. We will spend Christmas with Vicki's family in Eugene (2 1/2 hours from here).

As I have mentioned before, my favorite Christmas card of all time has on the front panel a collage of famous and infamous leaders from history, with the words:  HISTORY IS FULL OF MEN WHO WOULD BE GODS.  When you open the card there is a picture of Jesus in the manger with the words:  BUT ONLY ONE GOD WHO WOULD BE MAN.  "And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us; and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth." (John 1:14)

As we celebrate Christmas, may we further contemplate John 1:1 &14, and consider how the Word wants to continually manifest His grace and truth in/through our lives today.

MANY THANKS TO ALL WHO ARE A PART OF OUR SUPPORT TEAM THROUGH YOUR PRAYERS AND/OR FINANCES.  WE ARE SO VERY GRATEFUL TO YOU, AND WISH YOU ALL A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A NEW YEAR FULL OF EXPERIENCING GOD'S ACTIVE PRESENCE IN FRESHER AND DEEPER WAYS!

 
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