“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”


Prayer candles at The Grotto

Multiple Candles at The Grotto: The Prayers of the many shining the light for those in the dark. It is a touching scene; on many of the candles are written specific prayers for loved ones asking for health and happiness.

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“If it were not for hopes, the heart would break.”

~Thomas  Fuller~

Stars at Clackamas mall

Multiple stars at Clackamas Mall:The place of a recent shooting just before Christmas where a gunman killed two good people then turned the gun on himself.   Many stars now decorate the place where the tragedy occurred. People have written their sympathies and condolences in an effort to get beyond this senselessness. It too is a touching scene that for me hits too close to home.


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