Roll Around Heaven
My sister, Valerie (right) and me

My sister, Valerie (right) and I

Our beautiful mother and us on a sunny California Easter Day.

With our beautiful mother on a California Easter Day.


Roll Around Heaven is a delightful reminder of the fun and joy that we so often forget to stay …
By Katherine on April 4, 2015
Format: Hardcover
Roll Around Heaven is a delightful reminder of the fun and joy that we so often forget to stay awake to in the day to day. Maxwell’s experiences are profound, her insights even more so. A quick and delightful read, Roll Around Heaven is a book best savored, read slowly while taking the time to soak in the bliss evident in all our lives, should we only take the time to look outside ourselves.

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We gathered last weekend amidst the red hills of North New Mexico for our annual Roll Around Heaven at Ghost Ranch Spiritual Retreat. Healings, clearings and illumination were our deep prizes, along with a fun field trip to Santa Fe to see the truly mysterious Miracle Staircase at Loretto Chapel. A staircase-to-heaven rainbow even led us back to Albuquerque Airport on the way home!  Ghost Ranch itself is a place of powerful peace and elegant beauty — it’s no wonder that Georgia O’Keeffe made it her personal painting grounds, and we were able to take one of the ranch’s famous Georgia O’Keeffe Tours during the retreat, too.  Join us this spring for our 2015 retreat — details to follow!     – Jessica

City Councilor-elect Andersen

Tom won his race for Salem city councilor!  His term starts in early January 2015.  Read all about it in the Salem Statesman Journal:     Well done, Councilor-elect Andersen!


Image On Sunday, 4 May 2014, the ladies of Portland’s Westminster Presbyterian wore hats to celebrate the church’s100th birthday!  Jessica wore her “black Titanic” chapeau purchased years ago at the Royal British Columbia Museum’s Titanic exhibit.  It was such fun they decided the fashion should be unsinkable — let’s bring hats back!