Monthly Archives: January 2016

“You’re One Of The Most Beautiful Women I’ve Ever Seen”

My daughter told me this very funny and cool story. Yesterday, didn’t start out the best for her. She started the day away at college, a little homesick, and feeling a little sad. She went to the school coffee shop … Continue reading

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The Joy Of Reconciliation

I got tackled in the Abbot thrift store and it made me smile! Let me explain . . . Sometimes serving others with the best of intentions leads people to think way too highly of us, and surprisingly – lead … Continue reading

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Golden Moments

I remember when my kids were so young, and so uninterested in sleeping through the night. I remember dreading the night, because I just knew I wasn’t really going to sleep. I also remember wishing-away that season of life – … Continue reading

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Thanks For Your Vision Dr. King

I remember sitting with the leaders of our church trying to figure out the difference between the vision for our church and the mission for our church. I shouldn’t admit this, because it will reveal how slow I can be, … Continue reading

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The Myth of “My Control”

I recently finished reading C. S. Lewis’ brilliant piece “The Screwtape Letters.” If you haven’t read the book – you should. Lewis takes on the personification of an older, more seasoned, demon named “Uncle Screwtape” who writes a series of … Continue reading

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Bay Area Facts

On Saturday I was part of a Bay-Area wide gathering of ministry leaders in downtown San Francisco. I rode along with my pastoral friend Danny Wallen, Lead Pastor at High Street Community Church in Santa Cruz. The event was hosted … Continue reading

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Life Is Not A “Set-It-And-Forget-It” Experience

I have this love/hate relationship with a beautiful and maddening cypress tree in my front yard. I love that tree not only because it’s beautiful but also because it casts long shadows that cool the front of our yard on … Continue reading

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