Monthly Archives: September 2017

Joy Comes In The Morning

Weeping may last for the night, But a shout of joy comes in the morning. Psalm 30:5 Yesterday I stood in front of a mirror, draped my arms over my tall sons, and taught them how to tie a tie. What an amazing moment for … Continue reading

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Facing Mortality

I have personally been led, maybe forced is a better word, to face and consider the reality of my own mortality and the mortality of those whom I love. With this placed at the forefront of my thinking today, let … Continue reading

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Life. Precious. Short!

There it was again yesterday. The reality that tomorrow is not promised to any of us. 2017 has been a year of instruction on that fact from experiencing our Uncle Gene’s sudden passing, to an attempt by a close relative … Continue reading

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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Refrigerator

In 2001 there was this book named “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.” I didn’t read it, and I don’t really know what it’s about, but I do know how to look at Wikipedia which is always accurate – right? … Continue reading

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This Little Light Of Mine

I thought I’d share this video telling the story about a pastor friend of mine here in Santa Cruz named Brandon Johnson who pastors at Gatherings by the Bay. His story is a great picture of how God likes to … Continue reading

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Another Little Slice Of Heaven

We did it once again for the fifth year straight. A whole chunk of people from Faith Community Church took over the Sequoia group camp site at Big Basin and camped out for the weekend. It’s become such a high … Continue reading

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Stop With The Small Church Suspicion

Over the last bunch of years, as the American church has emphasized church growth, many American Christians have arrived at asking a particular question as part of their internal dialogue when assessing a church. The elephant-in-the-room question has become, “Doesn’t … Continue reading

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