Monthly Archives: January 2019

God’s Project

A good friend of mine just shared with me this awesome insight from the late Dallas Willard. I guess a few years back my friend’s friend, who was a pretty significant pastoral leader, was meeting one on one with Dallas … Continue reading

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The Pay Starts In This Life

The great Spanish Saint Theresa of Avila once made this observation that when we place our trust in Jesus, “The pay starts in this life.” It’s true even in the really hard and sad things. This past Saturday was a … Continue reading

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Missing My Mom

This coming Friday would have been my Mom’s 84th birthday, but God called her home on Leap Day of 2012. I’ve been thinking about my Mom this morning and I realize how much I miss her. Oh I absolutely take … Continue reading

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The Heavens Declare

We had just wrapped up our community group last night and Martin was standing in front of our front door putting on his shoes to leave. Suddenly the door pushed him forward, almost knocking him over, and we heard Adam … Continue reading

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The Blessing Of Being Proved Wrong

About 7 years ago I admitted to a dear, and brave, friend that the kind of church he wanted to plant in Santa Cruz might not resonate with that many people. My friend Rob Patterson had been given a heart … Continue reading

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Lessons From My Dog

Our dog Ellie is getting older, which is requiring a whole lot more tender loving care from our entire family. For Christmas we got her a set of bones that she absolutely loves. She takes her bone, and goes outside … Continue reading

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So You Know

I’ve been thinking about this for the past few months and I’ve made a decision. In 2019 I’m going to make a change and I want my readers to know about it. The age of the blog is dwindling. There … Continue reading

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