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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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Trying To Be Evocative

I’m sitting here on a Labor Day morning having a little wrestling match inside of myself. Should I come up with a very evocative title and write something funny about some life experience of mine, if I can remember one … Continue reading

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The Local Church: Good Or Bad

“The local church is the Gospel made visible.”  – Mark Dever If I may, I’d like to add a further idea to Mark’s hope-filled insight. “The local church is the Gospel made visible” – OR NOT. The local church carries … Continue reading

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