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A Note from the Pastor – Exclusion

One of my prayer partners and mentors shared about being in a Bedouin encampment in the    Middle East. Bedouins are nomadic Arabs who live in desert regions herding sheep, goats, camels and live in tents. While sitting in a tent with them the question was asked of the Bedouins, “If someone does something that brings [...]

By |2019-04-04T16:17:31+00:00April 4th, 2019|Leader's Blog|0 Comments

A Note from the Pastor – Formal or Informal

Most kitchens have two kinds of drinking glasses: the special glasses like crystal goblets and the ordinary glasses which are usually mismatched. When guests come over, we bring out the best because we want to make a good impression. But if a friend comes over, we grab the Star Wars glass with Jabba the Hut. [...]

By |2019-03-28T19:29:39+00:00March 28th, 2019|Leader's Blog|0 Comments

A Note from the Pastor – Psalm 23

The 23rd Psalm is the most beloved of the 150 poems that make up the Bible’s Psalter. It is recited at more dangerous moments and at more funerals than any other text of scripture. David begins by likening himself to a sheep, “The Lord is my shepherd; I have everything I need.” Then he imagines [...]

By |2019-03-20T15:18:09+00:00March 20th, 2019|Leader's Blog|0 Comments

A Note from the Pastor – Fanatical Commitment

A small number of people are absolutely committed to the performing arts, athletics and military readiness. In order to excel in concert halls, ball fields and battle fields, they organize their lives around intentional personal disciplines. We call them virtuosos, stars and warriors. A small number of people are absolutely committed to spiritual growth. In [...]

By |2019-03-13T14:16:13+00:00March 13th, 2019|Leader's Blog|0 Comments

A Note from the Pastor – The Basics

A Lenten Challenge College basketball’s season is approaching March Madness, when everyone’s team is hoping to make it to the tournament and Final 4. My team, UCLA, won 10 championships in 11 years. Coach Wooden was a Christian man whose temperament and style would seem utterly out of step with today’s flamboyant coaches and players. [...]

By |2019-03-07T19:43:08+00:00March 6th, 2019|Leader's Blog|0 Comments

A Note from the Pastor – Choose Life

Glenn McDonald shares that when his dad was 92 years-old they went to see his doctor. Dad had circulation issues in one of his legs that was potentially life threatening. A few years earlier, in fact, he had spent several days in the hospital because his leg had become infected. The doctor was hopeful but [...]

By |2019-03-01T22:36:14+00:00March 1st, 2019|Leader's Blog|0 Comments

A note from the Pastor – Identity

Julie Andrews burst onto the world scene with a one-of-a-kind voice. Born in 1935 in a London slum, she grew up in poverty. Her parents divorced, but she could sing. Most people have a vocal range of about two octaves. She sang effortlessly over a span of four. She had a very pure, thin voice. [...]

By |2019-02-21T19:38:40+00:00February 21st, 2019|Leader's Blog|0 Comments

A Note from the Pastor – Ten Suggestions?

About 30 years ago media mogul Ted Turner held a press conference in which he declared it was time to come up with a new list of Ten Commandments. “The ones we’ve had since the Old Testament times are too old and nobody obeys them anyways.” Turner then proposed Ten Voluntary Initiatives; benevolent activities we [...]

By |2019-02-13T16:11:13+00:00February 13th, 2019|Leader's Blog|0 Comments

A Note from the Pastor – Spiritual Life

What’s the best way to describe the spiritual life? Some say it’s like climbing a mountain. You start at the bottom and gradually work your way up to the top. Others suggest it’s like building a house. First you lay the foundation, then start adding rooms one at a time. What these pictures have in [...]

By |2019-02-06T16:25:42+00:00February 6th, 2019|Leader's Blog|0 Comments

A Note from the Pastor – Migratory Mission

Every Fall, Midwesterners watch the Monarch butterflies fly south. Every spring they return. Where do they hang out in the winter? Observers discovered the Monarchs east of the Rocky Mountains fly all the way to Mexico for the winter. The butterflies west of the Rockies fly to wintering sites along the Pacific Ocean.  Scientists have [...]

By |2019-01-30T14:13:07+00:00January 29th, 2019|Leader's Blog|0 Comments
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