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A Note from the Pastor – Oaks of Righteousness

The burr oak is an amazing creation of God’s. If an acorn is buried by a squirrel in the fall and is not recovered the following spring, the acorn sends a root straight down five feet long that will anchor the tree for the rest of its life. Burr oaks grow slowly - about 12 inches a year.  It [...]

By |2019-08-15T15:07:18+00:00August 15th, 2019|Leader's Blog|0 Comments

A Note from the Pastor – Finding Treasure in God

Two centuries ago Spain fell to Napoleon Bonaparte’s army. In 1808 Napoleon put his brother, Joseph, on the Spanish throne. As they rushed to vacate the royal palace, the Spanish King and a trusted household servant hid the royal jewels and a set of priceless antique clocks in the walls. Since the palace had hundreds [...]

By |2019-08-08T14:49:51+00:00August 8th, 2019|Leader's Blog|0 Comments

A Note from the Pastor – A Compassionate God

The great majority of ancient philosophers believed in God. But they struggled to account for the character of a supreme being who rules a world that is spectacularly beautiful and is also filled with so much suffering. They decided God had to be impassive. That meant God had no feelings of any kind. God could [...]

By |2019-08-01T15:55:05+00:00August 1st, 2019|Leader's Blog|0 Comments

A Note from the Pastor – Not Fearing Death

One of the creepiest houses in America is the Sarah Winchester house in San Jose, CA.  Sarah Pardee married William Winchester, the firearms  entrepreneur who earned wealth and fame by his rifles. They had a little girl named Annie. Tragedy struck when both William and Annie died. Sarah was overwhelmed with depression and sought guidance [...]

By |2019-07-26T15:36:47+00:00July 26th, 2019|Leader's Blog|0 Comments

A Note from the Pastor – Always Moving Forward

 The Bible gives some strange commands, like In Deuteronomy 21:10-14, “When  you go to war against your enemies and you take captives, if you notice a beautiful woman and are attracted to her, you may take her as your wife. Bring her into your home and have her shave her head. After she has lived in [...]

By |2019-07-18T20:45:15+00:00July 18th, 2019|Leader's Blog|0 Comments

A Note from the Pastor – Barnacles Slowing Us Down

There’s an animal with one eye, no heart, both male and female sex organs, antennae that secrete cement, and hangs upside down its entire life—the barnacle. Barnacles are communal; where you find one you are likely to find hundreds or thousands. Each barnacle at birth cranks out its own version of super glue and settles [...]

By |2019-07-11T13:53:47+00:00July 11th, 2019|Leader's Blog|0 Comments

A Note from the Pastor – Unanswered Prayer?

On the trip to Ireland I had the privilege of ministering to both pastors and participants alike. One time I was walking down the path, and some-one I don’t know said, “Pastor William, can you help me understand something about God?” He was struggling because the preacher had said, “If you ask God for anything [...]

By |2019-07-07T18:27:34+00:00July 7th, 2019|Leader's Blog|0 Comments

A Note from the Worship Director – Tabernacle and Presence

I sat down and asked God to show me how worship has always been a part of our relationship with Him.  Creator and creation, together in a place of awe and wonder. This is where we come to the edge of     ourselves, reach into the unknown, and trust that our perfect Father is there to [...]

By |2019-06-27T22:35:11+00:00June 27th, 2019|Leader's Blog|0 Comments

A Note from the Pastor – Grace Feast

Once there were two beautiful young sisters whose father was the founder of his own stern religious group. The rules were hard. Life was not to be enjoyed. There were to be no frivolity or sensual pleasures.  Even though the sisters attracted numerous suitors, the father drove them all away.  Over time, the sisters became [...]

By |2019-06-21T17:14:06+00:00June 21st, 2019|Leader's Blog|0 Comments

A Note from the Pastor – Learning to Love

Glenn McDonald points out that the Bible is not the story of God’s power. It is the story of God’s love.  Most of us have days in which we wish God would use His power to clean up this mess of a planet.  But God is working steadily and relentlessly by another means.  God is [...]

By |2019-06-13T20:40:43+00:00June 13th, 2019|Leader's Blog|0 Comments