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23 October 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Thinking Of Eisley Today

Every so often an event happens that gives me perspective.  Reminds me about true priorities. One of those happened last weekend and it’s been on my mind all week long. It didn’t happen to us, but a family we know who grew up at the church we came from here in Santa Cruz. Early on […]

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29 October 2010 ~ 7 Comments

Halloween: Rethinking The Holiday

Halloween is approaching this weekend. And for the first time since 2003, I won’t be slinging hay around a church for Halloween. I’d be lying if I said I was bummed about that.  I don’t have a very good relationship with hay anymore.  I’d say it’s love/hate, but I’m not sure where the love comes […]

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17 July 2009 ~ 1 Comment

This Morning – Pray For Melissa And Dan

I wanna encourage you to take a few minutes to pray for and be challenged by Melissa and Dan. Meet Melissa. Melissa lives in Santa Cruz and works part-time at Elevation Church. Melissa has lupus and a failing kidney. Meet Dan. Dan also lives in Santa Cruz. Dan is a music teacher and plays drums […]

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10 April 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Good Friday – Our Nails

Yeah, this is a repeat post for those of you who have been around here for a while.But every couple of years I gotta share this video again.It's probably one of, if not the favorite video I've put together. Created for a Good Friday service in 2005, it's a great reminder what today is all […]

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25 March 2009 ~ 4 Comments

The Journey

Yesterday I left Temecula to head toward Santa Cruz at approximately 1:00 p.m.I finally arrived at my home at approximately 3:15 a.m.How did a drive that can be accomplished in 7 hours end up taking 14 hours?Simple.  I grew up in Southern California.  I worked in Southern California.  I have lots of relationships in California.  […]

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24 July 2008 ~ 3 Comments

Sailing Away for Ryan’s Birthday

So this is like a month overdue, but well worth sharing. For Ryan‘s birthday, there were like 30 of us that all went out for a sail in Santa Cruz. Yeah, that’s how we can roll out here on the coast! The plan was to sail out and anchor near the pier. Then we had […]

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08 June 2008 ~ 4 Comments

Facebook Birthday, Yardwork, and 80’s Surprise Party

Today (Sunday June 8th) was birthday number twenty-nine, only one year away from twenty-ten!  As everyone so kindly reminded me all day when they heard my age. “You got one more year!”  This was commonly heard. Apparently life ends at 30.  Hehe. A few thoughts and recap of the day for those interested: Facebook Birthday:  […]

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12 October 2007 ~ 1 Comment

Life Groups And Community

Read a great post by Jonathon Herron today that explains pretty precisely why I passionately believe small groups are so important.  Whether you call em Life Groups, Community Groups, Care Groups, or something else, it’s all the same.  Please go read it here. Our church holds 3 core values.Intimacy with GodCommunity with insiders.Influence with outsiders.It’s […]

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26 September 2007 ~ 3 Comments

Let’s Go Pads!

Went to my first game at Giants stadium Monday night.  My friend from CLC, Jono, invited me to join him with his season tickets.  He’s also my dentist.  Definitely the first time I’ve hung out at a baseball game with my dentist! He knew I was a Padres fan.  And he let me come and […]

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04 September 2007 ~ 6 Comments

Labor Day Weekend ’07

 February 2006 – Big Bear In February of last year, we spent a weekend at a cabin in Big Bear with a group of friends from our Life Group.  Charlie and Bridget, Stephen and Stephanie, and Will.  They were the first group of people we told that Rachel was pregnant, even before our parents.  Needless […]

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