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15 February 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Caring For Refugees AND Our Own

Sat in a working lunch today with a group of individuals working together on strategies to combat homelessness in our community. One manufacturing tiny homes for housing homeless, moving them toward ownership, placing some in church parking lots, and creating safe sanctuary shelter villages. Another with a company being built by only hiring homeless vets, […]

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24 December 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Christmas Eve Advent Reflections

No more lives torn apart / That wars would never start / And time would heal all hearts. We’re in Big Bear for Christmas.  Tonight Rachel and I will sing those lyrics at my in-laws Christmas Eve service.  They are from the song Grown Up Christmas List.  Considering how much as I like to playfully […]

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10 January 2014 ~ 1 Comment

Reflecting On my Time With D

This afternoon I got to meet and help out a new friend. For the purposes of this blog post, we’ll just refer to her as D. D is in her late 40’s and homeless. She’s a part of project 180/180, which is how I got to meet her. (I’ll post more about 180/180 in the […]

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16 March 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Kony 2012 – Lesson #3

This part of a 5 part series I’ve been posting on some thoughts and learnings I’ve had through The whole Kony 2012 phenomenon. Part 1: Facebook sucks… Part 2: Don’t make it personal. Today… If you have an idea, go for it…you never know what could happen. I was watching another video of Jason being […]

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13 March 2012 ~ 2 Comments

Kony 2012 – Lesson #2

I posted Lesson #1 yesterday. Already failed.  Apparently I hadn’t successfully separated Twitter and Facebook. They are now divorced. Second thing that came to mind was less of a learning and I guess more of a reminder… When people disagree with you, they seem to insist on making it personal. What’s up with that?! Some […]

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12 March 2012 ~ 4 Comments

Kony 2012 – Lesson #1

Unless you were living under a world wide web rock, there’s a good chance you heard about Kony 2012 last week. If you missed it, here’s the video that caused quite a stir. I recommend checking it out.  Well worth the 30 minutes. This week, I decided to share a blog series on some things […]

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14 December 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Most Powerful Images Of 2011

I’m a firm believer that we live in a culture that communicates through stories and images nowadays. One of the problems when we just try to get our message and mission across by spitting out facts. Saw this link of the 45 most powerful images of 2011. WOW! Which ones are your favorites? 

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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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15 July 2009 ~ 1 Comment

God Says Going Green = Eating Green

This past Sunday, and at Life Group last night, we talked about the environment.  We talked about taking care of the planet and resources that belong to God.  It’s not a political issue.  It’s something God honestly does care about. Then, last night, while in line for Harry Potter, my wife and Christal were handed […]

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01 July 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Watching The News In CA

Some top stories this evening… Lots of people sitting at Neverland hoping to get a glimpse of Michael Jackson's body.  Not gonna get that.  No public viewing will take place. The state of CA is now issuing I.O.U.s in lieu of actual money cause they can't balance a budget.  Enough said. Lady was complaining about […]

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