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15 February 2017 ~ 2 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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30 October 2015 ~ 2 Comments

3 Reasons For A Movie In A Cemetery

For the past 4 years or so our missional faith community, Missio Dei, has periodically gone out to clean up and beautify at Evergreen Cemetery (at Harvey West park).  It is owned by the Museum of Art & History, with the earliest headstone they’ve found going back to 1850. The city and the museum had […]

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22 April 2015 ~ 2 Comments

The Value of Retreat

“Just make space. Attend to what is around you. Learn that you don’t have to DO to BE.” -Dallas Willard, The Great Omission: Reclaiming Jesus’s Essential Teachings on Discipleship This year Rachel bought some workout videos called Metabolic Aftershock. It’s around 20 minutes of intense workout 3 times a week that is designed to speed up your […]

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10 January 2014 ~ 2 Comments

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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11 December 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Art For AIDS – Pat Dellen

One more artist to share with you before this evening. A few weeks ago, on World AIDS Day, Rachel and Dan and I went downtown for a candlelight vigil followed by a reception at Santa Cruz AIDS Project. We got to meet a lot of really great people, including Darryl who is the event coordinator […]

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11 December 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Art for AIDS – Paul De Worken

Another friend of Christal also jumped in to be a part of Art For AIDS. Paul De Worken works with her and he is a great local artist who does mural work. You can see some of what he does at his website, Monterey Bay Murals. Christal tells me he did the mural at their […]

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10 December 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Art For AIDS – Jon Talbert

I met Jon Talbert a couple years ago when he shared about Beautiful Day at an event in Santa Cruz. Jon oversees Beautiful Day in San Jose which I believe has raised more money than any other organization in the history of the AIDS walk in San Jose if I remember correctly. Jon has a […]

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09 December 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Art For AIDS – Michelle Nicely

Another friend of ours that is donating a piece of art for the event is Michelle Nicely. She has become a good friend of ours after Rachel and her got to know each other at Creative Play. Michelle used to work in the entertainment industry down in the Los Angeles area before coming up  to […]

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08 December 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Art for AIDS – Lukas Wenger

As part of Art for AIDS this coming Saturday night we asked some of our friends who are artists to display some stuff and sell it with a portion of the proceeds going to Santa Cruz AIDS Project. There will be a couple pieces up and all of them will be for sale via silent […]

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07 December 2010 ~ 2 Comments

Art For AIDS – Wild Rovers

Only 4 days till Art For AIDS! If you haven’t gotten a ticket yet, grab it now. More info at Thought I’d throw up a series of posts about some of the talent contributing to Art For AIDS this weekend. A good friend of mine who is part of Missio Dei Community is Dan […]

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