An Idle Tale

But these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them." Where did I get this quote? Was it from the news today, yesterday, last week, last month, last year? An [...]

Tears and Gratitude

A few years ago our church had a series during Lent with the theme of "who are our neighbors?" We invited various people from the community to come and speak. The goal was to help [...]

Growing up racist – #1

"for the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable." (Romans 11:29) I'm writing today to my white skinned sisters and brothers... Racism is the great challenge facing our country today (and yesterday and the [...]

White Power

White power. I hate those two words together. They represent racism at its most vile. These words evoke images of violence, intimidation, and hate. I would love to reject these words when used together. Unfortunately [...]

Untied and United

The other day I posted a sermon (Sermon on Romans 6:1-11) which to my embarrassment I did not carefully proofread. It had way more typos than I care to admit. I remember sitting in my [...]

Having Your Back

Says Jesus (as recorded by John): 15”If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever.17This is the [...]

Gratitude 2/11

This week I ran 25.5 miles, and except for the week of the Carlsbad Marathon, this was the most mileage for 2017. Taper and recovery account for all the other low mileage weeks. This 25.5 [...]

Gratitude 2/10

Today I was able to run my scheduled 6 miles with a friend. It was wonderful to be able to chat while easily covering those miles. When I first started running, it was just me. [...]

Gratitude 2/7

As they left the demonstration, protesters attached their signs to the fence at parking lot C at LAX   "Let your light shine before others." -Matthew 5:16 Before we can let our light [...]

Blessings?

Yesterday I help with the Ventura County Homeless Count. The geographical area for counting that was assigned to me didn't have too many people in it yesterday...maybe because it was so cold that people weren't [...]

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