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July 11, 2016

"The worst feeling in the world is to cry for help and feel like no one is there for you." - from a friend struggling with depression

The church has an amazing opportunity to compassionately care for those struggling with mental health issues. Many in the struggle turn...

June 1, 2016

 

When I think about the many who were baptized in water this past Sunday, I'm immediately reminded of the love that God has for us. I imagine that He jumped giddy with excitement when the dozen and a half folks stood boldly in front of their family, friends and passers...

May 15, 2016

I woke up this morning to the surprise of our church (among others) being featured on the front page of our local newspaper, The Press Telegram. I assumed the article would simply be a short blurb in the corner of the middle of the newspaper on modern church stati...

March 8, 2016

Our city was just visited by the strength of a soothing thunderstorm amplified across the Southern California skyline. It was as if God plugged in His Bose speakers because He wanted as crisp of a sound as possible so that we would be reminded of His presence. His tear...

January 28, 2016

"Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God. Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows." (Luke 12:6-7)

 

I frequently stroll around Long Beach, but it's more than jus...

December 8, 2015

"You are honest like abandoned warehouses coming to terms with its failed success."

 

I've been writing poetry since 1994 and it has been an amazing literary journey. I get to tap into my imagination on the regular, especially when our creativity seems to vacate our inno...

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