A New Adventure

Twenty-three years ago (exactly) I faced a challenge of the unknown. It was a stark and dramatic life change. It was a new experience and transformational. Here’s what I wrote back then: In exactly one week, the Welch home on Oak Street will house for the first time...

Goodbye Rassie

The timing of Rassie Harper’s passing precluded me honoring and remembering him on the Back Page. And with a medical recovery coming up for me in February, I might not be writing as his memorial service approaches. So now is the time. Rassie and Connie have been a...

Goodbye Woody

This week we laid to rest the last charter member of Peninsula, Woody Stolhand. Woody, and his wife, Doris, were among those visionaries who banded together to form a more biblically based, Baptist, kid-friendly church family in Palos Verdes. Woody and Doris never...

Nativity Display Additions?

I read an article this week which suggested a couple of figures may want to be added to our annual nativity display. The first was a dragon, from the reference in Revelation 12 to the dragon waiting to devour the child born of the woman. The imagery is harsh and not...

Protect the Children

Coming in January is something bold and innovative (for us). DeVonna is putting together an evening of worship and education – worship of God and education for the church. We will explore issues facing parents as they raise their children in this modern world. We will...

Choices in Freedom

The Wades have led our Good Neighbor Team (refugee ministry). For Thanksgiving, they went all out and invited “our” Afghan family to their home to share one very American meal. But our family will only eat halal (halal is to the Muslim what kosher is to the Jew). My...

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