Pastor's Blog

Pastor's Blog

The Mirror

It is Tuesday afternoon and all of us from the Student Ministry are currently entrenched in day three of camp. The sunscreen has been flowing all week and Sprinkle (our massive 10 person unicorn floaty) has suffered perhaps a fatal injury. Overall, things have been...

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Pray for Summer Camp

This is a big week, and you might not even know it. Sometimes big things fall under the radar around here. But this one is actually really big. Why? Because lives change at camp. Our youth ministry heads out to summer camp after church this afternoon. They are heading...

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Wedding Bells

Life changed this week. In a wonderful way. On Wednesday I got a phone call from Lindsey that Noah MacDonald had proposed to her on a hike near Crystal Cove (and she said, “yes” – just to be clear). It was not a surprise. Christie and I knew it was coming and had...

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Students Who Impact Their World

Tuesday was an amazing day. I got up early and headed out to Thermal, to watch (and encourage) our students in action at the Tesoro VBS. We weren’t a very large team, but we were powerful. Now, getting on the road was a little rough. It took me two gas stations and...

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Georgia – A Model of Grace and Peace

We lost a Peninsula giant last week. With her recent health battles, you may not have known her or even have met her. But Georgia Childs was one of the sweetest and kindest women to grace our church. She had a tender and warm heart. Her love for her family had no end....

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Martha

We lost a Peninsula giant last week. With her recent health battles, you may not have known her or even have met her. But Georgia Childs was one of the sweetest and kindest women to grace our church. She had a tender and warm heart. Her love for her family had no end....

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The One With Pharaoh Jim

The Bible is written so that we keep our eyes on Jesus. And yet, as we walk our way through, there are some human heroes, too. They capture our attention and model for us how to follow God. Or not. One of those intriguing characters is Martha. In the Gospels, she gets...

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Contrasts

Are you one of the lucky ones this morning that gets a pass for nodding off during the sermon? If you were at VBS for five days this week, a sermonic catnap is allowed. Today only. Now, only those at VBS get that pass, just to be clear. I was at VBS, so I might take...

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A Small Step of Faith

The fishing was lousy. And yet, the peaks were still drenched white. It was beautiful. The streams were full to overflowing. The weather was warm-ish. I can promise you there still is a sun up there, beyond the overcast and drizzle. My naps were long. So, yes, we had...

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Change Our World

Did you see it? Did you catch a glimpse? There was a moment this week where the sun broke through the overcast clouds and fog. A time where all of us were reminded of the truth that summer is upon us. I love the summer because it means that summer camp is almost here!...

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