Pastor's Blog

Pastor's Blog

Miriam’s 95th Birthday

Can you experience grace-filled fellowship on a Tuesday? Of course. Sometimes we think sweet fellowship is reserved for the weekend or for an evening or for the patio after church. Well, it’s just not true. On Tuesday, I got invited to enjoy some cake and wish Miriam...

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We Just Don’t Get It

As I write, the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn has just come to an end. Barely.  It was a joint mission between the USA and Europe; social media has been buzzing with amazing images during this last week of its life. Launched in 1997, this space probe Cassini has...

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Thank You

My heart is overwhelmed as I walk through the preschool classrooms watching children playing, singing, learning in our new classrooms. I am awed by your Daring Faith that propelled you to give sacrificially to make this project possible. I am thankful for your...

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Home

Home. It can take a while to get there, but how sweet it is! The journey to LA was long. We had our A380 loaded and on the runway in Dubai at 9 am. We taxied into position and were next. Well, not exactly. Lights started flashing in the cockpit and other pilots...

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Let the Professional Do It

I learned an important lesson in Bombo this week. I knew it already, but it was a great reminder. It’s been a good week in Uganda, by the way. Some tedious work at times, but lots of fun most of the time. But I digress. When I travel I just bring my iPhone to take...

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One by One

Perhaps it is a sign for our times. Perhaps it is a statement about the world in which we live. Perhaps it simply teaches us an important lesson. Hmmm. Which is it going to be? A couple of months ago, I drove home, down the large hill just before my small cul-de-sac....

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Baptism – Celebrating Family

A summer heat wave is upon us. I hope the VBS workers have had time to recover from that amazing week. We have a busy July ahead — with the Luau last Friday and a picnic next Sunday (don’t forget to wear those picnic clothes to church!). And then we will end July with...

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Freedom

This week we enjoy a much-appreciated holiday. Well, for all of those who wore themselves out serving Jesus at VBS, the break on Tuesday can’t come soon enough. I wasn’t around too much, but what I saw made me long for this precious day off. What an amazing team — VBS...

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Two Angels

Tuesday morning was one of “those mornings,” which is good for the Back Page. I had collected 13 passports to ship overnight to Washington DC for processing Ugandan visas. I was organized: passports, proof of vaccines, receipt of each application. Piece of cake. I had...

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Demo Week

We’ve been talking a lot about change over the last couple of months. For those with a more conservative nature, change is painful. Personal change, I mean. It is hard to adjust the habits of life to reflect the holiness of God. Especially when the corrections make us...

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