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Today I was in a nice, heated pool, doing some not-so-nice therapy on my torn-but-mending calf muscle, when it started to rain. It was awesome. Rain in the desert is one of my favorite things. I love it and it always feels so special to me. When I lived in Oregon and...

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Thank you for taking a moment and allowing some words into the prefrontal cortex of your limbic system. I hope these words renew and transform your mind in a Romans 12:2 type of way. (Making you readily able to recognize what God wants from you.) I also hope you have had......

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Eat, Drink and Be Merry

Here is something from a pastor that you don’t hear every day. Eat, drink, and be merry. Make memories, go on adventures, romance and make love to your spouse. Goof off, have fun, stay up late, sleep in, and binge watch your...

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Roadblocks and Practices

There are many obstacles that stand in our way of experiencing the flourishing, free, and fully alive life that Jesus came, died, and rose from the dead to make possible. Though we feel them and face them...

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We Haven't Reached Our Pinnacle

Entropy is a consistent, physical, demonstrable, law of physics that defines the tendency of things to diminish, degrade, and move from order to disorder. Yeah, tell me about it. I feel it all the time. It is ...

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With some excitement, some fear and trembling, and a strong dose of kindled confidence, I would like to announce to you that this Sunday begins our church family’s 21 days of Fasting and Prayer. We will be starting on January 7 and concluding ...

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Good News

Record breaking. Uncharted territory. Answer to prayer. Exceeding all expectations. This is the report from our Christmas Eve services last weekend. Thanks to everyone who put in the hard work to prepare the beautiful services and to the 1600+ people that made...

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It's Almost Here!

I hope you are feeling merry as we head into this Christmas weekend. I am very much looking forward to this Sunday because of our Christmas Eve services. We will have three identical services filled with moments of hushed transcendence, joyful...

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Tidings of Comfort and Joy

Today, I asked someone to share with me how God’s comfort showed up in their life after the death of their son. They told me that, in addition to the people of God and the promises found in the Word ...

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A Great Anticipation

I hope this poem, written by our Creative Arts Director, Ryan Romeo, will help you enter more fully into this season of anticipation. I also hope it will remind you that each Sunday between now and Christmas day will push us further and further into the wonder ...

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