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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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So Much to be Thankful For

I had a little trouble starting this letter. At first I began with, “Thanksgiving is over,” but that didn’t seem like a good message to send. Then, I tried “The celebration of Thanksgiving has ended.” But that sounded sad...

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Wow. What a Week.

In the last two months we have averaged over 800 people attending our Sunday morning services, and almost 350 people attending our Wednesday night Fam Nights. This week about 400 people attended a job fair on our campus, and around...

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Beauty vs. Ugly

If I was going to come right out and say it without any flowery words, I would say God cares more about what you reflect than how you feel. God created you as a masterpiece to reflect the diverse wonder of His beauty and the majestic goodness of ...

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Falling Winter

I hope you are having a great week and feeling a sense of joy and wonder at the imminence of the winter season. But in case you are not, I thought I would share a poem I wrote as I spent time with Jesus a few nights ago. Falling winter has ...

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Hollow and Shallow

There is no catalyst for behavior correction like a police car pulling up behind your car. Bam. We all put on our brakes, whether we’re going the speed limit or not. We all fasten our seat belts quickly, whether they're already fastened or not. And we...

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Keep Looking for the Image of God

Last Monday night, my super rad wife and I went to Brophy College Preparatory to listen to one of my super rad wife’s heroes speak on the topic “Theology in the City.” I know that probably sounds super boring, but ...

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Can You Feel the Joy?

I am so proud of our Living Streams family. I know we are not the biggest, hippest, or even best church in town. But my heart wells up with steady joy as I see us step further into our potential. In the past few months, I have watched us excel...

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Overcome Evil with Good

Today is the third day since we saw an intense display of violent evil in Las Vegas. This is another grotesque, infuriating, and heart-wrenching act in human history which is riddled with war and hate. It has...

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Why Do We Preach?

Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel! 1 Corinthians 9:16 I remember the first time I preached a sermon. I was 17 years old. I was in something called The School of inistry at Applegate Christian Fellowship. I was one of twenty ...

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