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The prestigious prognosticator, Punxatawny Phil, saw his shadow today, which means we have 6 more weeks of Winter!  Even though I am certain that the weather and the seasons (especially in the calendarically challenged state of California) have nothing to do with a rodent and his shadow, I am so glad that this winter has […]

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Tel Arad When Moses led the children of Israel from Egypt to Canaan, the King of Arad picked a fight with the Hebrews—and lost (Numbers 21:1-3). This triumph also represented God’s grace to the Hebrews in light of an earlier defeat they suffered there as a result of their lack of faith (Numbers 14:45). God then […]

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Ebenezer stones of Remembrance: Galilee: Areamos Topos – listen Arbel- busy but never hurried or savor solitude Capernaum – Follow Me Qatzrin – Household of Faith Tabgha – feed my sheep Caesarea Philippi – who do you say I am Tell Dan – faith is not convenient Shephelah: Azekah – play to your strengths Beth Shemesh […]

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Lessons from Israel

In April 2016, the Student Ministry team were invited to join GTI tours through Hume Lake to go to Israel on a Pastor’s trip.  Several of our team, Tim Hummel, Kelsey Crowe, Christina Marandola, Lacey Anderson and myself decided to go.  We signed up, saved our pennies and prepared through study and prayer. What an […]

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Recently, at a Christmas party, I was asked about the best gifts I have ever given and the best ones I have gotten.  I have been given more than my fair share over the years and since one of my love languages is gift giving, I had to think long and hard about this. I […]

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Ears to Hear 1 John 4

The hardest thing you will ever do! In this chapter there is much to unpack. Three times in this chapter alone, John reiterates that we are to love one another.  Why?  I think it is because the most difficult thing God asks us to do is to love.  That sounds ridiculous, but hear me out. God […]

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Amazing Finish!

Check out this link to an amazing win for the Eagles against Master’s College in overtime!! It was a very happy game since I spent it with the Tutens!  

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Vin Scully Day

Last night I watched the celebration of the 67 year career of Vin Scully.  Amazing! He definitely is the voice in my head when I am at a ball game; he could make the great word pictures and where ever I was I was instantly transported to the ballpark as I listened to Vin call […]

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I am a parent. I want my kids to be happy. I want them to be healthy. I want their needs met. I pray for them to make good decisions and good relationships. What I wrestle with is helping them pursue holiness over their “happiness”, their comfort and well-being.  (And actually their well-being is ultimately […]

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National Girlfriends Day

Today is National Girlfriend’s day… I am more that blessed to have the strong women who I call my friends! Martha, My sister, and my sisters in law, Tammie D., Laurie B, Judy and Angelique Julie – I have known you most of my life and nearly all my best memories growing up include you […]

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