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Pedro Conejo

A friend reminded me of Jim’s sleight-of-hand trick with the yellow foam bunnies today.  He always had jokes and tricks ready to go, and kept them in his pocket! In fact, I cannot remember a time since I met him in 1977 that he was not always at the ready.  He wore out several sets […]

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Palm Sunday Parade

I had the privilege of teaching in the BYKOTA adult fellowship on Sunday.  Here is a brief synopsis of what I shared about the Triumphal Entry of Christ: I love a parade.  The Rose Parade is spectacular and so is the Main Street Electrical parade.  Parades are always fun events.  Even though they are different […]

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Dear Connor and Emily,   The Lord intended for us to remember! He set up holidays and celebrations to become traditions because he knows how forgetful we are. Even the 5th commandment to remember the Sabbath is an opportunity, not for us to amuse (which literally means to not ponder) ourselves but to refresh and […]

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Clayton at 21~

Dear Clayton, You are officially an adult in the eyes of the law. I think about what I hope for you as you finish college and become a independent and godly man. You are more amazing than you know. That is partly due to your own choices, partly due to your heritage and all a […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Yea, brother, let me have joy of thee in the Lord: refresh my bowels in the Lord.    Philemon 1:20 Can you imagine this holiday during Bible times? It definitely would have a different impression to see a wad of intestines on a card. Scripture refers to the bowels when it talks about tenderness and […]

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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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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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Psalm 22:3 God inhabits the praises of His people Ps. 16:11 You make known to me the path of life: in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. Prov. 118:24 The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad. Prov 17:22 A cheerful heart […]

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Col. 3:15  And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful Phil4:7 The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. I think the Bible points out that the best path to peace is […]

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Psalm 91 1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High     will rest in the shadow of the Almighty 2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,     my God, in whom I trust.” 3 Surely he will save you     from the fowler’s snare     and from the deadly pestilence. 4 He will cover […]

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