Category: Church

Family Fridays #20 Church Families

My parents are not from California and so when we migrated west we were far away from people who shared our DNA.  We did maintain relationships with our southern roots and our family on the east coast as we made regular treks to visit them   (the added bonus was learning about the country by traveling…

By Mirm May 24, 2024 0

Stay or Go

Today I was having lunch with a friend who was asking me about when is the right time to leave a church. I don’t know, but I have a few thoughts. Here is what I think about when to go – for what it’s worth – I am not one to jump ship too soon…

By Mirm April 2, 2024 0

So what about widows?

The biblical position on widows does not come up with specific solutions for those who are modern day widows because the culture of the day is so different. And yet, the theological perspective seems clear that widows are on God’s radar. His love and care goes beyond family and making sure they have enough to…

By Mirm February 5, 2024 0

TenQ to Stephanie TanQ

Today we are celebrating your ministry with high schoolers at Fullerton Free. It may seem like it is ending, (and in some ways it is because you are stepping into a new role), but I don’t think it is a period. It is a comma – a pause. The effects of your ministry over the…

By Mirm June 17, 2023 0

Time

These are a few of my thoughts on the sermon Sunday: The Preacher says there is a time for everything under the sun. I know we all talk about time like it is a friend and we want more of it or we want it to last longer, but I am not so sure that…

By Mirm May 1, 2023 0

Fears

I have been worried about losing my job for years. It is often an irrational fear with underlying roots in unworthiness and lack of confidence, but now it is more than a fear. It is more likely than it has been and my boss basically asked for volunteers today as the budget shortfall is $1.5…

By Mirm November 9, 2022 0

Thank You Jordan

One of the regular and super icky parts of my jobs is the turn-over of leaders. I have worked here for 10 years and off the top of my head I counted 42 + people who have left staff from just Students & Kids department team! So, I form friendships. I do my best to…

By Mirm August 25, 2022 0

Work Anniversary

We used to say we worked in decades. We spent 10 years in Downey, Scottsdale and Illinois. Now I have spent 10 years on staff in Fullerton. The church has changed its name and pastors more than once during that time. I have changed offices, job responsibilities, had a ridiculous number of “bosses” and said…

By Mirm June 18, 2022 0

The Big Goodbye

There has been a “mass exodus” at work lately. I am not sure that it is over and I wonder who is next. This is a letter that sums up my recent response to my former colleagues -(DC JK JS KS BS CK CV) Here’s the thing, and it is not a hidden or new…

By Mirm May 18, 2022 0