The first time I went to Disneyland I was about nine years old. If I am remembering correctly, it was a gift from the doctor my mother worked for as a secretary. She and my dad were divorced by then, so she loaded us four kids up in her small sedan — or was it… Continue reading Christmas in the Desert – Part 2
It had been eleven years since the last time we were home at Christmas, and we made up for lost time in the two weeks we spent in the desert. I had a busy month or so before our trip, including my church’s staging of A Christmas Carol the second week of December and all the… Continue reading Christmas in the Desert – Part 1
It was a few months before Christmas two years ago when I sat in a staff meeting at my church as we discussed seasonal impact opportunities. We usually have a couple projects we encourage our members to contribute financially to, as people in general, not just Christians, typically increase their charitable giving around Christmas. One… Continue reading Tour de H2O
My creative energy has been sapped lately, which is why I haven’t posted here on Mondays in a couple weeks. I spent a few weeks reflecting and crafting my sermon I preached at my church on November 25. I don’t think I could ever preach every week like some pastors do. I always need time… Continue reading Sapping My Creativity — and a link
Last week we received in the mail a catalog that is to our girls like the Sears catalog was to me when I was a kid. Remember that big catalog and the pages and pages of toys? Like Ralphie with his Red Rider, I’d take a Sharpie and circle everything I wanted from Santa, which… Continue reading Nuttin' for Christmas
I’m postponing my normal First Century Pastor post today to tell you about a little Mexican girl I loved in second grade. Her name was Veronica Rodriguez, and she had tan skin and dark hair that ran the length of her back. … Back then I was no more Mexican than my Gringo mother and stepfather.
Short post today to make you aware of a great Christmas project I’ve been listening to — and worshiping with. I’d heard of Phil Wickham before but not any of his music.