Category Archives: Christian Living

Making Lemonade out of… Lemonade

This is a story that goes back to my days working at Disneyland.  I was in outdoor vending which means that I sold popcorn, ice cream and balloons [..]

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Against the Grain

I’ll be teaching at LifeSong Community Church in a few weeks.  I love teaching and I love it when they assign me passages to teach from.  It sharpens [..]

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Remember and Cling

You will cling to the LORD your God…Joshua 23:8 The key moment in my favorite Christmas movie is when George comes to the realization that he has had [..]

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Why are you sleeping?

Parenting has been less than fun lately.  There’s been tension in our relationship with one unnamed child and we have been struggling to maintain perspective during our daily [..]

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Conscientious Objector

My first job out of college was at this company that manufactured electronic connecting devices for the aerospace industry.  I graduated from the University of Redlands with a [..]

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Your lips might be moving but I’m just not listening.

“Go through the land to all of the springs of water and to all the valleys.  Perhaps we may find grass and save the horse and mules…” 1Kings [..]

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Is it an Ipod or a Canoe? Parenting Against the Tide

My pastor gave his final sermon last Sunday.  He’s our associate pastor.  A great guy, really good teacher and just got a job as a senior pastor of [..]

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Odd Provision – A Lesson in Trust

“I have commanded the ravens to feed you there.” 1Kings 17:4 Ravens are unclean birds.  They are on the prohibited food list in the kosher rule book.  I’m [..]

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Lessons from Elijah part 3 – Solitude

And the word of the Lord came to him, “Depart from here and turn eastward and hide yourself by the brook Cherith which is east of the Jordan.  [..]

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Lessons from Elijah – dependence

Now Elijah the tishbite of Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the Lord God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, there shall be neither dew nor [..]

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