Today we all arrived on schedule in San Diego, all 28 of us, and packed the cars and headed for In-n-Out Burger, Target, and then the boarder. The greetings at the airport were filled with greetings of old friends and making new ones. Once we were all gathered, fed, had last minute purchases, and made [...]
Today I started my first official day of vacation. I'm on Hilton Head Island with extended family enjoying the beach and sun. Its an annual trip for us and amost always lands the week before my annual mission to Tecate. I started the Tecate trip 6 years ago. It's hard to believe it has already [...]
On Sunday, Pastor Doug asked the question, "Why did Jesus wash Judas' feet?" Jesus knew himself. He knew he had all authority. Everything about what he did here on Earth was contrary to what our culture says we should do. Yet, he stepped down in humility into the role of the lowest servant and washed [...]
Every since I began to learn about computer networking I've been fascinated by the concept of connecting people together like we connect computers. Today's advancements in technology are bringing the reality of a world where we interconnect our minds with and using computers. What are the moral and spiritual implications of joining our minds to a computer integrated reality?
Sometimes it takes a lifetime to learn the value of love.
There are birthdays, baptisms, graduations, weddings, baby showers, parties, conferences and funerals. We all have events in our lives that are important. At each of these events we find people, some we know well and others we will come to know. We share time, memories, food, and drinks. A few Sundays ago was youth takeover [...]
How do you see God?
There was a time when I looked at the sky and wondered where something so beautiful came from. I laid down on a royal green carpet of grass containing every imaginable thing made from sand, rocks, sticks, leaves and pine needles. The warm air filled my body and shifted my locks under the swaying pine trees [...]
We all build altars to a god. Which one is your alter for?
And the Lord said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel: You saw for yourselves that I spoke to you from heaven. Remember, you must not make any idols of silver or gold to rival me.
“Build for me an altar made of earth, and offer your sacrifices to me—your burnt offerings and peace offerings, your sheep and goats, and your cattle. Build my altar wherever I cause my name to be remembered, and I will come to you and bless you.
It was well after midnight. As I laid in bed, I just couldn't calm my mind. Maybe it was the fact that I had 4 cups of coffee in the morning instead of my regular two. I should be tired after having stayed up until 2:30am the night before and driving home from our family [...]