Out of Control and Into God’s Control

It has been 14 days since I felt in control. 14 days. For the last 14 days I have been recovery from a tonsillectomy. I have not been able to work. I have been quite dependent...

From Loathing to Kindness, From Dehumanizing to Humanizing

So I guess the story is that a former Yankee player, Robinson Cano, was traded to the Seattle Mariners during the off season for a large 10-year contract (I think it was somewhere around...
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Week in Review #15

Friday, Apr 4 - Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 Week #15 Synopsis Relaxing Friday and Saturday Main Street story was on Nehemiah (the follow up to Ezra's story the preceding week) Monday was a big VBS planning day Realization of...
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Week in Review #14

Friday, Mar 28 - Thursday, Apr 3, 2014 Week #14 Synopsis Youth Camp virtually meeting on Google Hangouts on Friday to prepare for summer teen camp Main Street story was Ezra We watched "What's in the Bible?" Vol....
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Week in Review #13

Friday, Mar 21 - Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 Week #13 Synopsis Benefit for high school girls that got into an accident on Saturday Sermon preparation and delivery: The Squall and the Excorcism Black Light Night event that Sunday...
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Week in Review #12

Friday, Mar 14 - Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 Week #12 Synopsis Back into classes @ Wesley Seminary // Spiritual Life and Leadership Followers used the "What's in the Bible?" curriculum (it worked really well, but didn't allow...

Discipleship, the Bible, and Apologetics

I'm feeling convicted and convinced: 1) to be discipled (a talmadin) myself and believe the Gospel by faith more completely 2) to learn, study, and teach the cultural world of the Bible (its ancient culture and...
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Week in Review #11

Friday, Mar 7 - Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 Week #11 Synopsis Weekend recovery for throat Sunday afternoon Nerf war with students and families Met w/ a Youth small group leader Wednesday early release, met with 8th grade guys and...

Things I Noticed When Our Electricity Went Out for Almost 24 Hours

About two weeks ago, our area was "blessed" with over a foot of snow overnight (actually more like 16"). This quick accumulation of snow caused a section of our town of Hayward to go black......
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Week in Review #10

Friday, Feb 28 - Thursday, Mar 6, 2014 Week #10 Synopsis Returned from Disney Trip Throat felt horrible, so I setup a couple of doctor's appointments Made it through Followers and Youth that week Met with the ENT on...
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Week in Review #9

Friday, Feb 21 - Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 Week #9 Synopsis Vacation in Florida @ Disney World source YouTube
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Week in Review #8

Friday, Feb 14 - Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 Week #8 Synopsis Technology conversations Sledding Followers Purity 2.0 and Barnebirkie source YouTube