Posts by Darren Seitz

Hug or Tug?

Dear Church Family, This Saturday, across the country, people will play tug-o-war in parks and playgrounds. As you know, tug-o-war is lots of fun at parties and picnics, but lousy in personal relationships. It’s miserable to feel tension and tugging with others in our homes and churches. Can we experience tenderness and hugging instead of…

Welcome to the Club!

Welcome to the Club! “What club?” you ask. “The Psalms Reciters.” We’re a diverse group spanning three thousand years with Psalms on our lips. Here are some of our past and present members: • King David, who wrote a large number of the Psalms including the beloved Ps. 23. • Jesus Christ, who quoted the…

Three Mystery Men

Dear Church Family, Mystery Man #1 Yesterday I walked around a corner in the Cupertino Community Center and there I stood, face to face, with a mystery man. We locked eyes. He smiled. I waved “hello” and then walked to a bench to write a text message. Then “Johnson” (that’s his name) ran up and…

Stars in my eyes (and ears)

Dear Church Family, Lately, every time I turn around, I see and hear about stars. For example, Ethan, Caroline and I just saw the new Star Wars movie. Every song I hear on Pandora Internet Radio references stars falling and twinkling. I even tested this “star phenomenon” and opened up a magazine on my desk…

VLoveULORD

Dear Valley Church Family, I was driving through the Costco parking lot earlier this week and saw this license plate pictured below. Can you read it? Here’s a close-up. Yes, it says “VLOVEULORD” with “got Jesus?” on the frame. And do V ever! God, our Heavenly Benefactor, has given “Vus” (I couldn’t resist) everything in…

Resurrection-Inspired Activity

Dear Church Family, What a week it’s been! On Sunday we celebrated King Jesus’ death and resurrection with music, Scripture, food, pictures and animals. On Tuesday, our long-awaited Alpha Course began. We had a diverse group of visitors because you prayed and invited people to learn about Christianity. We had plenty of food and beautiful…