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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…

A crowd had gathered…

A crowd had gathered… Like most people, I was intrigued and went to investigate. Our family was hiking at Rancho San Antonio park on a Saturday morning. At “The Farm” there are all kinds of animals: goats, sheep, chickens. But the center of attention was a litter of cute, pink little piglets, who were squealing and skipping around much to…

Danger!

Dear friends, Some time ago, while I was driving south on 101 in Mill Valley, I saw a road sign that read, ‘Rough Road Ahead’!  I thought, man, what an appropriate sign for life and sometimes what we experience. Some 918 people may have had warning signs going off inside, but perished because of one…

Recalculating…

Yesterday I was driving someplace I hadn’t been for a while, and (as usual) was in a hurry. Since I wanted to get there in the fastest way possible I pulled up a navigation app on my phone and plotted in my course. In a few seconds, I had a turn by turn description telling me how to get…

Wait until your father gets home

Unless you are very young, you probably remember sayings that were popular when you grew up, but don’t make as much sense now. Do you remember “Can you dig it?” or “Lay it on me.”? How about “Cruisin’ for a bruisin’” or “Made in the shade.”? Maybe you go further back to “Take a powder”…

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…

Easter Surprise

One afternoon a couple of years ago I was working in the front yard on a bright spring afternoon–the sun was shining, the flowers were blooming, and the birds were singing. Except one. To my dismay, a tiny sparrow literally fell at my feet on the driveway, fluttered twice, and laid completely still. Yes, the…

Do I Need to Pull Over?

Vacation. Vacation cross country. Vacation cross country in a car… with children…in August. Did your emotions change as this sentence grew? Everyone likes the idea of vacation, but driving cross country in a car with children in the heat of summer is almost comedic material for a description of suffering rather than something enjoyable. Why?…

Local Man Visits Pulpit This Week

Dear loved ones, This week one of our own Valley Church “locals” will bring us a message from God’s Word. He writes, “During a visit to Nepal a couple years ago, my eyes were opened to the tangible reality of God’s salvation among Hindus and Buddhists in that region. Time and time again, we heard testimony…