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Loud and Proud!

Last Saturday we celebrated the life of Don Neely, long time member of Valley Church and a life-long singer. Don and Anita were both active members of the Valley Church choir as well as a German choir. I always loved having Don sit behind us in the congregation, because with him singing in my ear, I felt like I could…

Can you thank God for His wrath?

Dear friends, When you make a list of the things you are thankful to God for, what are the things that usually top the list? Most of us recognize life as a gift from God and so we’re grateful for breath in our lungs and hearts that keep beating. For those who follow Christ, we are overwhelmingly grateful for our salvation.…

No Escape!

Dear friends, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQLazbgz90c (Please watch before Sunday) Are you fond of insects? If so which one’s? I bet you didn’t know this bit of trivia: “It has long been recognized and documented that insects are the most diverse group of organisms, meaning that the numbers of species of insects are more than any other group.…

Let Justice Roll

All over the news for the last two weeks we’ve seen pictures of distressed children at our southern border with Mexico. One particularly touching photo was of a crying little girl looking up at two adults… There isn’t a human being alive who doesn’t sense that there’s just something wrong about a child not being with her parents. The powerful…

Hurry up and wait?

Dear friends, What kind of a “waiter” are you? Faced with an unexpected delay at the doctor’s office, mechanic, or on your favorite freeway, do you respond with foot tapping irritation or do you resign yourself to the unavoidable interruption?  Do you pull out your “to do” list and get started with other things, or do you kick back 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…