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What does it take to astonish you?

In this day and age of overwhelming visual experiences, it takes a lot to make us say, “Wow!”.  At the Fourth of July celebration in Central Park, we could hear the “ooohs” and “ahhhs” as showers of brightly colored fireworks filled the sky. People quickly pointed out their favorites as the show went on.  At the finale, I felt myself getting overwhelmed by…

Diving in!

It was a beautiful summer day at Hume Lake Christian Camp. High school student Connor Williamson was having fun on the beach with his friends like so many others have done over the years.  Connor was at camp with West Hills Community Church in Morgan Hill where was an active member and played drums in the worship band. Connor looked at the inviting water…

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…

Giving as worship

Last week I told you a story about someone who made poor investment choices. This week I’d like to tell you the story of someone who chose to invest their time, their talents, and their treasures very wisely. Robert LeTourneau would introduce himself by saying, “I’m just a mechanic that God has blessed…” A high…

Secret Tips for Incredible Investments

David Cowan made a heartbreaking mistake. As a venture capitalist with Bessemer Venture Partners, his job was to invest in companies that would become successful and increase the value of their stock. One day a friend told him about two young Stanford students who needed money to launch their company. David refused to meet with…

An enemy has done this!

Dear soldiers, Following Jesus in this crooked, twisted and evil world mandates that we choose “the narrow path” each and every day. The broad path leads to destruction and multitudes are on that path blindly following blind men. The destination is not in question – the pit! Jesus tells a parable regarding the wheat and…

Miracle?

Dear friends, “Life can turn on a dime!”  This may be the first time some of you have ever heard this expression?  It means that “life is often governed by very small events,” just like a dime is a small coin. I was at the gym chatting with a couple of people when a Nigerian…

Are you ready to “cross over”?

Every language has a way of talking about death in a way that makes a normally serious or unpleasant subject not quite so intense. For instance, Glen tells us that in Zimbabwe when someone dies, they say he or she is “late”. Africaans – Hy het sy oë toe gemaak vir die laaste keer –…