Pastor’s Message

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…

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…