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A Tale of Two…

Earlier this week our oldest daughter came home for Spring Break. She got on an airplane in Chicago and roughly four hours later hopped into our car at the San Jose airport. Had she been driving, like we’ll do in May, it would have taken her 33 hours to travel the 2,163 miles. If she’d…

Who is your favorite Superhero?

If you haven’t noticed, “Super Heroes” are extremely popular right now. I remember reading Superman comics when I was a kid, but that’s about it. The latest Marvel movie, “Infinity War” features 28 superheroes, but one expert estimates 15,000 characters in the Marvel universe alone. Overwhelming? Hardly. “Infinity War” is now one of just three…

Running on empty?

Dear friends, I was just doing a perusal of my book shelf looking for this title, “Running on Empty!”  Empty as an adjective means containing nothing, depleted or not occupied.  We all understand that it would take a miracle for a car to run without any fuel.  Thus we check our gas gauge to see…

Thankful for Thanksgiving?

Dear friends, “Whatever happens, give thanks, because it is God’s will in Christ Jesus that you do this” Are you a thankful person?  King David said that he praised the Lord 7 times a day.  Gratitude must be one of the healthiest human emotions that one can experience in this fallen world. Webster says that…

Expecting?

Dear friends, How many expectations are there going into marriage – can you count that high? Do those of you who have children, “expect” anything from them?  How about you grandparents – any hopes and dreams for your grandchildren? What does God expect from you?  The question is not new and God’s answer to that…

Have you misplaced something?

Two weeks ago I mentioned my propensity for misplacing items like my car keys, glasses, wallet, and phone. Sad but true, I do tend to leave these important items lying about in random places and then cannot find them afterwards. My excuse is that I can’t be bothered with trivia when my brain is working…

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…