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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…

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…

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…

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?…