Monthly Archives: October 2007

Happy All-Saints Day Eve

Dress up in a costume. Collect candy.Consume candy.Regret eating candy and, sometimes, costume.Yup… it’s Halloween. This year our plan is simple — use costumes that are already lying around the house.  Lexi is going as a pumpkin — all it takes … Continue reading

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Pastor Appreciation Month

It’s great to serve on the pastoral staff at SAFMC. We’ve been blessed with many things from many people in our church — gift certificates, home-made cookies, water softener salt, and many notes of thanks. Just about every day we … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Sunday

Sunday is a pretty big day.  Not only is it the day that we celebrate the Rez and have a little Easter, but for ministry this is the day where the life of the church moves forward another week. This … Continue reading

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Malachi’s New Fear / Lexi’s New Skill

It seems that both skill and fear are sometimes acquired without intention. Malachi is afraid of fire. He doesn’t know what fire is, but he’s afraid of it. Let me confuse what I mean: last night, one of the interconnected … Continue reading

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Navigators’ Topical Memory System

* I just picked up The Navigators’ Scripture Memory Course from the Seeds Resource Center at SAFMC. How convenient — hundreds of books available for purchase are only a few steps away. Wait. How dangerous. Anyway, I’m really pleased that … Continue reading

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Crunch vs. Soft — the debate continues

A couple of days ago I mentioned on the air that I’m 80/20 in terms of Crunch tacos vs. Soft tacos. It all began when Taco Bell announced that it would offer free tacos for a stolen base in the … Continue reading

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Al Einstein Quote of the Day

“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction.” I’ve been re-reading Simple Church by Thom Rainer and … Continue reading

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Church Orchestra

Trumpets, Trombones, and Tubas. Flutes, French Horns and Flugelhorns. Violins, Violas and Variable Percussion Instruments. We’re building an Orchestra at SAFMC and it’s going OK. Not great if you’re counting by the numbers (we fluxuate from 2 to over 10) … Continue reading

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California Fires

Hundreds of Thousands have been evacuated as wildfires rage on in Southern California. I can’t imagine what that must be like. I was looking for some pics and came across this bizarre weather forecast.   “Smoke will reduce visibility in most … Continue reading

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Mac’s 2nd Birthday

Malachi scored big time for his 2nd birthday. Besides the cake and candles (which were extinguished before he ate) he got a Thomas the Tank Engine (TM) knockoff (TM-K) as well as Baby’s First Medical Kit with Hypodermic Needle from … Continue reading

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