Archive | April, 2007

30 April 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Chaplain Call Out – April 30, 2007

Received a call from the Watch Commander at 7:45 am about a 51 year old lady with multiple health issues who had passed away over night. She was living with her daughter and family. This was another reminder that no matter how “prepared” you are for someone you know to die, you never know what […]

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25 April 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Chaplain Call Out – April 25, 2007

Got a call at 6:30 am to respond to the Simi Valley Hospital for a 10 week old girl who had stopped breathing. Met our Officers and the Hospital Chaplain there while the parents were in a closed room. The little girl had died and they were spending time with her. Normally in a situation […]

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24 April 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Life’s Sacred Moments

I learned early on as a Pastor that it is a privilege to get to be invited into some of what I call “life’s sacred moments”. One of those kind of moments is when someone is near or has reached the finish line of this life. Simply put … when someone is near death or […]

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23 April 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Bummer News

I’m a small bit of an aviation buff. I love air shows and have taken my kids to some of them. One of my long-term dreams is to get my pilot’s license. My in-laws live in Columbia, CA, on a hill that overlooks the Columbia Airport, a small airport by comparison. I’d love to fly […]

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19 April 2007 ~ 1 Comment

Birthing A Message, Part 2

Continuing from the last post on this topic, I’ll share with you some thoughts about why I believe that things like titles and graphics/artwork are so important to a message or series. I won’t belabor the studies that show how overwhelmingly we learn and retain more effectively from visual modes over just auditory modes. Actually […]

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18 April 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Virginia Tech Tragedy

Perusing some blogs about the VT Tragedy perspectives, I came across one of my favorite bloggers. A Pastor in Washington, DC; Mark Batterson at I really appreciate how he writes and thinks, and was struck by how he gave some perspective on the VT Tragedy: It certainly doesn’t shake my belief in God. It […]

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17 April 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Birthing A Message

I’ve had a number of comments the last several days on messages from the last two Sundays. Click here to listen to them online. Good comments, and encouraging, with some curiosity to how it comes together for me each week. First of all, I want to say it’s much like a birthing process. Well, at […]

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17 April 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Aching Heart

My heart is aching tonight over the news of the tragedy at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. I was right next door to Blacksburg six months ago. You can read my post about that trip here.Get the latest news on the incident here. Folks, life is completely unpredictable. You can be here today and gone […]

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11 April 2007 ~ 1 Comment

Chaplain Call Out – April 11, 2007

Received a call from the SVPD Watch Commander at 11:01 this morning. A two-year-old boy was involved in a drowning in his own backyard. No one noticed that he had opened the sliding glass door to the patio and found his way to the pool until it was too late. When they went searching for […]

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05 April 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Rare Opportunity

I really want to encourage you to INVITE, INVITE, INVITE friends, family, neighbors and co-workers to this weekend’s EASTER CELEBRATIONS on Sunday at 8:30 & 10:30 am. I am very excited about this year’s theme …“EASTER…BASED ON A TRUE STORY!” ANYONE will find strong relation and identification of the need we ALL have for Jesus […]

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