Category: Faith

Sermons, resources, conference recaps, book reviews, and reflections on faith

Born This Way

“Beatrice Zinker always did her best thinking upside down.” What a great way to start a book.  I knew I was in for a treat.  As part of my Disney Nerds website, I get the chance to review a lot of books, and this… Continue Reading “Born This Way”

Ignorance Isn’t Bliss

Ignorance isn’t bliss. When people use the phrase “ignorance is bliss” there’s an implication that life is simpler or better when we don’t know everything, but the truth is ignorance isn’t bliss.  Instead ignorance allows us to justify our prejudice and convince us we… Continue Reading “Ignorance Isn’t Bliss”

How Chocolate Chip Cookies Can Save the Church

Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite! For anyone that knows me, that’s probably not really a big surprise.  Homemade are the best!  There’s something about the love and care that goes into a cookie from home that you can’t get from a machine.  Probably… Continue Reading “How Chocolate Chip Cookies Can Save the Church”

iCloud

What is “the Cloud?” Most of us have things stored in “the Cloud.”  We have pictures and email and documents floating around in the Cloud. We’re able to stream Netflix and Hulu and Amazon Prime because of the Cloud.  And today “the Cloud” touches… Continue Reading “iCloud”

What If God Were Black?

What if God were black? That’s a question posed by Robert F. Kennedy back in 1966.  What if God were black?  We tend to see the world from our point of view and as you can imagine, there are as many points of view… Continue Reading “What If God Were Black?”

The Pick-Up Cart

Who knew that impending doom had four wheels and a canopy? When we signed up for the Disneyland 5K, I did not know there was a limited amount of time to finish the race. I probably should have guessed it since obviously they weren’t… Continue Reading “The Pick-Up Cart”

A Mother’s Heart

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— 3 “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.” Moms are people,… Continue Reading “A Mother’s Heart”

You Are Not Alone…

A small fish in a big pond. That’s how I felt when I started college.  Like a very small fish in a very big pond.  It didn’t start out that way, at least not for me.  Walking on to the UCLA campus for my… Continue Reading “You Are Not Alone…”

It’s Not Fair!

God isn’t fair.  And it’s a good thing he isn’t.  We’ll get back to that.  We like it when things are “fair.” It makes us feel like all is right in the universe.  But what is “fair?” In the words of one of my… Continue Reading “It’s Not Fair!”

Good People Don’t Go to Heaven

How good is “good enough?” How good do you have to be to get into Heaven?  What’s the bare minimum we have to do to sneak into the pearly gates?  Because we believe in a good God, its easy for us to believe in… Continue Reading “Good People Don’t Go to Heaven”