Category: Sermons

The 12th Day of Christmas

The 12th Day of Christmas

As You Wish

As you wish. That’s all Westley would ever say.  But it meant so much more.  In the film, The Princess Bride, Westley starts out as a farm boy working for Buttercup’s family and those three words were all he ever said to Buttercup.  “As…

Starting the New Year Right!

Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu! That’s Japanese for Happy New Year everyone!  Now, I realize it’s not quite the New Year yet, but with January 1st coming up in just a couple of days, I thought it would be a good idea to get ahead of…

The Gift

What CAN you get a wookie for Christmas when he already owns a comb? That is indeed the question of the season isn’t it?  That song is one of my favorites.  I used to own it on 45 back in the day. It came…

Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus

Did you know the word “gullible” isn’t in the dictionary? Yes, I fell for that one. I was in 7th grade at Whitney High when an upper classman said that to me with a completely straight face, and then promptly laughed when I said…

Atheists Are People, Too

Do you believe Jesus has made a difference in your life? I’m totally going to leave that hanging out there while I tell you this story.  When I first moved to Atlanta, I was desperate to find Rosarita refried beans.  They were by far…

Keeping the Faith

The pain was excruciating. That’s pretty much the only way I know to describe the feeling in my arm when it broke during judo practice.  I must have been about ten at the time and pretty busy doing various sports (none of which I…

Are We There Yet?

Waiting is tough. But Christmas waiting has got to be the hardest of all. My mom had a hard and fast rule about NOT getting up before 10am on Christmas morning. When you’re a kid and all of Santa’s presents are just sitting there…

The Five People You Won’t Meet in Heaven

What in the world is a gigachurch? Churches are growing so big today that they have had to add a new type of church – the gigachurch.  A gigachurch is a church that has more than 10,000 in worship during a given week.  10,000! …

First Date

I still remember our first date. It was on April 25, 2001.  Cassie and I met at a Tex-Mex restaurant called On the Border which was kind of in-between where we both lived at the time.  We shared a queso fundido de pollo for…

The Bottom Line

9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. How much do we believe this? Whether it’s in our personal lives, our careers, or…

Seven Last Words

Sometimes it’s just too late. By the time we decide to do what needs to be done, sometimes it’s just too late.  I was watching a video about climate change while I was earning my MA in Poli Sci at Long Beach State, and…