Category: Thoughts and Reflections

Something From Nothing

I’m okay with evolution. I’m also okay with creationism – the idea that God suddenly created everything at once. I don’t think the two are mutually exclusive. Certainly God could use whatever means he thought necessary to put the world together and if we…

Portuguese Sausage and Rice – Part 2 of our 3-part We Belong sermon series

Portuguese sausage and rice. When I saw those words printed on a sign at the local McDonald’s in Hawaii, I felt like I was in a place that GOT me. I had never been to Hawaii before and had just arrived to attend our…

Fishing With Dad

When I was little, my dad used to take me fishing all the time.  We used to go lake fishing when I was younger, usually to Anaheim Lake for trout, and then deep-sea fishing as I got older.  I always loved it.  To me,…

Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie, and Chevrolet

I am proud to be an American.  I’m a sansei or third generation Japanese-American kid and although I don’t love most Chevrolets, I do love baseball, a good hot dog, and apple pie ala mode (remember that commercial?).  More importantly, I love the fact…

Service With a Smile – The Disney Way

Walt Disney once said that the kind of people who should be employed by his company would be “people who give, who like to bring delight to other people, and therefore gain pleasure and satisfaction for themselves.”  Disney knew that the key to good…

Giving God Meatloaf

How many of you like meatloaf? Go ahead.  Raise your hands (I know I’m not there to see it, but I am in spirit).  I love it.  Meatloaf is one of my favorite things to eat.  I have lots of good memories about it. …

On Having and Being

I like STUFF. Not for the sake of having it, but there are certain material things I enjoy.  I collect comic books, certain LEGO sets, and Disney pins.  They add to my life in different ways.  Comic books remind me of my dad and…