Tag: change

Communion 2.0

All are welcome at Christ’s table – unless you have Celiac disease. Holy Communion is one of the most important rites and rituals of the church.  Since the church was established, we have hearkened back to the Last Supper through this important sacrament –… Continue Reading “Communion 2.0”

Tabula Rasa

What was it like your first time? Doesn’t matter what it was.  Your first kiss.  Your first award.  Your first time riding a roller coaster.  What was it like?  Hopefully, it was a great experience.  Sometimes it’s not.  But our first time experiencing anything… Continue Reading “Tabula Rasa”

Be The Change

Self-fulfilling prophecies can be deadly. If you haven’t heard the term before, A self-fulfilling prophecy is a belief or expectation that an individual holds about a future event that manifests because the individual holds it.[1]  It’s scary, but sometimes we create our own reality. … Continue Reading “Be The Change”

Eight Hot Dogs

How well do you deal with change? If you’re George Banks…not very well. George’s daughter is getting married.  That alone is enough to trigger the panic that overcomes people going through change, but because it happens so suddenly George is REALLY out of sorts. … Continue Reading “Eight Hot Dogs”

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… Continue Reading “Seven Last Words”

Ugly Chairs

This is an ugly chair. It’s okay.  You can say it.  This is an ugly chair.  But I keep it for that very reason, to remind myself that we don’t always see the ugly chairs in our lives.  This chair wasn’t always ugly.  Back… Continue Reading “Ugly Chairs”

The Fishing Hole

As a boy, my dad used to take me fishing. Sometimes we’d take a half-day boat out of Long Beach and try to catch some barracuda. I loved that. They had a tank of sardines you could use for bait and I would just… Continue Reading “The Fishing Hole”

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… Continue Reading “Seven Last Words”

Disney California Adventure – Adapt or Die!

To all who come to this happy place – welcome!  This is the beginning of our 3-part The Disney Sermons series. Our church goes on an annual trip to Disneyland where we explore faith in the world (and have lots of fun doing it). … Continue Reading “Disney California Adventure – Adapt or Die!”

Teacups of My Youth

Do you ever wish you could go back to a time when you were younger? Is there something you miss doing as you’ve gotten older? It doesn’t even have to be something big or stupendous, but do you ever wish things were like they… Continue Reading “Teacups of My Youth”