Monthly Archives: May 2008

The Mars lander has landed!

We’ve landed on Mars! Check out news from the Phoenix Mars lander.

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Stay-at-home parents cause cancer?

A recent study claims that kids in daycare have better immune systems than those with stay-at-home parents, possibly leading to a reduced likelihood of leukemia.  See the New York Times article here. This makes me feel a lot better about the various sicknesses that some of our church kids passed around recently.  You see, as … Continue reading »

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Our God Is a Great Big God

My wife woke me up for morning prayer this morning and I went back to sleep.  This was a bad choice because there’s a lot going on in my life and the life of our church right now.   As a church grows, it can no longer connect everyone “automatically.”  It’s a much more conscious and … Continue reading »

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Agree with God and be at peace

I was just reading Charles Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening devotional for this evening, and it referred to Job 22:21.  In the NRSV (New Revised Standard Version), it says, “Agree with God, and be at peace; in this way good will come to you.”  In the NIV (New International Version), it says, “Submit to God and be … Continue reading »

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The church and the needs of sexual assault survivors

Last week, I attended a “round table” of sexual assault survivors and members of the clergy. The honesty of the six women who had survived sexual assault was extraordinary – and extremely difficult to hear. But the hardest part of what they had to say was the part about how their churches had treated them. … Continue reading »

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Goodbye, Myra

In Memoriam Oscar Myra Mendoza Whitney (Myra) 1994-2008 Last night (April 30), our long-haired miniature dachshund, Myra escaped from the back yard.  When we realized it late last night, I went searching for her in the neighborhood and after about 45 minutes, found her across Jefferson Blvd. (a busy, highway-like street with 4 lanes).  She had … Continue reading »

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