Category Archives: Our Community

On Prayer: Waiting Five Years For The Answer I Wanted

Five years. Yes, five years. When the Chrio family invited me to be their Pastor just over five years ago I began praying that God would develop relationships between our church family and the families that attend Pedro Guerrero Elementary … Continue reading

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More Than A Song: Why Picking Fruit On Sunday Is Worship

Do you remember the song ‘Heart of Worship’ by Matt Redman? I know. I know. Bringing up a song from 1998 dates oneself. But do you remember it? If not, you can have a cultural experience by going here. As … Continue reading

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Invocation Dilemma – Offering A Prayer At The Mesa Public Schools Governing Board Meeting

“Will you offer a prayer at the Governing Board meeting for Mesa Public Schools?” “Sure!”  I replied, not knowing exactly what that even meant. This is how a meeting ended with a small group of leaders from Mesa Public Schools concerning refugees … Continue reading

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The Gift of a Desk: An Advent Conspiracy Project

Every first grader has her or his own set of challenges. Mine involved things like struggling to beat the best tetherball player at recess or coping with the fact that everyone else seemed to have better items in their lunch box than … Continue reading

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Wisdom for Benevolence- Helping Without Hurting

What do you do when someone approaches you in a parking lot asking you for a bus pass or for enough money for a hotel that night? How about when you get approached on a Sunday morning by someone who wants … Continue reading

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Our Community: Pedro Guerrero’s Story

Every Thursday while I’m busy packing bags of food at Guerrero Elementary School during their Blessings in a Backpack program I try exercise my gift of gab to start conversations. Little did I know that one question would send me … Continue reading

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Our Community: Meeting with Mesa Councilmember Chris Glover

This past spring I had the privilege of meeting with Councilmember Chris Glover, who leads district 4 in Mesa. He started off our meeting apologizing for wearing a Chicago Cubs jersey as he ‘had’ to attend opening day for spring training … Continue reading

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