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Scott Jones - Gilbert Campus Pastor Have you ever seen something that made you do a double take? You know, one of those things where you find yourself saying, “What just happened there?” I had one of those recently when I was watching The Masters. Did you watch it? I get it you may not like golf but there are certain sporting events that everyone should watch regardless if you play or like the sport. The Masters is one of those. Why?
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Paige B. - Recent Trip Participant from Gilbert Campus "Perhaps this is the moment for which you were created." Esther 4:14 We are inherently curious beings. We wonder why things happen to us, and why things never seem to pan out the way we thought they might. I have wrestled with this question a lot. I think that I began to find some resolution when I stopped putting myself in a box. We like boxes. They're safe. They're familiar. Growing up in Gilbert, Arizona, I had a pretty sweet box.
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Cal Jernigan - Senior Pastor Instead of writing my typical post this week, I want to encourage you to read the article below. It was written a number of years ago by Eddie Ogan. It’s a little bit longer than normal but it’s guaranteed to make you think. How rich are you? Really?
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Karie Herring - Prayer Coordinator Do you often feel or find yourself asking God for the same thing(s) over and over again? Sometimes even in a different manner? Do you sometimes feel like these prayers have gone unheard? Unanswered? "Maybe He is not listening at all," is what we say to ourselves when we let doubt creep into our minds. Have we ever thought that maybe our Father is answering our prayers by not giving us what we want, but by giving us just what we need?
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Wes McGarrah HS Pastor Mesa Campus I’m not sure why but I recently went back and looked at a paper I wrote for a class. The paper made me think of what I’m doing with my time. Oh, and just so we’re clear, I don’t normally spend my evenings taking in my old work with a grin on my face muttering, “Wow…that was a great read!” I’m not the guy who has trophies over his fireplace and stands next to them and tells everyone visiting about my “great accomplishments” in life. I migh... Read More...
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Dean Kuest - Glendale Campus Pastor One of my favorite places in the world is Whidbey Island, WA. The beaches are a covered in smooth rock and filled with driftwood. My kids have always loved building forts out of the driftwood they find. In the process you find quite a bit more amongst the fallen trees. (I have a beautiful Sake bottle that showed up amidst the tsunami debris from Japan.) These beaches seem to be the end of the long journey for many pieces of trash and floatin... Read More...
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Alex Enabnit - Programming Coordinator This week we continued to look at Jesus' life in The Story, particularly Jesus' radical teaching.