Scott Jones – Gilbert Campus Pastor Are you good at holding your breath? Remember when you did this as a kid in the pool with your friends? If you could hold it for 30 seconds, you won. And if you’re anything like me, I bet you took the deepest breath you could before going under.

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By Cal Jernigan I have been thinking lately about a movie that I saw a number of years ago. It’s worth thinking about because it has a plot that is incredibly intriguing. It’s one of those movies you just can’t understand in one setting and after just one pass. The movie is The Sixth Sense. […]

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Cassandra Moton – Children’s Programming Pastor For the last several months I’ve been sick. The sickest I’ve ever been in my life.

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Perry Emerick – Mesa Campus Pastor I have always tended to consider myself a reluctant leader. Much of that is because for most of my life I have chosen to measure any abilities or opportunities I might have against those who are the best in that area and concluded that since I don’t believe I […]

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Emily Teterud – Associate Marketing Director That title sounds like a scam, doesn’t it? I mean I’m assuming it did, otherwise you’ll be disappointed to find that you clicked on this blog and will not be receiving a monetary reward. I apologize for getting your hopes up. Have you seen anything lately that just made you […]

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Cal Jernigan – Senior Pastor All we intended to do was to take a walk. Just a little walk to get some exercise. Please understand: We had no intention of doing anything wrong, committing a crime, or breaking the law. All we intended to do was enjoy a nice stroll to end the day. Honestly!

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By Leisa McDonald I recently made my second visit to Israel and Palestine this spring. Given the tensions in the area and that I was in the Holy Land, I have been asked two primary questions now that I’ve returned: (1) Was I ever afraid? (2) What is it like to walk where Jesus walked?

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Perry Emerick – Mesa Campus Pastor There are certain words in our culture that we just don’t like to say. Some of those are words we are not supposed to say, like curse words and such. Often we will find words that are similar and used in the same way, but aren’t the REAL bad […]

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