James Stanley – Maintenance Supervisor Almost four years ago, the separation which eventually would lead to divorce began. A perfect marriage by worldly standards was ending but a new journey was beginning. A better way to say it after a recent sermon by Cal is this: I needed to make a major course correction back […]

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Rachel Dotzler – Student Pastor, Mesa campus If you have heard these words or something similar to these words like I have, you have been lied to. Our society would like us to think that God has no place in schools nor does He exist within them. I understand that schools are not what they used […]

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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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About today’s guest blogger Lori Schumaker… As a wife, mom, teacher, friend, and writer, Lori believes her purpose is to encourage others to seek hope. Pointing others to Jesus brings her joy. Writing about the hope of Jesus is her focus. It’s because of this that she is excited to welcome you as a friend […]

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Perry Emerick – Mesa Campus Pastor This last Sunday, my wife and I were given a gift from our friends in North Africa, a small, simple traditional wooden spoon hand carved from the wood of an olive tree from the region there. It is beautiful and entirely unique because of the one of a kind wood […]

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Scott Jones – Gilbert Campus Pastor My daughter, Morgan called and wanted to come home from her summer internship in Tampa, Florida. She was only two weeks in. It was a dream opportunity. I said, “Why would you want to come home?” Conflict. She went there to work with big cats but unfortunately there were […]

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Scott Jones – Gilbert Campus Pastor “I got this!” That’s what I thought right before I threw my back out. It was Friday by my pool. Not “in” the pool. Outside of the pool while I was skimming leaves. It’s great having a pool in Arizona except I don’t have a pool guy. Actually I do; it’s my […]

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Caleb Baker – Young Adult Pastor “But Abram replied, ‘O Sovereign LORD, what good are all your blessings when I don’t even have a son? Since you’ve given me no children, Eliezer of Damascus, a servant in my household, will inherit all my wealth. You have given me no descendants of my own, so one […]

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