Cal Jernigan – Senior Pastor “Where there is no faith in the future, there is no power in the present.” This is a line I quoted in the Easter message this past weekend. The line is attributed to a man named Halford E. Luccok. I discovered it while reading the book, The Hope Quotient, by […]

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Brittany Walker – Prayer Ministry Assistant “I am a runner” was a sentence I knew well as a child. Now, I just started working out after a long break… It turns out I am more of a “coucher” than a runner.

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Emily Teterud – Marketing Coordinator Do you rely on God? Just a quick and easy question to start off your Tuesday morning, right? But, it’s a question I’ve recently been asking myself more seriously in various circumstances. I think it’s important to take a deeper look and see if I really am fully relying on […]

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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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