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The Holidays – A Time For Hope, Not Despair. part 2

“You came to set the captive free.  You came to give us liberty.  My son and my rejection, Your blood and my acceptance, Now I’m alive to bring You praise…” (Freedom, copyright 2012, by Bethel Music). This is what Jesus, the Son of God, the Gift of the Father, came to do – give us freedom! If you’re like me, […]

New meeting location for North County Church of Christ

The 550-member North County Church of Christ, offering services in both English and Spanish, has begun meeting at the Del Lago Academy, 1740 Scenic Trail Way, Escondido, for its Sunday morning services beginning at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Previously, the church, the largest Church of Christ congregation in San Diego County, had met at San Pasqual High School since […]

The Holidays – A Time For Hope, Not Despair

I am, admittedly, a hopeful romantic – not hopeless!  I like to see the good in people; in life, in the way circumstances should resolve to be.  That said, I have lived enough years to know things don’t always turn out the way I want them, but it doesn’t mean I can’t hope for the best. I still enjoy sitting […]

Something New Is Happening At Grace Church!

“Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them” (Isaiah 42:9, NKJV). “New things I declare…” For the past couple of years, I have been sensing change coming. I wasn’t sure what the change would be, but quite honestly, Faith Harbor Church has endured a great deal […]

First United Methodist Church to host organ concert Nov. 19

As part of its 2017-18 Music Series, First United Methodist Church (341 S. Kalmia, Escondido) will host an organ concert by Dr. Michael Munson on Sunday November 19 at 3:30 p.m. Dr. Munson will perform pieces by Bach, Haydn, and Moller as well as an original composition for flute and organ.  No tickets required, a free-will offering will be accepted.  […]

Wow Jam Escondido 2017. It’s A Wrap!

What does it look like when 1,000 people, 10 churches and a dozen or so community organizations gather at Grape Day Park? You’d know had you been there October 14. Bright and early at 7:30 a.m., W.O.W International’s semi-truck with its drop-down stage trailer pulled into the park. Workers arrived a half hour later and the process of setting up […]

Wow Jam Escondido: Community Unity In Action

“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!… It is like the dew of Hermon, descending upon the mountains of Zion; for there the Lord commanded the blessing—Life forevermore” (Psalm 133:1,3, NKJV). Next Saturday, Oct. 15, a dozen ministries and social organizations will gather at Grape Day Park, to host Wow Jam, Escondido, […]

Servanthood: A Setup, Or A Setback? Part 2

“Elijah went up to him and threw his cloak over him.  Elisha deserted the oxen, ran after Elijah, and said, “Please! Let me kiss my father and mother good-bye—then I’ll follow you.”  “Go ahead,” said Elijah, “but, mind you, don’t forget what I’ve just done to you.” So Elisha left; he took his yoke of oxen and butchered them. He […]

Servanthood: A Setup or Setback?

“And He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, “If anyone desires to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all” (Mark 9:35, NKJV). We live in a very self-centered society.  Sadly, it seems, often tragedy must strike before people realize what is truly important, or of value.  In a society like ours, faith […]

The True Nature of God, Pt.1

A recent Gallup poll shows that 89% of Americans say they believe in God.  Another poll indicates that 79% Americans believe in God.  What is striking is that the number of believers is down by approximately 25% since WWII ( Could it be that Christianity in America is in decline because we are busier, have many more distractions, our values […]

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