Freedom in Christ

Hello church family, this is Pastor Phil-  Our reading this Sunday is from Matthew 11:28-29 (you can read the whole chapter here!) Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest forContinue reading “Freedom in Christ”

What is Jesus worth to you?

What is knowing Jesus Christ worth to you? But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, inContinue reading “What is Jesus worth to you?”

Would Jesus Choose That?

Sometimes church families get so busy doing churchy kind of stuff that we often forgot what this is all about. That is Jesus. Jesus is the reason for a church family to be together, for us to meet and spend time together, for us to listen to His words, meditate on them and receive hisContinue reading “Would Jesus Choose That?”

How To Survive When Your Life Falls Down

I’m always struck be the scene of devastation that happens after an earthquake. Buildings, offices and homes that seemed solid and dependable crumbling before your very eyes, leaving people with nothing. In many of the cities in California, it’s different. After experiencing the devastation caused by earthquakes the architects created buildings that have a strongContinue reading “How To Survive When Your Life Falls Down”

Everyone has an opinion…

    On January 20, 2016 President Trump was sworn into office as President of the United States. Obviously, over the past few days there has been a lot of feelings and opinions on this. From anguish, dismay, outcry, depression, violence and wanting to blow up the white house to the other end of joy,Continue reading “Everyone has an opinion…”


IHEARTDOGS I saw that recently and I can relate. If you’ve known me for any amount of time you know how much I love dogs, especially rescue dogs and I will have one of my furry companions running around with me most of the time. What I’ve come to not only appreciate but really loveContinue reading “DO IHEART_____ MORE THAN JESUS?”

What are you hungry for…?

My daughter is selling girl scout cookies for the very first time (and no this is not an advertisement) but I have had friends and neighbors literally drooling over the form they can’t wait to get them so badly. What are you hungry for? Maybe it is that craving that you just can’t get outContinue reading “What are you hungry for…?”

When You Just Need Some Love

No one likes going to the hospital. I know I don’t. No one really likes going to the hospital. You go to the hospital when you’re sick. When something is wrong with you, you go to see the doctor. When you need some surgery you go to where the surgeon is. At the hospital oneContinue reading “When You Just Need Some Love”