Author Archives: Tim

‪Seeking Order in Disordered Times: Racial Unrest, COVID-19, and Rural Vineyards‬

It’s easy to forget the world’s troubles when you don’t see them staring you in the face. Jesus tells us to do something even so.

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Why Should the Architects of Oppression Receive Any of God’s Grace?

Is there a reason those who pursue injustice are still receiving God’s blessings? Yes, and it’s a good one.

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‪Protestors at Our Courthouse During a Time of Unrest‬

We’ve had protests regarding racial injustice in the two major cities in our small county, and they have been peaceful. Part of keeping the peace included closing court early to accommodate the protestors.

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‪California, June Gloom, and Hitting the Beach with Jesus‬

Seasons bring brightness and gloom, both in the climate and in our lives. Jesus is with you through all weather.

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When Cities Are Burning on Pentecost

You are made to be on fire for Jesus. The flame burns within you from the moment you belong to him. What does it mean when cities are literally burning down around you?

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Still Being Included: A Pandemic Need for You and Me

Those of us who like our solitude still need to be and feel included.

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You’re Going to Be All Right

Looking good on the surface but knowing something’s rotten underneath is a condition I’m quite familiar with. I’m glad Jesus knows how to get to the root of the problem.

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Pharaohs in My Neck of the Woods: Reminding Me to Rely on Jesus

Before Star Wars, George Lucas made a movie about growing up in the Central Valley of California and it had a little-known actor named Harrison Ford in a supporting role. Standing in the fields this morning made me think about … Continue reading

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You Woke Up? You’re Ahead of the Game, Even in a Pandemic

Even small accomplishments are accomplishments.

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‪Trial Courts and Christian Denominations Have Much in Common‬

Differences among and between Christians should not prevent true worship and fellowship in the Spirit of a Christ.

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