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What’s a Wilderness For?

What you assume going into an experience will greatly color your actual experience of it. For example, the following suggestions were taken from registration sheets and comment cards returned to the staff of Bridger Wilderness Area in Wyoming. Trails need to be...

Get Well Soon?

“The friend who can be silent with us, who can stay with us in an hour of grief, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is the friend who cares.”  Henri Nouwen I had a new experience this week. One...

Why Ten?

 “Those who know the Ten Commandments perfectly know the entire Scriptures and in all affairs and circumstances are able to counsel, help, comfort, judge, and make decisions in both spiritual and temporal matters.” – Martin Luther Imagine a parallel universe in which...
Squirrel!

Squirrel!

In Pixar’s movie Up, a talking dog named Dug meets Mr. Fredrickson, a curmudgeonly widower who is the protagonist of the story. Being a golden retriever, Dug greets Mr. Fredrickson as one might expect if golden retrievers could actually speak: “My name is Dug. I have...
Fall Kickoff and Zoom Groups

Fall Kickoff and Zoom Groups

To help us kick off our fall season, the ministry team will be serving donuts, drive-through style, from 8:30-9:30am on Sunday, September 6 at the Conejo building. Drive on by for a friendly, physically distanced greeting, a bagged donut for each person in your...