60 years of worship, activism, service and really good food

60 years worship smallI think the sun shined a little brighter during a recent afternoon I spent in my hometown of Pacoima, California.

There weren’t ribbons in the sky to celebrate the special occasion – but there were diamonds in our thoughts as we celebrated the 60th anniversary of Calvary Baptist Church. Continue reading

Fluttering free with a fancy roast

Happy easter webThe Easter story is an ancient one.

Not the story about the Easter Bunny or why PAAS decorated eggs nestled in a wicker basket filled with synthetic, colored grass and marshmallow candy PEEPS have anything to do with the original story.

Nope. I’m talking about story of Christ and the resurrection.

Easter Sunday is one the few times I remember the pews of our little Baptist church in Pacomia, California being filled to capacity with new visitors and returning members dressed in finery and the blooming fashions of spring. Back  then, they reminded me of a flock of Monarch butterflies that were happy that they had finally emerged from their cocoons. Continue reading