Humble Humor

by Kirk Dunn

Saturday, November 25, 2017 Scripture Reading: Ephesians 1:15-23   THOUGHT: Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less. — Doug Clay   When your pastor comes to visit you, here is a story you can tell the pastor that he or she will be sure to enjoy. One day, at the […]

Serve In Gratitude

by Kirk Dunn

Saturday, November 18, 2017 Scripture Reading: Matthew 25:14-30   THOUGHT: Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. — William Arthur Ward   Escondido, located in southern California, is home to the Interfaith Community Services center. Open all year, the center provides a variety of services to those […]

Faithful Servants

by Kirk Dunn

Sunday, November 12, 2017 Scripture Reading: Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25   THOUGHT: Faithful servants never retire. You can retire from your career, but you will never retire from serving God. — Rick Warren   In the Scripture lesson for today, Joshua asks the people of Israel to choose. He hopes they will choose to serve the Lord. […]

For All The Saints

by Kirk Dunn

Saturday, November 4, 2017 Scripture Reading: Matthew 23:1-12   THOUGHT: Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future! — Oscar Wilde   This weekend we remember the saints in the Protestant churches. The question is: Who is a saint? In the Bible, the apostle Paul referred to many of the Christians to whom […]

Reforming Faith

by Kirk Dunn

Saturday, October 28, 2017 Scripture Reading: Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17   THOUGHT: God doesn’t love us because of our worth. We are of worth because God loves us. — Martin Luther   Many churches celebrate the last Sunday of October as Reformation Sunday because it was on October 31 that Martin Luther nailed his “95 Theses” […]

A Sacred Space and Connection

by Kirk Dunn

Saturday, October 21, 2017 Scripture Reading: Matthew 22:15-22   THOUGHT: Imagine a world if we all looked at others and saw the innocent child in them that we all once were. — Eric Handler   As usual, the gorilla exhibit at the San Diego Zoo was teeming with people when we entered the enclosure on […]

Stirring The Oatmeal

by Kirk Dunn

Saturday, October 14, 2017 Scripture Reading: Exodus 32:1-14   THOUGHT: Time stands still best in moments that look suspiciously like ordinary life. — Unknown   I was born in Portland, Tennessee. Growing up I remember we moved a lot, as my dad was a School Administrator/Teacher, and Dad was sent to schools that needed “straightening […]

Bread From Heaven

by Kirk Dunn

Saturday, September 23, 2017 Scripture Reading: Exodus 16:2-15   THOUGHT: Where God guides, God provides. — Matthew Hagee   Today’s reading from Exodus is the last reading from Exodus for a while. But it is a great story, telling us how God fed the Israelites with fresh manna every morning. We like to think of […]

God Provides A Way!

by Kirk Dunn

Saturday, September 16, 2017 Scripture Reading: Exodus 14:19-31   THOUGHT: Trust the past to God’s mercy, the present to God’s love and the future to God’s providence. — Anon.   Last week we read about the Passover meal. This week’s Old Testament reading tells the story of the crossing of the Red Sea. Moses had […]

The Blood of the Lamb

by Kirk Dunn

Saturday, September 9, 2017 Scripture Reading: Exodus 12:1-14   THOUGHT: Get close to God first before getting close to anyone else. God without a person is still God. A person without God is nothing. — Anon.   The Reverend Elisha A. Hoffman graduated from seminary about 150 years ago. He served churches in Ohio and […]