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Joy October 17, 2014

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One of my favorite people in the whole world is Harry Roach. He is one of our former regional directors and has been a sounding board, an encourager, a cheerleader, a mentor, and just a good friend over my first six years at InFaith.Continue

Finishing in Fullness October 10, 2014

Recently I heard a devotional that centered on a passage of Scripture in Galatians and specifically on Galatians 3:3. It says this: “After you started with the Spirit, are you now finishing up with your own human effort?” (CEB)

When I heard that, it seemed to jump off the page. I could not have had a more direct word from God! Continue

A Great, Big “Yes!” October 3, 2014

I heard a sermon recently about following Jesus and how following Jesus is radical and costly. We all have to be totally in and can’t hold any part of ourselves back. The speaker used a really good analogy. He said for most people, becoming a Christian or following Jesus is saying “no” to so many things – no to lifestyle, no to dreams, no to pleasure. It’s all about what we don’t do, and because we deny ourselves these things, we somehow become more spiritual.Continue

Baptism September 26, 2014

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Every year, our church, Sanctuary Church in Beaumont, California, does a baptism service in the lake up at Forest Home on a Sunday afternoon. We all go to church, and then about 3:00 we gather for a great picnic lunch, lots of water sports, activities for the kids, people connecting, and fellowship. It is awesome and very, very fun to watch our people enjoy being together. Continue