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Some Time Away

I wanted to remind everyone that I’ll be gone the next two weeks (started this coming Friday). Josanne and I will be taking some time to vacation with Josanne’s extended family. The following week, Josanne and I will be getting her things together to come back to Illinois. I know that many of you are excited for that, and I’m sure you know that I am as well.

I appreciate those who’ll be doing some extra duties in the weeks I’ll be gone. If you have an emergency where you need to get ahold of me, contact Brenda Miller at (510)520-5889 and she’ll pass the message along to me.

Let me share two verses from next Sunday’s message:

Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion,

which cannot be shaken but endures forever.

As the mountains surround Jerusalem,

so the LORD surrounds his people

both now and forevermore. (Psalm 125:1-2, NIV)

I find this passage to be encourage in a time and place where so much seems to be unstable and uncertain. This is a message that our God provides a firm foundation for our lives. He is the one who faithful supplies the stability we need in the face of our life’s inevitable changeability.

While I’m gone, I hope you will be kind to one another, and remember to think of others and what they may be experiencing as well.

God bless,


Scripture readings for next Sunday

Psalm 124—When is a time that you feel God helped you in a very difficult situation?

Psalm 125—What images of hope and faithfulness does this psalm contain?

2 Corinthians 4:7-12—How does our fragility help us place our trust in God?

2 Thessalonians 3:1-5—What are some things that we need protected from today?


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