Don’t Freeze Compassion

Sprouts Grocery store recently posted some news that must be devastating for the people who grow our food. Do you remember the recent freezing temperatures throughout the state of California in early February? The damage caused to the growers who supply Sprouts was grim. “Tomatoes: The open-field beefsteaks, vine-ripes and

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Loving the Learners

“I’m glad those days are over,” I heard the woman say. I wasn’t trying to eavesdrop but in a closed space it’s impossible sometimes to not hear what other people are saying. She was glad the days of showing up in her child’s classroom to volunteer were over. At one

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Niche Church

FCC Pomona is a niche church. People drive upwards of 30 minutes (in good traffic), past other congregations to be part of FCC Pomona. People choose to cross the suburban boundary from neighboring cities to participate in the faith community at FCC Pomona, a decidedly more urban setting. Why? Let

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Spiritually Free

What would a group of spiritually free persons look like? We asked this question in the discernment group I’m leading. All the groups are talking about spiritual freedom and engaging in a practice to cultivate this quality. Spiritual freedom is the capacity to not be attached to outcome. This can

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