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I AM the Bread of Life—Part 2

Jesus is the Bread of Life.  The Word, Jesus, nourishes my soul. Believers must take in the Word in order to feed their souls and grow more like Christ.  Beyond providing true bread from heaven, Jesus, God has done something very special for us.  A new covenant. Look closely at […]


I AM the Bread of Life—Part 1

Jesus has just fed 5,000 people with two fish and five loaves of bread.  The following day, a crowd remained.  They track down Jesus and begin to ask him questions.  John 6:31-35 begins with the crowd saying to Jesus:  31 “Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is […]


5,000 were Fed

The food began to arrive.  One ton of New York steak and even more potato salad.  Pallets of corn and lettuce followed.  It was the afternoon before the Hewlett-Packard Divisional summer picnic.  Only a year out of college, I had volunteered to make all the food arrangements for feeding my […]


Bad Dream, Good Dream

It’s a Thursday.  I am home from work watching mindless Super Dave Osborne videos on YouTube.  I’ve got zero energy and my brain doesn’t want to work.  Nasty cold. Super Dave Osborne is summarized quite well by Wikipedia as “a naive but optimistic stuntman who frequently appears injured when his […]


Broken Glass

I walked over the remains of the four broken plate-glass doors and entered into the old Seattle Center Coliseum.  (Yes, I am picking up where I left off with the last blog.)  As I entered the structure I noticed a garbage dumpster full of bottles which had been confiscated from […]


Christmas, Context, and Commentaries

The furnace begins to groan and rattle.  A billow of ugly black smoke emerges from the heat register.  The Old Man (Ralphie’s father) declares: “It’s a clinker! That blasted stupid furnace dadgummit!” Ralphie narrates: “In the heat of battle, my father wove a tapestry of obscenity that, as far as […]


The Good Samexicans

I wave as the black and white police car approaches.  The driver doesn’t stop to help.  Fifteen minutes later a second police car approaches.  Again, it passes me by. I’m standing on the side of the road in San Jose, California where Interstate 280 crosses over US 101 and turns […]


Seattle to San Jose!

(This is supposed to be a moving mandala)   Hey!  Sorry we haven’t been able to blog lately!  We’re in the process of moving!  Yep, you read that right. We’re going to be moving from Seattle, Washington to San Jose, California! Goodbye Seattle! We’re going to miss you! 🙁   […]


Visualize Scripture for Fall of 2016

For small groups starting up in the fall, please consider using one of the Christian Mandalas† study books. There’s Four to Choose From These are all Christian Mandalas study books, but they aren’t a series.  You can pick the book you want to start with and jump right in.  If you […]