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How to be Like the First Christians

TSC_Easter_Carter-Conlon"Are the things you're living for worth Christ's dying for?"

--Pastor Oscar Muriu, Nairobi Chapel

My inhale caught in my throat when I heard our guest preacher pose this question in church yesterday.  It prompted many follow-up questions of internal self-reflection ... What things am I living for?  How would I define the things Jesus lived for?  Does my list match His?  Why have I never asked myself these questions?

In his continued discussion of living bravely vs. living safely, Pastor Oscar reminded the congregation that Jesus' disciples never prayed for persecution to cease.  Conversely, they prayed for enough ...

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Evolving Technology and the Never Changing Gospel

I use to work summers at my dad’s TV stores.  We sold everything from TVs with picture tubes to solid state, from console TVs to portables.

Today, while not a fully fledged tech geek, I am fascinated with all the tech advancements which have changed the world . . . technology which has made the world a smaller place.

In my Sunday School Class this past weekend, technology helped us connect with a dear sister in Christ serving in Vietnam.  We Face-Timed Angela and studied a devotional lesson together - her sitting across the world in her living in Vietnam and our class ...

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Trivia: "STONED"


2-Found on the beach at Huntington Beach CA recently.

3-It doesn't gather moss, or Mick.

4-Site of the O.K. Corral.

5-Purveyors of language learning.

6-Eponymous company founded in 1900 and still manufacturing tires.

7-Named for the frozen granite slab on which mix-ins are folded into ice cream.

8-Played Skeeter Phelan who spilled the beans on the life of Southern maids and the women they serve.

9-Glen Campbell sang about this kind of cowboy.

10-According to Ben Franklin, a man will keep his nose to this if he doesn't know how to save as he gets.

Ready ...

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“It Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This!”

Ever said that?

I’m sure, in many ways and at many times in your life, that has been true.  Like relaxing at the beach, watching the perfect sunset—a sky painted in deep hues of orange, blue, red and violet—“It doesn’t get any better than this!”  Or you might have uttered that phrase while enjoying a superb meal, savoring every delicious morsel.   

I confess the catchphrase has passed my lips more times than I deserve!  Most recently, it was while playing golf on the most amazing course I’ve ...

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The Miraculous Truth

I do love my evening walks especially now when daylight lingers a little longer.  And those evening walks provide me an opportunity to listen to my favorite Bible teaching program, "Grace to You®," on my local radio station.

This past week, I listened as John MacArthur finished up his series on How to Study the Bible.  While most of the series covered the why and how, what was most revealing was learning about who can study the Bible.  Honestly, I had never contemplated that truth.  John summarized it well when he said, "You've got to be the ...

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My First Trip to NRB

  • Tuesday, March 10, 2015
  • Selah Cosentino
  • Insights

lax-aaa-team-nrbWhen Peggy Campbell hired me last June, she said, "Keep late February open in your schedule.  We go to a convention called NRB."

I had no idea what "NRB" stood for, or what it would entail.  But it sounded cool, and eight months seemed so far away, so I merely said, "Okay!"

After a couple months of working at Ambassador, "NRB Season" struck us.  Meetings began, emails fluttered, and office days expanded.  I listened to lots of "remember when..." stories that I in fact, didn't remember.  My anticipation continued to build.

And finally (yet, somehow suddenly), February 22 arrived ...

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