Recharging Our Deep Wells

Recharging Our Deep Wells

Return to blog Six days you shall labor and do all your work. But the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God; you shall not do any work—you, or your son or your daughter, or your male or female slave, or your ox or your donkey, or any of your livestock, or the...
Sabbath, Jubilee, and Our 50th

Sabbath, Jubilee, and Our 50th

I had an “A-Ha” moment the other day. Or maybe it was more like a “Duh” moment. I’ll let you decide. I was talking with a minister member about her six years of service on CPM.[1] I observed that by now she probably needed a rest. That is when I had my A-Ha: Six years...
Why I’m Partial to Being Impartial

Why I’m Partial to Being Impartial

“For I also am a man under authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes, and to my slave, ‘Do this,’ and the slave does it” (Matthew 8:9). “Will you be governed by our church’s polity, and will you abide...
What’s Our Potlatch?

What’s Our Potlatch?

Since last September I have discussed the challenges of being financially faithful in Southern California. This month I plan to conclude the series. As a quick review: 1. High housing costs, cultural pressure to appear successful, and perceived scarcity make it...