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Epilogue (Alicia Guevara)

So yes. One week ago we woke up our five kids at 5am and surprised them that we were leaving for Disney World. As hoped and as promised, all our Disney dreams magically came true. We sang the Frozen songs along with Elsa&Anna. We rode the Banshees in the fresh-to-park Pandora at Animal Kingdom {uh…

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042717 Weekly

COME THIS SUNDAY HEAR ABOUT OUR SHARED MISSION AND THE UNVEILING OF OUR VISION FOR THIS NEXT SEASON OF MINISTRY! This Week: BLESS series kick-off with the introduction of the “+10FAMILIES+” campaign! OTE Book Drive Help keep Old Town students reading this summer! Bring any age appropriate new or gently used books Movie Night RISEN is this Saturday, April 29th…

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The Talk

I get to help (again) with the boys’ maturation classes at OTE today! Maybe I shouldn’t sound too excited about it but the truth is, I love awkward conversations! As a dad of growing boys, I’ve had to peel the layers of truth out for them as my older two sons are moving into adolescence….

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Me on Memes (1)

Occasionally someone will post a meme that catches my attention and that I think deserves a reply. Got one that you’d like me to address? Send it! “Why do we only ‘rest in peace?’ Why don’t we ‘live in peace’ too?” Theologically speaking one “rests in peace” when they pass away with the hope of resurrection…

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Having a Passion and a Plan for Evangelism

Recently, I was asked by a colleague who pastors and teaches a course on evangelism (!) about my thoughts on the practice. Here it is: What about you? Do you have a passion and plan to help people make a connection with Christ? Most of us don’t and that’s a problem. Helping others come to…

Slowing Down the Moment

Slowing down the moment

Our oldest son just broke the barrier… He graduated from elementary school. Along with the normal reflection and lament, probably my bigger concern is how his movement from grade school to middle school will mean that the rest of our kids aren’t far behind. I remember when Ruben started Kindergarten. Then the year flashed by…

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NU: The Story of Dating, Sex & Marriage

She was faithful to God in waiting for her husband. He was not. This is their story. On June 5th & 12th (10:30am service), we’ll host a two-part series called NU: The Story of Dating, Sex and Marriage. My wife, Alicia and I will unpack our own experiences and explore the scriptural wisdom on waiting, dating and anticipating their…