Observations From the Cheap Seats

One person's words on God and the world

The Endgame – Part 1 of our 4 part series titled The End

The endgame. It’s a chess term referring to the stage of the game when there are few pieces left on the board.[1] A good chess player has a strong endgame, … Continue reading

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We Are The Church Together

Just a note: This was the sermon given to our congregation on the final day of worship in the First UMC building.  The members of First UMC are going to … Continue reading

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Manna from Heaven, part 4 of 4 in our “The Pastor Is In” sermon series

Sermon Disclaimer: This sermon was given to our churches as we are about to come together for worship and face the challenges of two separate congregations sharing one space.  Hopefully, … Continue reading

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Most Humble Man – part 3 of 4 in our sermon series “The Pastor Is In”

“I am the most humble man I know. There is no one more humble than me.” Could you imagine anyone really saying that? Taking pride in your humility is the … Continue reading

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Loose Lips Sink Ships part 2 of 4 in our sermon series The Pastor Is In

Can the flapping of a butterfly’s wings cause a tornado? According to chaos theory, it can. That’s the hypothesis behind the “Butterfly Effect,” that small changes in one place can … Continue reading

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Shake Out the Blanket – Part 1 of our 4-part “The Pastor Is In” sermon series

Doing our children’s moment we talked about Despicable Me and how Margo had to be willing to let go and trust in Gru and how sometimes we need to let … Continue reading

August 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Wrenching Situation

Hi. My name is Emily Yoshihara. Or it would have been if I had been born a girl. That was the name my parents picked out for me if I … Continue reading

August 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

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