Observations From the Cheap Seats

One person's words on God and the world

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

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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

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All In – Part 4 of our 4 part sermons series, Catch

Are you “all in?” When it comes to God, are you “all in?” If you’ve ever watched a high stakes poker game in Vegas or on TV, you know what … Continue reading

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The Devil is in the Detail – Part 3 of our 4 part sermon series Catch

What time is the 3:00 parade? Sounds like the dumbest question in the universe. At least it did to me.   When I was a cast member at Disneyland, we’d get … Continue reading

August 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Three Questions – part 2 of our 4 part sermon series, Catch

Why in the world would anyone go fishing? Let’s start at the beginning. You have to get up really early in the morning. By early, I mean EARLY. Typically, my … Continue reading

July 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Fishing Hole – part 1 of our 4 part sermon series, Catch

As a boy, my dad used to take me fishing with him. Sometimes we’d take a half-day boat out of Long Beach and go fishing for barracuda. That was always … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · Leave a comment
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