Observations From the Cheap Seats

One person's words on God and the world

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

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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

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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

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Divided We Fall, United We Stand

What were you doing on May 25th, 1986? Don’t worry if you can’t remember. Usually I can’t remember that specifically either except for the fact that there was a big … Continue reading

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Train Up A Child…

Parenting is something I am passionate about. That doesn’t mean I think I’m the best at it or that I have all the answers because I’m not and I don’t. … Continue reading

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