Faith

From Where I Sit: Prayer is as natural as breathing

Someone once defined prayer as “the verbal part of our relationship with God.” Like most definitions, it is not intended to say all that there is to say about the subje ...

From Where I Sit: I read the news today, oh boy

The news came out this week that the Post Office will discontinue Saturday delivery in August. It is just another step into the future and away from what used to make up life in ou ...

From Where I Sit: Dear Ethan, please go away

Recently the big story out of Alabama was how Jimmy Lee Dykes shot and killed a school bus driver and then randomly took a 5-year-old boy as a hostage. After several days, Dykes wa ...

Pastor reflects on first six months at Rolling Hills Church

Pastor Bill Search took the helm of Rolling Hills Church in El Dorado Hills a little more than six months ago and has since seen attendance at services grow and is looking forward ...

From Where I Sit: Mercy is for giving as well as receiving

On Wednesday night at church, we have been having a Bible study on what are called “the Beatitudes” in Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount in Matthew chapters 5 through 7. ...

From Where I Sit: This year's Super Bowl will be a game that can't lose

I took a brief walk around the block before sitting down to write a bit. It was my kind of night – a little bit of fog, a little bit of mist. It suits a depressive personalit ...

New pastor looks to serve others in Folsom

Folsom is welcoming a new family man to town who only works to serve. Clark Crebar, 51, moved to Folsom with his wife and five children, to take over the senior pastor position at ...

From Where I Sit: They don’t write them like they used to

Way back in August of 1927, Marjorie Tschudin entered this world, not knowing that 32 years later she would become my mother. In November of that same year Clara Ann Fowler was al ...

From Where I Sit: Starting all over again

Here we go again. Just when we think we have gotten it down right, here comes another year. It seems to work that way, doesn’t it? I don’t believe in luck, so the fact ...

From Where I Sit: The joy of Ken’s homemade Christmas cards

Wow, it’s officially over already.  And here comes 2013 not far behind. We received a few Christmas cards, and sent even fewer.  Every year I say I will do better n ...

From Where I Sit: Again, children murdered around Christmastime

Little children were also killed when Jesus was born. Herod sent out a decree that all males aged 2 and under be slaughtered. This was done probably because of his insane jealousy ...

From Where I Sit: What’s in a name? Perhaps destiny

Congratulations to Folsom High’s football team. They had a great season that finally ended Saturday against what could only be called a national powerhouse. I did not attend ...

From Where I Sit: Visions of Otterbeins Sugar Cookies dance in my head

When we are children the memories we form seem to be more meaningful, more lasting, perhaps because we are still in the process of experiencing the world in new ways. As we get old ...

From Where I Sit: Exploring the sacred wilderness of pastoral ministry

Being a Christian pastor is a joyful challenge. Some may see it as a quaint and outdated calling, yet pastoral ministry continues. The word “pastor” means “sheph ...

Volunteers turn out for holiday meal distribution at Twin Lakes Food Bank in Folsom

FOLSOM, CA - Approximately 900 people came to receive turkeys at Folsom’s Twin Lakes Food Bank at the 16th annual Turkey on the Table event. The turkey drive on Monday ...