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Pastor Ron's Blog

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01/01/2015 7:00pm
We all like the “newness” that the New Year brings.  It’s time for a fresh start!  A new beginning! I for one am glad to say goodbye to 2014.  It was the most challenging year of my life!  I’m so grateful for...
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12/01/2014 7:00pm
Christmas is really good news!  God has come to us in Christ!  The “gods” of other religions are distant, impersonal, and unknowable.  Christmas is all about a God who wants a close relationship with us!  Jesus did not...
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11/01/2014 7:00pm
I’ve been thinking about the word, “submission.”  Submission never just happens, like another “s” word.  It’s always a choice, and always intentional.  We can be humiliated by others, but only we can...
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10/01/2014 7:00pm
I’ve been thinking a lot about joy.  As we look around the world, watch the news, and deal with the continual flow of challenging situations in our lives and the lives of those we love, we can’t help but wonder, and ask the question,...
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09/03/2014 7:00pm
Many of you can remember this old song.  It traces back to 1873 in a book called, “Jubilee Songs.”  In 1889, Charles Tillman heard it at a Camp Meeting in Lexington, S.C. and wrote it down.  It soon became a hit with Southern...
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07/01/2014 7:00pm
Change.  There are few things in life that are as predictable as change.  We all face changes in life – the weather, our age, our health, our finances, our circumstances, and in our relationships.     Change is a natural...
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06/03/2014 7:00pm
Grief is the God-given process of healing which follows painful loss.  Whenever we lose something dear to us, we grieve.  There is no healing without grief.  We grieve the loss of many different things.  We grieve the loss of a job, a...
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05/01/2014 7:00pm
It's great to be back! And, it’s good to be alive!  I’ve been down at U.C.L.A. being given a stem cell transplant to reduce the likelihood of my t-cell lymphoma reoccurring.  My doctor said I’m making a “remarkable...
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04/01/2014 7:00pm
I love to sing.  I have been singing my whole life.  I love to sing and worship alone and especially with my New Life Church family.  Singing with you in worship is one of the things I’ve missed the most while I’ve been...
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03/01/2014 7:00pm
Well, I'm down at UCLA on this first day of March.  I'm half way through my "high dose chemo therapy" designed to kill my bone marrow.  Then, on March 5th they will re-infuse my own previously harvested stem cells and my bone marrow will...
    Monday, January 12, 2015
    “What’s So Amazing About Grace” by Philip Yancey. Five powerful weeks that will rock your pre-conceptions and get...

    Wednesday, January 07, 2015
    Do you know that you, your friends, and the members of your church are God's "masterpiece?" God has a dream for your life. He didn't...