Two Sides of the Border Story

Thousands of cars cross from Mexico into the United States at the San Ysidro Port of Entry each day.

Illegal immigration is a problem for both the United States and Mexico. But I’m guessing you’re only sort of familiar with the problem from the American perspective? Each day tens of thousands of Americans illegally enter Mexico without proper documentation. Most tourists don’t realize that their illegal entry invalidates their car insurance without proper documentation,…… Continue reading Two Sides of the Border Story

Good News Stories

Highlighting stories of churches doing good stuff in their communities.

As we round the pandemic’s corner this summer, shifting from hunkering down to opening up, I’d like to highlight Good News in the Neighborhood of the local church here on my blog and on my social channels. Send me your Good News stories to highlight Is your church running a food pantry? Are you connecting…… Continue reading Good News Stories

11 Months In

A pandemic puppy reminds you to wear a mask!

Just about 11 months ago we were settling into the idea that COVID-19 was going to be bad. We had no idea how bad things could get. None. As of today, 500,000 Americans have lost their lives to this pandemic. By comparison, the entire population of Sacramento is 494,000. What if I’d told you 11…… Continue reading 11 Months In

The Cure

What if the cure to COVID-19 is kindness? If that’s the cure we’re in trouble. But maybe it is the cure? And since kindness costs us nothing why don’t we just give it a chance? Just an idea.

Lost Days

Today marks four months since the world shut down because of COVID-19. Four months. Four months? That Thursday, March 12th, I was wrapping up an exploratory trip to San Felipe, getting ready to host a pastors dinner in Ensenada. I had Spring Break mission trips starting on Saturday. The NCAA tournament selection show was on…… Continue reading Lost Days

My new job

Over the past few years you’ve watched me do some stuff. 10 years ago it was in Haiti, activating hundreds of churches to go and build partnerships with Haitian churches in the wake of an earthquake that shook a nations core but unleashed a spiritual awakening. And now more recently it’s been closer to home,…… Continue reading My new job

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Recognizing and Responding to Domestic & Sexual Violence During Quarantine

Troubling information from the San Diego Police Department recently detailed that domestic and sexual violence is skyrocketing during this quarantine time period. As a rape crisis counselor and public educator for over 12 years, I have seen a glimpse into the pain, shame, growth and healing that so many experience. Abuse in homes is a…… Continue reading Recognizing and Responding to Domestic & Sexual Violence During Quarantine

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