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Three Stories of Christmas

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The reason we do not run to God is because we do not know how much trouble we are in. – Dallas Willard Why Jesus’ Birth Even Matters This Christmas, at Family Community Church, we tried to answer the question, …

How My Dad Saved Christmas

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How My Dad Saved Christmas A Christmas Short Story by David Tieche   My grandfather died of pneumonia the December my father turned eight.  The family business bearing his name closed, and the family house was sold. And on Dec. …

Uhh… Dr. Martin Luther King was a Christian, guys…

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I read a profoundly anti-religion column today on ESPN.com. The writer – to make his case against religion – quotes former-president James Madison who wrote: “During almost fifteen centuries has the legal establishment of Christianity been on trial. What has …

Tieche Family Christmas Pictures

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Note: The following pictures were taken at Hayes Mansion by a Bay Area photographer named Ezra Gordon. I cannot say enough about Ezra’s technical skill, his creativity, his integrity and how easy and professional he is to work with. You …

Best Best Friend. Ever.

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Happy Birthday, Jon! A picture from our younger days when Jon was the best man at my wedding back in 2003. He’s still the best man I know, and has been for the past 17 years we’ve been friends.

DAY6: Don’t Stop. Believing.

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What Faith Means (and what it doesn’t) Luke 1 1 Then an angel of the Lord appeared to Zechariah, standing at the right side of the altar of incense. 12 When Zechariah saw him, he was startled and was gripped …

Impossible Levels of Cuteness

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Post-its Everywhere My son is learning to write, and as such, often writes me notes on the kitchen table, and then affixes said notes (often using scotch tape) to various places so I can find them. This one greeted me …

Day5: You Thought Your Family Was Weird

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It was a dark and stormy night… How you start your story is very important. You have to hook your audience. Grab ‘em. For example, here are some examples of the most famous opening lines in the history of literature. …

DAY4: Prophecies @ Jesus

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Prelude to a Birth Finale Today is the last day in our four-part “Prelude to a Birth” devotionals. Tomorrow, we’ll start actually looking at the actual story of Jesus’ birth. I promise. But today, we’ll look at some Old Testament …

Day3: Jesus and Caesar: A revolutionary Christmas.

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A Picture of History around the Year 0 At a preaching conference at WillowCreek several years ago, master-communicator Rob Bell told the crowd of pastors “We swim in deep rivers.” Meaning, that as people who try to communicate something about …