Ramblings

Remember this famous quote from the Wizard of Oz?“Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”As a Midwestern transplant to the Phoenix melting pot, I can relate to Dorothy’s comment.  Sitting at a stop light recently,   I started smelling skunk.  I mean, an all-out, in-your-face blast of an unlovely stench.  My first reaction, from years…

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This is where the fun’s at….

The place where 50 cents is still enough to buy yourself an after-school snack. The place where smiles aren’t hard to find. The place where fine art is created on a weekly basis. The place where you can be loved and relax with a friend.

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God’s Masterpiece

At a recent Teen Night, Colby and Darius presented a skit called “God’s Masterpiece.” based on Ephesians 2:10: “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” In the skit, Darius didn’t like the painful chiseling that God (Colby) was doing, until…

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Kids Club Easter

Interns organized a skit, put together treat bags for each child, and planned special activities. The older classes dyed eggs, while the younger classes made little baskets and planted grass seeds inside them.

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Teen Night

On a typical Teen Night, there’s a bit of hang-out time prior to going inside for the teaching session. Our basketball court is a big attraction for teens on a Friday night (almost any night, really!), so there’s usually a game in session when it’s announced, “Time to go inside!” At a recent Teen Night,…

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