Author Archives: Solano Church

Standing in the Gap

Dakota Dietz However the election has affected our communities and hearts, something we may all agree on is that it has brought into focus the vast cultural divide in our nation. This is not a political commentary, but a personal … Continue reading

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5 Reminders for Election Day

By Brent Kompelien This election is probably making you anxious about the future, frustrated with the political process, or disillusioned with our nation’s leaders. How should we respond? I want to remind us of a few important truths that should … Continue reading

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Of Parsnips & Pouring Into

Laura Humphrey My mother-in-law wasn’t wild about the idea when Peter, my now husband, and I started dating. She had fair reasons, one of which that I was not a believer. As her and her husband work in ministry, they … Continue reading

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Consider the Redwoods: A Biological Parable

By Dakota Dietz I love the study of biology because the natural world is rich with metaphors. The interactions between creatures, the coordination of limbs, organs, fluids, and tissues, the structure and functioning of the tiniest of cellular lifeforms, and the … Continue reading

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When God Derails Our Plans for the Better

As Solano looks forward to Vision Sunday on  September 25th, Aria Lee writes about learning to be a disciple who makes disciples. By Aria Lee This summer was not what I had planned, but that wasn’t surprising considering the fact … Continue reading

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Pastor Jun Lee on Disciplemaking

Pastor Jun Lee joined our Home Group Leader retreat in August 2016 to teach on disciplemaking. Pastor Jun was instrumental in starting the One Heart Christian club at Albany High and now works with Cru at Santa Cruz. He is … Continue reading

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The Internet Mind

By Cathy Luchetti So I’m reading the New York Review of Books and gazing out over the trees of Claremont Canyon that rise up through the mist. The view, gentle as moss, seems just right for catching up on reading.  … Continue reading

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On Saying Goodbye

By Jackie Knapp I hate goodbyes. Almost as much as Lloyd in Dumb and Dumber. Maybe more. When my best friend moved away in kindergarten, I cried myself to sleep for weeks. I was the girl who wept at the … Continue reading

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Fathers’ Day & Father’s Day

By Laura Humphrey Last Sunday was Fathers’ Day. In my family this holiday was considered “another card-company-money-spinner,” although Mothers’ Day did not suffer the same derision. Something to do with Fathers’ Day being a too-recent addition to the calendar to … Continue reading

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Salvation Mountain

Cathy Luchetti The wiry New Englander who pulled his truck up to a barren stretch of the Imperial Valley near Niland, California, felt called to the desert. The land, stretching out in vast pale ripples, bumps up close to Baja … Continue reading

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