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UBC Life

The Motivator

Posted by Rod Johnson on

I lost a motivator last week. Dr. Vic Flagiello came to Oaxaca in 2005 as a volunteer with the first medical team we hosted. Every team has it's variety of characters. And Dr. Vic was certainly a character. But so am I. So most of you will not find it as a surprise that we worked so well...

Tribute

Posted by Carol Homan on

This week I've been missing someone who showed me how important it can be to ask the right questions and keep searching for answers. My struggle is in figuring out the questions. That was easy for him. But he has gone Home to ask more profound questions, I'm sure, and get answers from the One...

Join the Band

Posted by Steve Laufer on

The Who’s classic song “Join Together” was released during the summer of 1972 as an anthem to putting differences aside and unifying under the banner of music. In it one finds a hopeful celebration that those things that bind us together as humans might eventually win out over...

Let Us Draw Near...Together

Posted by Lora Doremus on

Have you ever thought about why most gym memberships are begun in the month of January? Is it because we feel like we've been so self indulgent during the holidays that it's time to buckle down and renew some sense of self-discipline? After all, if we lived the way we tend to live...

A Gift from James

Posted by Debbie Forrest on

This year Wesley told me, “You might get a gift this Christmas that you think, ‘why did I get this?’ but in a month or two you’re going to be really glad you have it.” How many hours do I spend each year trying to come up with the perfect gifts for people? Is it...

who are we, really . . .

Posted by Steve Laufer on

As a church, we are part of a larger group of denominations often referred to as “evangelical.” The designation implies that a significant part of our understanding of the church’s mission is to evangelize, or share the good news with people around us. When the church has taken...

Practice... Practice...Practice...

Posted by Rick Carpenter on

You know the old joke: How do you get to Carnegie Hall?  Practice, practice, practice! Maybe that’s how you get to be like Jesus, too! On the last leg of Sabbatical in August, I attended an event in San Diego called the Covenant Retreat. Located at beautiful Point Loma Nazarene...

Jump!

Posted by David Mobley on

I did what some may call crazy…with my two sons, Joshua and Stephen, we jumped out of a perfectly good airplane. It was the day before Stephen’s wedding and it was an awesome experience. Lots of good God moments when you are standing in an open door looking at the patchwork of the...

Seeing God...

Posted by Melissa Dutton on

*Me: God can I ask u a question? *God: Sure *Me: Promise u won't get mad *God: I promise *Me: Why did u let so much stuff happen to me today? *God: What do u mean? *Me: Well, I woke up late, *God: Yes *Me: My car took forever to start, *God: Okay~  *Me: at lunch they made my sandwich wrong...