Pastor Paul's Blog

That other guy's ministry.

By Paul Stanley   |  September 14, 2018

I know, it has been a while. What's a guy to do? I am of that generation where social media and blogging and so forth is not always at the front of my mind, so I forget. But anyway, here is my current thoughts on what I see happening around us.

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Politics, politics, politics.

By Paul Stanley   |  June 21, 2018

So it has been a while since I last wrote here. I usually wait until I have something to say instead of just filling a page with something for the sake of just having a regularly recurring blog. So today, let's talk politics...or not.

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Suffering from lack

By Paul Stanley   |  April 18, 2018

Usually I do not think much about writing a blog, as it is called, unless something that I think should be shared comes to mind. I guess it is because I try not to be so full of myself that I think people would like to hear every little thing i think

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Grace In The Small Things

March 9, 2018

It does not take much to find an opportunity to extend grace. The problem with grace is that we often extend it when it is easy to extend or when we just want to feel good about ourselves. Sometimes we extend it in front of others just so that someon

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In the Wrong Place at the Right Time!

By Paul Stanley   |  January 16, 2018

I was reading through some OT passages in the last few days and it dawned on me how people were caught up in something or in a place that seems like it is wrong, but in God's great way, his plan continued to unfold.

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Christmas Blahs

By Paul Stanley   |  December 13, 2017

Well here we are at Christmas once again. I am not too crazy about Christmas, which I am sure confuses some who know I am a pastor. What I mean when I say I am not crazy about Christmas is that I become frustrated with the way that the world just con

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Dope Sick

By Paul Stanley   |  November 1, 2017

Being "dope sick" sucks. I know a thing or two because I have seen a thing or two. And I know that phrase is from an insurance commercial. Nevertheless, it is my life. So, when i use the term "dope sick," many of you who have seen a thing or two your

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Church: Worth the trouble?

By Paul Stanley   |  September 27, 2017

I was just listening to the radio, (Christian station) on the way into the office and I heard a spot asking if church was worth the trouble. It said something to the effect of, "Do your kids make a mess right before church, mess their clothes, won't

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By Paul Stanley   |  August 22, 2017

I just realized that it has been since May that I have added anything here. Is it because I have nothing to say or is it because I have been so busy? Who knows, but I figured I better get on here and at least say hello!

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By Paul Stanley   |  May 24, 2017

My heart just aches for all that is going on around us. As I write this we are currently praying for the good folks of Manchester, England who are recovering from yet another terrorist attack by Islamist "radicals."

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By Paul Stanley   |  April 4, 2017

If you spend anytime on social media, you have encountered clickbait. If you do not what that is, allow me to enlighten you. Clickbait is when you see a picture or a heading online that is so attention-grabbing that you click on it, only to discover

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Cheap Grace?

By Paul Stanley   |  March 8, 2017

Nowadays when I open my social media page, I seem to be inundated with articles and posts in regards to the current hot button issues in our country such as homosexuality, abortion or immigration. Considering my circle of friends, that is not abnorma

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By Paul Stanley   |  January 31, 2017

Help! I am suffering from politicoitis....

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My Way or the Highway!

By Paul Stanley   |  January 6, 2017

I was just reading the latest edition of WORLD magazine (a great publication by the way), and as I was reading the editorial section, there were more than a couple of folks who declared they no longer wanted to subscribe because the magazine did not

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The New Year

By Paul Stanley   |  December 27, 2016

Well my friends, Christmas is now in the past and today we are are five days away from the start of a new year. I am sure that many of us are thinking about what we will do different, how we will make some minor, or in some cases, major, changes to o

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By Paul Stanley   |  December 1, 2016

I have been reminded of late by a song from a group named Disciple of the desperate struggles of this life that leave scars that haunt many of us. We live, or for some, just exist, in the Shadowlands of our pain and hurt that we are pretty good about

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Anew president.

By Paul Stanley   |  November 9, 2016

Well America, we have a new President of the United States today. While I am not overly political, I have my opinion, as does the rest of America it seems. I knew last night going to bed that Trump was surprisingly ahead, but it did not sit easy with

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Politics, as usual?

By Paul Stanley   |  October 21, 2016

Well, after 17 years in pastoral ministry I spoke of politics and an election for the first time last Sunday. It is on this site if you are interested. I did my best to be objective and party neutral although I was accused afterward of the opposite.

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How About a Little Love?

By Paul Stanley   |  September 16, 2016

I think I read somewhere that they (the world) will know the we (the church), are Christians by our love. And I as a grow older and continue to serve in the church, I am sorry to report that I can see why the world does not put much hope in the churc

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By Paul Stanley   |  August 11, 2016

Wow! Summer is almost over. I have been MIA due to some traveling and summer busyness. Time sure gets away from us and it waits for no one. In fact, that has been on my mind a lot this summer. I turned 53 in July and realize that I have already lived

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Summertime Blues

By Paul Stanley   |  June 28, 2016

Don't let the title fool you; I have no summertime blues, I just could not come up with a title! Well, maybe..... Summer is in full swing here in California. 100 degree

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The Enemy

By Paul Stanley   |  May 3, 2016

The more I read the news the worse the world seems to get. People cannot even decide on which bathroom to use, they save dogs but abort babies, they sell their morals dow

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Hardly Famous

By Paul Stanley   |  April 22, 2016

It has been a while since I wrote anything here, but on my behalf I have been very busy with church and trying to accomplish some personal goals. So with those done, I ca

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Church people

By Paul Stanley   |  March 18, 2016

The whirlwind of church continues to catch people up and toss them about; kind of like the tornado scenes from the movie "Twister." Not unlike the debris scattered about

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A Crime is a Crime

By Paul Stanley   |  February 19, 2016

crime and sin

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Jesus Loves the Little Children

By Paul Stanley   |  February 11, 2016

His Little Feet visit

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By Paul Stanley   |  February 2, 2016

Feeling like a big baby

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A Little Something New (Kind of)

By Paul Stanley   |  January 27, 2016

Kickstarting the webpage!

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