ocnative: (luna)
This is from Rick Warren, the head of my former church.

Dear Saddleback Family,

Last Sunday we announced that Jaime, my daughter-in-law, (Josh's wife) was hospitalized Saturday night with blurred vision and headaches. Tests immediately revealed a massive tumor at the base of Jaime's brain. This is the second life-or-death health crisis that Jaime, age 25, has faced in the past two months. Seven weeks ago, Jaime had a high-risk and premature delivery of her first child, a son named Cole. Both mom and baby came through that, but now we face another.

I am writing from one of the best neurosurgery hospitals in the nation, where the chief of surgery has taken Jaime's case because of its difficulty. If you are reading this Wednesday morning, Jaime is, at this moment, undergoing a long, complex, and dangerous surgery on her brain. The team of doctors has said the surgery may last up to 16 hours.

Please stop and pray for a successful surgery. Thank you for sharing this burden with us.

"The prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up." James 5:15 (NIV)

"Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and wonderful results." James 5:16 (NLT)

Pastor Rick

Saddleback Church

ocnative: (score)
So tonight was Mariner's night at Angel Stadium. They played the Mariners and well, there was a whole lotta church people there in red T-shirts that said Angels 08 Mariner's Church. We had terrace level seats (out in the boonies but thank GOD they were in the shade) and wouldn't you know who sat two rows behind us but Pastor Jeff Pries.

So I did the whole, "I really should say something, but I don't want to come off like a dork," anyways, I finally turned around and said hi and that we had taken his pre-marital class back in February. Chris turned around and Jeff goes, "Oh yeah hi!" (We made a funny impression on the class because we were one of the very few / only ones not engaged by the end of the 5 week class.) So then I said, "You're marrying us in November!" So he joked and said, "Does my assistant know this?" and pointed to the woman directly behind me which I came to find out had been the one I had been emailing with since Day 1 about the class, about getting married at the church and about having Jeff marry us. Of course he was there with his 4 small kids and she kept making jokes that he took his rowdy bunch to all the weddings he performs.

The Angels were really choking in the beginning and I thought we were going to lose, but after Juan Rivera hit a homer, it just kinda all fell together for the team.


For any locals on my flist who shops at Stater Bros, apparently there is some beef recall that just hit the news. There isn't a lot of info yet, so check and see if you have any. I shop there, but have been buying my beef at Fresh and Easy.
ocnative: (ohholyfuck)
Saddleback Church is charging $500 + for tickets for the whole Obama / McCain gig they are doing. Money received above and beyond the costs of the production are "going to the PEACE plan." Apparently they limited the seats to members of the church and selected members from each party, so I'm not really sure you could even call this a public forum.

Talk about mixing politics and faith. This is bad. Really, really bad.

Yay Mariner's Church!


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