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'blood drive' Tagged Posts

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Victory News – May 6, 2022

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, When I was about 12 years old, my father and I went out into the desert of El Paso to practice shooting our shotguns. When we found the perfect sand dune for our back stop, my dad pulled over to the side and stopped. And I jumped out of the front seat of the pickup to get the shotguns out of the back. But when I was midair, I saw a coiled-up rattlesnake right there on…

Victory News – April 29, 2022

MESSAGE OF ENCOURAGEMENT Hi Friends, You likely have a few key moments in your life when you have found yourself overflowing with joy: the day of your confirmation, your high school and college graduations, your wedding day, the birth of your child, when you get a promotion at work, your retirement. On these important days, you can’t think of any other feeling but joy. But we all know what happens eventually, right? The excitement of those joy-filled days wears off.…

Victory News – April 22, 2022

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, How was your Easter? For most of us, when we woke up early on Easter Sunday morning, our Easter was a lot different than that first Easter Sunday morning for the followers of Jesus. When the followers of Jesus woke up on Easter morning, thoughts of the Victory Café, ham, potatoes, rolls, brunch, Easter Egg hunts, chocolate bunnies, and family gatherings never crossed their minds. Their early morning Easter experience was ALL about grief. In their…

Victory News – February 25, 2022

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, I remember when the first energy drink hit the market: Red Bull. Red Bull promised to give you all the energy you needed to get through your day. But Red Bull has been eclipsed by the multitude of higher octane options. Now you can buy KickStart, Monster, Bang, Relentless, Full Throttle, Celcius, Rockstar, and many more. All of them promise to give even more energy than the next. In fact, they promise to push our bodies so…

Victory News – February 18, 2022

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Recently I was driving through the mountains in Northern Arizona. There are some really steep grades around Flagstaff. And with steep grades come dramatic dropoffs. If you have ever driven through mountainous regions, you know there are guardrails in place to keep you from going over the edge. The guardrails are not there to keep you from enjoying the view or to keep you from having fun.  The guardrails are put up out of love and…

Victory News – February 11, 2022

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, The Christian hope is most clearly seen at a Christian funeral. At first glance, both secular and Christian funerals have a lot in common. Either type of funeral will have flowers, music, readings, and eulogies. At both, you will hear people say things like, “He is in a better place” or “At least she isn’t suffering anymore.” But there is still a difference between the two. And it is most clearly seen at the graveside committal…

Victory News – October 8, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Have you ever missed a text message? Maybe it was because your notifications were turned off. Maybe it was because your phone was turned off. Or maybe it was because you were in one of the stores where cell service is next to impossible. Whatever the reason, you missed the text. I remember being in Pick-N-Save with a friend. We purchased everything on our list, only to find out once we got outside that his wife texted…

Victory News – October 1, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, How would you summarize the message of most politically-driven media? Let’s start by describing what you would hear from the other side, whatever the other side means to you. You’d probably hear something like, “Those people on the other side are getting in our way. They are hurting our nation, our democracy. They are stopping political progress.” Now let’s say you turned the channel back to your side. What is the message you would hear? Probably…

Victory News – September 24, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Things don’t always turn out as we expect them. For example, the craft on Pinterest looks great but what you made doesn’t look anything like it. Your team loses even though they were a heavy favorite. You go to check your email but there is no internet connection. You learn that your favorite pizza place no longer does delivery. Sometimes our expectations are not met because we have unrealistic expectations. I still think I can put…

Victory News – July 23, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Without good friends we just aren’t going to be able to make it in this life. At least that’s what Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, once said: One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin,     but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. (Proverbs 18:24)   When you need financial support, a friend will be there to help you get by. When you are depressed or anxious, a…

Victory News – July 16, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, As a little boy, I was afraid of the dark. As I got older, the fears kept coming. I was afraid of failing tests, getting cut from the team, not getting a Call into the ministry, of failing as a husband and father, that our daughter was going to die. Do you see a pattern? How about you? Do you have any fears? This weekend we are continuing our series David: The (im)Perfect King. In this…

Victory News – July 9, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, This weekend starts a new sermon series based on the life of David. David is one of the most important characters in the story of our salvation. Even before he was king, David defeated Israel’s great enemy, Goliath. He virtuously stood up to King Saul’s threats. He wrote many of Israel’s most famous prayers in the book of Psalms. And, as king, he funded the building of Solomon’s Temple. Yet, what the Lord valued most in…