Category: Matt’s Blog

Matt’s Blog: Muscle Confusion

A decade ago I became addicted to a new fitness regimen called Crossfit. Crossfit is dedicated to “forging elite fitness” and their philosophy is based on the principle of muscle confusion. When we want to get physically fit, it is healthy to create a little muscle confusion. It is necessary to disrupt our status quo....

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Matt’s Blog: Asking the Right Questions

Mission is not primarily an activity, it is our very identity as God’s children! Those were some of the challenging words brought to us last weekend by Pastor Stephanie Williams at our Flood Family Rally. What a rich time of being together and leaning in to practical ways of participating in the mission of God...

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An Important Staffing Update from Pastor Matt

Flood Family, Our goal is to be an ever growing movement of hope and healing. Throughout Jesus’ life we see Him calling people to Himself, training them in His words, His works and His ways, and sending them out to expand the Kingdom of God. Following the same model, I have always desired Flood to...

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Matt’s Blog: A Better Education

Over the past half-century millions of hours and dollars have been spent to uncover the obstacles to better educating our students. That’s because despite our country’s #1 ranking in GDP, the US is not even in the top 15 in world education rankings. While researchers looked immediately into the role of class sizes and teaching...

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Matt’s Blog: A Mariachi Trumpet

This week I joined several thousand faith leaders and practitioners in Los Angeles for an annual gathering called CCDA and appropriately enough, it all kicked off on Wednesday night with a mariachi trumpet. But the trumpeter was not alone. He was followed by a joyous procession of walkers that participated in what was called El...

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Matt’s Blog: Good News

The verdict is in: guilty of obstruction of justice and embezzlement. But in the middle of pronouncing the judgement the chairperson stops to say, “I have some great news. I just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance.” You may remember this ad from Geico Insurance, part of a national campaign to spread...

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Matt’s Blog: Nine Marathons

Imagine deciding to walk a marathon tomorrow morning. Though incredibly challenging, many of us could manage the entire 26 miles. Now imagine walking the length of 9 marathons as a single college woman in the country of Malawi. After personally experiencing the lack of access to medical care in Malawi, Duwa Mvula walked over 200...

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Matt’s Blog: The Olympic Spotlight

I love watching the Olympic Games! Part of the magic is that we get to see sports we wouldn’t otherwise be exposed to. Though few of us regularly follow sports like fencing, indoor cycling, and badminton between Olympic Games, we sit captivated every four years as we watch these exceptional athletes vie for Olympic gold....

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Matt’s Blog: Leaving Earth Behind

From Wall-E to Interstellar, we are well acquainted with a vision of an uninhabitable earth. As the script often goes, intrepid explorers are sent to the heavens to pioneer a new home, leaving earth behind. For all of it’s fantastic imagery and science-fiction type characters, the book of Revelation is not one of those stories....

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Matt’s Blog: The Enigma

In the early days of World War II, German submarines ruled the Atlantic, effectively cutting off Britain from the rest of the world. Running out of supplies, the British army was desperate to unlock the key to their dilemma—the German code machine known as the Enigma. Led by Alan Turing, the code breakers worked day...

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