Category: Stories

Malawi Bound Once Again!

Flood Family, I am heading to Malawi tomorrow! I am visiting to celebrate Flood Malawi’s 10 year anniversary and to discern our continued partnership for the next 10 years. I’ll be representing our congregation at a special event on Friday and then will be hosting a retreat with the lead pastors. I will also be...

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Friday Stories: Hopeful Next Chapter

I came to Flood over a decade ago and knew immediately that this place was special. I made it my home and have been blessed by the relationships and connections I’ve made, especially among the staff team. I have gratefully served as Flood’s Children’s Pastor, and am thankful for the unique ways God continues to...

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Friday Stories: If You Want To Go Far…

Millennials get a bad rap.     We’re stereo-typed as entitled, self-absorbed, lazy, and are too busy on our phones to engage with the people around us. Personally, I take objection to all of those characterizations, especially after seeing so many of my fellow millennials come together on Serve Sunday to roll up their proverbial...

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Friday Stories: A Look Ahead for our San Diego Campus

Flood Family, It’s not often that I get the opportunity to contribute to our Friday Stories blog, but in preparation for our Serve Sunday event happening this weekend at our San Diego Campus (DIVEintoFLOOD.com/ServeSunday) I find myself without a sermon to prepare 🙂 I thought I’d take this free time to share some important and...

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Friday Stories: Hope and Healing in North County

It has been an exciting three months up north.    Since our move to La Paloma Theater, we have seen a 50% growth in Sunday attendance! Our newly launched ministry to children has been booming too and we just baptized three people at Moonlight Beach this Easter! Our location provides us a weekly opportunity to...

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Friday Stories: Longing Fulfilled

Have you ever been in longing? Wished for relational access to someone? Maybe distance has kept you apart. Maybe you are yearning to speak to a parent who has passed, a friend whose smile you long to see, a missed romantic connection. I have been sitting with this over the lenten season and asking myself,...

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Friday Stories: Your Community Needs You

Flood first became home for me back in October 2004, when I found myself alone and in a new city, hundreds of miles from my community in NorCal. Desiring to meet new people, I attended my first Flood SOMA conference (now known as the Flood Family Rally) in the Spring of 2005. I was pretty...

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Friday Stories: Peacemaking in the Way of Jesus

A few months ago I met Kowsey, a student at San Diego State University, majoring in Public Health, emphasis on Nutrition. She is a first generation American whose parents fled Somalia during the civil war. She volunteers with the Somali Family Services to improve awareness for nutrition and public health amongst refugee population. When I...

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Friday Stories: With Everything I Have

When Grant and I first got married, I didn’t have a job and Grant was working two part time jobs while also finishing school.     We lived by a very strict budget during the first four months of marriage. We downloaded a budgeting app and had monthly budget meetings so we knew exactly what...

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Friday Stories: Expanding Home and Family

Our life is always crazy! There’s always something to do, somewhere to be, dishes that need to be done, or laundry to do. We have 3 kids under the age of 6, Joe works full time, and I work part time and run a business from home. We know busy! But when we learned about...

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