Category: Stories

Friday Stories: Self-Sufficiency is Not an Option

A brick sits on my sternum. I rest hand against bone and cracked heart and coach myself to breathe deep. In for four, hold for seven, out for eight. The daily Twitter feed is relentless, my personal life decisions needing to be made are cloudy, and I’m feeling helpless. I want to stress eat cookies....

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Unwrapping Our Comfort Zone

As we celebrate Advent and 2016 coming to a close, we are sharing recent stories of grace and generosity from within our Flood Family. We hope that you will be encouraged and ask that you consider giving a year end gift to your church family. Give today at DIVEintoFLOOD.com/give   This Christmas season, six ladies...

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The Giving Tree

As we celebrate Advent and 2016 coming to a close, we are sharing recent stories of grace and generosity from within our Flood Family. We hope that you will be encouraged and ask that you consider giving a year end gift to your church family. Give today at DIVEintoFLOOD.com/give   Last week, hundreds of Floodsters,...

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Being A Blessing

As we celebrate Advent and 2016 coming to a close, we are sharing recent stories of grace and generosity from within our Flood Family. We hope that you will be encouraged and ask that you consider giving a year end gift to your church family. Give today at DIVEintoFLOOD.com/give Our fourth-grade son Elliot has been...

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Hope and the Art of Christmas

I am a professional modern dancer. My dance workplace environment is made up of lovely, beautiful individuals, inside and out. What I’ve realized in my years within this community, that I care so deeply about, is that they often have no idea that “we” exist. If I’m keeping it real, my friends in the dance...

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Starting Somewhere

As a part of our Kingdom Color series, we’ve asked members of our community to share how they experience the intersection of race and faith.  I’ve always had a difficult relationship with church. I never felt like I belonged growing up in a Korean church in LA. I was never “Korean” enough to fully be embraced...

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Letting Go of the Narrative

As a part of our Kingdom Color series, we’ve asked members of our community to share how they experience the intersection of race and faith.  I grew up in the nicer part of La Jolla, California. If you know La Jolla, you know all of it is nice but I grew up in a particularly nice...

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Invigorated & Exhausted

As a part of our Kingdom Color series, we’ve asked members of our community to share how they experience the intersection of race and faith.  Truthfully, when I think of the national conversation on race, it’s a mix of feeling invigorated and exhausted. I feel invigorated because I think it is such an important conversation to...

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Living in Alignment

As a part of our Kingdom Color series, we’ve asked members of our community to share how they experience the intersection of race and faith.  I had just started at a private, Christian school after being at a diverse, public school in the neighborhood where my family lived. I was now one of a few non-white...

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Making San Diego Home for Refugees

Partnering with local organizations to bring hope for refugee families in transition. When the creative team for the Christmas Collective—Flood Church’s annual Christmas concert and market at the San Diego Convention Center—landed on the theme of “HOME” for last year’s event we thought of one community partner that was making home literally possible for hundreds...

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