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What Do You Do On Monday Nights?

6 May

Right now I’m at Reality Changers at Solana Beach Presbyterian Church in Solana Beach, California. Most Monday nights during the school year I am here tutoring.

Tonight I’m observing the learning game that the RC students are playing with the other tutors. And I’m blogging. There are a couple shows I like on Monday nights and I’m sure that my machine is doing a fine job of recording “Defiance” and “Revolution”.

What would you be missing on Monday nights by coming to Solana Beach to tutor high school students? Or you could choose another night if you would rather tutor in San Diego.

It’s not really that hard to do. In my experience, you need to get into the habit. And you have several months to decide if you want to make a commitment because the school year is winding down. But you can visit us to check us out right now!

In April I started my seventh year with Reality Changers in Solana Beach. Time does fly. Now there are students who were freshmen in high school when I arrived who are now in their junior year in college. Claudette is at Syracuse. Daniela is at the University of San Diego. Phylicia is at Columbia and Cindy is at Point Loma Nazarene University. No, they aren’t all female. Luis is at Palomar. Shawn will be graduating soon to UC Berkeley perhaps?

Could you give up watching television on Monday nights? Or fishing? Doing laundry? I don’t know what you would have to move to another time to get here. I only know that it’s worth it. And it’s free to come take a peek at what we do. You can check out the website in the first paragraph and you’re welcome to visit. Give me a call or give Reality Changers a call.

There’s also a great event to see on May 19, 2013 at the University of San Diego. It’s called America’s Finest. You will see over 300 young people graduate from Reality Changers. They attend high schools all over the county and this is THE big event for these RC students at the end of the year. It’s only $10 to attend the ceremony. This is even more amazing when you consider that Chris Yanov started Reality Changers with $300 and four students over a decade ago. At this point all the Reality Changers students collectively have earned over $10 Million in scholarships.

Come on down!

Bring a friend! Tell them Charlie sent you.

If You Have Ever Attended Church, Read This Book!

30 Apr

A few weeks ago I mentioned a former pastor and I had a really great time this last weekend on retreat (actually, they called it The Men’s Advance) with men from Solana Beach Presbyterian Church and his church, Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church, and a couple smaller groups. Ken Blanchard was the speaker and he was great. I took his stuff to Temecula for a friend to take a look at. I believe I’ll make good use of it in the coming months.

Yet an interesting thing happened with a book that was recommended to me before I attended this awesome retreat, er, advance. I read some of it at Whispering Winds last weekend. I think this book may be the most impactful thing I’ve read in a long, long time.

I spoke with a friend from church, John, about a man named Bob that our family knew since I was little. He was a real friend to our family. He stepped in front of a train last year and I was having some feelings popping up that I didn’t expect. I don’t know whether he recommended this book specifically because of my feelings about Bob’s physical pain leading up to his decision to end his life or if John simply thought I could use it after our conversation.

That book is The Cure and I highly recommend it.

Happy Easter!

31 Mar

Here are links to sermons from Solana Beach Presbyterian Church, where my family will be attending the Easter service this morning, as well as Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church.

If you have read previous posts you’ll know that Solana Beach has been my home church for 17 years and RBC Presbyterian is where Neal Nybo, a wonderful former pastor from Solana Beach, now serves on staff.

Happy Easter to you and yours!

Solana Beach Sermons

Rancho Bernardo Sermons

shalomngadziore

All for the Kingdom of God, not unto us O Lord, not unto us but to your name be the glory because of your love and your faithfulness. -Psalms 115:1

Life Ministries

Teaching Ministry

unbolt me

the literary asylum

Pure Glory

The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims His handiwork. Psalms 19:1

Yes You Learn

You Can Learn More Than You Imagine Or Believe

The Authentic Storytelling Project

Content marketing: Telling Meaningful Stories