Rosario's Blog

The One Sin Pastors Get Away With (and Why They Shouldn’t)

on March 31, 2016 Leadership with 0 comments

While the church debates what is sin and what is holy, there is one sin that has largely been ignored over the past few decades. It’s subtle and starts out small, but can become uncontrollable. I’m talking about the sin of pride resulting from success. One of the most dangerous things a person can experience […]

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on March 22, 2016 feelings with 0 comments

Betrayal happens in many different ways. Have you ever loved someone who cheated on you and broke you heart? Unfortunately, this is all too common. If you think about it, country music and Taylor Swift wouldn’t exist without betrayal. How about a parent who walked out on you or broke a promise? Have you ever […]

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Don’t Throw In The Towel

on March 9, 2016 Leadership with 0 comments

There are times in life when it becomes easy to give up and throw in the towel. As a kid, if you ever played a sport or an instrument what we’ve heard often times ringing in our ears is “practice makes perfect.” How often are we perfect at something? We may be good, but perfect? […]

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The Land Between

on February 23, 2016 desert with 0 comments

Life is composed of seasons and transitions, especially spiritually. We often experience Lent as a “land between,” a desert we cross before reaching the mountaintop or the Promised Land. This recently hit home for me when a mentor pointed me to a book by Jeff Manion, and this sermon on the same topic. Often we reach […]

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Hate To Wait?

on February 18, 2016 Wait with 0 comments

Waiting is one thing our culture detests. We have become a culture of microwave popcorn and drive-thrus. We want to microwave all our situations, including our spirituality. The reality is that the latest book by a megachurch pastor or conference isn’t automatically going to draw you closer to God or grow your church if you’re […]

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Why I’m a Quitter and Proud of It by Callie Picardo

on February 12, 2016 Callie Picardo with 0 comments

Why I’m a Quitter and Proud of It By Callie Picardo Over the past three weeks, I’ve quit three big times. Each of these have been significant commitments, and in some cases, I enjoyed doing them. Others, I did because I’d been doing them for a while, and I didn’t know who else would do […]

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What I learned About Ashes To Go

on February 10, 2016 Outreach with 0 comments

Today, Christians around the world are celebrating the ancient tradition of Ash Wednesday. As a pastor, I have had the opportunity to participate in many of these services, but today was a first, we took the service to the streets and did “Ashes To Go.” For more about what “Ashes To Go” is check out […]

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Ashes To Go

on February 8, 2016 Outreach with 0 comments

This year my church and I are taking a new approach to a centuries-old Christian tradition known as Ash Wednesday by offering “Ashes to Go.” We are joining a nationwide movement that has clergy and lay people visiting transit stops, street corners, coffee shops and college campuses to mark the foreheads of interested passers-by with […]

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Money can’t buy you love. Neither can debt.

on February 8, 2016 Callie Picardo, Finances with 0 comments

By Callie Picardo How much to spend on Valentine’s Day, Birthdays, Christmas, Anniversaries and really any other Holiday? There is no one-size-fits-all amount to spend on a loved one. There are, however, some good ways to figure out what that amount is: Don’t go into debt – Don’t spend so much on your loved ones […]

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Successful Habits Of A Night Owl

on February 4, 2016 Leadership with 0 comments

For those of us who aren’t successful waking up at five a.m., I got news for you: you, too, can be productive. At the beginning of every year, I see articles about habits of the “highly successful.” For some reason, they all seem to agree with that old Ben Franklin adage about early to rise. […]

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