Sharing the Gift of Honesty

Our ability to receive help from others is often the result of us being able to give them the “gift of honesty.” Read More

Are You There, God?

Praying in public can produce private questions or concerns for any individual, but there are rewards to encounter through praying out loud with others. Read More

Salt, Light, and Coffee

Sometimes a deep involvement in “churchy” things can be a hindrance to your relationship with God. Read More

Community as an Oasis

Living in real community, face-to-face and elbow-to-elbow, is the “well in the desert” God created for us on the journey of life. Read More

Come and See!

I’ve noticed a pattern in people’s personal stories when I first meet them in Los Angeles. I’ve learned that their stories are shaped by three major life decisions: vocation, residence, and relationships. Read More


I overbook my schedule, say “yes” to too many things without thinking about rest, and generally speed through life feeling really busy.  Read More

The Step

Even for returning Angelenos it’s hard to fit into this bustling, often isolating city. Here, a member relates how joining a community group at Pacific Crossroads became the life-giving link she needed. Read More