Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice

Pastor Dave Koppel

CLICK HERE for VLOG. Today is the summer solstice—the longest day. From here on in, the days will be shorter nearly until Christmas. Since it’s been over 100o every day for what seems like forever, I am happy to have a little less... Read More

An Evening with the Police Department

An Evening with the Police Department

Pastor Dave Koppel

Recently I spent the better part of an evening in a police car. No, it's not what you think. I'm a chaplain for the police department, and from time to time, I ride along with one of the officers. It gives us a chance to know each other better... Read More

Things Aren

Things Aren't Always the Way They Seem—Neville and the Jacket

Pastor Dave Koppel

Some years ago, I traveled to Italy with a group of pastors from around the world. These were wonderful, great men of God. We were touring the Vatican, and then we would also travel to Greece. We were filled with excitement. Each of us had our... Read More

Trash Compactor

Trash Compactor

Pastor Dave Koppel

At one time in my life, I handled a lot of the waste removal for a small village in the mountains. Yes, you know that I was the village garbage man (but I prefer sanitation engineer). But more than just collecting the trash, I also had to sort... Read More

Firetruck

Firetruck

Pastor Dave Koppel

Last week, I looked out my office window and saw a fire truck and firefighters! They were there for the preschool—not that it was on fire or anything. They were there for the kids to meet them and see the fire truck. But it was more than... Read More

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