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About Along The Way with Gary Curtis

Gary Curtis served for 27 years, as part of the pastoral staff of The Church on The Way, the First Foursquare Church of Van Nuys, California. In October 2015, Gary retired from leadership of the church’s not-for-profit media outreach, Life On The Way Communications, Inc. He continues to blog at Gary and his wife, Alisa, live in southern California. They have two married daughters and five grandchildren.

The “Scandal-Free“ Life of “America’s Pastor”

  Yesterday, America’s leaders honored “America’s Pastor” Billy Graham by receiving his body to lay in respect and honor in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. This bi-partisan action has only been accorded to honor private citizens three other times: … Continue reading

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Until Then…Carry On!

ABC Television Network is taking criticism for one of the hosts of the daytime talk show “The View” suggesting that Vice President Mike Pence’s practice of praying to God is like a “mental illness.”  His “talking to Jesus” and then … Continue reading

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Love and Devotion

Yesterday was the convergence of two special observances, one secular (Valentine’s Day) and one religious (Ash Wednesday). According to the National Retail Federation, American consumers will have spent nearly $19.6 billion on this year’s secular observance of Valentine’s Day, for … Continue reading

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“Leaked Memos” from the Middle East

In the context of current American politics, the short New Testament epistles of 2nd and 3rd John could almost be seen as “leaked memos” to the early Christian church.  Consider these comparisons found in  3rd John: The short epistle was … Continue reading

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I recently spent a few days visiting some of my extended family members, one of whom has a form of dementia and is in a special facility where they can better care for her.  In her current condition, she sometimes … Continue reading

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The Elusive Pursuit of Peace

The Elusive Pursuit of Peace Earlier this week, we honored the memory and legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr, the Christian pastor and non-violent civil rights leader, who was murdered in Memphis, TN five decades ago. Later this week, … Continue reading

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Learning the Grace of Giving in 2018

Welcome to the future! No matter whether you and I were as generous as we may have wanted to be last year, it is now a new year and God still loves a “cheerful giver” ( 2 Cor. 9:7)! In … Continue reading

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