Viva la Pickleball!


The pickleball courts at St. Michael’s by-the-Sea were born out of community, and exist to serve the community.

St. Michael’s was first introduced to this budding sport through neighbors at Carlsbad by the Sea (CBTS). In the fall of 2013

Family & Faith – Mount Hermon


My first exposure to Mount Hermon was not as a camper, but as an employee. I spent two summers during my college years being paid to hike in the Redwoods and coach rock climbing.

Now in attendance as a pastor’s

VBS Operation Kid-to-Bat


Each summer at St. Michael’s, children, teens, and adults gather to enjoy a week of Vacation Bible School together. Children who attend are blessed by experiencing the love of Christ while making friends, playing games, doing fun science experiments, and …

Mothers Are a Blessing


My mother—preacher’s wife, Sunday School teacher, VBS director, Prayer Band president, hostess to visiting evangelists, missionaries—and mother to four—was a quiet helper to my father and a woman who had hot soup ready for lunch when we rushed in from …

Mama Maggie Book Review


Mama Maggie by Marty Makary & Ellen Vaughn; Thomas Nelson Publishers (2015)

Once upon a time, Egypt was a flourishing center of Christian life and faith. The language of the country was Coptic and it has always been believed that