Pastor John Merritt

A modern~day adventurer trapped in a pastor's body


Another 2000 Mile Road Trip

Another 2000 Mile Road Trip


Posted By on May 20, 2016 |

Earlier this month my wife did something that she has learned not to do except in rare situations—follow me. In this case she really had no choice as she was driving our car while following the rental truck I was driving full of our stuff. The journey from Livermore to Minneapolis via Hwy 80 is about 2000 miles, and if you like tumbleweed and corn fields I recommend you drive it sometime.

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It Only Took 19 Years!

It Only Took 19 Years!


Posted By on Apr 28, 2016 | 2 comments

In the parable of the 4 soils, Jesus speaks of the seed that lands on good soil and yields a crop 100 times more than what was planted (Luke 8:8). In 1997 CrossWinds Church bought 25 acres of soil visible from the 580 where we planted our “crop” of prayers, visions and dreams. We envisioned building a church on that field that would yield a good crop characterized by lives forever changed by Jesus.

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24-7 Inebriation

24-7 Inebriation


Posted By on Apr 8, 2016 | 2 comments

The message I’ll be giving at CrossWinds Church this Sunday is titled 24-7 Inebriation. No, I will not be advocating drunkenness! But I will be talking about how to drink in more of Jesus’ life so that we become more inebriated with him—and so affecting how we walk, talk, act and carry on (much like alcohol does).

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FORCES OF NATURE

FORCES OF NATURE


Posted By on Mar 11, 2016 | 2 comments

There is a smile on my face as me and my buddies ascend a mountain in the middle of a snow storm. As the chair lift dumps us off at the 11,000 foot level the wind increases in velocity and visibility decreases considerably. We’re headed to the legendary back bowls of Vail and I’m hoping my Colorado friends can remember how to get there with familiar landmarks hidden in a virtual white-out.

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