NLC Connect June 2 2023
by Mark Isaac on May 31st, 2023
You may have noticed the name of this blog has changed!I'm calling it "NLC Connect".Why the change? The new name is part of this blog's new purpose:To help connect us to God and each other at New Life Community.I started this blog during the pandemic in response to requests for more information at NLC.  Church bulletins used to provide some of that information, as well as our monthly newsletter, b...  Read More
Celebrate Recovery Weekly Encouragement 5-31-23
by Brian Willems on May 30th, 2023
When I’m TiredI wait quietly before God, for my victory comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will never be shaken.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭62‬:‭1‬-‭2‬ ‭NLT‬‬I don’t think straight when I’m tired. When I don’t get enough rest i cant sleep well at night; my thoughts get seriously crazy. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one that has to deal with this problem. The trouble is, ...  Read More
NLC News May 25 2023
by Mark Isaac on May 24th, 2023
Every week there are multiple things I think of putting here. This time I'm listing our graduates. We thank God for the students who are growing in faith and life among us, andwe congratulate them for successfully achieving one goal while aiming for the next!6th Grade GraduatesCassandra Alvarez - Lincoln, DinubaHannah Aquino - Citrus, Orange CoveSamuel Aquino - Citrus, Orange CoveAydien Becerra - ...  Read More
Celebrate Recovery Weekly Encouragement 5-25-23
by Brian Willems on May 23rd, 2023
Big GodRodney HolmstromGlobal Field Director forCelebrate RecoveryMay 22, 2023 I remember hearing a teaching a couple years ago talking about the galaxies, the stars, and the speed of light, etc. All of which are so fascinating to me.I was looking at the sky last night observing the moon, the stars and all that God has created. It is pretty cool to see evidence of His goodness with my own eyes. It...  Read More
NLC News May 18 2023
by Mark Isaac on May 17th, 2023
Four families came forward to dedicate themselves and their children to the Lord on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 14th. Praise the Lord for the things He is doing in their lives and will do through his faithful love in the lives of their children!Left to right (front row): Joshua with his mom, Melissa Celaya, Marcia Sawatzky, Marissa (godmother), and Melissa's older daughter, Isabel, Pastor Mark, Mari...  Read More
Celebrate Recovery Weekly Encouragement 5-18-23
by Brian Willems on May 16th, 2023
Addressing FearOne of the things I struggle with on a daily basis is fear. It might be the fear of disappointing someone, the fear of failure, or the fear of making a costly mistake. I’ve found that when I give in to fear, it can cripple me and keep me from moving forward in my recovery as well as in my life.The tricky thing is that we can’t trust fear. Think about how fear is like the darkness. W...  Read More