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 By Zach Elliott    Community 

Have a high impact

How to fish, shoot, hunt, set up a tent, drive a tractor, dig a hole, look people in the eye, properly shake someone’s hand and hold the door open for a lady. These are just a... — Updated 7/11/2019

 By Zach Elliott    Community

Never leave naked

We were searching for a beach on the Big Island of Hawaii when my wife and I parked at the edge of a cliff near all the other cars. We noticed a family with children loading up to... — Updated 6/21/2019

 By Zach Elliott    Community

My new drug of choice

“Take a chill pill!” That’s what my wife told me as I was getting frustrated at a Chick Fil A drive-thru when my chicken was taking too long. Can you blame me? That chicken... — Updated 6/7/2019

 By Lynn Donovan    Community

Healing broken hearts this Easter

A word, harshly spoken. The altering of what once was. The pain of lost relationships collides with the demand of unwanted change. Regret knocks upon the heart. Remorse follows... — Updated 4/28/2019


Local church hosts 'Unplanned' pre-screening at Edwards Temecula 15

TEMECULA – While set for official release March 29, over 1,000 people gathered for a pre-screening of "Unplanned," March 26 at Edwards Temecula 15 theaters at Promenade Temecula.... — Updated 4/19/2019


Congregations B'nai Chaim and Havurim's Lamad Academy invites community to the annual Purim Family Carnival

MURRIETA – Congregations B'nai Chaim and Havurim will open their doors to the community Sunday, March 24, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., for their Hebrew school's annual family fun... — Updated 3/28/2019

 By Lynn Donovan    Community

Fear is defeated

My child, in the moments when fear rises and surrounds you on every side, don’t look into its eyes of doom and darkness. Refrain from entertaining the imaginations of, what if... — Updated 2/14/2019

 By Lynn Donovan    Community

Christmas welcomes devotion

In the quiet before the early light of Christmas traditions, my child, rise and sit alone with me. Press into my heart and travel with me through the ages, back to a tiny town in... — Updated 12/20/2018


Worshippers gather for annual Murrieta Menorah Lighting at Town Square Park

Worshippers gather for annual Murrieta Menorah Lighting at Town Square Park, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018.... — Updated 12/7/2018


Congregation B'nai Chaim hosts Hanukkah Candle Lighting at Murrieta Town Square Park

MURRIETA – Congregation B’nai Chaim’s menorah lighting, an annual celebration of the Festival of Lights, will be held Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. at Murrieta Town Square Park. Ceremony will also honor the victims of the Pittsburgh Tree... — Updated 11/29/2018

 By Lynn Donovan    Community

Welcome to the Thanksgiving table

Cease the struggle and worry. Put away the frantic demands upon your time and energy. Bow low, shrug off the burdens, laden with discord, competition and foolish striving. In this... — Updated 11/22/2018


Armed with perseverance

I first met Sabine Becker Sept. 8, when she was a celebrity judge who presided at the Paws 4 Kids Pallywood Dog Contest, hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Temecula Valley. I knew very... — Updated 11/22/2018

 By Kim Harris    Community

Community comes together to honor synagogue shooting victims

The local Jewish community, along with members of other faiths, came together at the Temecula Duck Pond Sunday, Nov. 4, when they held a potluck, sang and prayed together during a... — Updated 11/9/2018

 By Tony Ault    Community

San Jacinto street church welcomes all

There are many traditional churches in the Hemet San Jacinto Valley that welcome visitors on worship days or during regular church hours. Many churches believe that helping the... — Updated 9/20/2018

 By Kim Harris    Community

Synagogues gather at Temecula Duck Pond for Rosh Hashanah

Members of several synagogues gathered at the Temecula Duck Pond Monday, Sept. 10, to observe Rosh Hashanah. The worshippers heard from several speakers during the observance that... — Updated 9/20/2018

 By Lynn Donovan    Community

Hidden treasures are all around you

I have hidden treasures all around your day. My hand of love placed each one, a divine intersection. A memorial stone of reminder of who you are and whose you are. Your... — Updated 9/7/2018

 By Kim Harris    Community

Congregation B'Nai Chaim announces Svetlana Portnyansky as Cantor for this year's High Holiday services

Congregation B'Nai Chaim has announced its Cantor for High Holiday services will be Svetlana Portnyansky. She was born in Moscow, Russia, and will join Rabbi Epstein in leading serv... — Updated 8/30/2018

 By Tony Ault    Community

'For All Seasons' worship band visits Hemet theater

For All Seasons performed at the "Alive Worship Night," which was sponsored by Downtown Alive, Immanuel Events and several local churches, Friday, Aug. 10, at the Historic Hemet... — Updated 8/22/2018

 By Lynn Donovan    Community

I am restoring dreams

I beckon you, come. Come walk with me in the early morning among the vineyards. Come and behold. Behold my face in the beauty of my natural creation. Take in the wonder and... — Updated 8/22/2018

 By Zach Elliott    Community

Baby food or steak?

What did you have for dinner last night? If I were to guess I would say that you probably didn't eat baby food for dinner. You probably didn't chase your jar of Gerber Apple and Chi... — Updated 8/10/2018


Historic Hemet Theater hosts an 'Alive Worship Night'

HEMET – Residents from the Hemet-San Jacinto Valley are invited to the Historic Hemet Theatre, 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 10, to enjoy a night of music and praise with the pop and rock band, For All Seasons. The special event is... — Updated 8/2/2018

 By Zach Elliott    Community


I bet that most guys dreaded life when it came time to pick teams in school. Come to think of it, I don't think I have ever talked with anyone who has fond memories of this horrid e... — Updated 7/18/2018


Congregation B'nai Chaim invites community to Membership Open House, July 29

MURRIETA – Congregation B'nai Chaim, located at 29500 Via Princesa in Murrieta, is opening their doors to an open house July 29, 2 – 4 p.m. The open house, in celebration of... — Updated 7/18/2018

 By Zach Elliott    Community

Christ declares our independence

Wrapped up in all the festivities of a typical July Fourth celebration, I often forget that the day isn't just about family, friends and a barbecue, but we're celebrating the birth... — Updated 7/13/2018

 By Lynn Donovan    Community

God calls all misfits

I am calling the misfits of the kingdom. Those of my children who have longed to be at the center of life. Those who have given their hearts to me through long seasons of... — Updated 7/12/2018


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