Author Archives: David Lee

About David Lee

I am the pastor of New Life Mission Church of Fremont meeting in Newark, CA. I live in Fremont with my wife and three children. In my former life I was a history teacher at Irvington High School in Fremont. I love watching and discussing movies (but not at the same time), playing board games, hiking, visiting local cafes, and watching and complaining about (at the same time) Bay Area sports.

Thanksgiving and the $1,500 Sandwich

I found this video from “How to Make Everything” a while back on The Atlantic. In it, Andy George attempts to make a sandwich completely from scratch. He grows his own vegetables, makes his own salt from ocean water, milks a cow … Continue reading

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Should Christians Celebrate Halloween?

Halloween can be a polarizing time of year for Christians. Some Christians believe that Halloween is inherently evil while others believe that it is harmless. Some churches prohibit their members from celebrating Halloween, some churches offer fun Halloween night alternatives … Continue reading

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7 Lessons from Lance Armstrong, Barry Bonds, and Roger Clemens

Lance Armstrong, Barry Bonds, and Roger Clemens are back in the news. Now that the allegations of using performance enhancing drugs is old news, the media is buzzing with debate about their legacy. How should we remember their accomplishments? Is … Continue reading

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God in our imperfect Christmas

Last week I took my kids to see Christmas lights at a local park. When we piled into the van everyone was happy. Ten minutes in everyone was screaming and crying. We were stuck in traffic and it would be … Continue reading

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What does your gratitude tell you about yourself?

Around this time of year my children bring home artwork depicting all the things they are thankful for. When I see that mom and dad are right up there with food and toys I feel good about myself. I’ve done … Continue reading

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Prayer is a Love Language

In the early 1990s Gary Chapman wrote a book called The Five Love Languages. In this book, Chapman developed the idea that everyone feels loved in different ways. Some people feel particularly loved by verbal affirmation. Others feel loved by … Continue reading

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Don’t Worship Your Church!

There is a fine line between loving your church and worshiping your church. Worshiping your church hurts people. It will hurt you and people around you. So how do you know if you are worshiping your church? You might be … Continue reading

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