As Thanksgiving approaches, we are reminded of how often we neglect contentment and buy into a pervasive myth in our culture – “The Myth of More”. That is the persistent belief in spite of all the evidence that somehow more (of whatever) would make us happy.

Recently I have observed an on-line trend. People are writing about the fact that some verses that are found in the King James Version are not found in modern translations.They wonder if there is some sort of conspiracy to delete portions of scripture that is guiding these decisions.

This month I want to talk to you about the importance of prayer, not only in our individual lives, but also in our life together as a church family.

As I write this article there is a lot of discussion about the Four Blood Moons theory and the book of the same name. The theory is that when the rare event of 4 “blood moon” (red appearance of the moon) eclipses take place in one year and when they fall on Jewish holy days it is a sign from God that something significant will happen that pertains to the Jewish People. This is happening in 2014-2015.

This month is a benchmark month for Quail in terms of our "home grown" missionary activity. First of all, we welcome back to the states our own Nathan and Valerie Bunting, who are serving at Faith Academy in Manila, Philippines. They will be on furlough for a year and will be with us in Stockton for six months so we will have a lot of time to visit with them.