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July 25, 2011
Martha Graham, a third-generation granddaughter of Sam Jones Maxwell, Sr. and Daisy Marie Chandler Maxwell, and her husband, Al, hosted the annual Maxwell Family Reunion in Newport Beach from July 13 to 17. With sweltering temperatures consistently hovering above 100 degrees in Mississippi, Texas and Tennessee, Newport Beach was considered paradise for the 43 family members. A mother-in law of a fourth-generation Maxwell traveled from as far away as Helsinki to join in the festivities.
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Dwight Tomlinson | April 2, 2011
Is it possible to be sure of heaven? "Believe in Jesus;" "Join the church and be faithful;" "die as a martyr and you get heaven dozens of virgins to fulfill your lust;" "go to confession, receive Communion and you might get to heaven eventually;" "do good to others, be tolerant and whatever heaven is, you will probably get there;" "heaven is a figment of your imagination, so think good thoughts, be nice, recycle and maybe in the next life you...
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By Mark Wiley | June 25, 2011
Since you are reading this, it means you were not called up to heaven last month and the world did not end. The pastor who made the prediction about the world ending last month now says he made a mathematical error. I can understand making a math mistake. One of the reasons I became a pastor was to avoid ever having to work on a mathematical problem ever again. But even if he was wrong on his timeline, the deeper truth is that all of us are looking for signs from heaven to give us guidance, purpose and hope.
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By Billy Graham | April 25, 2014
Q: When we get to heaven, will we ever have worries or bad thoughts, or think about things we really shouldn't think about? Sometimes my brain wanders all over the place, and I find myself thinking about things I know I shouldn't. Will it be different in heaven? — J.S. A: Yes, it definitely will be different in heaven! The Bible says that in heaven all sin will be banished, including not only evil actions, but also evil thoughts and emotions. The Bible says, "Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful" (Revelation 21:27)
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By Rabbi Marc Gellman | November 30, 2012
During this season of trying to remember that the ways we're different are so much less important than the ways we're all the same, I present a typical letter from someone who doesn't quite see things this way. — Rabbi Gellman Q: I feel very sorry for you. Your beliefs regarding the soul will cause a lot of lost people to spend eternity in hell. The belief that all souls except for the very bad will go to heaven and people of all faiths and no faiths will inherit heaven is so far off that it's a sin for it to be published.
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By Rabbi Marc Gellman | October 22, 2010
Q: I wrote in a few months ago but received no response, so I'm trying again. Where do our pets go after they die? Do they simply return back to Earth? And if so, what exactly does that mean? With the recent passing of Winston, our beloved dog of 14 years, I was devastated to learn that he won't be waiting for me in heaven. — B., Appleton, Wis. A: You haven't been reading my column diligently enough. I've answered this question several times in the past, but since you are in need and in grief, and since I grew up in Milwaukee, here goes.
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By Billy Graham | March 28, 2014
Q: To be honest, heaven sounds kind of boring to me. I'm sure it will be very interesting for a while, but eventually I think I'll just be bored. Am I wrong? — Mrs. R.P. A: Yes, you are wrong. Heaven will be far more exciting than anything we will ever experience on this earth. The one thing we will never be in heaven is bored. Why? One reason is because we will be with God — and because he is infinite and eternal, we will never grow tired of exploring the riches of his glory.
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By Lauren Williams | June 6, 2013
When Ivy Delgadillo received an assignment in seventh grade to write about the person she most admired, her choice of subject was easy: her dad. When she graduates from eighth grade Friday from St. Jeanne de Lestonnac School in Tustin, she will wear her father's yellow and blue detective's lanyards over her white graduation gown in tribute to a life cut short. Her dad, Mike Delgadillo, was a veteran of the Costa Mesa Police Department for more than 30 years when he died March 6 following a single-car, off-duty crash at the age of 57. "I think that even though he's gone, I can still feel all of his qualities in the weirdest times," she said.
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By TOM TITUS | February 10, 2006
The Sundance Film Festival isn't the only creative-arts competition going on in Utah this time of the year. College theater companies are crowding into the Beehive State in a quest for recognition in the nation's capital. Costa Mesa's Vanguard University is among the colleges vying in the Kennedy center American College Theater Festival's southwest region competition, taking place all next week in Cedar City, Utah. It's the second year in a row for the local thespians, who took last season's production of "The Lion in Winter" to the 2005 festival in Arizona.
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By Rabbi Marc Gellman | November 5, 2010
I get a huge number of questions about heaven, and even though I keep reminding readers that I'm in sales, not management, the queries keep coming: Q: Raised in a religious atmosphere, I was led to believe that when we reach heaven, we'll experience eternal joy and happiness. But what if our loved ones don't get to heaven, and we do? How could we then experience eternal joy and happiness? A: There are only two possible entrance standards for heaven: 1) Almost every soul gets in except for Hitler, Mao, Pol Pot, Osama bin Laden, and telemarketers who call at dinnertime, and 2)
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By Billy Graham | April 25, 2014
Q: When we get to heaven, will we ever have worries or bad thoughts, or think about things we really shouldn't think about? Sometimes my brain wanders all over the place, and I find myself thinking about things I know I shouldn't. Will it be different in heaven? — J.S. A: Yes, it definitely will be different in heaven! The Bible says that in heaven all sin will be banished, including not only evil actions, but also evil thoughts and emotions. The Bible says, "Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful" (Revelation 21:27)
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By Billy Graham | March 28, 2014
Q: To be honest, heaven sounds kind of boring to me. I'm sure it will be very interesting for a while, but eventually I think I'll just be bored. Am I wrong? — Mrs. R.P. A: Yes, you are wrong. Heaven will be far more exciting than anything we will ever experience on this earth. The one thing we will never be in heaven is bored. Why? One reason is because we will be with God — and because he is infinite and eternal, we will never grow tired of exploring the riches of his glory.
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January 21, 2014
Pat McMillan of Newport Beach passed away peacefully at home on January 13, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her children Kim Phillips, Christy Walker, John McMillan and Monica Presby and 14 grandchildren. Visit CaringBridge.org for more info on the memorial service. Pat's now with her husband Jack, on the perfect beach in heaven.
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By Billy Graham | December 27, 2013
Q: I don't mean to be irreverent, but heaven sounds kind of boring to me, and I'm not sure I even want to go there when I die. And anyway, I suspect most of my friends will be in the other place and having a good time, just like they do now. — S.H. A: I'm sorry if you've gotten the impression that heaven will be boring, because the opposite is the case! Heaven instead will be far more fascinating than anything we'll ever experience on this Earth. For one thing, God will have work for us to do. Unlike our work on Earth, however, it will never be monotonous or dull, nor will we grow tired or weary.
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By Billy Graham | December 20, 2013
Q: A family in our apartment complex comes from a country that isn't Christian. Do you think they'd be offended if we asked them for Christmas dinner? We don't know them very well, but I can tell they're kind of lonely. — Mrs. E.N. A: I seriously doubt if they would be offended. In fact, they might be honored to be invited into an American home. The Bible says, "Share with the Lord's people who are in need. Practice hospitality" (Romans 12:13). At the same time, ask God to help you to be sensitive to them and their customs.
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By Bradley Zint | October 23, 2013
A group of Newport-Mesa dads fueled by nostalgia have taken over Sgt. Pepperoni's Pizza Store, seeking to refresh the Newport Beach pizzeria with an updated menu and decor. The family restaurant at 2300 Bristol St., a local institution since 1976, is now owned and operated by Stan Frazier, Jeff Roberts, Rob Dodman and Andy Hong. Trevor Kotchek is the general manager, head chef and otherwise jack of all trades. In the 1970s and '80s, Sgt. Pepperoni's was a product of its time.
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By Lauren Williams | June 6, 2013
When Ivy Delgadillo received an assignment in seventh grade to write about the person she most admired, her choice of subject was easy: her dad. When she graduates from eighth grade Friday from St. Jeanne de Lestonnac School in Tustin, she will wear her father's yellow and blue detective's lanyards over her white graduation gown in tribute to a life cut short. Her dad, Mike Delgadillo, was a veteran of the Costa Mesa Police Department for more than 30 years when he died March 6 following a single-car, off-duty crash at the age of 57. "I think that even though he's gone, I can still feel all of his qualities in the weirdest times," she said.
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By Billy Graham | April 5, 2013
Q: If Jesus is going to return some day and make the world a better place, why doesn't he go ahead and do it? The world is so messed up that I can't understand why he doesn't return now. — F.R.H. A: One of the Bible's greatest promises is that one day Jesus Christ will return — and when he does, all the evil we see around us will be destroyed and he will rule the world in perfect justice and peace. The Bible says, "In keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness" (2 Peter 3:13)
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By Lauren Williams | March 15, 2013
Throughout his career, Gregg Bennallack told "Mike Delgadillo stories. " He and Delgadillo worked together for a time in the West Covina Police Department, but after Delgadillo left for a job on the Costa Mesa force, Bennallack spent decades relaying to newer officers anecdotes from and about Delgadillo that illustrated examples of good policing. Chief among those examples were Delgadillo's ability to calm tense situations. "Within minutes, he either had them laughing or he had them in cuffs - or both," Bennallack said.
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March 6, 2013
Celesta Thayer Gosline ascended peacefully to Heaven early Sunday morning, 3/3. She is now in the loving arms of her husband of 56 years, Bill, and daughter, Janet Lee. After eloping to Las Vegas in 1950, she cherished her role as homemaker in Arcadia, Los Altos Hills, and Corona Del Mar. When time allowed while raising 3 rambunctious children, she studied and eventually taught Yoga. Her 3 favorite sports were tennis and snow and water skiing. She is survived by sons Papaha (Jeff) and Jim, daughter-in-law Bonnie, and grandson Will.
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