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To find what you are looking for on my sites, browse the Navigation bar (left panel) for a content listing of the top 2 levels of hierarchy. The most frequently visited (or most current) links are duplicated in the horizontal navigation bar across the top of each page. If you're looking for something but you're not sure what part of the sitetree I may have put it in, just type a keyword into the Search field at the upper right hand corner of every page. It even searches attached documents!
You can freely use any materials on this site (including attachments). You can copy and distribute them for yourself or to use in your ministry or organization. But please do not sell my resources. When you distribute them unchanged, please leave my name attached. When you change a resource to fit your needs it becomes your own, so please remove my name. If you think my contribution was significant enough to your finished product, you can give me an annotation of some sort - but this is not required. When you use my preaching or teaching material you do not need to give me any credit. Finally, if you have a site of your own, feel free to point to pages on this site.
My site also is a portal to offer some of my time to serve Christian churches and non-profits through preaching, teaching and consulting. I also make time available for individuals for spiritual inquiry and Christian growth. For more on this, follow the link to What Tim Offers.
In May 2010 I retired from 18 years as senior pastor of New Life Nazarene Church, Cupertino, CA. It is a church full of wonderful people. When I retired it was organized into 3 different language congregations - English, Mandarin, and Cantonese. A Spanish language congregation joined in January 2013.
Prior to that I spent 22 years in engineering and business while actively involved in churches in Ohio, New York, and (mostly) California. My secular career was in integrated circuit development at (mostly) National Semiconductor, and as Vice President of Operations through the startup years of Cadence Design Systems.
As amazing as it seems, the same woman who married me in 1967 is still my partner. Along the way we raised 2 kids and now enjoy 3 grandkids.
My site is pretty heavy on content so I try to brighten up the pages as much as possible. One way is to put a photo atop this page.
Every few weeks I change the photo, which is usually one with a local or personal connection. I'm not a skilled photographer, but I do take most of the photos for this slot.
The one there now is from our front yard, taken in March, 2013.
4/26/2013: Updated the center column of this page.
3/26: Updated Reading Suggestions.
11/30/012: Updated 2 subpages of Website Design. 1) Rewrote Sending Feeds from your site to clean up difficulties in rss and email feeds. 2) Added section 6.3 in Website Design Details to explain how to add feedback/comment forms to any webpage (example at Dealing with Terminal Illness).
10/5/012: I just added another sermon to the Money Sermons webpage. It's titled Christian Math.