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Just for fun – Old Shasta May 26, 2009

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Alabaster House – Bethel Church, Redding April 15, 2009

alabaster-house-1Okay, so after being in Redding for a couple of months now, I finally made the time to visit the Alabaster House at Bethel Church in Redding. It was an amazing time simply soaking in the presence of the Lord. I’ve told my brother for years it was said when the church had to start locking up at night. Well this prayer house is open 24/7 for anyone to come and pray, meditate and seek/soak the presence of the Lord.

Beyond simply being a place to pray, they have worship music going on in the background, that you can either listen to, plus it add a great noise distractor to prevent you from hearing a pin-drop that might distract you when someone else stands up or moved about. It serves an excellent spiritual element, but also a very practical element as well.

Then there is the world map, a globe of water in the middle, many flags of the nation and several binders of prophesy and artwork.

I’m not exactly prone to be one who gets a very big spiritual high, and that might contribute to why I don’t ever remember having much of a spiritual low… But sometimes I am a bit jealous of those who simply are in the presence of the Lord and are virtually on fire, and jumping up and down and all that jazz… For me, it was an amazing, wonderful, powerful time with the Lord. An hour went by like 15 minutes and I walked out full of the spirit, but on the outside, you might not tell the difference between when I went in and later came out. But my spirit was renewed and energized. Just not externally I guess.

In any event, I recommend that whatever your spiritual background or where you are in your spiritual journey — come check this place out. Looking for more of God, or perhaps trying to find him in the first place? He is looking for you, and waiting… Come join with Him! It may not be in the way you were expecting, you might not have an emotional experience (or you might), but if you look for him, he will not hide himself. Do you have to find him at Bethel? No… But can you, yes.

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Updated information 2013:

I came back to edit this page because it is (coincidentally) one of the highest Google search results for Alabaster House Bethel, so I wanted to provide more information that would be helpful to people:

  • First, you can find more information at ibethel.org which is the primary website for the church and the Bethel Movement.
  • Second, I am a professional vacation planner, and would be happy to help you make travel arrangements to Redding with flight, hotel and whatever other accommodations you need. As a local resource, you will receive more resources and information than you would from simply booking online, by yourself. Best of all, my services are fee free, you will pay the same, or typically less than you do if you book yourself. You can contact me atjolson@cruiseholidays.com or www.CruiseRedding.com or visit my travel blog at www.ReddingTravelPro.com. If you are already in town, you can stop by our offices at 1890 Park Marina Dr, Redding, CA. 530-244-7447 – we’d love to host you and provide you more information about the area.
  • Third, if you are a staff pastor, beyond travel assistance, we have a network of individuals who would love to bless you with accommodations for your visit. So please, let me know. Space is very limited, particularly around conferences, but we would love to bless those of you who bless others.
 

Yaks Coffee: $0.25 Italian Sodas! March 25, 2009

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yakspanI’m a big fan of Yaks Coffee in Redding, Ca. Here is a recent e-mail blast from them…

Watch Out! Don’t worry about what is happening at Yaks Downtown, 1715 South Street… Tomorrow Thursday March 26, 2009 from 9:30am – 10:30am all of our Italian Sodas will be only $0.25! Come and start off spring time with our fun homemade gourmet italian soda syrups… we have all kinds of fun fruity and none fruity flavors to choose from! 

 

Keep your eyes peeled for whats happening for lunch Friday!!

 

Kim Brown 

Downtown Store Manager

Redding, California

 

Yaks Coffee: 50% drinks for Friday! March 19, 2009

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yakspanI’m a big fan of Yaks Coffee in Redding, Ca. Here is a recent e-mail blast from them…

Wow, first off I want to say from all of us here at yaks downtown… we think all of you are so great! We love getting to see all of you every week! And then…

Over here at 1715 South Street, Yaks Koffee Shop Downtown (a.k.a. your favorite place in the world!) from 9:00am-10:00am Tomorrow Friday March 20, 2009, all of our amazing DRINKS will be Half OFF their original price! The craziness is still going on down here and we are rockin’ and rollin’ with it, so join in on the excitement!

Kim Brown
Downtown Store Manager

 

Yaks Coffee: $3 Quiches March 18, 2009

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yakspanI’m a big fan of Yaks Coffee in Redding, Ca. Here is a recent e-mail blast from them…

Don’t worry everybody, we haven’t stopped going crazy over here at the Downtown Yaks! Tomorrow March 19, 2009 at our downtown location, 1715 South Street, Redding, CA… ALL of our Quiches will be $3.00! We have 2 kinds quiches; Lorraine, Savory Ham and Bacon, and Garden Veggie Quiche, with a medley of fresh veggies! we normally price them at $5.99…. so pretty much you don’t want to miss out on this amazing special… you never know when the next one will be!?!
Thank you to all of you who came to out Green Eggs and Ham special last Saturday, we had over 500 people come and hang out with us and the Cat in the Hat!
… Also, thank you for having being easy on me, I am not the most efficient emailer… I always try to “Bcc” the contacts, and I forgot last time. My apologies, I respect all of your privacy, so thank you so much for bearing with me and my technical difficulties!
Kim Brown
Downtown Store Manager
1715 South Street
Redding, California

 

Yaks: $2 Ham and Eggs Breakfast Panini March 11, 2009

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yakspanI’m a big fan of Yaks Coffee in Redding, Ca. Here is a recent e-mail blast from them…

Wowee! We are still going crazy and having fun with our amazing specials at the Downtown Yaks, on 1715 South Street Redding,  CA! Tomorrow, Thursday March 12, 2009 from 9:00-10:00am our amazing Ham and Eggs breakfast panini’s will be only $2!! Our Breakfast Sandwiches are some of the best in the world so you definitely don’t want to miss out on this special… especially if you haven’t had the opportunity to join in the the fun and amazing food at any of our other specials thus far! Please feel free to call in orders early, we plan on make more sandwiches then you can imagine… the earlier you call in the sooner you can guarantee you will be able to enjoy the yummy goodness!
And if you still haven’t heard of our $1.99 Green Eggs and Ham with Green pancakes and Purple Syrup Breakfast for St. Patty’s Day you better just watch out! Buy as many tickets as you want for $1.99 a piece and bring all you kids down this Saturday March 14, 2009 from 7am- 11am at our Bechelli Location at 3274 Bechelli Lane! This is going to be a city wide event and rumor has it that the Cat in the Hat will be there and just maybe Thing 1 and Thing 2…  Buy your tickets at any of our locations and We’ll see soon!
Kim Brown
Downtown Store Manager
1715 South Street
Redding, CA

 

Yaks: $3 half salads March 6, 2009

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yakspanI’m a big fan of Yaks Coffee in Redding, Ca. Here is a recent e-mail blast from them…

Watch out everybody, we’re doing our $3 Half Salads again!!!! Today Friday March 6, 2009 at our downtown location only (1715 South Street, Redding, CA 96001) all of our half salads from 10:30am-2:30pm will be only $3.00! Tell all you friends and everyone you know! This is going to be out of this world! Everyone had a blast last time when we did this, something new that we are going to do this time though is… We won’t be making any adjustments on the salads, they will come just how they are on the menu… this way we can make sure that all of you get all the food you order so fast you won’t believe it! Feel free to call in any orders, the earlier you call it in the faster your food will be ready! Don’t worry this is the best deal in redding tomorrow!
And look around tomorrow when you come in for our flyers about our St. Patty’s Breakfast! The Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day (March 14th, 2009) we are having a $1.99 breakfast special at the Yaks Koffee on Bechelli Lane (3274 Bechelli Lane, Redding, CA 96002). We are serving Green eggs and ham with green pancakes and purple syrup! The Cat in the Hat will be there flipping pancakes so bring all the kids down and have fun chillin’ from 7am-11am…Buy your tickets today at any of our locations to pre-order your food because  we are so excited to be hanging with all of our favorite customers
Kim Brown
Downtown Store Manager
1715 South Street
Redding, Ca