Three To Thrive

Posted by Michael La Framboise on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 In : Meditations 
“It takes three to thrive: Sunday Morning, Sunday Night, and Wednesday night!” Such was the exhortation of Jerry Osborne to the people of God regarding their own attendance in the House of the Lord, and he practiced what he preached! When He was saved, Jerry Osborne was born again! He was begotten again by the Spirit of God unto new and abundant and eternal life! He was redeemed and proclaimed the praises of Him Who had called him out of darkness into His marvelous light! As a teenage con...

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How It Is That I Turned Away From Calvary Chapel

Posted by Michael La Framboise on Monday, October 17, 2016 In : Meditations 
Anyone who knows me, knows what an integral part the ministry of Calvary Chapel has played in my Christian life, and it is a fact of my spiritual evolution that I would never wish to underestimate or undervalue. Back in 1998, it was the voice of Pastor Bob Coy which cried out to me in the wilderness and set me once more on the path of the Lord. Through his radio ministry I was introduced to Calvary Chapel, and eventually I found Chuck Smith whose ministry was extremely influential upon my lif...
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Clouds Of Heaven

Posted by Michael La Framboise on Sunday, October 25, 2015
"Surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses...” Hebrews 12:1
   
    Then there were two.
    Nearly one year ago my grandmother joined my grandfather in Heaven. I stood beside her and told her how much I loved her, and how fortunate I was to have a grandma like her. But, I also encouraged her to let go of us and take that long awaited walk with her Jerry.
    In the final moments of the life of Wanda Lue Osborne I felt her bedside was far more crowded than it may have appeared to the eyes ...

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Don't Disturb The Roots

Posted by Michael La Framboise on Saturday, October 25, 2014 In : Meditations 
“Grandpa.” Oh, how I miss him, for his memory and faithful legacy are at the root of all that I am. 

When I was five, I remember watching the 1984 Summer Olympics and being fascinated by the gymnastics event on the rings. It was Grandpa who encouraged my athleticism and put up a pair of rings on a tree in his backyard where I could play, and pretend I was an Olympian. And there are so many other things I remember about him...

On a hot day he always had change for the coke machine at the chu...

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The Man I Called Grandpa

Posted by Michael La Framboise on Friday, October 25, 2013 In : Meditations 
I was very close to my grandparents, ever at their house or the church they had built together. Hardly a day could pass in my life when I did not see them. We did so much together. I remember Sunday afternoon lunches and mountain vacations; I remember spending the night at their house, watching X-files with them, and making homemade ice-cream for the Fourth of July! When I played football they were in the stands; and when I had an old broken down car to fix up, grandpa was there to hel...
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Pastor Mike I've been married to Marie, the love of my life, since 2000 and we have three children together. We seek to minister God's love and grace to both the unbeliever who needs salvation, and the believer who needs to be refreshed in his faith. I was encouraged by a hero of mine, my dear cousin Jared Munson, to "Blog" my thoughts, and so it is to him that this portion of CalvaryCFN.com is dedicated. Enjoy the arguments, exhortations and encouragement!