Dave Lomas @dave_lomas

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Pastor of Reality San Francisco. This is the only camera I own.

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I started my Sabbatical yesterday and will be shutting off the digital part of my life for a while. If you need us, hire a PI to track us down in Europe. You can read about my Sabbatical by the link in profile
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I started my Sabbatical yesterday and will be shutting off the digital part of my life for a while. If you need us, hire a PI to track us down in Europe. You can read about my Sabbatical by the link in profile

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It took 7 years but I did it, I got Ash on stage with me! We gave the benediction together, a blessing over the church before our Sabbatical. She read Eph 3:20-21. Then (in the second pic) I acknowledged the "more than I can ask or imagine" happened in the fact that she is standing in front of hundreds of people with me. That's when she tried to hide and told me to wrap it up. She's the best. We love our church and so thankful we get to take a little break.
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It took 7 years but I did it, I got Ash on stage with me! We gave the benediction together, a blessing over the church before our Sabbatical. She read Eph 3:20-21. Then (in the second pic) I acknowledged the "more than I can ask or imagine" happened in the fact that she is standing in front of hundreds of people with me. That's when she tried to hide and told me to wrap it up. She's the best. We love our church and so thankful we get to take a little break.

‪Ash & I have been praying this prayer together in the mornings. It's the prayer John Stott prayed every morning before getting out of bed‬
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‪Ash & I have been praying this prayer together in the mornings. It's the prayer John Stott prayed every morning before getting out of bed‬

Baptisms today. The stories of God's grace and salvation were 🔥 but that water was ❄️
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Baptisms today. The stories of God's grace and salvation were 🔥 but that water was ❄️

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Summer reading list time! You gotta pick up this book from my dear close good friend John Mark Comer. This book is as if AW Tozer's book The Knowledge of the Holy and Rob Bell's What We Talk About When We Talk About God had a love child rebelled against her parents! 👊🏽
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Summer reading list time! You gotta pick up this book from my dear close good friend John Mark Comer. This book is as if AW Tozer's book The Knowledge of the Holy and Rob Bell's What We Talk About When We Talk About God had a love child rebelled against her parents! 👊🏽

This was my coffee view this past week. I want to go back.
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This was my coffee view this past week. I want to go back.

Just spent the week with some of my closest pastor friends (and friends in general). We hope to grow old together in ministry and return to this same place every year on our way.
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Just spent the week with some of my closest pastor friends (and friends in general). We hope to grow old together in ministry and return to this same place every year on our way.

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This is long over due but my friend Kate Merrick wrote a phenomenal book on "defiant joy in the depths of suffering". It's called #andstillshelaughs and I recommend it to everyone. When Kate was blogging through the loss of her daughter, Ash and I would read it crying, encouraged and hopeful in Jesus...and then we would look at each other and say, "she needs to write a book." I'm glad she finally did. Go get it and read it.
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This is long over due but my friend Kate Merrick wrote a phenomenal book on "defiant joy in the depths of suffering". It's called #andstillshelaughs and I recommend it to everyone. When Kate was blogging through the loss of her daughter, Ash and I would read it crying, encouraged and hopeful in Jesus...and then we would look at each other and say, "she needs to write a book." I'm glad she finally did. Go get it and read it.

Easter at the Opera House. Wow, another amazing year. I'm so floored by our staff and volunteers, our church who brings their friends and family and by the presence of God that faithfully shows up when we gather no matter where we gather. #realitysf
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Easter at the Opera House. Wow, another amazing year. I'm so floored by our staff and volunteers, our church who brings their friends and family and by the presence of God that faithfully shows up when we gather no matter where we gather. #realitysf

Seder meal / Maundy Thursday mash up with my Community Group
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Seder meal / Maundy Thursday mash up with my Community Group

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Hamilton last night was insanely good. I actually followed the storyline of this musical...being more of a movie guy that's a big deal. I think the hip hop helped.
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Hamilton last night was insanely good. I actually followed the storyline of this musical...being more of a movie guy that's a big deal. I think the hip hop helped.

EASTER | OPERA HOUSE
GOOD FRIDAY | HERBST THEATER
Invitations will be available this Sunday
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EASTER | OPERA HOUSE GOOD FRIDAY | HERBST THEATER Invitations will be available this Sunday

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