Tom Rupp

From Where I Sit: Showing kindness to a world of need

On Saturday some of our church members made the monthly drive to the Dream Center church in the heart of downtown Sacramento, at the corner of 15th and C streets. This local church ...

From Where I Sit: Saying goodbye (for now) to a fine friend

We had a group of young people from the church over to our house last Sunday for a Super Bowl party. It was nice being with good people whose company you enjoy. That is one of the ...

From Where I Sit: Do you really need a cell phone?

Over the years I have observed, and sometimes remarked here, what first begins as a luxury over time becomes a necessity. This was again brought to mind last week. Here’s th ...

From Where I Sit: Looking to the sky for some liquid relief

One of the biggest stories in local news these days is the unusual dry spell we have been enduring for more than 44 days now. We have all seen the photos of Folsom Lake drying up t ...

From Where I Sit: Two recent films mirror real life

I walked through our lonely and quiet neighborhood during the sad Sunday night. There are no more decorated houses to count, although four houses are still lit up for the holidays. ...

From Where I Sit: Giving is a yearlong celebration

Merry Christmas! The big day is here. Well, it is here when and if you read this. Because of deadline constraints, I have to write today’s column six days ahead of time. It ...

From Where I Sit: Preparing for holiday fun and dysfunction

We jumped right from Thanksgiving straight into Christmas with no break in between. So far at least 38 houses in our neighborhood sport Christmas decorations. I get a kick out of w ...

From Where I Sit: Indecisive shopper on aisle nine

Ah, the basic grocery list. It is so easy to shop when you have a list of things to buy. Are you a person who rarely deviates from the list? I go in, fulfill the list and get out, ...

From Where I Sit Ask yourself, ‘What can I do?’

We had a special speaker at church. He was a representative form Compassion International. As he brought a message from the parable of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10, he pulled out ...

From Where I Sit: I’m so glad I’m a part of the family of God

It was a blessed weekend. On Saturday morning I attended a men’s breakfast at Community Bible Church, one of our fine local churches. I have stayed connected with them over t ...