It was over a decade ago (I cannot believe I can say the word decade… I feel SO OLD!) that I met two Pastors in Australia who invited me to be a missionary there to serve for 2 years. I would work with the youth and help mobilize the effortsContinue Reading

It was summer camp and we were in a time of worship. I take notice that a youth student is constantly rubbing his shoulder in pain while trying to engage in the music. Feeling led by the Holy Spirit, I ask him what’s wrong. He describes how his shoulder isContinue Reading

I always appreciate it when the Holy Spirit gives me new insight into a familiar passage. God is willing to reveal to us fresh revelations from His Word about who He is and what He is doing! I was scheduled to preach the familiar passage ‘Faith of the Centurion’ foundContinue Reading

When you think of ‘authority’, what comes to mind? For some, they immediately have a negative connotation, as they think of a boss who is demanding and harsh. A boss like this demonstrates his or her authority in a controlling manner that usually cannot be questioned and must be compliedContinue Reading

Fruit of the Spirit Series “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” (Galatians 5:22-23) How can a person know if you are a Christ follower?             Is it your theology?             Is it your community?             Is it byContinue Reading

Tis the season to be graduating! Last weekend, I had the privilege to attend a UCLA graduation from one of the colligates at my church. The excitement was in the air – families from around the world gathered together to celebrate this notable milestone for their loved ones. Those inContinue Reading

The one thing about getting old is that you FEEL it! Now, I realize that age is relative, in the sense that if you are older than me, you’re thinking to yourself, “Wait until you get to be my age young whippersnapper!” For me, I’ve noticed that if I getContinue Reading

Spiritual Warfare Series Part 2 The mind is one of the most powerful instruments we have available at our disposable. Think about the possibilities of the things that can occur when we put our mind to something: from solving complex scientific formulas to surviving chaotic environments, the mind holds tremendousContinue Reading

“Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.” – Ephesians 5:15-16 Opportunity – ‘a set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something.’ How do I make the most of every opportunity? For one, youContinue Reading

I absolutely love seeing God move! Fewer things bring me joy than this. That miraculous moment, beyond coincidence, that reveals the goodness of God. What does that look like? It is those moments where people pray and the healing comes. It is the  ‘ah ha’ moment when a person hasContinue Reading