The Lord loves to speak to us, His people!  I was listening to a brother in the faith express his heart and frustration over his circumstances. As we transitioned to prayer, I was given an image from the Holy Spirit to provide guidance and reassurance for him. Yet this messageContinue Reading

tiny house between buildings

There are times when you JUST DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO.  The savings in your account are nearing zero Health concerns have become a reality and are looking worse  Lack of direction leaves you feeling helpless and hopeless  Although you pray, you still do not have the answer  I haveContinue Reading

woman is overloaded and burden by the tasks, priorities, and stresses of life

Adjustments are never easy. When Valerie and I first got married – I now had a new role as a husband. Hmm… What does this look like? What am I supposed to do? On top of taking a new position at a church in the city of Angels where we’veContinue Reading

1 Samuel 30:6

One of my favorite ways of receiving encouragement is through verbal affirmation. I don’t mean the ‘good job, Pastor’ after I preach a sermon. They are those meaningful, heartfelt words that reveal how much you mean to them. It has happened a few times: for birthdays, during Pastor appreciation month,Continue Reading

Today’s blog has been inspired by new residents who recently moved in… a momma bird and her hatchlings! I was outside spending quiet time with the Lord when I saw a bird swoop in to take care of her little ones. Watching the momma bird revealed the protective nature andContinue Reading

Fruit of the Spirit Series It can be difficult to appreciate nuances of difference when it comes to the little things that rub against us in everyday life; especially in light of those seemingly small details of how you might normally do something and that person next to you doesContinue Reading

I want more of the presence of God in my life. I desire to understand the heart of the Father, to walk as Jesus did, and to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit in cultivating the fruits and the gifts of the Spirit. It’s not easy, but anything worth pursuingContinue Reading

For over the last year, we’ve had a pastoral prayer meeting at our house on the 1st Thursday evening of the month (you are invited if you’re in the area since it is tomorrow!) We prepare by praying for the Spirit of God to dwell in this place and forContinue Reading

Christ-Centered Dreams Series | Part 2 A few weeks ago, my wife Valerie asked me to go to the store to get her the ingredients for that night’s dinner. Being the supportive husband that I am (well, at least in this case!) I agreed. Valerie knows me well enough toContinue Reading