I was walking to the concession stand during an Anaheim Angels baseball game (a while back before the name change). A man from the kiosk begins to chat with me; I quickly find out that he can guarantee a $100 gift card of my choice. A few minutes later, heContinue Reading

When you typically think of your ‘happy place’, what does your mind automatically think of? For some, it could be a place of comfort and security from childhood, when the world didn’t seem as chaotic and stressed as it currently is. For others, their mind escapes to an unknown andContinue 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

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

Have you ever heard of the book, “The 5 Love Languages?” Written by Gary Chapman, the book outlines 5 ways that a person can express and experience love.  These ‘love languages’ include: words of affirmation, acts of service, receiving gifts, quality time, and physical touch. This isn’t just a bookContinue 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

What’s your ideal vacation? For many, it’s a tropical island far from the normalcy of life: St. Marteen. Fiji. The Maldives. While I would love to lounge at one of these beautiful locations (and I’ve honeymooned at one of these 😉), Valerie and I decided to start of the yearContinue Reading

Christ-Centered Dreams Series | Part 1 I can remember it as clear as day. I was sitting on a stool outside on a sidewalk with a music stand in front of me. I was facing the street with cars slowly passing by. How I saw this was unique since IContinue Reading

Imagine yourself stranded in the middle of the Arabian Desert. As far as your eyes can see, there are heaps of sand in every direction. The hot air stings your face as you try to stay covered from the intense heat. You are not sure where to go and, evenContinue Reading