arrows flying in air

Some days are worse than others. Who doesn’t have them? But there are certain times when it doesn’t seem like an accident – the bad day feels like a deliberate attack. The onslaught is persistent. The circumstances are random. It comes out of nowhere. And you can’t quite put theContinue Reading

~ A poem ~ I thank you for exchanging your life for mine,  All in the name of love,  Dying on the cross was the finish line.  “It is finished!” Those words were your last,  But what had ended created something anew,  Reconciling sin from Adam’s past.  He is risen,Continue Reading

God is doing a new thing, the old is gone, the new is here!

As I was getting ready to write the blog, I felt a tugging from the Holy Spirit to write these words as encouragement to you. May this short entry bless you and release you into all that Christ has for you!  I heard this phrase:  “I am making all thingsContinue Reading

When there is a plan, there are problems. I had extra responsibilities to take care of before Valerie, and I left for vacation. The pressure is on – get what needs to be done before we leave. Delegating ministry duties, writing reports, and crucial conversations had to be taken careContinue Reading

“If only I could get that job….”  “Ugh. When am I ever going to have enough free time to do what I want to do?”   “When I meet ‘the one,’ then I’ll feel loved and appreciated.”  What do these statements above all have in common?  They are expressions of discontentment. Continue Reading

When there is no more room in your closet to hang your clothes, it only means one thing – the clothes need to go!  Valerie and I took the time last weekend to get rid of old clothes that we no longer use. We realized (especially Valerie, who has farContinue Reading

This. Right. Here. 🔥 Jonathan said he had been searching for answers all his life. Yet God had an answer Tuesday night- to meet him on the corner of Hannum and Sawtelle as he surrendered his life to Christ. The weightiness of the moment and the joy that overcame JonathanContinue Reading

Hope. Hope is necessary when circumstances look bleak. Hope is the fuel to persevering under pressure. When there is nothing left to grab onto, hope keeps the faith alive. Hope triumphs over negativity when the walls of your world seem to be crumbling all around you. When you don’t haveContinue Reading

Fruit of the Spirit Series When you were a child, perhaps you read the classic Winnie the Pooh books. You might recall a few of the animals with their quirky personalities – there’s Tigger, the tiger who is exuberant and bounces on his tail. There’s Rabbit, the stubborn one whenContinue 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