“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

If you are feeling discouraged and disheartened, you are in need of hope. A biblical hope focuses on what Christ can do when faced with unprecedented trials, severe loss, and disillusionment. I wrote this to someone special who has been experiencing a lot of anguish and in the midst ofContinue Reading

It was one of those days.  I was unsure if I ‘woke up on the wrong side of the bed’ or Murphy’s Law was in full effect. Whatever the case, I was now in a sour mood. My mind continually drifted back towards what had gone wrong, thus, fueling theContinue Reading

Do not despise the day of small beginnings.  Why?  Small beginnings start the glorious work God has prepared for you.  There is no doubt in my mind that God has put grand and significant dreams in your heart. These God-given desires are placed within you for a reason – toContinue Reading

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

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For those that know me, I’ve always appreciated a good pun. Sometimes these puns slip out during teachings, and to my surprise, I hear a few painful groans in the background. Maybe my puns were not as clever as I thought, or better yet, there is a lack of appreciationContinue Reading

She is out in the waters all alone,       waiting to ride the perfect wave.  She waits in anticipation,       knowing that it will come at a moment’s notice.  But she must wait patiently for the right time.  If she is too eager,       she will takeContinue Reading

When I was a child, I couldn’t wait until Christmas! The gathering of family, the Christmas cheer – and of course, the presents that I would get. Perhaps I had a misunderstanding of what to expect on Christmas as a small child when I opened my presents; instead of playingContinue Reading