“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

Have grace. When you have no motivation to move and slowly drift through the day. Have grace. When life seems hectic and you are not sure where to turn. Have grace. When your plans did not turn out the way you envisioned. Have grace. When you blew it for theContinue Reading

It was my turn to wash the clothes. Fun! Like most households, I began separating the clothes into different piles, darks from the lights. Unlike other loads before, there was a significant amount of whites to wash. As I looked at the white socks with dirty grey soles and whiteContinue 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

I want to share with you a vision[1] that I had when I was in our monthly prayer meeting. While someone in the group was praying out loud, I received in my mind the image of a giant – he was so abnormally large, greater than anything anyone has everContinue 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

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

Hearing God’s Voice Series | Part 2 The word ‘expectation’ has a variety of connotations to it. Perhaps you remember as a child (or currently as a parent of children) a phrase such as “I expect you to do your homework.” As such, the word ‘expect’ can carry a negativeContinue 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

We are in a war.  Your mind might automatically allude to the war on terror fought across the globe. Perhaps you might think of the influence society has on our children, such as the war on drugs. Even still, you might think of an intensely personal conflict you’ve had recentlyContinue Reading