Literally, there was nothing more I could do. We had no options left.  We had already been praying for a miracle that my mother-in-law’s passport would arrive in time. The consulate was backlogged for months. There was no end date in time. After a few calls and visits from myContinue 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

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

Vision. Is. Powerful.  Victor Frankl was a holocaust survivor who used to travel and speak about how he survived the concentration camps. He would look at his audience and say, “You are the reason I am alive.” The crowd is naturally confused because they have never met Victor before. HowContinue 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

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

Sun rising over the clouds

Future goals… projected deadlines… plans. There’s much to say about being prepared for what is to come and to make plans accordingly. Whether it is for personal aspirations, life goals with your spouse, or a business quota for the year, plans are important and in many instances, necessary.  What doContinue Reading

Spiritual Gifts Series In February of 2016, the prayer team at my church went over to our sister church for a prayer event. These types of events could seem ‘charismatic’ to the typical evangelical, as we pray in faith for healing- both physical and inner healing. We realize that GodContinue Reading

Our God is a creative God, isn’t He? Simply step out in nature and see the incredible works He has done!  As a participant in family camp this week – the denominations gathering of churches within California – I get time to relax and to see the handiwork of ourContinue Reading

I am one of the millions of individuals who do not have 20/20 vision. From wearing glasses in elementary school to currently wearing contacts, I’ve needed corrective vision most of my life.  I cannot see well without my contacts – small details are non-existent and people’s faces are blurry.  Therefore,Continue Reading