Fueling Faith & Fighting Fear

For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. (2 Tim. 1:7 NLT) My family loves hockey, especially ice hockey. Although ice hockey is still becoming more and more popular in the western United States, it is still quite expensive and it is less accessible than…

Following Jesus

And immediately they left their nets and followed Him. (Mark 1:18 ESV) Life is a journey, and every one of us journeys through life uniquely. The Creator of life invites us to personally journey with Him as our Leader. Unfortunately, many of us leave the invitation unanswered and we do not reply. We do not…

Waiting Well

Who welcomes waiting? Who waits on purpose? Neither me, nor anyone that I know enjoys waiting. I would venture to say that our culture hates waiting. Whether it is download speeds, grocery store checkout lines, freeway traffic, or stoplights, we hate waiting. Yet, it is inevitable. We are forced to unwillingly wait everyday. In southern…

Broken, Ready for Use

I will never forget the time when I broke my surfboard completely in half. I was a young teenager, enjoying the hollow sandbar at Salt Creek Beach in sunny southern California when I surfed into a closeout wave. Upon surfacing after my sudden wipeout, I was horrified to see only half of the board that…

Man Up

Our western culture places a high value on competition. Whether it be sports, business, or simply hanging out with friends, it can be hard to resist the urge to come out on top or to look the best. The male gender especially enjoys challenging their peers and friends to take things to the next level…

You Are a Victor

This past week, my oldest son who is 13 years old, found himself in a heap of trouble at school when the principal learned of his “questionable” gesture on the basketball court. My son was having fun, joking and jesting with his friends on the court, but he went a bit too far in his…

You Are Prayed For

As I journey through a season of unemployment and seek God wholeheartedly, I enjoy God teaching me things that I have not slowed down to think about and contemplate intently. One of these things is intercessory prayer. If you are anything like me, seasons of difficult trials and waiting on God can sometimes leave you…

You Are Unique

I am passionate about identifying and extracting people’s unique talents and encouraging them to develop those gifts to their full God given potential. I strongly believe that all human beings are uniquely gifted and have amazing potential to have a positive impact in our world and on eternity. When we are empowered and are encouraged…