6 minutes…each hour…a tithe… My day tends to run ahead of me at crazy warp speeds.  As anxiety builds, I know that I need to get things under control.  It seems like so many people want a piece of me and yet the increasing feeling that I’m not accomplishing anything and […]


“People who really want to make a difference in the world usually do it, in one way or another.  And I’ve noticed something about people who make a difference in the world:  They hold the unshakable conviction that individuals are extremely important, that every life matters.  They get excited over […]


We’re just about a week into the New Year.  This is usually the time when New Year’s resolutions are broken and guilt can set in, or perhaps with a sigh, we wonder if we will ever accomplish our deepest dreams.  It also may be a little fuzzy as far as […]


As I wind down 2015, I get excited about the new year ahead of me.  It’s as if I can recreate myself…write my story.  Who do I want to be this year?  What do I want to accomplish?  How do I want to grow?  How can I become more like […]


“Give careful thought to your ways.  You have planted much, but have harvested little.  You eat, but never have enough.  You drink, but never have your fill.  You put on clothes, but are not warm.  You earn wages, only to put them in a purpose with holes in it.”  This […]


I live in the Central Valley of California and we are experiencing one of the worst droughts of all time.  Wells are running dry.  Farmers keep drilling deeper and deeper in search for waters.  Crops are dying, lawns are brown, some homes need to have water delivered to them because […]


“Our job is not to judge.  Our job is not to figure out if someone deserves something.  Our job is to lift the fallen, to restore the broken and to heal the hurting.” Many times we will look at a person and situation and think, “Boy, have they made a […]


I often find myself torn between two worlds…this earthly one I live in and my heavenly one that calls me to greater places.  I become dissatisfied with life and my eyes hungrily feed on desires for things that I see in other people’s lives.  I think to myself, “I want… […]


Mark 13:1,2 says… As he was leaving the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher!  What massive stones!  What magnificent buildings!” “Do you see all these great buildings?” replied Jesus.  “Not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.” The disciple had […]


I recently had a friend who ran the IronMan.  This is a grueling race where one swims 2.5 miles in the open water, bikes 110 miles and finishes with a full marathon of 26.2 miles.  It took him 15:35 hours to complete this competition.  This feat would be difficult enough […]


“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”  Galatian 6:9 Persistence.  When I hear that word the thought comes to my mind of one steadily plowing forward.  Step by step we trudge to accomplish […]