Fighting & Finding Peace

I’ve never been in a fight my entire life except that one time my friend punched me in the face. In middle school, my friends and I were playing basketball during recess. There was an altercation between one of my best friends and I. The situation led to my friend walking up to me and […]

The Teacher’s Tender Heart

Mrs. Lee is one of the ONLY teachers I remember from Elementary School. Mrs. Lee was a small lady with huge black hair who was always smiling. The reason I remember this teacher so vividly after all these years is because she cared. As a teacher, she had a tender-heart towards her students. Mrs. Lee […]

A present & God’s promises

One of the best Christmas gifts I’ve ever received from my parents (besides a puppy) was a BB gun. In middle school I had just watched and fell in love with the movie ‘A Christmas Story.’ So naturally all I wanted for Christmas was a BB gun. I could care less about any other presents. […]

The Curling Cabdriver

Years ago I was on my way to church in LA. I was at a stoplight behind a cabdriver. I saw a lot of motion in the cab and wondered what the driver was doing. I looked closer and realized his left hand was on the steering wheel and with his right arm he was […]

Stay in your lane

In middle school I was in track. I was running a race and I was in the lead and then I proceeded to cut everyone else off. I won. Then the announcer said, “runners, please stay in your own lane!” As believers we need to stay in our lane and run our God-given race. It’s […]

Honed in to Honesty

Proverbs 28:13 – “He who covers his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.” In order to have forward motion in our faith there needs to be a genuine honesty between us and the Lord. When one becomes too comfortable what can follow is complacency, transgression and then the […]

Revert your Focus

Acts 10:25-26 – “As Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him and fell down at his feet and worshiped him. But Peter lifted him up, saying, ‘Stand up; I myself am also a man.”’ As God spoke to Peter in a vision and Cornelius through an angel, the Lord orchestrated their meeting. This is a […]

You are usable

Philippians 2:12-13 –  “Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.” Many take verse twelve […]

He Knows what YOU need

Acts 9:31 – “Then the churches throughout all Judea, Galilee, and Samaria had peace and were edified.” When we think of the Apostle Paul we think of a man with massive faith. His actions and attitude as he traveled throughout the land preaching the Gospel, were nothing short of radical. He planted churches, prepared pastors […]

Welcome the Unexpected

Matthew 14:29 – “So He said, ‘Come.’ And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on water to go to Jesus.” When Peter woke up in the morning he probably didn’t think, ‘Today I’m going to do some errands and then I’m going to walk on water.’ We can make plans […]