What To Do in the Face of Tragedy

Forgive me, but I’ve been thinking about tragedy lately. In the early morning hours of Wednesday, January 10, a torrential rainstorm dumped several inches of precipitation onto Santa [...]


“To everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1 Transition, such a simple word, but it can create havoc in the routines of life. Over the years I [...]

Divine Foolish Wisdom

I am searching for balance, simplicity, and peace. Along the way, I discover that God’s ways are counter intuitive to mine. Surprise! In my human wisdom, I assumed that God would lead me to [...]

First Love

“But I have this complaint against you. You don’t love me or each other as you did at first!” Revelation 2:4 My wife Kellie and I have been married for over seven years. Most people will [...]

Strength Through Weakness

Who wants to be a weakling? Most people I know want to be strong. So this shocking revelation from Paul is perplexing: I will boast all the more gladly in my weaknesses, so that the power of [...]


I am uncomfortable with “words for the year.”  Actually, I despise them.  This year I struggled with concepts Jesus is teaching me, trying to fit them into the “here’s my word for the year” box. [...]

One Word for 2018: Hope!

“The Lord is my Light and my Salvation – whom shall I fear or dread?  The Lord is the Refuge and Stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid?”  (Psalm 27:1) One afternoon not long ago, I [...]


May He keep us centered and devoted to Him, following the life path He has cleared, watching the sign posts, walking at the pace and rhythms He laid down for our ancestors. 1 Kings 8:57-58 The [...]