A Veteran’s Day Video That Will Bless You
Nov11

A Veteran’s Day Video That Will Bless You

Meet Jim Wolf. In honor of Veteran’s Day, I’m posting this video I came across as an encouragement to us: War can take a terrible toll on those who serve. Veterans comprise a disproportionate number of those in poverty and afflicted with mental illness.This video is a comeback story–a comeback that happens because someone steps into this man’s life. Enjoy this encouraging story and the lessons it can teach us....

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The Melody of Life

One of my favorite paintings is mural in Long Beach called, “The Melody of Life” by Trace Tres Fukuhara. It’s on the side of the Senior Citizen’s Center on 4th and Orange…where my family and home church have served Thanksgiving Dinner to those in need for the last 34 years. The themes and imagery for Melody of Life were developed with senior citizens at the Long Beach Senior Center, who agreed unanimously...

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Friday Stream of Consciousness – 56 – Black Friday Edition
Nov23

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 56 – Black Friday Edition

Here are some things on my mind this Friday morning: Today is referred to as “Black Friday” by many, and many Christians hate this day because it reeks of materialism and greed. It certainly does for some people, however, shopping when sales are going on doesn’t seems less like greed to me and more like wisdom. Having said that, I hate that some people spend Thanksgiving camped out in front of a Best Buy somewhere....

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Friday Stream of Consciousness – 52
Oct26

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 52

Here are some things on my mind this Friday morning: There isn’t much on TV I actually watch. I watch sports, news, and comedy. No TV show has really captured my interest. Then again, I haven’t really tried any. Ideas? I can’t wait until the election is over so I can respect some of my friends again Obviously, I respect them always, but wow, I’ve been surprised at their behavior. In one of those random tweets,...

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Friday Stream of Consciousness – 22
Mar30

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 22

Here are some things I’m thinking about this Friday: I spent some time earlier this week at a reunion for Leadership Network’s Next Generation Pastor’s groups. If you aren’t familiar with Leadership Network, repent! Their continued commitment to church innovation and the continued growth of pastors has impacted my ministry as much as any organization. It was good to meet some new people and to be mentored by...

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