Finding Identity

The afternoon was warm under a bright California sun. September was in full swing bringing cooler nights and my first week of Junior High School. I stood in the schoolyard waiting to try out for the flag football team. With the usual banter and testosterone-induced posturing, a gaggle of boys began to pull into a READ MORE

God’s Timing

One of the most difficult areas to understand and embrace in this journey is God’s timing. What is He thinking? We get a promise from Him through His word to us; a scripture, a prophet, or a friend that resonates with our spirit. We receive it with joy and anticipation that we are about to READ MORE

A Door of Hope

The years was 1984. I had recently left a job working for an electrical contractor and moved to the town of Visalia in the San Joaquin Valley of California. I was studying for the electrical contractor’s test so that I could begin my own business when a friend of mine called. He had been contracted READ MORE

A Different Way of Seeing

Five weeks ago, my wife and I were packing again. We had been house-sitting for some friends who had taken a trip to Washington DC and New York. We had hoped to find a place to rent during our time in town. Indeed, the Father had spoken to us on numerous occasions that He would READ MORE

Living from the Father’s Heart

On December 28, 2010, I was prayer journaling and heard these words. They were not mine but flowed from deep inside me as I wrote. I believe that this was instruction from the Father through His Spirit into mine.  I share them in order to bless you in your journey.   If you would walk READ MORE

Courting Disaster

Bile roiled and churned in his stomach as the accused sat alone in the cell awaiting the trial that would seal his fate. The stench of human depravity and sweat permeated his minute world. The specters of others who had awaited their time before the judge, closed around him dimming the light from the single READ MORE