One of the hardest lessons for us to learn in our walk with God is that sometimes the best thing to do is nothing, nothing in the sense that we actively wait for God to do that which allows us to do more for His...Keep Reading
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It has been called the largest lockdown in the United States. On Thursday, March 19, 2020, California ordered its forty million residents to stay at home except for essential activities such as obtaining food, supplies and medical care. Californians are not...
Having the right perspective is essential to enduring through any difficulty in life. One of the encouragements that someone told me a long time ago was: "If you could look back five years from now, how much will this really matter?" Over the years of my life...
On behalf of our elder team, we wanted to share another update on our developing response to COVID-19 (coronavirus). Please see Pastor Philip’s video....
Three sisters, ages ninety-two, ninety-four, and ninety-six, lived together. One night the ninety-six-year-old filled the bath. She put one foot in and then paused. "Was I getting in the tub or out of the tub?" she shouted to her sisters. The ninety-four-year-old yelled back...
Some years ago I attended a Pastor's Conference at Cedarville University in Ohio and heard Mark Bailey, President of Dallas Seminary, tell the following story. On a particular day, a successful executive was speeding down a street in his fancy new...Keep Reading
Like all good Israelites, the writer of Proverbs 14:23 assumes the place, dignity and validly of all types of work. "In all (kinds of) labor there is profit." The place and necessity of work are assumed throughout the Old Testament. This appreciation for...Keep Reading
A man was on the practice golf course when the club pro brought another man out for a lesson. The pro watched the man swing several times, and then began making some suggestions as to how the fellow could improve his game. But each...Keep Reading
As with baseball, so with life, success is achieved not by hitting a few grand-slam home runs once in a while, but by the consistent hitting of singles and doubles each and every day. A meaningful and memorable life is nothing more than the sum total of...Keep Reading
One of the great dangers in life is trying to do too much for God. I know it sounds heretical, but there can be a serving of God that is sinful; service that makes us look big and God small. We can unwittingly rob God of his glory. We do this when we believe or give...Keep Reading
One of the keys to success in life is to live the life God has planned for us, and to be ourselves, and not someone else! Yet, people often spent their lives wishing they had someone else's looks, family, job or abilities instead of their own. An example...Keep Reading
Some time ago I had the pleasure and the privilege of enjoying a lunch with famed Anaheim Angels player Garret Anderson in the company of a few friends. Garret's storied career in MLB had included a World Series win, numerous...Keep Reading
On New Year's Day, 1929, Georgia Tech and California played each other in the Rose Bowl. Late in the second quarter, Roy Riegels recovered a fumble for California, and in his excitement became confused, and started running...Keep Reading
There are times in life when things can get so bad that running away seems like the best and only solution. That is why each and every day people quit their jobs, file for divorce, leave the ministry, or drop out of...Keep Reading