THE POWER OF GOD: INDIA 

  “Yet I dare not boast about anything except what Christ has done through me, bringing the Gentiles to God by my message and by the way I worked among them. They were convinced by the power of miraculous signs and wonders and by the power of God’s Spirit. In... read more

Judges Pt 4 “Deborah”

I’m struck by the graciousness of God throughout the book of Judges, but particularly in the story of Deborah and Barak. It’s a messy chapter riddled with fear and doubt, redeemed through moments of clarity and support, and ultimately remembered in victory. Barak is not an exemplary leader—having ignored... read more

MARTYRS – PART 2

Many wonder how the young girl with a machine gun to her head could easily stand strong and refuse to deny Christ, even though many of her elders had done just that right before her. We even wonder how a grown man could go straight back into spreading the... read more

MARTYRS – PART 1

Truth be told, I’ve had the thought of one day becoming a martyr. In fact, I even had a legitimate discussion with my friend about how it would be unfair of me to get married and have kids because I may die in some foreign country one day. (She... read more

AWE OF GOD

During a prayer meeting many years ago, I read aloud Psalm 145. I was stunned by how much gold was packed into just this one psalm. Even though I had read this psalm countless times before, I was gripped afresh by the exaltation of God and the lifestyle of... read more

STEWARDING YOUR DESTINY (PT 5)

In this article on Destiny. I’m going to talk about some of the ways in which we can steward our destiny. As we discussed in the last article growing destiny. The fulfillment of our identity and are calling is not automatic: God is love, and will not force us... read more

HOW TO PARTNER WITH DESTINY (PT 4)

This is my latest article in a five part series on destiny, where I discuss what I think destiny is, and how we partner with God’s destiny for our lives. To recap, I believe that destiny is the intersection of our identity and God’s purposes for the earth. In... read more

YOUR DESTINY (PT 3)

I think a lot of people read about destiny, calling, and purpose with a sense of lostness, wondering what they individually are created for, what God’s plans are for their life, and what their purpose is. I know I have. Well today, I don’t have all the answers for... read more

WHY DESTINY (PT 2)

This article is the second in a five part series sharing what I’m learning about destiny: what is it, why it matters, what your destiny is, how we actually live it, and how we steward it. I’m going to start with the same verse I mentioned last time: Acts... read more

WHAT IS DESTINY (PT 1)

I’ve started to meditate on and pursue destiny in a serious way in my life. God has invited me into a level of focus and intimacy I haven’t ever really imagined was possible before. I’ve learned a lot, and gained even more questions. This article is the first in... read more

MYSTERY OF GOD

Something about the mystery of God seems to have been lost in recent decades. Beginning with the writings of Paul, theology has always been a strength and cornerstone for the Christian faith. But as this heavenly wisdom has continually been entrusted to the minds of men, it has started... read more

THE SECRET PLACE (PT 8)

On the first Friday evening of 2009, I was sitting at Reality Carpinteria listening to Britt Merrick preach the only sermon he ever gave at a college ministry called Adorn. Chris Lazo was the usual college pastor, but while Chris was on his honeymoon, Britt filled in for him... read more

THE SECRET PLACE (PT 7)

The Secret Place has evolved in my life. It began as the place where I came to know and love Jesus, to a place where I rely on Him to do great things in and through my life, then a place I find comfort, rest, peace and guidance. Before... read more

THE SECRET PLACE (PT 6)

5 Reasons the Secret Place Is Worth Your Time My life recently has been filled with transitions. I’ve just graduated, I hadn’t looked for jobs, and I was moving out of my parent’s house. I needed to find work. The month of July was pretty stressful for me, because... read more

THE SECRET PLACE (PT 5)

Recently, I was driving in my car and the song “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore came on the radio. Although that’s one of my favorite songs to put on blast in my car, its also the one song that reminds me of my friend Ashley. Ashley took her own life... read more
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