LIVING A LIFE OF FAITH

Living a Life of Faith and Trust I believe Rick Joyner stated it best when he said, “The greatest gift you have been given is the Father’s love. As long as you walk in the Father’s love, you will never fail.” If we don’t truly know God loves us,... read more

WALK BY FAITH

Walking by Faith and Knowing Your Purpose / Calling Faith is such a beautiful gift that has been given to us by God. The book of Hebrews talks about faith being “the confidence in what we hope for and the assurance for what we do not see” (Hebrews 11:1).... read more

LIFE IS UNPREDICTABLE

This is a journal entry from an intern that is currently at Isla Vista Church. I felt his honesty, vulnerability, and insights were worth sharing. We can all learn and “grow from this.” “Faith does not grow in the house of certainty”- W.M. Paul Young When your life falls... read more

A LIFE OF FAITH (PT 5)

The other day, I was at a restaurant celebrating Joanna, my 4-year-old daughter’s birthday. We were out on a daddy/daughter date, just the two of us. Once we got our food, I said a short prayer, and my daughter looked at this man walking in our direction with a... read more

A LIFE OF FAITH (PT 4)

Faith is described as a shield in the Bible. “Above all” of our spiritual armor, this piece we are to take up. It protects us from “all” the fiery darts of the wicked one. Anything that our enemy will throw at us in effort to make us stumble can... read more

A LIFE OF FAITH (PT 3)

I have noticed that new believers in Jesus often will take greater risks, and are more willing to try something new, than seasoned believers. I think we can get too familiar with Jesus and Christian culture that the longer we walk with Jesus, the more likely we are to... read more

A LIFE OF FAITH (PT 2)

The Generosity of the Giver “Look what I found this morning!” It was my birthday and my dad held up an envelope containing five 20-dollar bills with a note that read “Go enjoy a meal with your family!” I immediately remembered a conversation two days prior in which my... read more

A LIFE OF FAITH (PT 1)

Faith: A New Operating System I have pondered this phrase many times over the past several years, and it has not been until recently that I have really started to discover the brilliance of God in the midst life’s uncertainties. We can never really know the full extent of... read more

EXCERPT – JESUS BURGERS

Here is a excerpt from our book Jesus Burgers, taken from my chapter called Father To The Fatherless. I share this as a reminder that God looks for those who are willing to say yes to loving people and taking risk. In 2001, a small group of us made... read more

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