Overcomer

Though I played many sports in high school and college, volleyball was by far my favorite (and best). I spent thousands of hours in the gym and on the courts honing my skills. I was good at it. Fast forward a few years, and I joined a team in a recreational league in Southern California. We were... Continue Reading →

Ants In the Pants

"You look like you've got ants in your pants!" was the cry of the school teacher. She, luckily, wasn't talking to me, but one of my classmates. No matter what this young man tried to do, he could just not sit still. He was constantly talking, fidgeting, making noise, getting up and walking around the... Continue Reading →

Stop the Pain

Working primarily with teens and young adults for the past five years, something has haunted me. No, I'm not talking about Casper the Ghost, it's a notion, a thought, a question, that has been at the forefront of my mind. It is something that I've wrestled with understanding, and I've prayed about countless times. The... Continue Reading →

Why Pastors Should Say No to You

It's been a long journey for me.  It's been nearly five years since God called me in to ministry. I have to say, heading into this new calling in my life, I had a pretty strong concept of what being a pastor required. The conceptual ideas of what a pastor was supposed to do were... Continue Reading →

Leap of Faith

For the past three years, I've been blessed to be part of a pretty cool organization called Impact 4 Youth.  In fact, the organization exists solely because God placed a calling in my life to reach teens and young adults with the Gospel message.  I'd like to say it's been all roses and perfection, but... Continue Reading →

The Unpopular Kid

I had never been a "popular" kid. (Those that know me are nodding their heads right now.)  In Jr. High, I was that awkward kid with a bit of an egotistical chip on his shoulder.  No, it wasn't because I was totally ripped, good looking, and great with the ladies.  No, I had gotten good... Continue Reading →

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