Try Trying.

It’s easy to help people, It’s difficult to love them. It’s easy to tell people facts, It’s difficult to help them discern truth. It’s easy to accept people, It’s difficult to extend grace. It’s easy to smile, It’s difficult to have joy. It’s easy to know about God, It’s difficult to know Him, And to…

See the Unseen.

It comes every year and for me seemingly at a rapidly increasing pace. When I reflect on the season in the middle of lots of church services, live animals, time with family, cross-country flights and eggnog (which is just gross admit it), I can’t help but focus in on the characters of the story. For…

little things.

As Thanksgiving has passed along with Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it seems right to truly remember what we’re thankful for. I’m thankful there isn’t a Wonderful Wednesday or Turndown Thursday! But mostly I’m thankful for the little things. Hummingbirds and avocados, a car that runs and a family that loves me. Salvation by grace…

“I Hope You Get Cancer!”

“I hope you get cancer!” Words no one wants to hear, much less have shouted at them. I can honestly say it was a new experience for me. Several months ago, a group from our church wanted to do something to help the growing number of homeless and panhandlers we see on our street corners.…

Gardening.

What gets you up every day? Why do you do what you do? Have you pondered such questions? I know it’s usually my nine-year-old daughter that gets me up everyday…literally, she is a serious early bird. I heard a story recently that I’ve embellished and made my own. Whether it is true or not is…

Comfortable?

I want to be comfortable. But, I don’t want to be comfortable. I’d rather be staying at Pelican Hill than camping at Doheny. I’d rather be working hard than sitting around watching daytime TV. The law of diminishing returns. At what point does being comfortable become too comfortable? Let’s be honest…comfort food has never been…

Peru.

Our family has the amazing opportunity to spend a week in Peru this July. My wife wrote a short support letter sharing our plans. Please take the time to view it here or read it below. May 2012 Dear Friends and Family,  Recently,  Parker and I (Darla) went on a date to our favorite Mexican…