It’s My Wife Cathe’s Birthday Today!

It’s my wife’s birthday today! She is a great woman who, to me, is a model of balance. Her love for God runs deep, as does her love for her family. She is totally dedicated to serving and glorifying God with her life. Yet, she takes care of herself and stays active and fit. She always looks great too. No question about it; she is a beautiful woman both inside and out and I am proud to call her my wife . . . read more ›

This Sunday at Harvest: Hope for Hurting Marriages

Is your marriage in trouble? Is it hanging by a thread? Does it seem like it is  headed for divorce? I have good news for you. . . .Hope is on the way. This Sunday, my message at  Harvest Riverside and Orange County will be “Hope for Hurting Marriages.” So come with an open heart and an open Bible and let’s see what the Lord will do in your hurting marriage. Our service times at Harvest Riverside are 7:30, 9:30, . . . read more ›

The Story of How My Mother Came to Faith

Though she was raised in a Christian home, my mother rebelled against God for most of her life. And whenever we got into any serious discussion about life or its meaning or the afterlife or God, she would always say, “I don’t want to talk about it.”One day, she was very ill, and I felt especially impressed to go and have a conversation with her. So I went to see her. I said, “I want to talk to you about . . . read more ›

No Pain, No Gain.

The Christian life is the greatest life there is. God takes a life that was empty and aimless and, worst of all, headed to a certain judgment, and he turns it around and transforms it. That is more than enough right there. But in addition, he removes the guilt that haunted us, fills the emptiness inside of us and literally takes residence in our heart. This all comes as a result of the gospel believed and followed. That is the . . . read more ›

This Sunday at Harvest: Hope for Those Facing Crisis

It’s a day like any other day. You get out of bed, get dressed, have breakfast. And then “it” happens: A call from a loved one or police officer telling you there has been an accident. A call from your doctor about a test he did and you need to come in right away. A note on your counter from your spouse saying they are done with the marriage. A new pain in your body you have never noticed before. The list . . . read more ›