My back has gone out a couple of times this month. I wasn’t doing anything strenuous, yet the muscles in my lower back suddenly went into a spasm which made movement painful. I slowed down my workouts for a week, and I began to feel better. The next week, as I started out my front door to ...Keep Reading
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Our son in law, Robert Plaisted, is a Glendale police officer. He was in the station briefing room at 5:00 AM with other officers preparing for their morning shift last month when the Assistant Chief of Police and Battalion Chief unexpectedly came into the room. They stood before ...
On Sunday afternoon, October 8, the winds howled through Sonoma and Napa Counties. The pants of PGA golfers flapped like flags as they lined up their shots at the Silverado Golf Course in Napa. Many spectators left as the wind intensified. They may have gone to bed early, but thousands of ...
I left the door to our backyard open recently for fresh air while I was working on a sermon at our kitchen table. Suddenly a little bird flew past me from our kitchen as it tried to get out through a window. I opened a side door and tried to shoo the little guy outside. He was afraid of me and kept banging into ...
The ISIS attacks in Paris were a wakeup call for the western world. ISIS has given its followers a dream that the Caliphate they have established in Iraq and Syria can spread throughout the world. They are prepared to murder and terrorize anyone who opposes their diabolical agenda. Jihadists ...Keep Reading
I wrote this Reflections in Honduras, where Kristina and I were visiting with Peter and Katie Stockton. Peter, a physician, brought his wife and four daughters to this remote northern coast to serve the poor. This area had no hospital for the thousands...Keep Reading
I became friends with Larry Bresnan my senior year in high school. Larry went to a Fellowship for Christian Athletes camp after graduation and gave his life to Jesus. Larry found peace with God, started reading the Bible, and continually told me “Jesus is alive.” Even though Larry seemed to be ...Keep Reading
Kristina and I flew to California in April for my mother’s 90th birthday. Our luggage never got off the flight, so our first day in Marin started with frustration. I was scheduled to speak at the San Rafael Open Door Church that Sunday. They had asked me to speak about the faith of Enoch from...Keep Reading
A lady made a difficult decision to come and talk with me recently. She wanted to tell me her family was moving on to another church. It was not an easy conversation for either of us. She had served faithfully at Living Streams for several...Keep Reading
Our family will gather in Napa, California in April for my mother’s 90th birthday. Roberta Buckley has eight children, twenty-one grandchildren, and several great grandchildren with more on the way. Her life is full with lots of family, friends, faith and and bridge....Keep Reading
I was driving to Living Streams on a recent Sunday morning when NPR announced the UN had released a report on climate change. It said scientists have evidence our behaviors have negatively impacted our environment and weather. They...Keep Reading
Many people wonder how a group like ISIS can draw men from the free world to fight on its behalf. Why would a young man from Minnesota, London, or Sweden, leave the comfort of his home and risk his life fighting to establish an Islamic State? An Islamic State, or caliphate...Keep Reading
I've heard many people say, "As long as you believe in something, that's all that matters." They don't think it makes a difference what you believe about God. That is a naive philosophy. The world around us is screaming out a very different message. The Muslims involved in ISIS force men to convert to their brand of Islam or face execution. Like the...Keep Reading