New Year’s Resolutions

With the beginning of a new year, it’s inevitable that resolutions are always made. How many of you have made them? Among the top resolutions this year are to get in shape, lose weight, get more organized, read more good books, and spend more time with family and friends. The problem is sometimes we are not realistic in our resolutions. Here are some resolutions made by some people over the years that had to be realistically changed with the passing . . . read more ›

Cathe Laurie speaks!

What a night! We premiered the new version of the Lost Boy film that we are now calling Lost Boy: The Next Chapter last night at Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa. It was like a homecoming of sorts, as Calvary is where I first went to church, and that is prominently dealt with in the film. We had a lot of family there and saw a lot of old friends too. Pastor Chuck Smith was there and gave a gracious . . . read more ›

New version of the Lost Boy film premiering

Whew! Well, we survived Christmas! I have to admit that this was a very tough time for us, as we observed what was always one of my favorite times of the year without our our firstborn son. I was warned by others who have had loved ones die that the “first” everything is hard. Interestingly, when I focused on the essential message of Christmas, I appreciated it more than I ever have. That message being that Jesus came to be . . . read more ›

Christmas in heaven

Merry Christmas to all of you! It is rather cold for Southern California today, with rain off and on. So we are inside with our fireplace actually on! I have been listening to Michael W. Smith’s Christmas CD (that we made available to all of you too) and have really enjoyed it. Later, we are going to have cheese fondue for lunch with our family! Needless to say, it’s a sad day for us, as this is our first Christmas . . . read more ›

“I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”

As we prepare to celebrate Christmas Eve, I thought I would tell you a story. It’s a story about one of the most beloved of all the Christmas songs we sing this time of the year. Christmas Eve services at Harvest Speaking of Christmas Eve, we will be having live services at Harvest today. Our Christmas eve services will be at 4:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. It will be a musical retelling of the story of the birth of Jesus. . . . read more ›