Have you ever been misled by a GPS? A lot of people have, including me. I remember one instance when my GPS told me to take a certain freeway. Then it said to turn right at the next off ramp. I obeyed. I turned right. Then it told me to turn left. Then it said to turn right. And then it directed me back to the freeway. I thought, “What was that?” There was no reason to do that. I . . . read more ›
On Sunday night of the SoCal Harvest, I had the opportunity to pray for America with thousands in Angel Stadium and around the world. Then Brennley Brown sang “God Bless America.” It was a moving moment. Here’s a clip of it. Add your prayer for America to the comments below.
The Los Angeles Times ran a good article on my Friday night message at this year’s SoCal Harvest: ‘There is no race that’s superior’: Orange County pastor denounces white nationalists during Harvest festival By Esmeralda Bermudez and Adam Elmahrek A popular Southern California pastor denounced white nationalists and called for a “spiritual awakening” as he kicked off an annual Christian retreat in Anaheim this weekend attended by more than 25,000 people. “For the followers of Jesus Christ, there is no place for . . . read more ›
Years ago my son Jonathan, who was 3 or 4 at the time, got lost in a hotel. He loved to push the button for the elevator, and on this particular day, he ran ahead of me down the hall. I called after him, “Now Jonathan, wait for Dad! I’m almost there.” Just as I turned the corner, I saw the doors of the elevator close with Jonathan inside, alone. I panicked and pushed every button until finally the elevator . . . read more ›
Oscar Wilde said, “I can resist everything except temptation.” That’s the problem with temptation. It’s so tempting. But sometimes we unnecessarily put ourselves in the way of it. In the Old Testament, we find the story of Joseph, someone who faced some heavy-duty temptation. Joseph’s world suddenly changed when his brothers sold him to a group of traveling slave traders. Overnight he went from a life of relative comfort to a life of uncertainty. Joseph was sent to Egypt, a . . . read more ›