If I could speak to my mom today . . .

As you may know–if you have read my story, Lost Boy–my mom died a few years ago. Despite my crazy upbringing, I always loved her and really wanted to take care of her, even as a little boy. In Lost Boy, I talk about her prodigal ways and how she returned to the Lord before she left us. I believe that I will see her again in Heaven. Today, on our radio program A New Beginning, host Dave Spiker asked . . . read more ›

Bald men always know first when it’s raining

Crazy weather these days here in Southern California. Seems like the weathermen never get it right. I think I can do just as good of a job looking out my window and determining what kind of day it will be just by looking for the obvious. I do know of one sure way to know if it will rain: wash your car. It always works for me! 🙂 BTW, bald men always know first when it is raining! My wife and . . . read more ›

Chasing Rainbows

This last Saturday, I woke up very early in the morning, still reeling from jet lag after our trip to the Holy Land. I decided to take a walk, as I usually do every morning. There was a light drizzle, as we had an unexpected storm front here in Southern California. “Wait a second,” you might ask, if you don’t live on the West Coast. “Doesn’t the song say, ‘It never rains in Southern California’?” Well, sometimes it does, and . . . read more ›

Don’t Forget to Remember

This is Memorial Day weekend. For many, that means heading to the beach, the mountains, or the lakes. It means an extra day off. Or maybe a barbecue, a family get-together or a sporting event. Sadly, for others, it means partying and driving under the influence on the roads, resulting in increased arrests and inevitable (but avoidable) fatalities on the road. But let’s give this day a name that sounds a little less formal—and perhaps a bit more understandable. Memorial . . . read more ›

Pray for the family of Steven Curtis Chapman

I want to express my sympathy to Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife and family over the tragic death of their young daughter, Maria Sue Chapman. Maria was one of the close-knit family’s six children. I have met many talented Christian musicians over the years, but Steven Curtis Chapman stands out as an unusually godly and compassionate man to me. I remember when we were in Christchurch, New Zealand, a couple of years ago and we had a long lunch . . . read more ›