Anticipation Amid the Grind

I’m not sure how your day’s going. Mine’s fairly normal. A bit busier, I suppose, than usual. I was up too late last night, but adrenaline is keeping me going today. This is a big week at church – Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services coming in addition to Easter Sunday – the most important… Read More ›

Thriving as We Work

Saturday evening I was blessed with the opportunity to attend the Precious Life Gala, a fundraiser for Precious Life Shelter in Los Alamitos. It’s a wonderful organization that helps mothers who are in difficult situations have their babies and get back on their feet by giving them job skills and life skills. They had one… Read More ›

Praying with St. Patrick

The family just left for school. We made sure we were all wearing our green to avoid getting pinched. This one day when we’re all Irish has become a fun cultural moment. That said, St. Patrick was a real missionary. I wrote a little about him in the OC Breeze, a local online newspaper. He… Read More ›

An Ordinary Man (and Woman!)

As the Branch has been rolling for about a year now, we have had some wonderful moments and seen some new families get connected, but as I’m praying about how God would have us move forward, it’s clear we need to grow in our commitment to reaching out to others to point them to Jesus…. Read More ›

Crying Out to God

My extended family was plunged into tragedy earlier this week. One of my cousins released her four month old son into the arms of Jesus. It’s truly heartbreaking. Being so far away, there’s not much we can do except pray and send our love to the family. One of the great privileges we have as… Read More ›