Play Games

We have spent the last few days on the highway between Oklahoma and California. My husband and I decided to drive out to our farmhouse, which took three days...

Grieving Well

My brother and sister-in-law were killed in a car accident two weeks ago.  Scott was barely 49—my only sibling. I’m writing this while in the beginning stages of grief over the...

If You Weren’t Afraid What Would You Do?

Perhaps you’ve noticed the growing trend to choose a word of the year in January. Why choose a word of the year? The traditional litany of New Year’s resolutions can get...

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

“If you’re not seeing signs of human trafficking in your city, it’s because you’re not looking.” I don’t remember where I read the quote above, but I do remember when....

Coming Clean—Reshaping the Conversation about Purity

I was a freshman in Bible College when a chapel speaker brought out a piece of duct tape and asked two students to come to the front of the...

10 Things Christians Should Do Daily in 2020

A New Year is filled with hope and promise. What could be better than starting 2020 with a renewed commitment to grow deeper in our relationship with God? Like a trained...

Church on Wheels Delivering Christmas Blessings

When the Curbside Community Center van rolls into town, communities across the High Desert are served. Whether food, water, shoes, or clothing—Pastor Abel Razo, his wife of 42 years,...

President Trump Tells Worship Leaders He Needs Prayer Now

Prominent Christian pastors and worship leaders prayed over President Trump in the Oval Office last week, as he told them he needs prayer now more than ever amid the...

The Lucky Few: Author Heather Avis Shares about Adoption and Down Syndrome

Heather Avis and her husband Josh are the adoptive parents of three beautiful children—Macyn, Truly, and August. But this wasn’t the original plan. Although adoption was something Heather and Josh had...

Celebrating a Legacy of Love

November 9 was a night to celebrate the lives of Mr. and Mrs. Isiah and Gloria Roberts. Hosted by the Don Ferrarese Foundation, the “Legacy Dinner” at the Hilton Gardens...