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September - Finally!

Ahhh September. Cooler weather. (I wrote cooler, not cold.) College football. (Yes, I like college better than pro.) And best of all, my birthday. Also, for those of us living in Phoenix it's a huge sign of achievement to see that calendar flip from August...

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Pray for Houston

As all of us are thinking and praying about our brothers and sisters in Houston, the turmoil and exhaustion that has poured down on them will take a long time to recover from. But our generous prayer, gifts and volunteering support will help ...

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Provocative and Escalating Rhetoric

Once again, we had 500 men come together and fill up Young Life's Lost Canyon camp. Once again, we had 500 men of different ethnicities, cultures, economic statuses, age, and denominational and political...

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Some Big Questions

This Sunday, we will dive into a very deep and detailed chapter of prophetic literature. This chapter forces us to deal with questions like: Where did evil come from? How could a good God allow war and pain and evil? Is there a devil? So...really light and ...

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Check it Out

This is my weekly email to the Living Streams Family, but my hope is that it will be so much more. Each week I hope these emails bring you clarity, and understanding to cut through the current cloud of confusion that is causing your path to be unclear and ...

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The Final Word

Last week I was in my kitchen as I heard my 8-year-old daughter clanging out something on my electric guitar. It was music to my ears as she sang her heart out. As I tuned in I heard, “Trust in your heart and your sun shines forever and ever.” When she...

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Lessons from Messy Miracles

I am looking forward to sharing a message this Sunday at Living Streams called, “Lessons from Messy Miracles.” Over the years our family has experienced a couple of miracles which were not only ...

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A Messy Miracle of Mercy

My wife, Kristina, has had heart troubles since she had untreated strep throat, Asian flu, pneumonia and scarlet fever as a child. These illnesses left her with myocarditis and pericarditis. Her parents were alcoholics, ...

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Like a Boomerang

My daughters have a new favorite song right now called “Boomerang.” (It is a little embarrassing to admit that I know the song, because a 15 year-old punk rock girl named Jo Jo sings it.) There is a line repeated in the song that says, “I don't really care...

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Please Continue to Pray

At 2:30 a.m. on the Fourth of July, my cell phone rang and I didn't answer it. I wondered who would be calling me at that time, and what the problem could've been; but I fell back asleep. At about 7:30 a.m., my wife woke me up and told me that Kristina...

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