Tuned for worship

“My harp is tuned …” (Job 30:31 NIV). When we started our last day at the Saddleback Worship Conference I prayed that Stephen would receive extra encouragement. Sometimes, being at a conference like this actually overwhelms you. So, I wanted God to let Stephen know His affirmation. The day began with a great talk from

Learning new songs

“He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God” (Psalm 40:3 NIV). We’re having a great time this week at the Saddleback Worship Conference! I’m really proud of Stephen and our WCC worship band for having been selected to play this year at one of the venues. I wish

One prayer continues

“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent

My father’s twin

“…you do not have many fathers…” (1 Corinthians 4:15 NIV). My father was an identical twin. My grandparents named them Claude and Clyde. My grandmother said they were always close. They used to sleep in the crib with their arms around each other. As though they weren’t already carbon copies in appearance, my grandmother used

Experiencing God’s blessings for 30 years

“How happy are those who fear the Lord— all who follow his ways! You will enjoy the fruit of your labor… How rich your life! Your wife will be like a fruitful vine, flourishing within your home. And look at all those children!  There they sit around your table as vigorous and healthy as young olive trees. That