Death, Surfing and Jesus

“Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” – C.S. Lewis I started surfing at age 10. Surfing soon became a core aspect of my life, identity and raison de vivre. Years […]

Abuse, Addiction and Change

Hello. My name is Montana Padilla. It’s been almost 6 years since the Lord Jesus Christ save me from a drug addiction and a wild lifestyle. Today I would like to share my testimony about how Jesus transformed my life. May the Lord Jesus Christ be given glory through the work that He has done. […]


       My wife I had won a free trip to Florida! We had an amazing time there. It was wonderful. I love the ocean and snorkeling. So we rented a small boat and motored out off Key Largo to snorkel at a famous coral reef. Everything went well and we had a blast. Then, coming […]

“Ode” to Lane! :)

When you are a disciple of Jesus, every day you pray for opportunities to share Him, because He is everything to you. Today, after a long meeting, I took a short walk, in a nearby neighborhood. A man about ten years older than me initiated a conversation. I wasn’t feeling particularly chatty, so I let […]

RAMESH, an Indian Story

It is my joy to retell the story of my friend Ramesh Vasabathula. He first told my wife and I his story at our dining room table a few months ago. I was so moved by his experiences that I invited Ramesh to retell his story again this weekend, to a group of international friends […]


RECOVERY. We are all in some form of it. Recovery is returning to a healthier condition, and we all want that. Some think that Recovery is just for people who drink too much alcohol. In fact, teetotalers can be in recovery too. Why? Because we have all been hurt by something or someone and we […]

End of the World?

When I first stated hearing Christians talking about “The End Times” I thought they were stupid! But today, what the Bible predicts seems totally legit. It’s bizarre. Read this list and see which of these Bible prophecies, made centuries ago, are happening today. Which of them doesn’t seem accurate? Read the verses that predicted these […]

Is Life Meaningless?

I live with hope, purpose, and security in being loved unconditionally.But it was not always this way for me. I grew up in a home where God was important. My mom and dad became followers of Jesus when I was a baby, so a life centered on the God of the Bible was my home […]