When You Struggle With What to Believe: Abdu Murray

  “There are those of you who have bought in to the cultural idea that if it feels right, it must be true. And you’ve come to be satisfied with that. You’re plagued with doubts and you’re thinking about, “Are there any things certain in life anymore? Can I hold on to anything that’s actually…

#metoo: Josh McDowell

“I can laugh outside but cry on the inside.” Josh McDowell somberly revealed. “My father was the town drunk .When my dad wasn’t hurting my mother, I was busy trying to kill my dad. Every week for seven years I was homosexually raped by Wayne Bailey.” The man was hired as cook and housekeeper when the…

Birthday Blessing for You

“For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in…

Josh McDowell at IDC2018, CCF Main

Josh McDowell shared his traumatic childhood journey that led to bitterness in adulthood. In university where he was “wounded, angry, and totally dysfunctional,” he accepted a challenge by a Christian to research on Jesus Christ being the Messiah and Son of God. That led him to write his bestselling book, “Evidence That Demands a Verdict.”…

Why Love Wins

The Message Translation: “It is absolutely clear that God has called you to a free life. Just make sure that you don’t use this freedom as an excuse to do whatever you want to do and destroy your freedom. Rather, use your freedom to serve one another in love; that’s how freedom grows. For everything…

Jim Caviezel’s Speech

Jim Caviezel’s speech for Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) you might want to hear! 🙂

Porto’s Bakery, Southern California

1960. Cuba. Political turmoil in your country and you attempt to leave. Straightaway, your husband gets terminated and consigned away to manual labor. You, too, get terminated with three children to feed.  Can you imagine? That was the crisis Rosa Porto found herself in. In Chinese, the word “crisis’ is represented by the characters for…

Black Bear Diner

Twelve-foot wooden bear sculptures mark the entrance of each of the over eighty Black Bear Diner locations in the western United States.  (Each sculpture, carved with a chainsaw by Ray Schulz, depicts the bears in a way that is telling of its location… stomping on grapes, skiing, playing baseball, climbing trees, etc.) This is heaven…

Bottega Louie

Bottega Louie is not the latest shopping convergence of Bottega Veneta and Louis Vuitton. Although it could pass off as one from the exterior.  It’s a gourmet restaurant, market, patisserie and cafe in Los Angeles. My cousin-in-law, Lesley, introduced us to this wonderful foodie joint. Upon crossing the heavy glass doors, you feel like you’re…