Category Archive for: ‘Pastor’s Blog’


Lowercase Thinking

SCRIPTURE After their defeat, Ben-hadad’s officers said to him, “The Israelite gods are gods of the hills; that is why they won. But we can beat them easily on the plains. 1 Kings 20:23 (NLT) OBSERVATION Ben-hadad was trying to come up with a logical explanation for their defeat. After all, he was a powerful King with a powerful army …

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The Multitasking God

Scripture I realized that no one can discover everything God is doing under the sun. Not even the wisest people discover everything, no matter what they claim. Ecclesiastes 8:17 Observation King Solomon, the wisest man to ever live just confirmed in his vast wisdom, we really don’t have a clue what God is up to. We see glimpses and smidgens …

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Aloha At Our Intersections

Every single morning I interact with Aloha at the intersections. Aloha saves me from being a bad parent and having mad kids. No matter how hard I try to get out of the house earlier, I always find myself and my five boys loading up into the car a few minutes too late. If not for the kind folks who, …

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Palani And Kuakini


Scripture Then he called for his son Solomon, and charged him to build a house for the Lord God of Israel. David said to Solomon, “My son, I had intended to build a house to the name of the Lord my God. But the word of the Lord came to me… ‘(Solomon) shall build a house for My name.’” 1 …

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From Delivery To Deliverer

Scripture Then Jesse said to David his son, “Take now for your brothers an ephah of this roasted grain and these ten loaves and run to the camp to your brothers. 1 Samuel 17:17 Observation David’s Dad saw him as a delivery boy and a messenger boy. His oldest brother Eliab accused him of irresponsibility for leaving the sheep behind …

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My Resurrection Rescue

Scripture We don’t want you in the dark, friends, about how hard it was when all this came down on us in Asia province. It was so bad we didn’t think we were going to make it. We felt like we’d been sent to death row, that it was all over for us. As it turned out, it was the …

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Where The Action Is At

Scripture He allowed no one to accompany Him, except Peter and James and John…They came to the house of the synagogue official; and He saw a commotion, and people loudly weeping and wailing. And entering in, He said to them, “Why make a commotion and weep? The child has not died, but is asleep.”. They began laughing at Him. But …

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Kona Comes Together (The Container Covenant)

These past few days I have been in awe at how God has been moving to meet the needs of the Matsuyama/Agustin Ohana. Then, through my Life Journal reading this morning, I began to see that this is what God has called all of us to… all of the time! I have included some useful links below to help you …

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Screen Door Christianity

Scripture You shall make a veil of blue and purple and scarlet material and fine twisted linen; it shall be made with cherubim, the work of a skillful workman. You shall hang it on four pillars of acacia overlaid with gold, their hooks also being of gold, on four sockets of silver. You shall hang up the veil under the …

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The ‘Ohana Factor

For those who have never lived on the Hawaiian islands the word ‘Ohana is usually linked with the definition from the Disney movie Lilo & Stich: “Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten.” It’s not a bad definition to start from, but I get the joy of introducing and re-introducing people to God’s ‘Ohana which goes …

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