parenting and working from home

"Balancing parenting and working from home might seem daunting. But each day presents an opportunity to display love to your kids."

Having trouble focusing or getting work done while working at home and trying to be a parent? A big part of the worldwide workforce has tried to pivot and work differently. Focus on the Family breaks down How to Balance Parenting and Working from Home.

hope & faith

"The Lord disciplines the one he loves, and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son."

-Hebrews 12:6

Why did God allow Jonah to be swallowed by the great fish? Was the Lord "getting even" with Jonah for running the other way?

Absolutely not.

God was chastening, or disciplining, Jonah because Jonah was His child. It's the same reason God chastens us: because He loves us. Hebrews 12:6 says, "The Lord disciplines the one he loves, and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son" (NIV). Understand that God is not looking to "get even" with us for our disobedience. God already "got even" at the cross, when Jesus died in our place. No, the chastening that Jonah experienced was because God loved Jonah.

Our hope should be secure in His promise because Jesus said so. Firm and secure. Storms are a reality, but not a finality.

Know this: God's chastening is preparation for a future task. It tells us that He has something more for us to do. Jonah had a big work to do, so there was a big storm, a big fish, and essentially a big spanking! So if you are in deep waters right now, take it as a sign God loves you, and that He is not finished with you yet.

A Daily Devotion God is Not Looking to "Get Even" with You by Greg Laurie


How can God exist when there is so much suffering? from God and Science

"Fool's Talk: Recovering the Art of Christian Persuasion" by Os Guiness

What are We to Make of Jesus Christ? by C.S. Lewis

cottonwood church

los alamitos, ca

My home church in Los Alamitos, CA. Led by Senior Pastors Bayless and Janet Conley.


harvest ministries

riverside, ca

Harvest Ministries features the relevant, biblical teaching of Greg Laurie via daily devotional, live webcasts, podcasts, radio program, articles, crusade events, and resources.


Saddleback Church

lake forest, ca

We are one family in many locations that is passionate about family, friendships, and finding our calling. This is a family, and a place to call home. It’s a place to get help, healing, and hope. Whether you’re in Orange County or Buenos Aires, an atheist or lifetime follower of Christ, you are welcome here.


sanctuary church

costa mesa, ca

An awesome church in Costa Mesa, CA. Led by former pro skateboarder and now Senior Pastor Jay "Alabamy" Haizlip.


calvary chapel sjc

san juan capistrano, ca

John Randall has been involved in pastoral ministry for almost 20 years and is the featured speaker on the Bible teaching radio program A Daily Walk. He is known for his clear and relateable presentation of the Scriptures.


Radio Southern California

107.9fm kwave

Southern California radio station where you can listen to sermons and shows about God's Word.


positive hits

Worship music all the time. On their website, you can find song information/lyrics, get prayer, and donate to keep the station on the air. There is also an app for iPhone and Android to listen on your mobile device.

kkla 99.5fm

Christian Talk Radio

100.3 Klove

positive & encouraging

Replacing 100.3 The Sound in November of 2017, KLOVE spreads the positivity that comes with Christian music. They seem to be going strong almost a year later. They have an extensive website with news, events, prayer, and the list goes on. Apps are available for iPhone and Android


Mess Halls

Mess with us. A growing group of skaters and individuals who want to share and listen to people who love Jesus. Come and hang with Joe Gruber, Richard Mulder, Ray Barbee, Lance Mountain, Andrew Allen, and others. They meet multiple times a week. Check the website for schedule and Zoom code.

I am Second is a movement meant to inspire people of all kinds to live for God and for others. Actors. Athletes. Musicians. Business leaders. Drug addicts. Your next-door neighbor. People like you. The authentic stories on provide insight into dealing with typical struggles of everyday living. These are stories that give hope to the lonely and the hurting, help from destructive lifestyles, and inspiration to the unfulfilled. You’ll discover people who’ve tried to go it alone and have failed. Find the hope, peace, and fulfillment they found. Be Second.

Plugged In

An excellent resource for parents with young kids. Plugged In is a Focus on the Family publication designed to shine a light on the world of popular entertainment while giving families the essential tools they need to understand, navigate and impact the culture in which they live.

Focus on the Family

Focus on the Family is a global Christian ministry dedicated to helping families thrive. We provide help and resources for couples to build healthy marriages that reflect God’s design, and for parents to raise their children according to morals and values grounded in biblical principles.