Life After Lust

Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP 2010 MA in Marriage and Family Therapy Author, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist at LifeSTAR of the Central Valley Is there any hope for me? Forest Benedict, who has experienced recovery from sexual addiction, says “Yes!” His experience inspired him to become a therapist and ultimately write a book on the […]

Visionary Leadership

If people can’t see what God is doing, they stumble all over themselves; But when they attend to what he reveals, they are most blessed. Proverbs 29:18 (The Message) Vision is the bridge between the present and the future; it captures the imagination by painting a compelling picture of a desired reality which does not […]

I Choose Hope!

  Good morning Family, What an honor and a privilege to be before you today. I bring you greetings from Fresno Pacific University, where I have the privilege to encourage and equip leaders for the future.   I am a product of this valley, I’ve been trained and nurtured in her bosom …There is no […]

Having A Heart Like Christ for Haiti and Africa

God knew I would be a missionary. He knew I would fight against being a missionary, too, but he also knew that responding to his call would change and challenge my life, my thoughts, my ideals and what I thought about who I thought I was. Being a missionary was never on my radar screen. […]

The Joy of Reading and Travel

What could be better than having the assignment to read, reread and talk about C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and other Christian writers of England? That is what I have been doing and preparing for over the last several months. I can’t read everything they wrote, but I am through The Hobbit (much, […]