serious suffering (not)

I’m on the final flight that ends a quick overnighter in California, where I filled in for my friend Greg Laurie, at his Thursday night Bible study, while he is in Israel. It was an awesome evening of ministry and a thrill to teach God’s word to such a stoked and well-fed group.

As much fun as it is to minister in different places, traveling always takes a toll. And what was the most difficult part of this particular trip? Getting only 4 hours of sleep after preaching at skull church the night before? (Partially due to the adrenaline in my system from seeing so many make decisions for Christ and also because I had to arrive at the airport at 5am to catch a 6 o clock flight) Having to land back at home and be ready to hit the ground running for the weekend services at fresh life? The wretched airplane coffee? Being in harms way while surfing with a gray whale?

Nah–that stuff just makes it fun! What made this trip difficult was not having the delightful sounds of fresh life radio streaming in my rental car over my phone’s mobile browser, like I normally do on the road, because I stupidly forgot my 1/8 inch cable, that connects the phone to any car stereo’s aux-in input, at home. Oh man, it was bad, terrible, no good and awful. There was no exquisite blend of groundbreaking indie, alternative anthems, modern worship and delicious jams stimulating my senses as I sat in socal traffic. Woe was me.

By the way, fresh life radio is now streaming on the web 24/7 at on computers and certain mobile devices. No matter where you live,you don’t need to suffer unnecessarily, crank it up!