In this talk TRUSTING GOD, we discussed certain things that impact our ability to Trust God and what a life of unrelenting trust looks like.  What are things that affect one’s ability to wholeheartedly trust God? Others? How would you describe a person’s life who has an unrelenting trust in God?


Being a Disciple of Jesus

“You must be Youssef and Afaf’s son.” Growing up, I heard this all the time. It definitely was not because of our similar appearances, as I looked very different from the rest of my family; I might as well have been adopted. Maybe it was certain mannerisms, figures of speech, or behaviors I had picked …


Standing up for the Truth

Knowing the Truth and Standing up for the Truth are two very different things.  In this message at the Link we discussed 1 Kings 18:21 and how it informs standing for what is right, even when you are standing alone.

Questions to Ponder

1. What are some factors that affect your ability to stand against cultural & societal forces

2. How would you advise someone who is facing a difficult decision to stand alone?

The Joy of Bearing Fruit

Growing up in the Sorial family, there are two things I came to expect from my father: Church was a Priority: Rain or shine, blizzard (Michigan), tornado (Texas), or earthquake (California), we would be going to Church, standing as a family, and worshipping God. A Family Garden was Not Optional: Coming from a small village …


When Tragedy Strikes

It seems like literally every time I look at the news these days, it is covered with horrific images from tragic events, such as France, Egypt, Brussels, Orlando, Dallas, France (again), and so many more.  Unfortunately horrific acts of violence and hate have become so commonplace that the news stories seem to almost blend together, …


Sweaty Sprinkles

  After getting home a few days ago from playing basketball, I was dripping in sweat but still wanted to make sure I kissed my kids goodnight before they fell asleep.  When I went in and found them snug in bed, I tried to hug and kiss my 6-year old son when he responded “Dad, …