And He has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother. 1 John 4:21 NIV "You are not helping me," a male Veteran was yelling against the receptionist at the Veteran's Hospital Clinic that Monday morning. The receptionist with tears said, "I am looking for your file.… Continue reading Love and Prayers
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:6-7, NIV). "Lord, what is the is the greatest gift I could offer to my precious… Continue reading A Great Valentine’s Gift
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother—which is the first commandment with a promise—that it may go well with and that you may enjoy long life on earth. Fathers [Mothers], do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the… Continue reading Mom Models Best
The word happiness evokes visions of unwrapping gifts on Christmas or any occasion, strolling hand in hand with the one you love, being surprised on your birthday, responding with unbridled laughter to your family and friends, or vacationing in an exotic locale. Everyone wants to be happy; when you make chasing this elusive ideal a… Continue reading Happiness and Joy
How can you be joyful, prayerful, and thankful in the midst of adversities?
An Indian volunteer pastor challenged us, “You Filipinos are enjoying your good life in this country (restricted to Christian missionaries). Did you realize that many of your countrymen are dying without Christ?” I prayed for a week after being convicted so deeply because of my longtime dream to serve in the ministry. As I tendered… Continue reading Adventure of Obedience
Love must be sincere. Hate what it evil; cling to what is good (Romans 12:9 NIV). One morning there was an intense barking and commotion between our Rottweilers in the backyard. I screamed “Hey, what’s going on? It’s too early to disturb our neighbors.” What a strange looking creature from our new neighbor’s yard. A… Continue reading Joy and Sanity in the Midst of Challenges