Thankfulness Matters

Thankfulness Matters

I find that whenever life is difficult or God seems far; or if I feel far away from Him, one very useful thing I can do to change my circumstances is to stop for a moment and THANK GOD. The Bible says that “in everything, give thanks; for this is the will of God in...
Tombs Do Not Have the Last Say

Tombs Do Not Have the Last Say

Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His...
Traversing the Death Valley

Traversing the Death Valley

Psalm 23 is a very beautiful chapter in the Bible. It reads: The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even...
Courage for Something Bigger

Courage for Something Bigger

When I read about Esther in the Bible, I cannot help but wonder at how God unraveled destiny in her life. Who would have thought that a beauty “contest” of sorts would land a crown on her head? And going further, who would have thought that as queen, Esther would have...
Delighting in God’s Presence

Delighting in God’s Presence

“The eternal God is your refuge, and his everlasting arms are under you.” Deuteronomy 33:27a A special joy of mine is cuddling my dog Star. She’s a crossbreed between a poodle and a Shih Tzu; a tiny lively thing, pretty much a foot long with beautiful white hair and a...
Fire VS. Forgiveness

Fire VS. Forgiveness

It is human to want to retaliate when we are hurt. For some of us who do not wish to avenge ourselves, we deal with an emotional tug-of-war where we silently (or not so silently) wish for God to discipline our enemies with His judgment on their lives. We think to...
The Royal Identity

The Royal Identity

“In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”—Luke 15:10 I remember one morning reading my Bible and asking God why the angels rejoiced in Heaven when one sinner repented. What was the reason...
Thinking Right About Love

Thinking Right About Love

Many times, we think of God’s love for us as dependent on our behavior. We make a mistake, or we sin, and the thought comes to us: God probably does not want to love us right now. He might, but maybe not that much. This is deadly thinking. The Bible says that God’s...

What’s your purpose?

All humans desperately crave it and even need it to survive. And what is it? Purpose. The reason we get up in the morning. The thing that keeps us running. It is our reason to live and to be. We all have one. For some it may be a career we have dreamed about since we...

Unselective Love

Oh, if we could all be this way. Unselective Love. No prerequisites. No standard to meet. No dress code. Nothing. Just pure, unbiased, love. Unselective love doesn’t reject people based on first appearances. It doesn’t reject people even after they know them good...