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...