Beauty of the Purity of God’s Word

Psalm 12:5-7 5 “Because the poor are plundered, because the needy groan, I will now arise,” says the Lord; “I will place him in the safety for which he longs.”  6 The words of the Lord are pure words, like silver refined in a furnace on the ground, purified seven times.  7 You, O Lord,…

Are You Too Busy For God?

Colossians 1:10 So as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. “I’m very busy! I’m so tired! I’m pressured and stress out!” These are the most common phrases that we hear every day in Dubai. Why so?…

You Are With Me

Psalm 23:4 4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. I have experienced fearing different kinds of fear. When I was a child, I feared monsters, ghosts and any other creatures or…

The Sin of Finding Fault

Psalm 14:1 The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”   They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds,  there is none who does good. An article I read from Wikipedia quotes, “Many atheists hold that atheist lies not on the atheist to disprove the existence of God, but on the theist to provide a rationale for theism.”  The rejection of the belief…

New in Relation to the Old

“As I look back on this road I travel, I’ve seen so many times He’s carried me through. If there’s one thing that I learned in my life. My redeemer is faithful and true.” The message of this song by Steven Curtis Chapman never fails to encourage me. It always speaks of the message that…

A Celebration For Jesus

Psalms 115: 1 Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness! Celebrating Christmas for us Filipinos, are quite unique and nothing short of a lively gathering of all family and friends. It is the time of the year where…

The Christmas That Was Meant To Happen

After 9 years, I finally got to experience (again) the excitement of gazing at the beauty of the Filipino culture in relation to how it celebrates the Christmas season. The festive feeling is everywhere. The anticipation of merry days is exhilarating. There’s no limit nor boundary that hinders Filipinos from enjoying this season. The rich…

The Great Insignificance

It’s really funny that usually I go home from work; my kids would love to really show off. Joshua would immediately show me his work and tell me what he did in the school and tell me “I did this…that”. While the other little girl would show some stuff she did all day at the…

You Are With Me

Psalm 23:4 4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. I have experienced fearing different kinds of fear. When I was a child, I feared monsters, ghosts and any other creatures or…

Seeing God as Precious

Psalm 36:2-3, 7 2 For he flatters himself in his own eyes that his iniquity cannot be found out and hated. 3 The words of his mouth are trouble and deceit; he has ceased to act wisely and do good. 7 How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of…

Embracing Suffering

By Pastor Leo Obra 2 Cor. 6:10 “Sorrowful yet always Rejoicing…” Romans 8:17, And if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him. Embracing suffering??? Who wants it? It’s very, very rare to see somebody who would gladly offer herself…