Do the work: Now is not forever

Having hope that now is not forever is a good thing. Situations change, we move on, and difficulties cease to be the same. New difficulties come along and we have to be ready to face them, by the Grace of God and with full trust that it is not I who lives but Christ who…

A Broken Future: Pleasure, Money, Power, and Longevity are gods

Perhaps we think that the future for the generations to come and our current youth will be bright and beautiful. I disagree. The world is moving in a direction of haphazardness and chaos. The future of the young is worrisome and unpredictable. Why? The answer in short is: God is not the center of our…

Disconnected by Distractions

If you have ever wanted to end an awkward conversation with a little child, perhaps one of the ways to do so was to distract the child by shifting his/her attention on something else, something possibly more noisy and colorful than a boring old conversation. What you did there was: you used a distraction to…

Broken in a Lie

My heart is broken from your harshness. God told me to die to your temptations. I gave you enough, now I want my hope back. Why are you so crowded with thoughts that make me feel lost. You gave me all the sins to defile my soul. You were never my friend. But, you always…

Mothers and Their Prayers

Biologically, we were all born from the wombs of our mothers. Yet, not everyone continues to have a relationship with their mom after they are born. Some lose their moms to death at an early age. Moms sometimes choose to leave their children. Some children choose to leave their moms once the children think that…

A worthy time

In a fleeting moment Your head is down Your back is aching Your body is falling part You scream in silence, “Help!” “God, help me! Why is this so hard?” “Why does this road seem endless?!” “God, make it better” “I know You can” “You can take my life in a second” Poof! No more…

Investing: with unknown returns

Certain jobs, more than others, require a person to invest so much time, effort, emotions, and resources than one normally expects. There is an interesting paradox that arises when someone engages in jobs of service such as many of the health-care related jobs, public safety, clergy, non-profit work, and, finally, teaching. I am not writing…

Brush it off…keep being you!

Sometimes, you might find yourself rejected from a certain job opportunity or let go from a job that you liked (or possibly didn’t like but thought you needed)! Then, after you are let go, part of you wants to beg and plead for them to take you back. Another part of you wants to scream…

Forgive – for only then you can be set free

Maybe forgiveness seems like an act of human muscle and will. But I have recently realized that is not true. Although we may desire to become free from resenting someone for hurting us, we cannot forgive that person on our own. In the lyrics of a Christian song, the singer says, “Father, give me grace…