Psalm 23 The Lord is like a good shepherd

https://youtu.be/ecHhVhGtRp4 I hope this message can be a blessing and bring comfort to some people.

Peace overcomes pain

"My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from helping me, from the words of my groaning? O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer; and by night, but find no rest.Psalm 22:1-2, Bible This psalm from chapter 22 is often read on Good Friday. …

Coronavirus ignition to a spiritual awakening

What I'm about to say in this blogpost will sound very spiritual so you've got to hold on. I’ve been blogging lots on our current situation with this Coronavirus pandemic. It has affected every single person. As long as you haven’t been living under a rock, I'm sure it's affected you in some way too. …

Marriage after Corona/Covid-19

Hi, I'm Kevin. I want to share a part of my life’s story in the blogosphere. It'll be a longer read than usual.  I grew up seeing my parents suffer together.  When I was a young kid in Vancouver, my father raised the family (my Mom, brother and me) by working two or three part-time …

A broken and imperfect people

Do people view Christians as imperfect people? Yes, we Christians are imperfect; and we don't need to hide this fact. And I'm one of these imperfect ones. I'm not ashamed to admit that I am imperfect. I have known some who put on a facade--like a make-over to look like that "perfect and righteous Christian." …

Intro – Great Nations: When there is Sibling Rivalry

[ See related posts on Great Nations: Introduction, Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3] This is the first of the posts on Great Nations. This first post is an introduction on our common spiritual foundation. Part 1 is my reflection on China's implosion into Communism (Part 1), followed by nations rising from the East …

A patient and hopeful gardener

In the parable of the fig tree, Jesus told a story of a gardener: “A man had a fig tree growing in his vineyard, and he went to look for fruit on it but did not find any. So he said to the man who took care of the vineyard, ‘For three years now I’ve …

Imminent death at our doorstep

We all hope the world's threat from nuclear proliferation has decreased since President Trump's meeting with DPRK's President Kim. One deadly push of a wrong button by a rogue madman could destroy half the world. Today, we also have deadly pathogens and global pandemics to worry about. There might be some mad scientists working in …

Where is God

Where is God?  As Christians, we believe just because we know or we assume something to be true.  There are some who won't believe until they see God and heaven.  Downside of this is that they may never get to see until they pass from this life.  By then, will it be too late for …

When feeling unsure of ourselves

Struggling with issues in our culture, life and society is not a bad thing.  Everyone goes through these phases at different stages in our life.  Things can be at odds with our personal ideals and values and can challenge our spirituality.  You might even doubt your faith. We might come to question and doubt ourselves …

Cost of following Jesus

In this life, there might be people who sacrificed the possibility of a romantic relationship because that attractive guy or girl demanded too much of their time, money and attention. They were not ready to sacrifice their relationship with God. There might be people who lost jobs and business opportunities for moral reasons. They didn’t …

Letting God do the impossible task: to love your enemies

Jesus said to his disciples in Luke 6:27-28, “Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.”   It’s a parallel to Jesus’ sermon on the Mount in Matthew ch. 5-7.  When I think on this, there are days when I might think to …

Seek God’s kingdom

Luke 12:31-32 - Jesus told his disciples:  "Instead, seek his kingdom, and these things will be added to you.  Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom." In these words is a secret that is hidden in plain sight. When we allow worries and anxieties to overtake us, …

Everlasting Eternal Life

Nothing gets a person thinking more about death than: 1) When you have a death in the family, or 2) When an insurance salesperson gives you the sale pitch and sells you life insurance, or 3) When you have a lawyer ask you tough questions to prepare your final will and testament. I’m getting a …

Religious ‘None’s increasing

Dr. Joel Thiessen (Canada's younger version of Reginald Bibby) has done a Canadian study and found that society increasingly self-identifies as having "No religion".  Millennials are raised in a social context without a religion.  Some might have gone to Sunday school or received baptism as an infant but end up as a non-attender of church.  …