Competition and comparison

Our society is full of competition. Competition and comparison causes people stress and is one of the causes of depression. Out of competition and comparison come spite between colleagues in work places. We look at pop culture and see how we don't measure up to their good looks, fine voices, and persona. We compare ourselves …

Wait patiently for him

Evil and wickedness can unseat people and families from their moments and places of comfort.  Illness/injury, loss of work, family struggles, and other personal trials can cause a lot of discomfort.  These are trials and evils--not necessarily caused by the evil one or other people.  No noticeable cause. Nothing external or people to blame.  It …

Be still before the Lord

Today, I finally found some time to rest.  I let out some tears and a moment to cry.  Nothing bad happening.  No evil. No chaos.  None.  Reason for my cry was that I finally found some time to rest.  Weeks and months and a year went by.  Work and life was busy. Non-stop without time …

Does cheating pay?

Ever been tempted to cheat on an exam? Ever thought about taking a shortcut to achieve a means in order to make a gain? If you have, that’s normal. We’ve all come across one or two temptations to cheat within our lifetimes. It can happen in a person's career, business, and in relationships. At times, …

Part 3 – Great Nations: Spiritual Foundations

South Koreans praying at Easter Service in Seoul, South Korea [ See related posts on Great Nations: Introduction, Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3] It is interesting that Japan and Germany had been travelling on dangerous paths prior to the Second World War. People had been yearning for a great German nation. Japan was …

Part 2 – Great Nations: Rising from the East

Visitors check their phones behind a screen advertising facial recognition software during the Global Mobile Internet Conference in Beijing on 27 April 2018 (from Telegraph) [ See related posts on Great Nations: Introduction, Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3] There are new nations rising from the ashes. Undoubtedly, China is one, and South Korea …

What destroyed the dinosaurs?

Our family went to the science center last month. We saw dinosaurs and stuff. She asked me when they existed. Some say millions of years ago. How many millions? Not sure. Some also say thousands of years ago (recent findings of dinosaurs with skin, red blood cells and soft tissues still intact--not fossilized) (one site …

Another global destruction possible?

Will there be another great flood? According to Genesis 8:21-22, God said to Noah: The Lord smelled the pleasing aroma and said in his heart: “Never again will I curse the ground because of humans, even though every inclination of the human heart is evil from childhood. And never again will I destroy all living …

Prayer of Easter, Resurrection Day

Hallelujah! The Lord is Risen! Hallelujah! May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with us this day.May this meal be blessed as we gather to celebrate together.May your love be shared amongst us as we enjoy the gift of fellowship.May we remember to offer grace and forgiveness that you have freely given us,And …

What is Easter?

Resurrection by Andrea Mantegna (1431-1506), tempera on wood, 70x92 cm, detail depicting Christ, 1457-1459 Easter comes two days after Good Friday. It is the fulfillment of the prophesied Messiah who was to come. We know the Messiah or Savior as Jesus who resurrected from the dead. Christians commemorate Easter as the most holy day in …

What is the origin of Easter

The Resurrection of Christ, 1700 (oil on canvas) by Noel Coypel (1628-1707) Jesus' resurrection happened over 2,000 years ago. Over 500 Christians saw Jesus personally after he resurrected in bodily form. He walked and talked with people right up to the time he ascended into heaven (1 Corinthians 15:1-11). We as Christians have a very …

What is Good Friday?

Today is Good Friday. You've likely asked, "Why is Good Friday called Good Friday?" and "What is good about Good Friday?" Some places refer to it as Black Friday. We've heard of Black Friday sales, but that's not what it's about. Some also refer to it as Holy or Sacred Friday, Great Friday, and Passion …

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 …