Abuse: Interview with Pastor Ann Chan (Part 3)

Because abuse is a very delicate subject, I would like to preface this article with biblical parameters and testimonies so that no one reading this will wield the tongue in the power of the flesh, but rather the Holy Spirit, when setting out to put the needed healthy boundaries that Pastor Ann Chan boldly discusses…

Not Getting What One Prays For: Interview with Pastor Ann Chan (Part 2)

BUTTERFLYINTHESPRING (BITS): What encouragement can you give to someone who feels let down in their faith in the word, when no breakthrough seems to happen for their prayers, for example to verses like “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart (Psalm 37:4)” PASTOR ANN CHAN (AC): When…

Don’t Waste Pain: Interview with Pastor Ann Chan (Part 1)

Pastor Ann Chan of Covenant Evangelical Free Church Singapore was one of the speakers during the Global Discipleship Congress 2013 held at the CCF (Christ’s Commission Fellowship) Main Center from May 22-25. She was gracious to accept an interview. Here, she gives encouragement to the weary wife deserted by her husband but it can apply…

Who’s In the Driver’s Seat?

Mark 8:34 (MSG) Calling the crowd to join his disciples, he said, “Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You’re not in the driver’s seat; I am. Don’t run from suffering; embrace it. Follow me and I’ll show you how. Spoken straight from God’s mouth, the above passage pierces. Isa…

Nick Vujicic, Spiritual Giant

“Brokenness is brokenness, but don’t let your brokenness define your future. Don’t let your circumstances define your joy…Don’t wait for a different season in your life before you become happy… God has the best plan for you.“- Nick Vujicic Now on his first official Philippine tour, Nick Vujicic had a press conference on the morning…

Upset By Those Who Do Wrong?

Here is a psalm of David to give life words: Psalm 37 1 Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong; 2 for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. 3 Trust in the Lord and do good;…

Life Is Unfair

“Life is Unfair!” Have you ever thought or said this in frustration of what has been happening in your life? You may be surprised, but that is exactly what someone could be saying when they look at your life. Yes, despite the trials, grief, or injustice you face. Pastor Ann Chan of Covenant Evangelical Free…

God Is My Shepherd

Psalm 23:1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. God Himself is my personal Carer. As a shepherd takes care of the sheep’s needs, God takes care of me. Because He is my Provider as well, I lack nothing. I may not have all that I want but I have all that I need….

God Is My Helper

Do you sometimes feel helpless? Know that God is your all-knowing, all-powerful, everpresent Helper. In the Philippines, the word “helper” connotes the person under one’s employ who does one’s laundry and chores. This can lead to the wrong thinking of underestimating God. God as our Helper saves us from any man; He is a refuge,…