God’s Justice Can’t Be Turned By Donations or Earthly Power

It is a comfort that God’s justice does not change. What is wrong is wrong. What is right is right. He will not suddenly say that what is wrong is right or what is right is wrong when someone offers up money, food, and other donations. No drama of any kind, no parade, no outwardly…

Let’s Pray It By Ear

How long does a vapor last?  What freedictionary.com defines as “ Barely visible or cloudy diffused matter” lasts just momentarily. Really fleeting. That’s what the bible describes as the duration of our lives. James 4:14b  You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away. Hence, the prayer for wisdom to spend the finite, limited time…

This Year’s Easter Celebration: Passover Meal

On Good Friday, I gave a friend an overdue call (three months late) about something we had talked about in January. Over the course of our conversation, we realised that we both had Easter afternoon free. I shared with her what I saw in Ann Voskamp’s site on a Christian Passover Meal and she shared with…

Easter Girl

My friend, Teresa, called me “Easter Girl”. I agree. In my life, Easter is so special. It has nothing to do with me, who I am, or what I have done for apart from God, I can do nothing. It is because of who Jesus is and what He has done. And there is nothing…

Between Friday’s Death and Sunday’s Resurrection: Dr. Peter Tanchi

“Is it really worth it serving God?” GMA 7’s 700 Club did a Part 2 of the Story of Joy Tanchi Mendoza. Dr. Peter Tanchi is a highly respected Christian leader, teacher, father, and Senior Pastor of Christ’s Commission Fellowship, Manila .  He talks of the heartbreaking period of his family’s life when he and his wife,…

Easter’s Hope for Today’s Trials (1Corinthians 15)

If today you are struggling to overcome trouble, temptation, (forgiving a) trespass (by others), or trial,  a terminal disease, do you know that Easter gives you a life-changing hope?      Beyond precious family time afforded by the holidays, spending time with traditional activities, hunting for beautifully-colored eggs, Easter is the celebration of the Resurrection…

Mind Set on Things Above

Colossians 3:2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. When I put my oven setting at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, it doesn’t always accurately go to and remain at 350 degrees. There is a thermostat that detects when the temperature is going above or below the temperature setting and then the oven adjusts its heat emission to reach the temperature setting…

Jimmy Needham: We Need Him— Jesus Christ

Becca Music’s Jimmy Needham Concert: Guy, Guitar, and Gospel at Christ’s Commission Fellowship last night was gut-challenging, grace-filled, and God-glorifying.    The youthful-looking (“I look sixteen”)  doting father of two and loyal husband of one unabashedly and unapologetically shares his faith through entertaining self-written music. The lyrics are biblically-based and therefore powerful. His left-handed guitar…

Bloom Where You Are Planted

In the first regular women’s ministry that I attended, our teacher often exhorted us with the phrase: Bloom Where You Are Planted. What I pick up from this is that you do not always get to choose the circumstances you find yourself in. But wherever the Lord allows you to be, wherever you are, do the…