525,600 Minutes

My favorite song from the Broadway musical, Rent, asks, “How do you measure a year?” Underneath its wonderful melody and poetic lyrics, that is a good question to ask, isn’t it? Easter Monday came and just like that, the shop reached its one year milestone. There are standards, quantitative and qualitative targets.  When I ask myself…

Easter is Coming!

Jesus was mocked, taken for granted, disrespected even in His own family (Matt 13:57), betrayed even by someone He invested His life in. He looked pretty dumb specially as He was getting beaten and forsaken, left to die on a cross… except…… His death was not the end. In the upside-down ways of God, His…

Impromptu Sharing

I’ve lately been absent at many of our weekly group bible studies due to my work schedule. Today, God brought my bible study to me when my dear friend, Edith came with her mom.  It became an impromptu devotion exchange. Edith shared with me insights about keeping faithfulness with God despite difficult situations. She said…

A Rich Man

I used to call my sister Joy’s longtime partner, Rich,”Brod Pitt” for his sometimes tangent similarity to Brad Pitt.  And anyway, he showed my kids how to roast marshmallows which they very much enjoyed and that makes him a star to me. In 2014 during a short visit to California, I put together visual images of…

It’s All About Him

I love beautiful, cute, and adorable things… little huggable bunnies and colored eggs. I also enjoy the thought of carrying a basket and hunting eggs for Easter; we used to enjoy doing that when the kids were small. The YouVersion Verse of the Day several days ago below, though, reminds me how far away from…

Have I Told You Lately That I  Love You

Have I told You lately that I love You? Sometimes I get busy reading devotions and listening to biblical messages, praying and asking then I forget to tell Him I love Him.  Does that happen to you? If yes, you can join me in saying.. Jesus I love You! Thank You for Your unfailing love!  

Repairing the Past – Rev. Ann Chan

The title appealed to me.  I requested my friend,  Ann, to get me a ticket while I left the Global Discipleship Congress session to go to work so that after lunch service, I could attend the 3pm session of Rev. Ann Chan entitled “Inner Life of the Disciple— Repairing the Past.” Right after lunch, I Ubered…

Commensurate Faithfulness

Lord,  please  help me see what You’ve entrusted to me.  Please give me wisdom on how I can meet You with commensurate faithfulness in Jesus’s name amen.      

A Man for All Seasons: Lessons From Dr. Ravi Zacharias

This is not a male version of Ate Vi, the Star for All Seasons… Dr. Ravi Zacharias has been one of my favorite teachers lately. I listen to him answer hard faith questions on YouTube.  I wait to see if he will take his watch off and lay it on top off the podium at…

God Sends A Care Package

Last week, my friend, Mylene said she was going to where my kids are and I can send something for them through her.  Within a couple of days, I went to the big supermarket near me and walked along aisle by aisle thinking what might delight my kids, what would make them know that I thought…