Healing Through Turning

Lord,help my heart not to be calloused. Help me to see with my eyes, hear with my ears, understand with my heart and turn, and you would heal me. (Matt 13:15) Help me that I would receive Your Word with joy (v20), that when trouble or persecution comes because of the Word, that I would…

New Year

As greetings of “MERRY Christmas” and a “HAPPY New Year” are sown across the globe, not everyone is merry and happy. Because of the expectation that Christmas is a time of good cheer and all that is heartwarming, Christmas to some can be a poignant reminder of what is awry. Some may have lost a…

How Can I Forgive When I Am Hurting?

Exodus 3:6a says “I am the God of your father —the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” Jacob was a grabber and deceiver. God referred to Himself as the God of Jacob. He loves the sinner. That’s great when I have sinned. But the flipside of this benefit which…

Remember Who You Are

After being asked to participate in serving at a ministry event, I realized that the entire time that I was doing work before, during, and after the two hour event, I was in my element. My mountain of circumstances was far, far away from my mind and heart. Instead, thoughts and energies were focused on…

Grievance Box

Lord, help me cast out and surrender all my grievances to You. They have no business hovering above me. I revert to my wrong thinking that I have to stand up for myself when You are in control. But I thank You for showing me in Your Word that Your people also had grievances of…

Offense: Satan’s Snare

I came across a book by John Bevere entitled “The Bait of Satan, Living Free From the Deadly Trap of Offense”.   In Matthew 24:10 KJV, Jesus referring to the last days says,   10And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.  Offense leads to betrayal which leads…

Offense: Enemy’s Bait

I came across a book by John Bevere entitled “The Bait of Satan, Living Free From the Deadly Trap of Offense”.   In Matthew 24:10 KJV, Jesus referring to the last days says,   10And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.  Offense leads to betrayal which leads…

Has Someone Offended You?

Have you felt offended gravely? What did/do you feel like doing to your offender? Supposing your siblings plotted to kill you, sold you into slavery, then as a slave you get falsely accused of a crime, get thrown into prison where you languish for a dozen years then somehow get promoted to a very high…

Dear Demi (and other Demi’s)

You are not alone. You are a beautiful woman and a beautiful mom. No man, I mean N-O  M-A-N, no matter how outwardly gorgeous is worth destroying yourself for. You were whole before him and you will be again. Your children need you whole. You are so talented and have much to give the world….

Bitter or Better?

In a Cebuano accent, the sound of the word “bitter” and “better” are interchanged so we could get confused as to what is being referred to. We, however, do want to ensure that we get better, not bitter and not vacillate between the two as though there were no difference. See to it that no…