Again! Try harder. Be better. Why is being good so easy for other people, but a struggle to many. The sooner we accept people are different in terms of “good factor,” the sooner we can accept ourselves, and succeed in becoming good(er). It is not easy to be good. And some just need more effort … Continue reading A New Year, A New Self (Again?)
Our thoughts, alone, do not matter. It’s our actions which truly reveal what we believe. But when those who believe in Jesus claim that they are not judged by their actions, what does that mean? It means that the guarantee of eternal life rests not on our good works but the work that Jesus did … Continue reading See God-Do Good- Teach God: Faith Works
I am not perfectI am not that goodI am not as loving, or kind, or patient…It’s alright.(It’s ok!) God is perfectGod is goodGod is loving, kind, and patient…To forgive and transform us.(He shapes us!) You are not perfectYou are not that goodYou are not as loving, or kind, or patient…So? We will get thereWe are … Continue reading SO (?) MUCH!
GREET EXPECTATIONS!One of the greatest deterrent to happiness is to constantly think of the expectations of others; and make them expectations of ourselves. When we allow society to define us and set our direction in life, we set ourselves up for “great expectations” that cannot be met; not for a sustained period anyway. I have … Continue reading GREET EXPECTATIONS (Great? Ninang?) 😊
“The feeling of Love, in itself, is not loving but a yearning to be loved. Love is action and a decision to act beyond what makes us feel good.” I remember convincing myself I love my brother on the INSIDE even if I fight with him most of the time when we were younger. I remember justifying … Continue reading LOVE Beyond Feelings
Recently, a move by some senators to call for the resignation of the Department of Health Secretary has brought mixed feelings to different people. Although the quality, quantity, and timeliness of efforts and programs of government leave room for improvement, as my colleague said, the timing seems off. Thus the motive and appropriateness are questioned. … Continue reading CHANGE ME
Don’t we hope for a miracle. As the red sea was parted, and the water turned into wine in the Bible, we want to see this pandemic gone. As Jesus made the blind man see, the leper cleansed, and the cripple walk, we want all the mechanically ventilated severe SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia patients to adequately … Continue reading A MIRACLE TO REMEMBER
A NEW HOPE series Week 2 Resurrection Sunday (Notes from the Preaching of Pastor Steve Murrell on Resurrection Sunday 2020) Read Luke 24: 36-49 Thank you Pastor Steve for preaching the Word! We all face the reality of a Pandemic and a faith crisis. The fear, anxiety, disappointment, financial and spiritual crisis that COVID-19 brings … Continue reading J E S U S Is Risen!
Not all doctors are brave. I am not. I will always hesitate to volunteer if someone asks for a doctor in a plane. I would pray not to get a patient needing emergency cardiac intervention when I was in training. No arrhythmia please. No cardiac tamponade please. (Just google those terms.) I will probably be … Continue reading B R A V E (For the faint of heart)
Everyday we wait for good news of healing, of scientific discovery, of generosity and self-sacrifice, forgetting the Good News of all times that conquered our misery, even death... Jesus, the son of God and God Himself came to save us, showing how to truly Live here on earth and promising Life even as we leave … Continue reading Good News Waiting