Yes and No

Life is not reduced to simple yes and no answers. Life is more complex and complicated than that.

Same with people. There is good and bad in each and every one of us. It’s not a simple “do you like him or not?” or “do you like her or not?” The right answer is, “there are things I like about him, and there are things I don’t like also.” Continue reading

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Ode to the Small

I was humiliated today by a small person.

Don’t worry about me. I’m good. As a matter of fact, I’m feeling better. Even if I don’t deserve it.

You see, I’m this “busy” Senior Pastor of a growing church, and my time is precious.  I try not to waste a minute of it.

Then a friend of mine asked me a favor. Knowing how busy and “important” a person I am, he was very apologetic in approaching me. He told me that a person very important to him was needing some encouragement, and if I could actually text this person an uplifting message.

I said sure. I did and it didn’t even cost me more than five minutes to do so.

Then my “humiliation” began. Continue reading

Welcome to Your Year of Amazing!

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Every year I ask the Lord to give my congregation (Horizon) a “word from His Word” to give our people a focus and a theme for the upcoming new year.

For 2016, God gave me this Scripture:

“And the Lord did an amazing thing while Manoah and his wife watched:” (Judges 13:19b)

God’s “word” to us is this:

“He will do something AMAZING right before our very eyes!” Continue reading

My Secret to Staying Ahead

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I consider myself a fairly busy man. I pastor a growing church and teach at a Christian College, aside from being a full-time husband and father.

Yet since 2008 when I first attended a conference hosted by Ptr. Edmund Chan in Singapore, I have resolved to never ever live and lead under neither pressure nor stress.

I always strive to stay ahead, all the while practicing regularly a one day Sabbath per week. Continue reading

Much, Not More

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“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.” -Luke 16:10

Imagine holding two kinds of coins in both your hands – one is a five centavo coin, while the other is a ten centavo coin.

Which one is more? The ten centavo coin, right?

But is it “much”?

Notice the passage above mentions God giving the faithful a “much” reward. Continue reading