What I Failed To Do During My Crisis Moment

A pastor lives from crisis to crisis, and some of them are his own.

Many leaders are adept at taking care of others’ problem, except that of their own.

I plead guilty to that.

I am full of wisdom in giving counsel to others, but develop brain freeze when figuring out solutions or simple steps to navigate my own way out of a haze. Continue reading

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

Why “First Choice” Is Not Always the Right Choice!

During President Rodrigo Duterte’s first State of the Nation Address (SONA) last July 25, he jokingly told the Senators and Congressmen present, “when I started running, basically no Congressmen supported me. But now, practically everybody supports me.”

The President, of course, was just teasing them. His point was that he was not their “first choice.” Continue reading

Welcome to Your Year of Amazing!


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

Much, Not More


“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