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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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

The Box

I’m sure many of you have heard a conversation similar to this:

Person1: “It’s time for us to think outside the box!”

Person 2 (Supposed Visionary): “What box?”

Some people say I’m a visionary. I’m not sure about that. But if so, I would consider that a great compliment.

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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

The Thrill of Competition

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Somebody said, “The most exciting thing in life is winning; the second most exciting thing in life is losing.”

Life is an adventure. It’s meant to be lived. In the end, it’s not winning or losing that matters, but the sheer joy of being in a competition – of doing your best, and having the best produced from the inside of you. Continue reading

Before You Complain

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God hates complaining!

In the Old Testament, when the Israelites complained about a lack of meat, God destroyed them by fire! (Num. 11:31-34).

When Aaron and Miriam grumbled against Moses, Miriam was left leprous (Numbers 12:1-10).

Again, when the Israelites were thirsty and grumbled and complained against Moses and Aaron, the Lord threatened to wipe them off the face of the earth, were it not for Moses’ timely and humble intercession before God (Numbers 14:10-20).

God doesn’t take the sin of complaining lightly, and neither should we. Continue reading