31
May
stored in: General

Guest written by our friend Gladys Fuentes I didn’t realize it was going to be such a big adjustment to move out of my parents’ house and into my own place. First of all, I didn’t even think about the fact that I didn’t have any furniture and I would have to buy some – […]

As much as I like to change things up once in a while, like repainting a wall color or moving the furniture, there is comfort in the familiar. Take for example our church’s annual Memorial Day picnic. We knew what would be served, because it’s the same every year. In the car on the way […]

When someone wrongs you, do something very terrible like burns down your house, and takes everything you have, you would find it very hard to forgive him. But if you are a very nice person, you may find it in your heart to forgive him. But what if that someone is a person whom you’ve […]

I didn’t see the movie Soul Surfer, but my friend lend me the book. Bethany tells her true story of losing her arm in a shark attack while she was surfing, and how she came back to continue to pursue her dream as a professional surfer. Her story is very inspiration to remind us that […]

I didn’t see the movie Soul Surfer, but my friend lend me the book. Bethany tells her true story of losing her arm in a shark attack while she was surfing, and how she came back to continue to pursue her dream as a professional surfer. Her story is very inspiration to remind us that […]

My friend Bonnie lend me this booklet, “An Introduction to the Mainland Chinese Soul”. It is insightful and gives a clear picture of the Chinese way of thinking and how it affects their receptivity to the gospel. The best parts are the stories of individuals that reveal how Chinese handles life and the gospel. The […]

16
May

“The prevailing view in our culture is that as you close out your fortieth year or so, you enter a period of aging and decline. To pair age with growth seems to be contradiction in terms. This is a myth I refuse to believe, and I want to help you shatter it as well.” (p28) […]

16
May
stored in: General

Why is it that it’s considered impolite to call someone fat, yet, people think it’s perfectly fine to say to me, in a derogatory tone, “You’re so skinny!” I feel like responding with, “Thank you, and you’re so fat!”  How would they like that? Unless you are commenting on my skinniness as a compliment, that […]

11
May

“I am celebrating 80 years as a Christian this year!” She didn’t look a day over 70. Her face was radiant with joy, she sang the hymns with gusto, and spoke with clarity giving glory to God. I haven’t seen too many models of older people who live with a purpose. I’ve mostly seen depressed […]

10
May
stored in: Bible, Isaiah

Isaiah 3:  The pride and glory of men will fall As long as we think we can handle things and solve our own problems, we won’t allow God into our lives. Pride keeps God away. Without God, we will fail, no matter how good we think we are. Instead of fragrance there will be a […]

Continuing in Isaiah: We live as if we’re in control of our lives, we live selfishly, we ignore God, we set up idols to rule us, as if there is no judgement day of reckoning, but there is. Judah was warned. We are warned too, that the Day of the Lord will come. Then where […]

In studying Isaiah chapter 1 and worship, I was thinking that sometimes church can get in the way of true worship. I love “church” and all that we do at church, but I’m not sure I love it because it’s worship or I love it because it’s comfortable and enjoyable.  I can’t help but think […]

04
May

This year at Bible Study Fellowship, we studied the book of Isaiah. I had not systematically studied this book, so it was a good discipline. However, some of the reading and homework was too much for me to keep up with. It was time consuming just to get the answers the questions and I didn’t […]

We watched The Lightning Thief on Netflix, it was quite entertaining. Since I had not read the Percy Jackson books, I decided to get them from the library. The Sea Monsters is book 2 of the series. The story line is clever and intriguing, but it’s written at about a 4th grade level, not much […]