One of the most influential and enduring hymns, a constant repertoire of choral models, and published in a wide variety of Christian fellowship hymnals is the song, “It’s Well With My Soul” This particular song was written by Spafford after series of seemingly, unending biblical Job-like events in his life. Spafford was a successful lawyer […]

Suffering: A Two Edged Sword

Restoring Family Storytelling At Home

The other day, I was in a restaurant for dinner and I saw a family of six come in to eat. While they were waiting for their orders to be filled, the two older kids were busy on the phone, texting; the two younger kids were playing games on their phones; dad and mum tried […]

Living Life Out Loud

I was just thinking about the beautiful fireworks I saw this past July 4th independence Day celebration. As the shots went off, I saw the fireworks rising, shinning and finally blasting into the air scattering its beautiful colors. For a few seconds, it looked awesomely beautiful and then suddenly it faded out with no imprints […]

Adversity And Life's Journey

I have great admiration of what Sir Edmund Hillary had to say after he made several unsuccessful attempts at climbing Mount Everest before he finally did so. After one of those failed attempts, he stood at the base of the mountain and shook his fist at it, and shouted: “I will defeat you yet, because […]

The Power Of The Blessed Eucharist

My dear friends, today is Holy Thursday, the day Christ gave us the greatest gift ever—His Body and Blood left permanently on earth for us in the Blessed Eucharist and I was just wondering how seriously we consider what is going on when we receive Holy Communion. John 6:56 says: “Whoever eats my flesh and […]

How Faith Works

In Matt 15:28 we read: “Then Jesus said to her, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.” It is amazing how many people got what they wanted from Jesus because they hung in with Jesus no matter what obstacle stood on the way. In order to get the attention of Jesus, Bartimeus had […]

Destined For Heaven By Reconciliation

2 Corinthians 5:20 says: “We implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.” The greatest gift of God to humanity is that we are not destined for hell; No, we are destined for heaven by reconciliation. In the first place, no sin is greater than the Blood of Christ and there is no sin […]

Who Do You Say That I Am

I was just reflecting on the question Jesus asked His disciples: “Who do people say that I am… and who do you say that I am” (Matt 16:13-18) and it dawned on me that the fulfillment of God’s creative purpose in our lives is dependent upon a direct channel of grace between God and us. […]

You Are God's First Son

Waooh! Look at this scriptural passage “The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ” (Romans 8:16). Hmmmmm! That is really cool. The reason is that it raises the questions as to what we think about ourselves,

Cherish What You Have

In one of my readings this morning, I came across a verse from Rev 3:11 which says: “Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take away your crown.” As I began to reflect on this verse, it occurred to me that many a time, in life, it is easy to lose […]

The Power  Of The Mind

I was just thinking about Romans 12:2 which says: “Be ye transformed by the renewal of your minds.” It seems to me that God’s tactics in changing our destiny is by changing the way we think—the trans­formation of the mind.

The Power Of His Blood In My Life

Have you ever thought of what you are receiving when you come to communion? Do you know that, for those who come with the power of faith and proper disposition, receiving the Blood of Jesus Christ is to receive the most powerful force both in heaven and on earth; a force that can accomplish everything […]

Determine To Succeed

I was just reading some passages from my own book “Beating the Odds” and came across this passage.  “In your efforts to achieve, succeed and maximize your opportunities, you need to strive beyond the easiest goals and reach beyond the merely obvious. The question is:  What did you do yesterday? What have you done today? […]

2010 Christmas Message

“Therefore the Lord himself will give you this sign: the virgin shall be with child, and bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel” (Isaiah 7:14). The prophesy of Isaiah regarding the birth of Christ came at time when the Arameans and the rest of Israel threatened to attack the land of Judah and make […]

The Sign Of The Cross

The Sign of the Cross is absolutely ancient, rooted not only in the Old Testament but also in the New. In Ezekiel chapter 9, we read, “And the Lord said to him: Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem: and mark upon the foreheads of the men that sign” (Ezekiel) […]

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