Risk taking is necessary to to succeeding in one’s career, relationships or life. When we trade being risk averse for the sake of short-term or long-term security, we’re missing out. We know taking risks must happen, but sometimes we’re too paralyzed by fear to take those big leaps. I’m not a natural risk-taker. I like […]
Almost every time you hear a teaching on idolatry, you’ll hear the speaker say “Anything can be an idol. Even something as good as ministry!” It’s actually even a church cliche. But what does it truly mean to make ministry an idol? I’ve spent a good fourteen years of my life serving in ministry. Four […]
Crisis preparation is much more easier said than done. Think about emergency preparation. It’s easy to line up a three-step plan of action when disaster strikes. But it’s a completely different ball game when fire strikes. How do you deal with crisis then you’re in the middle of the storm? I reference back to the […]
Today includes three intertwined events: Alexa’s “Buwan Ng Wika” presentation, a prayer rally for my persecuted Mayor uncle and my dad’s Birthday. All three of these events overlap around the idea of presence and the power it holds in relationships. I am blessed to have a father who was good at what he did. Whether […]
Passion is most often defined as doing what you love. Consequently, we define success as being the chance to do something that you love doing. The idea sounds romantic. Unfortunately, it’s not always practical. Sometimes doing what you love even gets you in more trouble than good.
When was the last time you had a bad day? For some of you, it might have been last week. For others maybe it was just yesterday. And still for some you might be having one today. Oh how you probably wish that you would have less bad days than you do. What if I […]
Twenty-seven years. That’s how long it’s been since the woman of my dreams was born into this world, and I can’t begin to express just how thankful I am that God brought my wife Ces to be who she is. I wasn’t there when it happened (because I would only be born sixteen days after), […]
I was pondering today on scripture found in Proverbs 4:23 which tells us, “Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.” This isn’t an all too new scripture most especially if you’ve been following Jesus for quite a while now. But it’s amazing just how much truth is packed […]
There’s one part of my life that not many people may know about me today. Almost a decade ago, my life went down a spiral of decadence. It all started when an obvious pattern of fits of rage, panic and sometimes even even a slight manifestation of Dementia started showing themselves. They ruined my relationships, […]
What’s the most dangerous thing that you’ve ever said to God? Was it “God, I don’t believe in you,” or “Jesus, you are no longer my Lord”? You’ll be surprised to know the most dangerous words I’ve ever spoken to God are far from that spectrum.