Campbell Live

Remembering Meeting John Campbell Live!

Last year, Typhoon Haiyan devastated the provinces of the Visayas, particularly Tacloban City and many towns of Leyte and Samar in the Philippines. John Campbell, New Zealand journalist and TV … [Read More...]

false religiousity

Are You Resting in the Shadow of the Almighty or Hiding Under the Cloak of Religiousity?

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. (Psalm 91: 1) Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God's slaves. … [Read More...]

Mango branches with unripe fruits

Ingenious Celebration of the Lord Supper Using Mango Leaves

In 1999, I had the opportunity to live with the Hanonoo Mangyans of Mansalay, Oriental Mindoro as part of my course in Theology. Together with two interns, we stayed in the Mangyan village from … [Read More...]

Hope in God

What Makes Hope Less

Pastor John's message yesterday (29 June 2014) on "Building Blocks - Hope" made me reflect on my hope experiences. Apart from asking myself how I may be able to share or give hope to others, I … [Read More...]

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Tim Cook, Apple Inc. and Typhoon Victims in the Philippines

I read the article, "Tim Cook tells employees Apple has ‘big plans’ for 2014 that ‘customers are going to love’" by Mark Gurman. Reading through Tim Cook's narrative of what to expect from Apple in … [Read More...]

Jesus said, " Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?"

God Cares For You

I was walking along Stafford Street in downtown Timaru and saw this little bird lying dead on the pavement. What came to my mind right away was the statement of Jesus Christ in Matthew 10:29-31: Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your … [Read More...]

Queenstown by Karl Hipolito with Bible Verse

From Worry to Glory

I can see the drops of tears on the letter that you sent me Telling me how lonely you were and forsaken Every night you were crying aloud, wishing that I was by your side To lend a hand, to lift you up and be your guide Don’t be scared, trust in God, He will carry you through Hold on to … [Read More...]



Jesus Christ is Risen Indeed and In Deed

I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead. Not that I have … [Read More...]

Jesus' blood washes our sin away

Relevance of Jesus Christ in my Life

Recognising my sinfulness and the fact that I cannot do anything on my will and effort to cleanse me from all unrighteousness make Jesus Christ relevant and important. As if my spirit was an old rusty and squeaky … [Read More...]


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The Day We Let Go of Ted

The sound of the alarm from my cell phone awakened me, telling me that it’s already 6:00 o’clock in the morning. I slept after doing my usual early morning chores as online writer. I had worked … [Read More...]

Boat on the seashore

Had He Ever Lived?

Had our brother, Ivan ever lived? In our memories perhaps... Thinking of our brotherly fellowship, helping him grow, sharing and supporting his dreams, listening to his good singing voice, arguing, … [Read More...]

Raindrops by Diane King

It Is Raining Now

Who said it won't be raining for a long time because of the El Nino phenomenon? It's raining now. I thought it was just a droplet and a drizzle passing by and then Emperor Sun would beat his … [Read More...]