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Facebook is trying to change me.

Facebook is trying to change me.

I have several Facebook friends who are just passionate about what they do. More noticeably, they are really passionate about what they believe in. And, they try to change me. I admire those who use the power of words to influence the thinking and behavior of others. There are those whose advocacies are about the … Continue reading

A Place Very Far Away From Here

A Place Very Far Away From Here

Dear friend: As I start writing this letter there is really nothing I’d like to say. It has been a while since I last took the time to convert those thoughts I had nursed in my mind into written words for others and myself to see. I have been walking through many crossroads of life, … Continue reading

Thanks for the haiku!

Thanks for the haiku!

I celebrated another birthday yesterday, May 10th. This month also marks my second anniversary with WordPress. Early this month I asked my friends to post their haiku birthday greetings on my Facebook wall. A haiku is a three lined poem (5-7-5 syllables) that captures a moment and a season into an imaginative description. Thanks to … Continue reading

Happy Graduation! Now What?

Happy Graduation! Now What?

Today’s blog challenge from WordPress: You’ve been asked to speak at your high school alma mater — about the path of life. (Whoa.) Draft the speech. I was not given a chance to render my valedictory address in high school. However, there is one simple truth that I have learned since leaving my Alma Mater 18 … Continue reading

What Does Christmas Mean To Me?

What Does Christmas Mean To Me?

What does Christmas mean to me? It is the beginning of an imminent. The birth of the inevitable. It is when Divine took the utmost humility and lived a mortal life – denying himself of all the godly powers. To minister, to heal, to preach. To be scorned, falsely accused, beaten and killed. Descendit ad … Continue reading

One Day: A Story of Generosity

One Day: A Story of Generosity

I had the honor and privilege to work under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Lothair Green at San Carlos United Methodist Church in San Diego, CA where I served as its first full-time youth director. Dr. Green is probably one of the best pastors that I truly admire. His sermons were not only educational but … Continue reading

Fix My Eyes on You

Fix My Eyes on You

So easy to overlook Your beauty, and yet You constantly surround me. In the cool of the morning while the clouds hover above me, Throughout the day You make Your presence known. I feel Your warmth in the humidity and the heat of the sun burning my skin. As I walk on the sand kicking … Continue reading

Why God is Wastefully Extravagant

Why God is Wastefully Extravagant

The parable of the prodigal son always captivates me, not only because of the great story of triumph, forgiveness and coming home, but more so to the unthinkable generosity of the father in the story. Our heavenly Parent has blessed us with many, many things and most of them come unnoticed. To make an inventory … Continue reading

Finding Our Larger Purpose (Conclusion)

Finding Our Larger Purpose (Conclusion)

Whatever your purpose may be, I only pray that you are seeking salvation as well. Whatever that purpose, I hope that you never lose sight, never get distracted. One of my favorite songs, Find Us Faithful, states that we are all pilgrims on a journey of the narrow road. And the faithfuls, the Christians who … Continue reading