Category: Daily Living

When Yes Means Yes

“But most of all, my brothers and sisters, never take an oath, by heaven or earth or anything else. Just say a simple yes or no, so that you will not sin and be condemned.” ‭‭James‬ ‭5:12‬ ‭NLT‬‬ Let your yes be “yes”, and your no be “no”. Speak as a person with conviction, assured…

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Life is a Beautiful Mess

‭‭Acts of the Apostles‬ ‭26:4-5, 9-10, 12-13, 19-23‬ ‭NLT‬‬ God created us to be in families, and these families to be in communities, and these communities in turn to belong to local churches. He is quite intentional about this — that we should all love one another, uphold one another in love, and live together…

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By the power of grace

“I am counted among those who go down to the pit; I am a man who has no strength, like one set loose among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, like those whom you remember no more, for they are cut off from your hand. You have put me in the…

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Being “IN”-style

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will” – Romans 12:2 Following a famous celebrity? Adapting a famous Koreanovela in your life? Thinking to sink and absorb…

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Delicious

Fasting. I’ve done it so many times before. In different ways. And in different durations. And I said it was easy. I said, no big deal, because I am not new to starvation. Feeling hungry is not a new sensation for me. Food had never been a priority. But even in this, God finds new…

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Be Still

Jehovah Shalom – God is Peace During the very first Hope Church retreat I attended in 2007, my then care leader asked me what my objective was, my purpose for going to the retreat. I was brand new, I didn’t know what he was asking exactly. To be totally honest, my first reason for coming…

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The Linkbridge of Matthew

“Later, Matthew invited Jesus and his disciples to his home as dinner guests, along with many tax collectors and other disreputable sinners. But when the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, ‘Why does your teacher eat with such scum?’ When Jesus heard this, he said, ‘Healthy people don’t need a doctor—sick people do.'” – Matthew…

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Weight Loss and My Relationship with God

“Pumayat ka!” (You've lost weight.) This is one of greatest compliment I have received last month. Two months ago, I’ve decided to try shedding some pounds off since my weight gain from 52kg to 56 kg. I made a goal to reach the weight I had when I came to SG which was 50kg. I set goals, prayed for it and disciplined myself to eat a healthy diet in the way I possibly can. One morning as I pondered on my weight loss goal, I started thinking, “How you're managing your weight now is actually similar to how you manage your relationship with God.” 

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