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Keeping Faith - So many times, we get overwhelmed when plans and dreams don’t go our way, and we end up disappointed, perhaps even broken –figuratively and literally. And at such times, some give up and decide to renounce what we were confident was God’s plan for us and stop working altogether for it. And, often, we let the opposition, the intimidation, the… Read More
Easter-Known and Loved - It has been a year since our lives changed dramatically due to the virus. A lot has happened since then. Perhaps there is a sense of nostalgia or grief, of sadness and even anger as we may think about our losses since then. For many of us, it is hard to know what to do, how to feel, how to… Read More
Good Friday - Let’s read from Luke 23:33-43 (NRSV). This is the story of the crucifixion of Jesus: When they came to the place that is called The Skull, they crucified Jesus there with the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. One of the criminals who were hanged there kept deriding him and saying, “Are you not the Messiah? Save yourself and… Read More
Palm Sunday Exceeding Expectations -                                                                                                                             Exceeding Expectations Palm Sunday is the day in the church year when traditionally we mark the entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem for the last week of his life, that is, one week before his resurrection. This is often called "Passion Week" to describe the final seven days of Jesus' earthly ministry. As Jesus entered the holy city, the crowds… Read More
Successful Living - In keeping with the spirit of Lent and following last week’s message regarding prayer, today I want to share with you a prayer that years ago I discerned to pray: God, may all your plans for me be successful.   The rationale behind this prayer is that I want to position myself and do everything that is in my power to let God… Read More
Praying the Right Way - Today, the message is about prayer. Prayer is one of the foundational and central practices of the Christian church. By definition, prayer is “a solemn request for help or expression of thanks addressed to God or an object of worship.” What is prayer to you? Have you ever asked yourself if your prayers are being heard or if you are… Read More
The Paradox of God’s Blessing - The Paradox of God’s Blessing We are almost halfway in the season of Lent. This is a time of deep reflection of our mortality and God’s life-giving grace through Jesus Christ. Lent is a time to remember we are far from being perfect; however, even as we continue to struggle to listen to God and do what God says, we… Read More
Relationslips 3 - Today I am sharing the third and last message on this series called “Relationslips.” Let’s do a quick recap from the past two Sundays. What is a relationslip? A relationslip is when we say or do something we shouldn’t have that hurts someone and hurts the relationship. Having relationslips or causing them is painful and emotionally consuming. When our relationships… Read More
Relationslips Part 2 - Today I am sharing the second message on this series called “Relationslips.” What is a relationslip? Last week I spoke to this and said that a relatioslip is when we say or do something we shouldn’t have that hurts someone and breaks the relationship. One way we hurt our relationships with people is when we talk negatively about them by… Read More
Lent 2021 – Making Life Better for all People - Lent 2021: Making Life Better for all People.The Lenten season has started. Lent is six weeks (excluding Sundays) dedicated to prayer, fasting, and reflection to prepare for the grand celebration of Christ conquering death and his resurrection.So, when I think of Lent, I am reminded that Easter is coming. We will soon celebrate the victory of Jesus over death through… Read More