Faith

Essays on my faith life.

Too Late To Turn Back

“No Turning Back” was the seventh GYC conference that I’ve attended. I started attending in 2004 and never missed a GYC conference since then. However, as I’ve come to know the circle of friends who were intimately connected with the movement ever since it started,...

Top 10 GYC 2010 Moments

This post is dedicated to those who in one way or another shared these moments with me. 10. Presence of older generations There was a significant presence of older generation at this GYC, especially leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist church. I felt like I was seeing...

Sweet Sabbath

Thy coming brings sweetness to the air Clouds of peace overwhelm my soul And I am at rest I lay aside grievous burdens To bask in the glory of fellowship Heaven and earth in perfect communion And something magical happens inside me The thought of you departing...

A Noticed Penny

Mark 12:41-44 (NASB) 41And He sat down opposite the treasury, and began observing how the people were putting money into the treasury; I wonder what this day in the life of Jesus was like. As busy as Jesus was, at this instance, He took the time to simply sit down and...

Patience and Courage

Patience as well as courage has its victories. By meekness under trial, no less than by boldness in enterprise, souls may be won to Christ. The Christian who manifests patience and cheerfulness under bereavement and suffering, who meets even death itself with the...

More Than Necessary Food

His Word unto me is morning dew the night’s thirst refreshed at the entrance of day His Word unto me is hidden treasure its hunter shares its unveiled splendor His Word unto me is mystery boundless searchable space not yet seen His Word unto me is purging current...

The Shadow of Excellence

“Academic excellence combined with spiritual excellence.” “Higher than the highest human thoughts can reach is God’s ideal for His children.” These are the ideals that we hold so dear. Following the examples of Daniel, Joseph, and Nehemiah, we desire to achieve and...

Thine.

I watched the Passion of the Christ movie for the first time yesterday. As I watched every strike and blow they made, all I could hear over and over again is "with his stripes we are healed." In an age where Christ on the cross is often portrayed in a much cleaned up...

10 Things I Like About God (Part 2)

These are the second five of the 10 specific things I like about God. 6. The way He is acquainted with the most painful life experiences There is no sadness and grief of mine that exceeds His. I simply love the fact that He came down to earth to live as men live. The...

10 Things I Like About God (Part 1)

These are the first five of the 10 specific things I like about God. 1. God’s Pursuit When God sets out to pursue humanity, to pursue me, He goes all out, even unto death. Ephesians 2:4-5 - But God--so rich is He in His mercy! Because of and in order to satisfy the...

I just want to see Jesus

"Soon after this I had another dream. I seemed to be sitting in abject despair, with my face in my hands, reflecting like this: If Jesus were upon earth, I would go to Him, throw myself at His feet, and tell Him all my sufferings. He would not turn away from me, He...

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