Barnabas or Barrabas

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Two opposing characters in the Bible came to mind while am praying for God’s message to the church this Sunday.    The Lord impressed on me that our presence in the church should always build, edify our brethren.  Or else it can be otherwise. Barnabas was a Levite from Cyprus whose real name was Joseph which […]

Dolphy Jr Testimony

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Just recently, we saw the YouTube testimony of Dolphy Jr and since then it has been shown in our church small groups a few times. Thanks to Youtube (Showbiz Pinoy 03.31.2019). Dolphy Jr. figured in a sensational arson case in 1981 that led to the death of six people, and for which he was imprisoned […]

Avoid Unsafe Relationships

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From the book ” How to find relationships that are good for you and avoid those that aren’t “– Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend gave us fascinating thoughts and ideas on building relationship with the right people. One of the prominent voices on the books preface, Josh McDowell wrote “…Dr Henry Cloud and […]

What really matters in life?

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Dr Randy Pausch: A computer science professor delivers his “Last Lecture” at the Carnegie Melon University after being diagnosed with a fatal pancreatic cancer with 6 month to live. Tragic! His story has been viewed in You Tube many million times. He became an accidental celebrity. His lecture turned to be a bestseller book on […]

Align Core Values and Principles

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In the book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Dr. Stephen Covey uses this illustration of what he calls principles or the natural laws of life. Our decisions should be aligned with our core values and principles.  In the reality of life,   a map maybe useful but having a moral compass showing the right direction […]

New Year Resolutions Life Hacks

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Purpose Do you write new year resolutions? Any success? After you tried this and that doing the same things over and over again every year — expecting a different result?  (That’s the definition of Insanity!). Maybe you are a highly motivated person. Then a few months later your fire dwindles.  You gave up.  First of […]

3 Wise Men Names

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“4 When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. 5 “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written:”  Matt 2:4,5 Balthasar of Arabia, Melchior of Persia, and Gaspar of India are names from Armenian tradition. They […]

How to catch an elephant?

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Breaking free from the shackles that binds us. An elephant weighs about 24,000 lbs and stands 13 ft tall in height.  They move so strong, fast and agile that  its trunk can uproot a tree, or it can pick up an object as small as a single blade of grass.  But  despite their enormous power do […]

5 Animal Lessons on Disunity

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1)   Skunk  –   “hit and run”.   Spraying stinky pee then leaves, typically this guy creates trouble then go,  like igniting up a fuse of a bomb then run,   Will spread rumors and gossip ,will  throw dirts like those politicians to make themselves look good,  sometimes very subtle, manipulative tactic of  slandering others,  quoting scriptures to […]