leaving our comfort zone

Who does not love comfort and convenience? For instance, we love an established career, a harmonious family, an established ministry, a comfortable life in a secure and stable country, and the good company of close friends. It must be hard when we have to leave behind all of these, especially to face an unknown situation…

Shared sacred space

During our previous Saturday’s Church Retreat, I was heartened to see representatives of our younger and older generations come together on a panel to give their views on Christian discipleship in our church. While we all honestly acknowledged that much more can be done in ORPC for intergenerational ministry, we must also understand that the…

What’s Wrong with the World Today?

“What’s wrong with the world today?” That was the question my Christian Union once posed to those on campus during Mission Week. The answers given were unsurprising, if not telling. They blamed inaccessible education, unequal rights, moral degradation, social injustice, poverty . . . . The list went on. If only we worked these things…

How Should I Respond!

If your superior were to give you a command to carry out a task that soundedfar-fetched, incredulous, and would subject you to social ridicule andderision, what would you do? Would you carry out the task?Well, this was the situation that Noah found himself in when he wascommanded by God to build the ark in a…

Determining to Grow

As a school teacher in the past, June and December have always been important to me as times of rest and reflection. They served as fallow periods, as time for me to consider where I’ve been, what I’ve been doing, as well as to pray and consider where God is calling me to grow in next.

Pray Without Ceasing

Luke 11:5-10 Monday is usually my day off when I try to get away and rest. By “get away,” I mean turning off my phone after answering early morning text messages. This last Monday, however, I received a slightly above average number of messages from members of the congregation. One concerned member mentioned about our…