What to do When You’re Afraid

What to do When You’re Afraid

The year 2020 is over and gone. I can’t believe I am well and my family is safe. I am truly thankful for the blessing of health and safety. For me, 2020 was full of uncertainties and I realized that I feared losing my life. As a nurse working in a hospital setting, I am aware of the risk of acquiring certain diseases because of being exposed to var

Life is Not Always a Bed of Roses

Life is Not Always a Bed of Roses

Have you ever felt tired of everything that hasn’t been going your way?  Are you burned out at work? Have you felt alone? Lost? Helpless? Afraid? Lonely? Each day is a gift yet it comes with unexpected challenges and blessings. Being busy is the usual word we utter whenever we run from one task to another. A daily task that we must accomplish hasn’

Confessions of an End-Times Preacher: Hype, Headlines, or the Blessed Hope?

Confessions of an End-Times Preacher: Hype, Headlines, or the Blessed Hope?

September 11, 2001, was my generation’s Pearl Harbor.  I was awakened by my grandfather who exclaimed in his native tongue that New York was in chaos.  I turned on the television in my room and I saw a strange sight.  I saw one of the Twin Towers with a gaping hole with smoke coming out of it and I was perplexed that the other tower was missing.  I

A New Year, a New Guarantee

A New Year, a New Guarantee

Unlike robots, all human beings are likely to experience fatigue. Regardless of age, gender, or race, we can grow tired; we can become weak. No matter how healthy we can become or how strong we may be right now, at some point in our lives we will experience exhaustion and weakness. At any moment of our lives, our hearts may faint our spirits may wa

The 2020 US Election and the Second Angel’s Message

The 2020 US Election and the Second Angel’s Message

“Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity.”   The above poem

The Disciple’s Vocation, Part 3: Co-Sufferers

The Disciple’s Vocation, Part 3: Co-Sufferers

ישו הנצרי מלך היהודים Ο ΒΑΣΙΛΕΥΣ ΤΩΝ ΙΟΥΔΑΙΩΝ ΟΥΤΟΣ REX IUDAEORUM HIC EST Three Languages, one message: This is the king of the Jews. In other words, what do you think of your king now? As John and the three Mary’s (Jesus’ Mother, her sister, and Mary Magdalene) watched the culmination of that most horrific day, they couldn’t help but think, “it wa

The Disciple’s Vocation, Part 2: Kingdom Sowers

The Disciple’s Vocation, Part 2: Kingdom Sowers

PAX ET SECURITAS, ‘Peace and security.’ PAX ROMANA, ‘Roman Peace.’ These were Rome’s promises. But the road between Capua and Rome seemed anything but peaceful that day in 71 B.C. as 6,000 dead and dying men lined the 120-mile span, the last prisoners of Spartacus’ slave revolt.[1] About every hundred feet, one would have seen a rebel grotesquely c