Christmas Joy All Year

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CBN.com –Erma Bombeck, an American author and humorist, once said, “There’s nothing sadder than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.” I’m sure that when she said that, she was thinking of the joy and wonder of a child opening presents on Christmas morning. I experienced such a Christmas in the second grade. It was the year I wanted […]

A Little Word For The Day: When It’s Hard To Forgive

A Little Word For The Day: When It’s Hard To Forgive

“One forgives to the degree that one loves.” I read this quote online tonight and I love it so much. I wrote many times about being the one asking for forgiveness, but tables do turn, right? Time comes when it’s our turn to forgive and forget and show mercy. {I sound like a judge… lol} Seriously, I was wondering which […]

Forgiveness And A Fragile Heart

Forgiveness And A Fragile Heart

My college algebra professor once told me that I don`t trust people easily. That time, I found his statement so hard to believe. I was convinced that I trust people far too easily, but then went on admitting that once that trust is broken, I find it very hard to trust again. Hearts can get really fragile, don`t they? I […]

Case of the Missing Tree Lights

Case of the Missing Tree Lights

By Felichi Pangilinan-Buizon “How could I have missed packing them away?” Every year, early November, I would start bringing out from storage our supply of Christmas decorations. I would sort through them, add new ones, and give up the old. This year, as we set up the tree, we could not locate the LED lights for the tree. All Christmas […]

Suffering Through Storms

Suffering Through Storms

CBN.com – Remember when the disciples were on the Sea of Galilee and a storm struck? (Read Matthew 14.) The wind and waves began in the evening and continued all night long. Meanwhile, Jesus was on a mountaintop praying, far away from the impending disaster. I’m convinced the disciples were praying for the storm to stop, or at least to be able to […]

Power

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By Yay Padua-Olmedo I’ve most of the time taken it for granted that I could write this blog because the computer I’m typing with is plugged to a power source, which through the wonders of technology, is somehow connected to someone’s computer which is also connected to another power source. But remove both power sources and we’re both powerless about […]

Christmas Reminders

Christmas Reminders

CBN.com – Christmas has become extremely commercialized. Everywhere we look we see Christmas trees, lights, presents, signs enticing us to buy this or that for the people on our lists. But let’s try to keep our thoughts focused on the real meaning of the season. When we see a wreath, let’s remember that God’s love is never ending. When we see the […]

A Different Package

A Different Package

CBN.com – Have you ever received a gift wrapped in newspaper? I heard about it and then I got one once from a friend. It was wrapped in the comics. Most people think it would be a gag gift but actually, it was very nice. It was tied with a tiny ribbon that was made up of many colors that […]

Favored and Blessed

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CBN.com – When Gabriel appeared to Mary, he said “Hail favored one. The LORD is with you!” (Luke 1:28 NASB). Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist, told her, “Blessed among women are you” (Luke 1:42b NASB). When God declares it so, we can hardly disagree, but I sometimes wonder about Mary’s blessing. Unarguably, being Mother to the Son of God is a tremendous […]

You Are Treasured

You Are Treasured

By Joy Tanchi-Mendoza I was counseling a young woman over the weekend who confessed that all her life she was trying to prove her worth and value to herself and others. She was so exhausted, emotionally and spiritually that she tried to commit suicide. God ordained for us to meet through a series of circumstances and I sat down with […]

Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

By Dr. Harold J. Sala For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.   1Timothy 4:4 Have you ever wondered why some folks bow their heads and pray a prayer of thanksgiving before they partake of a meal, and others […]

Thankful For Everything

Thankful For Everything

By Dr. Harold J. Sala Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.  1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 When a teacher asked her children what they were thankful for, one little boy replied, “I’m thankful for my glasses.”  “Yes,” responded the teacher, “so you can see better, right?”  “No,” replied […]

Gratitude — Our Response To God’s Grace

Gratitude — Our Response To God’s Grace

By Dr. Harold J. Sala For if, by the trespass of one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ.  Romans 5:17 The late Dr. Louie Talbot once told of a visit to the […]

The Joy of Gratitude

The Joy of Gratitude

By Dr. Harold J. Sala Be joyful always.  1 Thessalonians 5:16 In his book, How Bad Are Your Sins?, Lance Webb tells of the time Grimaldi, an entertainer and clown who made everybody laugh, went to a renowned Paris doctor complaining of deep depression.  The doctor gave several suggestions including books to read and things to do, which didn’t seem […]

The Legacy Of A Swim

The Legacy Of A Swim

By Dr. Harold J. Sala For I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing what is right and just…  Genesis 18:19 Smiling, blonde and beautiful, four-year-old Ariel Krespi swam alongside her father as reporters and photographers as far away as Great Britain took […]