Watch Out! Be on Your Guard

Watch Out! Be on Your Guard

“See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ.” – Colossians 2:8 P.T. Barnum, the circus magnate, built a career on the assumption that people like to be fooled. And he had a point. A magician who is clever always […]

Peace

Peace

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” – John 14:27 “Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace…” prayed St. Francis of Assisi long ago.  How better to begin a day than by saying, “Lord, […]

Flowers Following the Fire

Flowers Following the Fire

“I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains by itself alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.”  – John 12:24 When fire swept through Laguna Canyon near our office one of the properties destroyed was a botanical garden containing more than two thousand varieties of plants and flowers.  Known as the […]

Transitions

Transitions

by Dr. Harold J. Sala “For through me your days will be many, and years will be added to your life.” – Proverbs 9:11 Transitions in life are never easy.  Remember how it was when you were a youngster and you moved from one grade to another or changed neighborhoods when your parents moved?  You have that same feeling as an […]

Chance And The Fate Of A Nation

Chance And The Fate Of A Nation

by Dr. Harold J. Sala No one from the east or the west or from the desert can exalt a man.  But it is God who judges: He brings one down, he exalts another.  Psalm 75:6-7 What part does chance or fate have when it comes to the establishment and removal of world leaders?  Is a man a leader only […]

I Am With You

I Am With You

by Dr. Harold J. Sala Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life.  He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.” John 11:25 When you face a critical decision, would you be more confident if you could sit down and actually talk over the […]

How Rich Are You?

How Rich Are You?

by Dr. Harold J. Sala And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward.  Matthew 10:42 How rich are you?  In 30 seconds you can take inventory, seeing how you rate in comparison to the rest […]

The Best Teacher

The Best Teacher

By Yay Padua-Olmedo A new school year begins. A great time for teachers to take stock of their role even before they start a roll call. I’m currently off-term from university teaching for what we seniors call apo-stolic mission elsewhere. So I miss teaching. I miss my students. After almost three decades of surviving shark-infested corporate oceans, I later found […]

Beholding God’s Glory

by Yay Padua-Olmedo Once in a while, awesome gets to be endless wow-some. We tasted that in a recent three-day road trip (Thanks, Carlo and Opal.) spanning 1,600 miles across California, Nevada and Arizona. Wow number one: Las Vegas, as usual pulsing with its mesmerizing lights and sounds―post the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight. We got a glimpse of our Pambansang Kamao’s fighting […]

The Heart of God

Photo by Stuart Miles

CBN.com — I would like to address today all the hurting, desperate, souls looking for answers. In a world growing ever more complex day by day, it is vital to be reminded of certain realities. One of many things that each and every one of us shares is the reality of pain. Right now there are millions of hearts, all […]

Exhausting Tomorrow’s Grace With Today’s Burden

Exhausting Tomorrow’s Grace With Today’s Burden

by Dr. Harold J. Sala Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.  Matthew 6:34 When Dale Carnegie wrote his book entitled How To Stop Worrying and Start Living, he said its purpose was not to tell you something new but to remind you what you already knew […]

A Crush On You

A Crush On You

by Jennifer Jones, CBN CBN.com – I have a crush on someone. I’m sure the grown-up way of saying it is: “I’m interested in this guy” or “I have feeling for a certain gentlemen.” Nope, I have a crush on a boy. It sounds juvenile because it feels that way. A crush has an inexplicable way of taking me back […]

What Makes Families Strong?

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By Dr. Harold J. Sala Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain.  Psalm 127:1 Families are important to God because it was His idea to bring a man and a woman together and bless their relationship.  The idea of families was not an afterthought, something which God tacked onto the creation model as an appendage to […]

Aging

DE Landscape 08 Tiergarten Old Couple by Francisco Osorio on Flickr

by Dr. Harold J. Sala Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.  Psalm 90:12 Dr. A. J. Wise says that you know you’re growing older when “your knees buckle and your belt won’t; when you’re 17 around the neck, 42 around the waist, and 100-plus around the golf course; when you paint […]

Getting To Know God

Getting To Know God

by Dr. Harold J. Sala He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.  Colossians 1:15 When Moses spent 40 days on Mt. Sinai with God, he came down the mountain and his face shone with a brilliance that frightened people.  This man had been in the very presence of the Almighty.  It was much like […]