Calamities! Disasters! Earthquake! Plane crash! We are all familiar with news headlines reporting natural and man-made disasters. Do I have to enumerate the powerful tsunamis that hit Indonesia and many other countries? What about the combined natural disaster and man-made disaster in Fukushima, Japan? The combination of powerful earthquake causing a deadly tsunami and nuclear […]
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I don’t want to preach. Yet, this is something that has been in my mind lately. This is about what it means to be a man. In my many years of being a brother, single man, married man, husband, uncle, friend and now a grandpa, I have come to see that many of us men […]
We all go through challenges in life. Of course, we often think that our circumstances are most difficult. The prophet Jeremiah was going through a tougher situation. His city was invaded. He was homeless, persecuted and probably feeling lonely and hungry most of the time. What he wrote in the book of lamentations is good […]
I wish I had a camera. On a cold December evening, as I was walking down Colorado Blvd, downtown Pasadena, I couldn’t help but notice a pale and thin looking man with sunken eyes. He was probably in his 40s but he looked like he was in his 60s. My eyes caught the markings all […]
“That’s just crazy!” That’s what I heard when I told a friend about this article I planned to write. Of course, I understand the reaction. None of us would wish to be in a storm. I don’t. Who wants to experience floods, lightning, mudflows, etc..? These things can really be scary. And so I can […]