A funeral is never easy, but this one was going to be particularly difficult. I was holding with my hand a ceramic urn containing what was left of my dear mom, her ashes. My mom was a very good mother. In her younger days, I remember her to be very lively, full of humor and […]
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“I don’t feel like I love her anymore.” “At home I don’t feel like he is my husband. It feels like he is just a roommate.” These are just two samples of what I hear from people I have counseled with. They are married but feeling lonely. One of them even quoted the Bible and […]
If you’ve never seen a brush fire up close, I can tell you, it’s really something to see. A few days ago we had a brush fire in the San Gabriel Mountains in the Glendora and Azusa area. From my house, I not only see the smoke covering the skies, I can even smell it. […]
I have noticed in the last few years, the rising influence of various writers and scientists who strongly proclaim the idea that there is no God. These atheists not only express their personal doubts about God’s existence, but they campaign with almost evangelical fervor against the very idea of God and religion. With this notion […]
Whenever I drive around Los Angeles, I am often overwhelmed by the sheer number of cars, motorbikes, trucks, taxis and people everywhere. This is the same feeling I get whenever I travel to cities like Manila, Cebu, Davao City and countless places with large populations. My thoughts turn to Mark 6:34: “When Jesus landed and […]