As they say, a heart full of scars is a life full of impactful stories. Life is infinitely richer because what others perceive as mundane can trigger any one of those stories. But our hope is that instead of the scars turning our soul dark and inward-looking, that God can arrange those scars to be perfectly in the right place that it actually makes the heart stronger and souls richer. Those stories are now tools for you to heal others, and not reasons for bitterness or unforgiveness. … More Part 4: Rorschach.
This Abyss, the place of being forgotten, is also the exact place I would find a priceless treasure. What the enemy intended for evil, God can turn it to your good. WIth God, destroyed foundations can be rebuilt into something bigger, better and can withstand the tests of time. … More Part 3: Abyss.
Many days, when I would see my disfigured face in the mirror, I contemplated smashing the reflection that reminded me how far I had fallen. And when I realized all I was good for was wasting thousands of dollars of my parent’s money for futile medical treatments, I wanted to take the broken shards and end it all. A slice on the neck or wrist, I would imagine. … More Part 2: Pariah.
After a couple minutes, I remembered that great sorrow in my heart slowly morphed into feeling strangely warmed. I had never felt that feeling before… and even in the future that feeling only came in rare circumstances. Although I was attending Sunday School and Chapel services, that was the day I realized the extent of what God meant to me. … More What “Seeking God’s Kingdom” looks like to an 8-year-old (and last lights before the Abyss) Part 1
Many of us have experienced toxic or cancerous people, and you know that these people can really drain us, or even set us back. So I ruminate on how we can quickly filter new people before letting them into our inner circle. The true friends in your life will multiply your life, the toxic ones masquerading suck life away. But usually, you can only know on hindsight. By then, you would have invested life and effort. Wouldn’t it be great to detect such people before you make significant investments? … More One quick way to detect toxic people before they strike
In the Gospel of Grace circles, the truism of “Right believing produces Right living” gets tossed around a lot. Many people are blessed by this phrase and have made it the anthem of their lives, yet others object, citing just because a person “knows” to do something doesn’t mean he will do it. . In my own life, the summary of my struggle, wrestle and victory can be summarized in the above phrase. However, in order to do the phrase justice, I want to unpack it for you because I believe it may really change your life in ways unimaginable. … More Right believing produces right living. Empowering or untrue? Part 1.
As introduced in my last post, I ask if Stephen Hawking was a brilliant scientist or a cosmic orphan. More appropriately, did he feel more like a brilliant scientist or a person with an orphan spirit, not knowing the purpose in which he was made? Making it difficult to reveal the deeper side of Hawking is the public persona that obscures. This post is an attempt to find out the real Hawking behind public perceptions. I guess you could call this post, “Psycho-analyzing Hawking, A Christian Perspective”, and in the process to demystify some atheist memes and share a little about my own journey to home. My posts are summarized as follows: 1) Hawking’s final conclusions about God and the universe in his book “The Grand Design” are purposely incoherent but masked in confidence. 2) The heavy hitters of science disagree with it. 3) He probably knew this but did it anyway. 4) This reveals more about the deeper side of Hawking than his public persona does. 5) A person can truly know himself fully when we know God fully. (This is part 2 of my series: Stephen Hawking: Brilliant Scientist or Cosmic Orphan. Three things I wished to tell him.) … More Stephen Hawking: Brilliant Scientist or Cosmic Orphan, Part 2. (The Heavy Hitters of Science disagree.)
I recall my own journey. Just like Hawkings, I too got “crippled” at what was to be the prime of a man’s life, there was so much I wanted to do, my bodily components failed, and my brain functions also started to fail as well. Experience told me to despair, but intellect led me to hope. In that spirit, there are three things I would like to tell Dr. Hawkins. … More Stephen Hawking: Brilliant Scientist or Cosmic Orphan? 3 things I wish to tell him.
You know that friend that you’re waiting for that keeps texting you “I’m almost there” but hasn’t even left the house yet?
I felt that way about God many times, and just when I wanted to write about that, I had a divine meeting during my quick 2 day trip to Dallas. Why divine? Meet PJ and Ann, the two good-looking couple on the right … … More God, are you always on time? #700resumesIn7months.
Many skeptics, including myself, used to scoff at the Tower of Babel. And yet I can’t deny that it’s actually the best theory out there of why ancient languages had common theology and history even when nations couldn’t communicate with each other. The Bible is in Hebrew and Greek, so very different from Chinese. If people were evolved randomly over millions of years, it is not intuitive that separated cultures that couldn’t communicate would precisely have the same precision of “mythology” of Noah’s ark, or that the same “idea” that righteousness comes with sacrifice. This is not intuitive at all. The odds are astounding. … More The Gospel embedded in Chinese Characters