Month: November 2019

Carefully Crafted

In a YouTube video, Alan Glustoff, a cheese farmer in Goshen, New York, described his process for aging cheese, a process that adds to a cheese’s flavor and texture. Before it can be sent out to a market, each block of cheese remains on a shelf in an underground cave for six to twelve months. In this humid environment the cheese is carefully tended. “We do our best to give it the right environment to thrive . . . [and] to develop to its truest potential,” Glustoff explained.

Glustoff’s passion for developing the potential of the cheese he produces reminded me…

Hazardous Materials

The sound of a siren increased to an ear-piercing level as an emergency vehicle sped by my car. Its flashing lights glared through my windshield, illuminating the words “hazardous materials” printed on the side of the truck. Later, I learned it had been racing to a science laboratory where a 400-gallon container of sulfuric acid had begun to leak. Emergency workers had to contain the substance immediately because of its ability to damage whatever it came in contact with.

As I thought about this news story, I wondered what would happen if sirens blared every time a harsh or critical word…

A Sincere Thank You

In preparation for Xavier’s first job interview, my husband, Alan, handed our son a pack of thank you cards for him to send out after he met with prospective employers. He then pretended to be a hiring interviewer, using his decades of experience as a manager to ask Xavier relevant questions. After a few rounds of role-playing, our son tucked several copies of his resume into a folder. He smiled when Alan reminded him about the cards. “I know,” he said. “A sincere thank you note will set me apart from all the other applicants.”

When the manager called to hire…

Thank You - Joy to the World

Thank you for starting the “Joy to the World” reading plan with us. You will receive the Day 1 reading in your email shortly. We pray you will enjoy the readings and God will fill your heart with His joy.

We’ll always treat your personal details with utmost care and will never share them with any third parties. You can…

Greedy Grasping

In the ancient fable The Boy and the Filberts (Nuts), a boy sticks his hand into a jar of nuts and grabs a great fistful. But his hand is so full that it gets stuck in the jar. Unwilling to lose even a little of his bounty, the boy begins to weep. Eventually, he is counseled to let go of some of the nuts so the jar will let go of his hand. Greed can be a hard taskmaster.

The wise teacher of Ecclesiastes illustrates this moral with a lesson on hands and what they say about us. He compared and contrasted…

What Can Christians Do About Stress?

Read: 1 Peter 5:7  Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

What Can Christians Do About Stress?

We’re probably used to hearing that Singaporeans are stressed. Given how fast-paced life has become in our city-state and the many responsibilities we have to shoulder, it’s hardly surprising.

But a recent article in Business Insider Singapore put it in starker…

He’s Got This

Pastor Watson Jones remembers learning to ride a bike. His father was walking alongside when little Watson saw some girls sitting on a porch. “Daddy, I got this!” he said. He didn’t. He realized too late he hadn’t learned to balance without his father’s steadying grip. He wasn’t as grown up as he thought.

Our heavenly Father longs for us to grow up and “become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ” (Ephesians 4:13). But spiritual maturity is different from natural maturity. Parents raise their children to become independent, to no longer need them. Our divine Father…

Growing Old Gracefully

Growing Old Gracefully

Do we fade away or remain faithful and even grow stronger spiritually as we walk into the autumn years of our lives? What are the good spiritual habits to continue as we age?

Come and hear Bishop Emeritus Robert Solomon share his insights distilled from his study of the Bible on growing old gracefully. Be encouraged to know…

We use cookies to offer you a better browsing experience, by continuing to use this site you agree to this. Find out more on how we use cookies and how to disable them.