Graduation time!!

A weird graduation I hope the graduation 2 years ago will not happen again. I pass by this university almost every time I go to my office. On April 25, 2020, I saw this sad reality brought by the pandemic... a mother and daughter celebrating the graduation all by themselves. A different kind of graduation …

Changing the worldview

Jesus came to our world with a different worldview. He was murdered because of His words, His faith, and His lifestyle. Literally, His perspectives in life were out-of-this-world! When He delivered His greatest Sermon on the Mount, people were dumbfounded... they were awe-struck! Even now, most of us cannot fathom the entire meaning of His …

Barriers Breaker

The Pharisees and the Sadducees were very familiar about Jesus' challenging the norm. He breaks the tradition, questions the culture and breaks the barriers that we put around ourselves.

Refocus

This season of our life is distinct in nature. Like the lake where boats glide over the waves during summer but now is one vast thick ice so is the phenomena of our reality.

Harmony

Most of us experienced harmony in our lives. I remember a time when I was in my early teens. I was playing basketball and everything seemed working in harmony to my advantage - I scored every shot even from 3-point ranges! In my early 20's when I heard of an opportunity of working in the …

We cannot SOLVE long-term PROBLEM with short-term SOLUTION

The first Hunger Awareness Week in Indiana is on July 20-27, 2019 where non-profits, businesses, churches and neighborhoods are coming together to help alleviate hunger. Governor Eric Holcomb proclaimed July 20-27 to be Hunger Awareness Week in the state of Indiana This is the first series of events in Indiana where businesses, churches and local …

Interconnectedness 

Hundreds, even thousands of federal employees line up in charitable food distribution lines. Airport security employees receiving free meals. A restaurant chain company plans to provide free food. What's happening in the greatest country in the world? Government shutdown, anticipation, presumptions, fear, speculations... The ripple effect of the modern day (natural and man-made) catastrophes cannot …

I was hungry

I grew up in the Philippines, a third world country. The Philippines is an archipelago which means a chain of islands - 7,641 islands. I grew up on a larger island called Luzon in a small town named Nasugbu in the province of Batangas. I graduated in a small rural high school and lived with …

A Whirlwind

God has been reminding us of the greater things, the things that remain. The first is faith. If we do things without faith, we cannot please Him - Hebrews 11:6, ”And without faith, it is impossible to please God.” In looking for a permanent distribution center, at times we have acted without faith. If we gather the team, strategize and …

A small team of 12 changed the world

Not a one-man show In any  culture, coaches know the importance of team. From a small public school to the NFL, coaches comprehend the power of building a team. Teamwork brings together the best of everyone enabling a common man to do uncommon things. Coaches have  special insight that seems foreign to some leaders, including charitable organizations such …

…the deeper role of food pantries and soup kitchens

The different sectors of our society have been talking about ways to shorten the line at charitable organizations including food pantries and soup kitchens. At political campaigns we hear about the importance of building community and engaging the neighborhoods to solve the ever growing lines of people in need of food assistance...to uncover the deeper role …