His Truth Sets Us, Free!

Do you like surprises? I can certainly enjoy them and I’ve gotten some nice ones. I’m also a believer in inspiration coming from anywhere. What am I talking about?

On July 20th, I came for what I thought would be a typical Sunday morning service at Shore Vineyard. There is just one problem. It was not a typical Sunday, even for us. For starter, the announcement was done in English and Chinese. It continued all throughout the day.

“What’s going on,” you ask? I will let my friend and pastor explain this unusual scenario in “His Truth Will Set You, Free!“. The link will take you to my church’s media page. Just click on the audio file with the same name.

Why am I sharing this? Brett did not give a sermon or a typical Sunday message. Rather, he shared his personal story or testimony. While listening, I felt the story needed sharing and warranted a blog post.

The story is told in both Chinese and English. As such, Brett’s story proved to be entertaining and insightful. I’d invite you to go and listen to the audio and I trust you’ll be blessed by it.

Pink Sweater And Pink Slippers

Did anyone ever claim you were somewhere and it’s simply not so? How about this strange scenario? A mother claiming her son was wearing a pink sweater and a pair of pink slippers. Where did this happen? Somehow, I was living in a nursing home and I never knew it.

What’s going on? What am I talking about? Continue reading “Pink Sweater And Pink Slippers”

A Lesser Human? Really?

Yesterday, I was enjoying a goofy YouTube video that is produced by two friends. The friends are known by their gaming name of BDoubleO and GenerikB. These men don’t just play a game; they put on a show. Their goal is to entertain kids and the young at heart; who simply want relatively clean entertainment.

Their acting style are a combination of Three Stooges meet Mafia. I will have to give GenerikB credits for that description. It fits. The links above goes to their YouTube channels.  Don’t be fooled by the acting, these men are actually kind-hearted and keep things clean.

I don’t think they’d intentionally hurt anyone. As I watched their latest antics, BDoubleO made a harmless joke. It was about people who have to wear glasses. “Am I really less human because I wear glasses?”, I thought. Continue reading “A Lesser Human? Really?”

A Summer of Hell

After graduating high school, I took a part time summer job in ’83.  It soon turned into a job from hell. I had gotten this job through CETA.  I was to work at the Town Hall in Toms River.  Here is what happened and God healed me.

Aside from the supervisor, Joe had two regular employees. I have no ideas of how long Eric and Paul worked for Joe.  Mike, Tim, Fay and I came to work there, for the summer.  They had previously worked with Joe. I was the newcomer.

We were working as custodians. My job entailed mowing the lawn around the Town Hall, washing cars of city officials, general clean up and other types of work.  This would have been fine; except for what happened inside the maintenance building. Continue reading “A Summer of Hell”

Escaping the Religious Bubble – Oh what’s a fellowship

“Has anyone been in a perfect church?” asked a friend, in a small Bible study group.  I simply chuckled; however, someone did raise his hand.  “I did,” Bob said facetiously. I knew where he was coming from because I have been to one too.

The people, of the Bishop’s church, were friendly.  Though, I could get into small talks, the conversations rarely ever went deep.  I don’t recall the sharing of personal struggles and the offering of prayers.  I was left with the impression of “Everyone else seems to have it, together.  What is wrong with me?”  Truth is, it was a façade. Continue reading “Escaping the Religious Bubble – Oh what’s a fellowship”