Tag Archives: Faith

It took decades…

patienceIt took decades for Abraham… to finally have a child. He was 100. Sarah was 90.

It took decades for Moses… to deliver the Israelites. He was 40 when he flopped. He didn´t want to have anything to do with it when God came around and offered him the job again when he was 80.

It took decades for Joseph to get out slavery/jail and realize God’s promised destiny.

It took decades for the Temple to be built, decades for the Israelites to be freed from captivity, decades for the Messiah to come, decades for Christianity to come out of persecution.

God never is in a hurry.

I guess I can still wait on His timing.

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Beauty for ashes

beauty for ashesLest the light of the glorious gospel shine upon them. — 2 Cor. 4:4

Peace in stressful times

peace of Jesus

Stressed? Get Jesus. He gives peace.

Thanks to osmais.com for the wallpaper

The only Heaven some people will know

taste of HeavenThis world, as wonderful as it can be, offers only a taste of Heaven.

When my soul becomes parched

desert

God turns the desert into lush forests.

If you are passing through a desert — a time of trials, of lack of finances, of marital strife, of sickness, of despondency, of dryness of soul — God will turn it completely around.

Surreptitious entry

lock_pickingFor decades, spies have defeated the locks with rakes and tension bars, with key-impression kits, lockpick guns and the like. A new technique called “lock bumping” has gone viral lately.

For whatever reason, these people refuse to be denied access.

All of humanity is denied access into Heaven because of sin, but Jesus is our lockpicker. Forgiveness of sin grants access to God’s goodness and grace.

When everything’s going wrong…

worshipJust worship.

Royalty was there and we didn’t know it

Don’t you just hate stinking photobombers?

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Jayde Taylor and Brooke Peris were taking a selfie to remember their game. And this intruder steps in uninvited in the background. Argh!!*@!

But WAIT A MINUTE! Who IS that photobomber? Look closely.

This is no ordinary prankster spoiling your memories. This is the Queen of England.

Jayde and Brooke weren’t at all miffed. Actually, it turned out to be the experience of a lifetime, the memory to never forget.

Has God ever photobombed your life? You thought you were alone, going through struggles, and then boom! you realized later that God was there in the background all the time. You got lifebombed by Royalty (as in, Divine Royalty).

I love the testimonies especially of former atheists who have come to Christ, weeping and falling in love with the Savior they thought didn’t exist.

I love it when it happens to me. God, you can photobomb my life any time You want.

The miracle band


We didn’t have money to buy instruments. But God raised up finances through the sale of candies (!). We didn’t have know-how to teach the kids to play them. But God sent us a trained band leader, who free-of-charge offered his service.

I stood in awe of what God did. The instruments came out of nothing. This man, patiently and expertly, taught each kid and then the group to coordinate. We got into the Guatemalan Independence Day parade and on national television with the message of Christ that first year, and we’ve been there ever since.

This video, which was taken of a practice run, is a bit rough around the edges. But I can’t help but feel warmed with joy to see what God does. I can still praise God. When He does something, our best efforts pale by comparison. The Liceo Bilingue La Puerta continues to glorify God.

Sum up a school year in nine minutes


Here’s Senior Joseph, who just graduated. He produced this short to sum up what was a long journey for him, a time of highs and lows, triumphs and despair. Somehow it all seems worthwhile afterwards, the pain, the late nights studying, football’s Hell week, and my English class.