Category archives: Pastor's blogs

  • Ecclesiastes 3:7 a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak. When Dawn Johnson moved in next door, Hillary Harris was downright cold to her. “She would not acknowledge me whatsoever," Dawn said. Hillary's husband found out that Dawn was from Greenwood, Wisconsin.... [read more]
  • Ecclesiastes 3:6 6a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away. On 13 January 2012, in calm seas, after departing the port on a 7-night cruise, Costa Concordia was shipwrecked after it hit a rock on the western coast of Italy. Despite the gradual sinking of th... [read more]
  • Ecclesiastes 3:5 5a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing. Joshua ordered twelve men, one from each  Israelite tribe, in Joshua 4:5-7: 5Go over before the ark of the Lord your God into the middle of the Jordan. Each of you is to ... [read more]
  • Ecclesiastes 3:4  4a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance. An Asian TV series, “Five is enough,” features a divorcée with 3 kids and widower with 2 kids. (Divorcée is divorced woman; Divorcé is a divorced man). The divorcée always practices her smile in front of ... [read more]
  • Ecclesiastes 3:3b   3b a time to tear down and a time to built. Nehemiah informed the king of his plan. It says in Nehemiah 2:4ff, 4The king said to me, “What is it you want?” Then I prayed to the God of heaven, 5and I answered the king, “If it pleases the king and if your servant has found f... [read more]
  •  Ecclesiastes 3:2b 2b a time to plant and a time to uproot Expert farmers should know the right timing when to plant and when to uproot. Some vegetables are harvested by uprooting the whole plant. Other plants will only be uprooted when they stop bearing fruits. What can we learn from planting ... [read more]
  • *Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 1There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the   heavens: 2a time to be born and a   time to die. A very nice fellow was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, and doctors have given him very little percent chance to survive. Everyone in the family wa... [read more]
  • Ecclesiastes 2:26 26 To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God. King Solomon has personally enjoyed so much blessings when his lifestyle was still pl... [read more]
  • Ecclesiastes 2:24 24 A person can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in their own toil. This too, I see, is from the hand of God. A popular Filipino saying, “Mabilis pa sa alas kwatro,” literally means “Faster than 4 o’clock.” Many years ago, a factory was equipped wi... [read more]
  • Ecclesiastes 2:21  21For a person may labor with wisdom, knowledge and skill, and then they must leave all they own to another who has not toiled for it. This too is meaningless and a great misfortune.   King Solomon might have hard time discerning who among his many children would inherit the k... [read more]
  • Ecclesiastes 2:15-16   15“The fate of the fool will overtake me also. What then do I gain by being wise?” I said to myself, “This too is    meaningless.” 16 For the wise, like the fool, will not be long remembered; the days have already come when both have been forgotten. Like the fool, the wise ... [read more]
  • Ecclesiastes 2:14 14 The wise have eyes in their heads,   while the fool walks in the darkness; but I came to realize that the same fate overtakes them both. When El Rancho High School teacher Gregory Salcido was secretly recorded telling his students that members of the military were "dumb" and... [read more]