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The Shepherd’s Corner – May 01, 2016

Years ago I remember reading a confession made by a renowned theologian.  He and his wife had been invited to a Christian radio program to be interviewed about marriage.  They were selected to address the issue because the host thought that he and his wife had been a good role-model.  Continue reading

The Shepherd’s Corner – April 24, 2016

One of the silent—and often lingering—pains of divorce is anger.  We are angry not only because we were hurt, but also because we felt cheated.  All the energy, all the trust, all the time, and all the love were for nothing.  Now we have to start all over again but with so much less—less energy, less trust, less time, and less love.  The stake is high and the anger is deep. Continue reading

The Shepherd’s Corner – April 10, 2016

God has a school.  In His school there is only one teacher—He Himself—and there is only one text book—His Written Word.  To all of us who want to enroll in His school, He will teach us about His Word.  The goal of this learning is to know and to be like Him. Often times He uses life’s experiences to make these lessons come alive. Continue reading

The Shepherd’s Corner – April 3, 2016

Last Friday I ate a lot of noodle.  As a matter of fact I had noodle for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  And as a bonus I had noodle again for breakfast and lunch yesterday.  Thank you for making me feel so special.  Thank you for making this old “screw” happy. Continue reading

The Shepherd’s Corner – March 27, 2016

Man proposes, God disposes.  That is what the Bible says and I am sure, we all agree.  On Thursday last week right before I flew to Jakarta, I got a text from our sister Lisa that Tante Evi’s mom had passed away.  Lisa and my mom went to the funeral service that morning.  God decided that it was the best time to call her home. Continue reading

Koinonia Worship (Live)

Koinonia Live Worship - June 23, 2013

The Shepherd’s Corner – May 20, 2012

I did not know that there are close to 200 thousands Indonesians who live in Taiwan, and the majority of them are migrant workers. Back in Indonesia we nickname them, “pahlawan devisa” (foreign exchange’s heroes). They are literally heroes to their families because thanks to them, their families can enjoy a better life. Continue reading

Why doesn’t God heal amputees?

By Yesaya Adidjaja

Martin Luther was once asked this question: “What was God doing before He created heaven and earth?” He replied: “He was creating hell for people who ask this kind of question” Continue reading

Waiting on God

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Waiting for God is not easy. Why is it so? It is because we want to get the answer of prayer immediately. We want God to help us right now. We don’t want to wait any longer because we don’t want to suffer from sickness, injustice, heartache of broken relationships, and from other uncomfortable situations that we go through. Continue reading

Serenity Prayer


On my desk there was a plaque of the “Serenity Prayer” which read,

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things
I cannot change; the courage to change the things
I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

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