A Weekly Reflection

Shepherd's Corner Articles

The Shepherd's Corner - August 7, 2022
One day a young football coach came to visit John Wooden, UCLA’s basketball coach, whose team won 10 national championships in a 12-year period.  Seeing his downcast face, Coach Wooden asked him, what’s troubling him.  This young coach, then, shared that he had just lost two of his goo...
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The Shepherd's Corner - July 31, 2022
One of the men that God has used to bless me through their books is Bill Johnson, pastor of Bethel Church, Redding.  You may not know him, but you may have sung songs that came out of Bethel Music, one of them is Goodness of God.  Bill just lost his beloved wife, Beni, co-pastor of […]...
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The Shepherd's Corner - July 24, 2022
A seminary student once asked Eugene Peterson what he liked best about being a pastor.  He replied, “The mess.”  Personally, I would use the word, “The unpredictability.” We will never know what will happen tomorrow.  Somebody, who is healthy today, may get sick tomorrow and s...
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The Shepherd's Corner - July 17, 2022
Being reduced to a smaller scale—especially to nothing— is not easy to adjust and to accept.  When I asked a friend in ministry who is now retired how he was doing, he thought for a moment before giving me his answer, “I keep reminding myself that I am retired.”  I knew what he mea...
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The Shepherd's Corner - July 10, 2022
The other day when I went to the mortuary in New Hall to make arrangement for Tante Agnes’ funeral, I was reminded of how far it is from Monrovia to Santa Clarita, where Tante Agnes used to reside in—almost an hour-drive! I thought about her consistency—she was never late in showing up early f...
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The Shepherd's Corner - July 03, 2022
On Monday morning Our Lord Jesus came and took Tante Agnes home.  And on Thursday in the wee morning hour, He also came to take Tante Gwie, beloved wife of Oom Kiat, home.  In the words of Paul, in 2 Timothy 4:7-8, they both have fought the good fight; both have finished the race, and [&he...
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The Shepherd's Corner - June 12, 2022
“God’s time is not our time.”  That is what one of you reminded me of upon finding out that our latest test results were still positive. Thank you, Brother! Yes, God’s time is not our time. We thought we would recover from Covid infection in a week, but we are now in our third week. [&h...
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The Shepherd's Corner - June 5, 2022
I wonder what I would be thinking about when I, if God’s willing, turn 90! Perhaps I’d be thinking about how grateful I am for the life God has given me and how I look forward to finishing it well.  The last thing in my mind would be about starting another project.  I’d simply be [&h...
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The Shepherd's Corner - May 29, 2022
Evil is everywhere but few could even imagine that it would enter a fourth-grade classroom in Uvalde, Texas, last Tuesday. And that evil took the lives of nineteen students and two teachers. It is hard to see the images of these children flashed on TV screen and to hear the crying of their parents, ...
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The Shepherd's Corner - May 22, 2022
TOne of the good habits that we should foster is the habit of being thankful and appreciative for the many little things God has blessed us with.  The other day while we were at our daughter’s house, I watched Santy play a game of monopoly with our grandchildren.  I could tell she really had a [...
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