A Weekly Reflection

Shepherd's Corner Articles

The Shepherd's Corner - May 15, 2022
I often say that the greatest gift we can ever give to the one who will marry our child is a stable and healthy upbringing.  In the early days of ministry, I knew the importance of family’s upbringing through books that I had read.  But now decades later, I know how important one’s upb...
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Shepherd's Corner - May 8, 2022
Every time I am with our grandchildren, I cannot help but wonder, “How can they communicate to one another?”  You see, only the eldest can enunciate the words clearly; the other two cannot. Often Santy and I must ask them to repeat themselves several times to decipher what they are saying.&...
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The Shepherd's Corner - May 1, 2022
The other day I met someone who was diagnosed with a serious illness several years ago.  I remember that time; and I remember how relieved he was when he learned the good news that he was now well.  When I met him, he told me that his illness had come back and he’s getting ready [&hellip...
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The Shepherd's Corner - April 24, 2022
One of the men used by God to expand His Kingdom’s sphere on earth is John Wesley.  Out of his ministry came the Methodist and Wesleyan missions and churches all over the world.  He did not only preach, but he also wrote volumes of books that contain his deep insight to the Scriptures.&n...
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The Shepherd's Corner - April 17, 2022
Life is not always wonderful; at times, it can be awful.  And for some of us, life can be awful for a long time.  In my line of work, I see and hear pain and discomfort a lot; and sometimes right in the middle of suffering, they will ask me, “But after I have gone […]...
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The Shepherd's Corner - April 10, 2022
Today is Palm Sunday.  In John 12:12-15 we can read the account of Jesus’ entrance to Jerusalem, riding on a donkey, and being greeted with an honorific and loud welcome, “Hosanna!  Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!  Blessed is the King of Israel!” The residents o...
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The Shepherd's Corner - April 3, 2022
Yes, I am now 63—officially!  And in the past a couple of days I have gained a few pounds—surely!  Thank you for your love to my wife and me by sending us a lot of food.  And thank you for sending us notes of birthday wishes. These spoke volume of how much you care for […]...
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The Shepherd's Corner - March 27, 2022
Last Monday my friend Rif and I visited Hari Arbianto, our keyboard player in our Not Young Anymore (NYA) Band.  Hari has just been diagnosed with an advanced stage of liver cancer.  His wife told us that three weeks ago Hari still went to work, and life still went on as usual.  But s...
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The Shepherd's Corner - March 20, 2022
The other day when Santy and I were visiting our grandchildren, our daughter asked one of them, “How much do you love Kung-Kung?”  He right away answered, “Five hundred!”  When asked how much he loves Pho-Pho, he also replied, “Five hundred!”  When asked how many teeth he ...
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The Shepherd's Corner - March 13, 2022
The other day, when I was goofing around with our grandchildren, one of them made a comment that made me very happy, “Kung Kung, you have a lot of hair.”  Trying to be modest, I corrected him, “No, I am already old; I do not have a lot of hair.”  It was, then, that he […]...
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