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The Shepherd's Corner - July 7, 2024
Oom Anton Tan told me a story that made me chuckled.  The other day while he was at a donut shop, he spotted an old lady.  Wanting to be friendly as he walked by her, he greeted her, “Good morning.”  The old lady looked up and warmly reciprocated the friendly gesture by exclaiming...
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The Shepherd's Corner - June 30, 2024
There are times when we think how much better and manageable life would be if we had known what was to come.  If we had known that something awful was to happen, we would have at least been more prepared.  But I am not sure that I agree with this logic all the time.  Yes, […]...
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The Shepherd's Corner - June 23, 2024
The story in the Book of Esther takes place during the dark period of Israel. Because of their disobedience to God, they no longer live in the Promised Land; instead, they live in a foreign land, Media Persia, now the country of Iran.  In this book we can read how God uses Mordecai and his [&he...
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The Shepherd's Corner - June 16, 2024
In the Bible we can only find one incident in which a father cried over his son.  It’s King David, who cried over the death of his son, Absalom (2 Samuel 18:33).  He wished it were he who had died in stead of his son.  It’s an expression of regret for not doing more to […]...
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The Shepherd's Corner - June 9, 2024
Eighty-years ago last Thursday, June 6, began the military operation to liberate France and Western Europe from Nazi occupation.  That day is known as D-Day, the day when thousands upon thousands of Allied Forces landed on the beach of Normandy, France.  Out of the more than 150 thousand Allied so...
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The Shepherd's Corner - June 02, 2024
We finally took Oliver our dog to the vet last Wednesday.  After saying goodbye to him, we released him and within minutes, he was no longer with us.  He was 17 years old or over 90 years of human age.  The doctor affirmed our decision to let him go especially after he had episodes of...
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The Shepherd's Corner - May 26, 2024
Jessy was introduced to Santy and me by a physician friend of ours more than a decade ago while she was seeking treatment here in Los Angeles.  At the time she was in her late 20s, looking as healthy as anybody in that age group but inside, there’s this chronic disease called multiple scleros...
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The Shepherd's Corner - May 19, 2024
The Gospel of John is unique, in that there are stories about Jesus that cannot be found in other Gospels, such as the story of Jesus’ turning water into wine in a wedding (John 2), the meetings of Jesus and Nicodemus (John 3), and Jesus and the Samaritan woman in Sychar (John 4).  Another on...
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The Shepherd's Corner - May 12, 2024
Amy Carmichael of Ireland (1867-1951) served as a missionary in India for 55 years.  Out of those years, the most difficult period is perhaps 1912-1913 where she experienced loss after loss.  First, her spiritual mother in India, Mrs. Hopwood, whom she always went to for support and prayer...
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The Shepherd's Corner - May 5, 2024
Oliver, our dog, has been with us for the past 15 years.  A neighbor found him wandering on the street and offered him to us.  We took him and ever since then he has been a part of our family.  He is now around 16 years old, or close to 90 years our human age.  […]...
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