Once upon a time, I went to a Colombian restaurant with a group of friends. It was a weekend night, and there was a live band playing. Customers started to trickle to the dance floor, and soon enough, there was a good number of people swaying to the rhythm and showing off their moves. One … Continue reading Get your Groove On!
Last week, an acquaintance who grew up in Shanghai, China shared a most fascinating piece of information: he had NEVER seen more than 4 stars together in the sky when he was growing up! He would look in books as a child and wonder why there were so many stars in the books, but not … Continue reading Time to head Out of Town?
I once wrote an article for a well-known Christian publisher. The editor responded by telling me that although it was a good article, she didn’t understand what I meant when I used the word “vision,” so she decided not to publish it. I wasn’t surprised that she didn’t understand. Who was born knowing everything? I … Continue reading Dream 102: Renew Your Mind
Before you cry out “blasphemy!” and call the stone-throwing committee to take me outside the city gates and do what they do best, let’s define psychology. Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and its functions, especially functions that affect behavior in a given context. It’s that simple. This is not a debate between … Continue reading The Psychology of God
Little children are very interesting. They are the epitome of unconditional love. You spank your child one minute and the next minute they come to you and kiss you goodnight. Before that, they want to sit in your lap and just hug you. Adults are good at keeping grudges, but not little children. They forget … Continue reading Don’t Leave the Presence!
Sometimes I function like a computer. When someone says something that quickens my spirit, it downloads a program and starts running the program in the back of my mind. The program keeps running even when I’m doing other things, and it does not necessarily mean that I’m consciously applying my thoughts to it, but every … Continue reading What Do You Bring to the Table?
Am I the only one who thinks people shouldn’t say a word if they don’t plan to follow through? It is a smear upon personal integrity to commit oneself in speech, when one is not committed to the corresponding action. The environment in which I grew up had a marked distinction between empty words and … Continue reading The Potency of A Promise