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17 Dec: Relentless Pursuit

These past few months, I’ve heard a few sermons that touch on true and honest prayer.  I encourage you to visit or revisit the following messages from our retreat speaker, Dan Baumann: Intimacy with God.  Also my friend John Lee who brought a team from Maryland (in the US) and spoke at WNS just after Dan Baumann:  Daring to Dream with God.  And most recently I heard this from Tim Keller: How To Deal With Dark Times.

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10 Dec: Packaged Well, Never Opened

They say not to judge a book by its cover but frankly, I do it all the time. Literally, when I go into a bookstore and start browsing the aisles for something new to read, it is the cover that has a particular design and an intriguing title that gets my attention. I hope that the cover presentation of the book somehow reflects the content and I take a plunge. What can I say, I do appreciate a good cover design. 

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19 Jun: A Gift, Not a Right

In the book of Mathew (Chapter 20:1~16), Jesus tells the parable of the laborers in the vineyard. Long story short, the landowner pays the same amount to the workers who labored all day as well as to the ones who worked just at the tail end of the day. Those who worked more grumble, and the owner basically says “Don’t I have the right to do what I want with what’s mine?”.