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Sharing the Gospel

How should you share the Good News, you ask?
Be vulnerable; let them know you’re no better than them.
But most important of all, stay human: consider their pain; 
in fact, share it; carry it as if it were your own.
Stay human, a human being with a difference —
a hope that is more true and more real
than the world’s construct of happiness.

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Posted by on December 23, 2014 in EXPRESSo


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Beautiful Pain

It’s way different when we actually get a slap of truth about our realizations…
the ugly truth about how ugly one can be in all aspects and angles.
No wonder why one gets abandoned. 
No wonder why pain gets to dwell.
…No wonder.

shattered heart

Yet through this agony, one gets to cry out to the only One who truly listens.
No wonder why it’s a beautiful pain.
…No wonder.

“Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer.
From the end of the earth I call to you,
when my heart is faint.”
(Psalm 61:1,2)

“May your unfailing love be my comfort,
according to your promise to your servant.”
(Psalm 119:76)


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Posted by on January 6, 2014 in EXPRESSo, Pastors' Latte


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Pains of the Past

“Dwell in the pains of the past, and you become a prisoner of depression.”

 “Do not cling to events of the past or dwell on what happened long ago. Watch for the new thing I am going to do. It is happening already you can see it now!”

 — Isaiah 43:18-19

Trust God’s goodness and mercy and start pleasing Him today.
Wash those bitter tears away. Drop the throbbing luggage of the past.
Remember that God gives us the strength to overcome the difficulties of the past, the present, and the future.
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Posted by on July 19, 2012 in EXPRESSo


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He Is There

When pain and trouble pulls you down, look up.

God is evident in the heavens, giving you strength to overcome.

When hurt and hate make you lose your way, look beside you.

God is right by your side, guiding you all the way through.

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Posted by on July 3, 2012 in EXPRESSo, SugarQUOTEd Latte


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Flickering Pain…Future Gain

“The gauge of how much we truly treasure and love someone is not how happy we are with them…but how sad we are when we lose them.”

There will be times in our lives that though we have moved on from something hurtful, from time to time, we can still feel the flickering pain of losing it.

The blow haunts us; The damage daunts us.

Yet pain is inevitable and vital to us. Whether we like it or not, feeling it is beyond our control. One can only be as good as pretending and denying the pain. But still, the pain is there. Created to be felt.

Yet more than feeling it, it is there as a stirrer of realizations and learning.

Feeling the pain is not a sign of weakness nor defeat but a focal point of growth and a step higher to maturity. 

“So we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace.

These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us. There’s far more here than meets the eye.

The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can’t see now will last forever.” 

— 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (MSG)

God never wastes pain.


Posted by on May 10, 2012 in EXPRESSo, Pastors' Latte


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Outcry of the Soul

Two ways to respond to life’s wounds:

  1. To take it as a PAIN that LINGERS.
  2. To take it as a PRIVILEGE to LEARN.

“The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away;
Blessed be the name of the Lord.”

—Job 1:21 (NKJV)


Posted by on February 14, 2012 in EXPRESSo, Pastors' Latte


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Dear X

You tempted me to look back.

But everything that we had together was a lie.


Dear Pain, it has been quite a long time. I remember the days when you held me tight and close.     You used to keep me up all night.

Dear Shame, I felt secure with you. You were always there when all hell broke loose. I would get so lost in your sweet lies then.

Dear Hate, I know you’re there. You would always wait at the doorstep of my heart. And I was also astonished at the passion in your reasoning and arguments.

Dear Anger, you made me feel so high. You were very faithful to come right on time. You had such flame and power burning in your eyes.

I let you all go. But you’re still chasing.

Go ahead! Bend me, shake me, taunt me but you’ll never break me.

Bring it on! Put a target on my head and fire but you’ll never bring me down.

I was yours. I am yours no more.

You don’t own me!

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Posted by on January 21, 2012 in EXPRESSo, SugarQUOTEd Latte


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