Thursday, December 27, 2012

A Christmas Without Tears

White rose of remembranceFor many years, I've dreaded the approach of the holiday season. As Thanksgiving neared, I would invariably find myself feeling on edge, sad and sluggish, often finding it difficult to even get out of bed in the morning. Getting out of the house and to work on time was a challenge, and often, my morning workouts would be put on the back burner, simply because I lacked energy and motivation. As much as I wanted to exercise, I just couldn't bring myself to go to the gym.

I had heard about a condition known as "seasonal affective disorder" (or SAD), which tends to affect individuals around the same time each year. Though I refused to put a label on what I was experiencing, I knew its origin, as well as how long it would last.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

My New Venture with

"Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid."
(Matthew 5:14)

I was recently blessed with the honor of writing for an incredible and exciting website, For those of you not familiar with the name, Alexander Scourby was known as "the voice of the Bible" because of his beautiful and unmistakable narration of the King James BibleMy role with is as a contributing editor, writing blogs for the website, submitting ideas, editing website content and soon writing press releases. My first two articles, "The Lamp and the Light" and "Bringing Modern Technology to the King James Bible", are now posted,

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Prayer to Change America
"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."
(1 Corinthians 7:14)

As election day draws near, many Americans find themselves faced with fears of the future. Worried about the economy, war, finding jobs, violence, healthcare, housing and just making ends meet, has left countless people unsure of whether they should even vote. I've heard here and there, "Why should I cast my vote, when it really won't make a difference? I don't want to vote for any of the candidates, so I'll just skip this election." I used to think this same way.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Is Your Bible Complete?

Last week, my pastor started teaching a Bible Study series titled, "How to Study the Bible". This week, in part two of the series, "Why Study the Bible?" he spoke about how many different Bible versions or translations there are, and the fact that many of God's Words have been written OUT of those versions. He presented a book to us as suggested reading: "Let's Weigh the Evidence" by Barry Burton (available in paperback and Kindle version) and read excerpts from the book. The book compares different versions of the Bible to the King James Version (KJV) and shows how blatantly man has removed from or probably in some cases, added to, the Word of God.

Monday, February 13, 2012


People don't use phones for calls much anymoreNormally, during commutes on BART, there is lively chatter between two or more riders. As each takes turns sharing their personal commute stories, job stories, “what I did over the weekend” stories, and the like, it’s almost impossible not to listen in. In fact, I often look forward to my commutes because it’s in some cases my “comic relief” of sorts.

On one particular day, something seemed strangely off – missing.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

A Break from the Norm: Blessed Are the Works of Our Hands

The first job ever assigned was by God, and was assigned to Adam in the Garden of Eden. Adam's job was to "tend and keep the garden." (Genesis 2:15) The Bible tells us in 2 Thessalonians 3:10 that if a man doesn't work, neither shall he eat. God tells us that He will bless the works of our hands (Deuteronomy 16:15), and that our works are to glorify Him. Further, we are to "work as unto the Lord" (Colossians 3:23-24). That is a condition to the works of our hands being blessed!