Sowing on good soil

In the parable of the sower, Jesus provided four examples about the way people respond to the Kingdom message. He gave the analogy of a farmer who sowed his seed. Some seed fell along the path (eventually eaten up birds); some fell on rocky places (sprang up quickly, but the plants later withered because of lack … Continue reading Sowing on good soil

The bewilderment of Nicodemus

The topic of evolution and creationism continues to be a hot topic of debate in this day and age. Proponents of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution (where only the fittest survive) say that Science has mounting evidence in favour of the natural selection process and that through this process, populations and species of organisms have … Continue reading The bewilderment of Nicodemus

Sword of the Spirit

It has been a long time since I have committed a long list of Bible verses to my memory. From time to time, I try to memorize verses, but somehow usually end up relying on my Bible for the exact words. How convenient would it be if the verses were always in my mind and … Continue reading Sword of the Spirit

Storybook of one’s life, as seen with thanksgiving

When a problem comes in our way, where do we focus? Do we casually say that we have surrendered our situation to God so that He can step in to help us, but in actual fact we end up channelling all our energy into trying to resolve this problem by ourselves? God has a perfect plan for … Continue reading Storybook of one’s life, as seen with thanksgiving

Tenacity, Issue 1: How blogging on WordPress introduced my mum to the world wide web

Hi folks! You must be wondering...what a strange title I've given to this post. Allow me to explain. I recently started this blog site ("Light Always") to write about my faith and life, and to date, I have published 10 posts here. Surprisingly, the ideas keep flowing easily -- which is a good thing as … Continue reading Tenacity, Issue 1: How blogging on WordPress introduced my mum to the world wide web

Few (more) things I learned from the parable of the good shepherd

Have you had moments when you are reading the Bible and you realise that God is giving you a fresh insight into Scripture which you have read before? It happened to me today as I was reading chapter 10 of the book of John where Jesus gives the analogy of a good shepherd and his … Continue reading Few (more) things I learned from the parable of the good shepherd

When life throws you lemons…

Science never fails to fascinate me and sometimes makes me think about life in general. For instance, an interesting New Scientist article about turning water into 'virtual lemonade' grabbed my attention recently. The science behind this research is captivating. The scientists used sensors to capture the acidity and colour of lemonade. This information was then transmitted … Continue reading When life throws you lemons…

At the crossroads

Do you have a tough decision to make? Not sure which way to go? Sometimes, life brings us at the crossroads and we are compelled to make a decision that will change the course of our future one way or another. In such circumstances, let's look to God and ask for His wisdom instead of relying … Continue reading At the crossroads

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord

I never thought that I would say this but sometimes, it takes watching a Hollywood movie before we understand the true meaning of an old hymn. This weekend, I was watching the movie Sister Act 2's rendition of the famous hymn by Henry van Dyke: "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee". I am sure that I have … Continue reading Make a joyful noise unto the Lord

Why I love to pray

Each day, I have an appointment with God. With my mind still half awake, somewhere between "slumber land" and the "real world", I shake off my sleep by directing my first thoughts of the day toward God. It can be as simple as giving thanks to God for a beautiful day, or just greeting God … Continue reading Why I love to pray