Category Archives: I Was Thinking…

Posts about things I find thought-provoking, quick jottings on what whatever comes to mind…

Thanksgiving

I was thinking… Today is Thanksgiving. Always a good time to ponder and articulate what we are thankful for (although we certainly should not be thankful only one day a year). It’s also my birthday. These two event always coincide whenever … Continue reading

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Mites and Farthings

I was thinking… Actually, what I was thinking was, “What were they thinking?!” Today, while doing some research on the value of the coins in Mark 12:42 (i.e. the “widow’s mites”), I ran across this from the Aramaic Bible in … Continue reading

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Joy Comes In The Morning

I was thinking… When is the last time you thought about all that God has promised us… I mean, really thought about it? I’ve been drafting the book of 1 Corinthians lately and came to 2:9 where we are told … Continue reading

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Old Yeller and Bin Laden

  I was thinking… Spot on, Rick. My long-time friend and spiritual mentor when I was a teenager, Rick Bundschuh (co-author of Soul Surfer), posted an insightful blog on a Christian Response to Bin Laden’s death. Read it here. Here … Continue reading

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The Bank Was Empty!

I was thinking… What’s wrong with this picture: Our good friend went to the bank today. That’s not news in itself, but she shared on Facebook that her bank had no decorations. No Christmas decorations, no Hanukkah decorations, nothing for … Continue reading

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Smiles

I was thinking… I rode a jeepney today. That’s certainly nothing to smile about. Slow, crowded public transportation. Squeezed shoulder-to-shoulder, hip-to-hip and thigh-to-thigh with total strangers. The roof too low, so my neck was bent over. Polluted air, stifling hot, … Continue reading

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Instant Love

I was thinking… VALENTINE’S DAY… The Day of Love is almost upon us. Ignoring all the hype by Hershey’s, Hallmark, and FTD, I love this holiday because yeah, I’m a romantic. This year once again, I’m indescribably thankful for my … Continue reading

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Don’t be Scared

I was thinking… HALLOWEEN… It’s the season for scary movies and costumes. Even in the Philippines the Halloween marketers are starting to import the “traditions” of pumpkin carving, costumes and candy (whereas traditionally, Nov 1 is the big deal here, … Continue reading

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Tuning Up…

I was thinking… TUNING UP… …BY TUNING DOWN How does one “tune up” by “tuning down”? Well, as you have probably guessed, that it was this blog is about. I figured something out last Sunday after playing in the worship … Continue reading

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