God’s Wisdom – The Real Treasure (Job 28)

In May of 2012, a 32-carat Burmese ruby diamond ring, designed by the House of Chaumet (a jeweller founded in 1780 that’s based in Paris), was sold for US$6.7 million, a new world record price for any ruby sold at auction. It was part of the collection of the late...

I Need Thee Every Hour

Many years ago, Sue and I (we only had Stephen and Melissa with us at the time) moved to Singapore to serve with a mission agency. The moment we landed, we encountered one obstacle after another. The biggest of them all was getting a longer-term visa for Sue and the...

Growing in Hard Times

This past week, Sue and I caught up with an old friend whom we’ve not seen for around 25 years! It was a breath of fresh air. Some friends are like that. You simply pick up where you’ve left off. One of the things we discussed was pension! We couldn’t believe our ears...

Keeping faith in God during hard times

Not long after the tsunami that caused the deaths of more than 200,000 and displaced millions more in Southeast Asia the day after Christmas in 2004, a commentator in The Herald of Glasgow, Scotland wrote, “God, if there is a God, should be ashamed of himself. The...

Faith and Suffering

For some Christians, faith and suffering are a contradiction in terms. If you are suffering because of sickness or other causes, they would say you haven’t got enough faith in God or you’re doing something wrong. But if you put your faith in God and live good lives,...