Pastor’s Blog

A New Definition of Correction

As a father it is always a challenge to correct my daughters; I spend a lot of time thinking about the heart behind teaching and correction and how it is perceived. Of course when you are being corrected it is hard and you have a lot of reactions to it, but on the other hand there is always a love and a purpose in God behind it. And this is why I came up with this definition of correction:

Correction is someone helping you get from A to B in the least amount of time.

By His Stripes We Are Healed

As a father I am always challenged when my daughters get sick. As they grow they get all the “normal” colds and bugs that all the kids do, right?

Recently I was taking care of one of them and she was having a hard time sleeping; it was very difficult for her to breathe because of this “normal” cold. And I thought: “If I could I would be sick in your place, I would not sleep so you could sleep, I could be in pain or suffering so you did not have to go through this.”

Transition: Embrace the New

Yesterday I woke up in the middle of the night, as it usually happens, and I started to think about all the things that we go through in our lives and how life is really just one big transition. And this is what I thought: “In a transition you have to embrace the new as much as you have to let go of the old.”

The Power of Oneness

Hale O Kāula celebrated the Feast of Pentecost last week. As we did, it was interesting to notice that the factor that triggered the events on the day of Pentecost in Acts 2 was their oneness, first of all because of their obedience to what Jesus told them.

As I started to read about the day of Pentecost in the book of Acts, one thing that really stood out to me was their oneness.

The Power of Kindness

I believe kindness is a powerful aspect of love, especially when applied in our homes. It is something that can cause immediate change in our day and it helps our love not to grow cold.

Growing in Love

I wrote in a previous blog about how we should have abundant life and be in a constant process of change. But then the question is: how can we do this?

I think that the most important thing is to consistently connect back to our first love (Revelation 2:4).

Learning the Language of the Spirit

Learning a second language has been a wonderful experience for me. Over the past two years I have lived in U.S., I’ve realized that it takes more than learning how to read and write in English, I have to be immersed into the language and culture. There are nuances of the language that you can only experience by really being immersed in it. Out of that immersion I have seen my fluency reach a proficiency level.

Happiness

The other day, my husband asked me “what makes you happy?” My first response was to think about a day on the beach with my family or a bowl of ice cream or reading a good book. I was shocked at first, to see how limited my concept of happiness was.

The truth is that what really makes me happy is a Spirit-filled life.

The Faith of Children

When I was eight years old, my family was almost ripped apart by my father’s health issues. But out of this hard time, the Lord taught me and my family some very important things about faith.