Beautiful Purple Trees

Posted on Posted in Life Lessons

Two weeks ago, my husband and I were privileged to be able to attend the Every Nation World Conference in Capetown, South Africa. I didn’t realize how beautiful this city was until we got on the tour bus and spent a day driving along the coast of Capetown. I could say that it was one of the breathtaking drives we’ve done! From Capetown, we flew to Johannesburg, where Paolo was scheduled to preach at one of our Every Nation churches there. Our hosts were kind enough to take us to the game reserve to get the real African Safari experience. And what an experience indeed it was! As we drove to the reserve, there was something that caught my eye. Many streets were lined with these huge trees with purple blossoms. I have never seen these trees before and they were quite a pretty sight! I as asked our hosts […]

Are You Easy To Honor?

Posted on Posted in Life Lessons

One of the most important commands that we pound on our children is “Honor your father and mother.” This is not for us, not because we are ego-tripping, or because we enjoy the adulation of our children. No, this is for them. This command is the first commandment that comes with a promise. Exodus 20:12 says “Honor your father and mother. Then you will live a long, full life in the land the LORD your God is giving you.” (NLT) Deuteronomy 5:16 says “Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the Lord your God is giving you.” (NIV) We want them to honor us so that they can enjoy the promise that comes with it. Which parent doesn’t want a long, full life for their children? […]

Now, A Camerawoman

Posted on Posted in Life Lessons

It’s been often said that a mother wears different hats… cook, nurse, driver, referee, lego builder, teacher, stylist, interior decorator, tailor, travel agent… the list can go on and on. Any mom would gladly fill these roles for the love of their children. One role I never expected to add to my job description is a camerawoman. Recently, my 16-year old daughter, Janina, started her own Youtube channel. And that means filming a new video once or twice a week. She has shown a lot of creativity since she was a little girl, and we thought that it would be nice to give her an outlet onto which she can channel all her artistic energy. And so by default, I am her camerawoman. In the last few months, my amateur skills were put to the test… learning to handle the camera one step at a time, with my little knowledge […]