RMPP Blog

Where is Your Journey Leading You?

Have you ever struggled with personal insecurities or felt like you didn't belong? I have had these feelings before, but it was hard for me to understand why they affected me so much, much less pinpoint their source. However, as I matured in my walk with the Lord and pursued healing and wholeness in my life, I am now able to more easily recognize that some of the seeds of insecurities and inadequacies…

Seeds of Truth

Throughout human history, there has been a constant war between truth and deceit, and as human beings created in the image of God, we find ourselves right smack in the middle of this ongoing battle. Whether we look to the beginning of time and the infamous words of the serpent, “Did God really say...?”, to the various Scriptures highlighting how God detests deceit in us (Psalm 36:3, Psalm 101:7,…

Can Lust Be “Good”?

Lust: just one small word can convey intense images, emotions, and memories. Many times, these can be sinful. And because they may be sinful, we have been taught to see lust as a primarily negative thing. But before we see whether or not there is such a thing as “good” lust, let's see what the Bible says about negative sinful lust.

* But I say, anyone who even looks at a woman with lust…

Are You a Weed or a Tree?

I am not much of a green thumb nor am I very familiar with different types of grass, plants, or trees but I do remember spending some of my summer months during my teenage years pulling weeds in different yards within my local neighborhood. As I reflect back on the countless hours of pulling weeds in the garden under the hot sun, and taking breaks under the shade provided by nearby trees, I can…

Your Friend and Constant Companion

The world seems to always be redefining what truth is and isn't, but we as believers know that God's Word is the truth (John 17:17) and that Jesus Christ is the truth (John 14:6). These truths about truth are powerful and life-transforming. But what about our daily lives? Can truth impact us as we go about our mundane tasks each and every day? I believe it can and I also believe it should. Because…

True Worth

I cannot imagine how I would still value myself when I need to retire. My government wants me to retire at age 66 and 5 months. My organization requires the same. It is hard for me to imagine how I will feel when it happens. Because in general I derive a lot of my self-esteem, my value, my worth and my satisfaction from work. Working with people gives me something I wouldn’t want to miss. It satisfies…

Live It Out

We live in a world where some people believe there is objective truth, others adhere to truth being subjective, and others still see truth as something that can never be truly known. The Bible is very clear on who is truth (John 14:6), what is truth (John 17:17), and how we are to share truth with others (Ephesians 4:25, 1 John 3:18). In our world today, there is so much confusion about what…

Marriage Takes Work

There have been times in my marriage where I have been disappointed and frustrated with my spouse. Usually I did not share much of my frustration with her, but it came out in my behavior, e.g. less intimacy, complaining. My wife has been disappointed with me many times also, when I did not stick to promises I made, or did not spend time listening to her feelings. She has tried to address her…

Let's Pursue It!

Many of us are busy running around trying to do a number of things at the same time. We try to multitask (although women seem to be much better at doing it). We fulfill our various duties and responsibilities as men: fathers, husbands, boyfriends, friends, breadwinners/providers, etc. Many of us also keep up with our LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter or Facebook accounts and work hard on keeping our…

God Redeems Flaws

“Chris, sometimes it is better to be kind than it is to be right.”

When one of my spiritual mentors spoke these words to me one day, they hit me like a ton of bricks. He wasn’t sharing these words with me as a memorable quip or a leadership lesson to reflect on later. He was pinpointing an area of my life which required growth because he had observed a behavior in me that needed…