Articles & Interviews

So you got your Degree, Now What?

It’s been exactly two year since I met Pastor Elias Osorio. If there is something that really made a mark in my spiritual life and journey, it would be this essay he made: Initial step for a meaningful and flourishing existence A man whose steps are ordered by the Lord

Joy Ferdiz

April 10th, 2015

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Face Your Fear (2)

Face Your Fear (2)

One of the greatest breakthroughs in modern psychology is the Law of Reversibility. It works like this: when you feel a certain way, you act accordingly. And when you don’t feel like doing something, but you do it anyway, that same dynamic creates the feeling consistent with

Joy Ferdiz

November 3rd, 2014

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Face Your Fear (1)

Face Your Fear (1)

There are different kinds of fear. One kind warns you to stay away from fire. The other cultivates respect for God (Psalms 2:11). Oswald Chambers said, ‘When you fear God, you don’t have to fear anything else.’ There’s another fear that makes you feel helpless; sometimes ...

Joy Ferdiz

November 2nd, 2014

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Platforms

Platforms

Standing on a specially-built platform within Jerusalem’s newly-built walls, Ezra the scribe read God’s Word to the people for six hours. As he read it they wept, worshipped, and went home rejoicing. Think: God’s Word is so powerful that all you have to do is expose people ...

Joy Ferdiz

November 1st, 2014

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Power in Prayer

Power in Prayer

When the Bible says, ‘Pray without ceasing,’ that means pray every day, not just periodically or when you’re in trouble or you need something ASAP. ‘The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much’ (James 5:16 NKJV). The word ‘fervent’ means passionate, ...

Joy Ferdiz

October 31st, 2014

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Three All-Important Questions

Three All-Important Questions

Following a plan is like using a GPS device (Global Positioning System). If it knows where you are, you tell it where you want to go, and it creates a personalized road map. The difference between a GPS and you is you have to create all your own turn-by-turn directions. Mark

Joy Ferdiz

October 30th, 2014

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Love Your Pastor

Love Your Pastor

Pastors have a tough job. They get more kicks than kisses. If a pastor is young he lacks experience; if he’s grey-haired he’s too old. If he has five kids he has too many; if he has none he’s setting a bad example. If his wife sings in the choir she’s being forward; if not, ...

Joy Ferdiz

October 29th, 2014

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Goodbye to Non-Essentials

Goodbye to Non-Essentials

In the days of the Roman Empire, Olympic runners practiced with heavy weights strapped to their bodies. But on the day of the race all the weights were stripped from them; hence we are told in Scripture, ‘Let us lay aside every weight…and let us run.’ When Elijah passed by, ...

Joy Ferdiz

October 28th, 2014

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Be Strong in the Lord

Be Strong in the Lord

The Bible says, ‘“God is strong”,’ and He wants you strong. So take everything the Master has set out for you, well-made weapons of the best materials. And put them to use so you will be able to stand up to everything the devil throws your way. This is no afternoon athletic ...

Joy Ferdiz

October 27th, 2014

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Great Marriages

Great Marriages

The media might make you believe that a great marriage is either unattainable, or that it is all romance and excitement. The truth is, if you want a great marriage (and you will get to that point someday), you’ve got to work at it every day. So what’s the biblical blueprint ...

Joy Ferdiz

October 26th, 2014

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