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christianity god sermons

the steadfast love of God

In times of uncertainties and fear, we remember our Lord our God who speaks to us through the Scriptures and through history of God’s people. In Isaiah, God tells the Israelites that “for Zion’s sake, I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest,” until Jerusalem is vindicated, shining like the […]

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christianity sermons

prepare the way of the Lord

In this Second Sunday of Advent, as we await the coming of our Savior, we meet John the Baptist. He preached in the wilderness for baptism of repentance and forgiveness of sins: 4as it is written in the book of the words of the prophet Isaiah, “The voice of one crying out in the wilderness: ‘Prepare […]

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academic PhD Life

academic reset

If I can put my mind to resetting my goals of being healthy physically, for which emotional healthy is necessary, I figure I can reset my academic goals as well! I completed my PhD few months ago. My degree completion date, officially, 8/20/2021. So it’s been about three months. But I have done very little […]

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weight loss

reset – update

In September I wrote a post about resetting my goals to get healthy and to lose weight again. I went from 185 down to 135 during 2020, and then in 2021, slowly started gaining the weight back. My highest so far has been about 170 lbs! In fact I was around 170 lbs few days […]

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christianity sermons

Jesus wept

Lazarus, the brother of Martha and Mary, was sick. They sent word to Jesus, “Lord, the one you love is sick”(John 11:3). Jesus loved Lazarus, Martha, and Mary. But by the time Jesus arrived in Bethany, the town where Lazarus, Martha, and Mary lived, Lazarus had died already. For Martha and Mary, we can imagine that the […]