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Oct 7, 2022

It Is My Birthday Again 2022

By Ianpassion
Picture at the viewpoint in Manang, Satun, Thailand 


On my birthday, I already make it a habit to write a birthday reflection. I usually reflect on my past experiences and give thanks to the Creator of life for giving me another year to live.


But today, after reading the news about the 34 people murdered, including kindergarten children, at one of Thailand's daycare centers in the northeast, I found it difficult to write a reflection. Piyalak Kingkaew, an experience emergency worker, heading the first responder team told to Reuter, "We've been through it before, but this incident is most harrowing because the victims are little kids." Read more here...


And....this year, I attended several funeral services.  Although the ceremony was very different from what my family back home does, there was one thing that is similar which made me pause and reflect: LIFE IN THIS WORLD IS TEMPORARY and LIFE IS FRAGILE. Whether we like it or not, we will leave this physical world and return to where our souls reside eternally. But the day or hour is a mystery. No one knows. 

Oct 3, 2022

Praise May Appear Small But Powerful

By Ianpassion
The picture was taken at Langu Beach, Satun, Thailand



The young David had shown us that sometimes all we need to defeat the enemy (problems and fears) is a small stone.


The same is true of praise; sometimes all we need is praise. Praise is a weapon. Throughout the Scripture, we see how praise breaks chains, confuses the foes, and strengthens the weak people.


We are unstoppable when we are speaking and declaring praise. 


The enemy cannot keep a praiser or a worshipper down. Remember Paul and Silas in jail? At midnight, the prison doors were opened, and the shackles were removed. Our praise may appear small or insignificant, but when we praise our Eternal Father, MOVES.


The majority of the battles we face are spiritual in nature. Praise is a very effective weapon and It is even more effective to praise when we are in trouble because the enemy expects us to be discouraged and complaining.


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Aug 3, 2022

Don't Downplay The Risk of Everything

By Ianpassion
Picture was taken at Wangtainan Waterfall, Satun, Thailand

The plant that i carried is called "Tau Rang" in Thai.


This plant belongs to a palm family and is very attractive to look at. It also has a number of health benefits. But, along with its beauty and contribution to human health, it is thought to be the itchiest plant in Thailand once its juice touches our skin.


I found this plant at  Wangthainan waterfall in Satun while we were collecting rubbish and hiking with my friends. It was leaning against a large rock at the waterfall summit. A friend signaled for me not to touch this plant, but it was too late already before I noticed.  

Aug 1, 2022

The Keys Of The Kingdom Of Heaven

By Ianpassion
Picture was taken at Manang Viewpoint, Satun, Thailand 


I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. — Matthew 16:19


The Word above came into my mind while I was heating my coffee and gazing up at the sun emerging from the hills.  



We don't have to live a defeated life and slaves to fear. We have been given the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven--resources, protection, and power to unlock whatever is locked down or withheld by the devil.


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Jun 24, 2022

What Happens If The Season Does Not Change?

By Ianpassion

There is a man in the Scripture whose name is Job. I was thinking about him as I drank my coffee before feeding my chickens in the morning. Job loved the Almighty Father, was a happy person and was prosperous in the city of UZ.


But one day he suffered painful losses and illness.



Instead, his wife encouraged him, she said, "You have done lots of good things, but what you got is a curse. It is better you defame your Father and kill yourself!"

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