Stop Trying To Fix People

You know what our monstrous mistake is? We try to fix the people in our life. Oh, I see it everywhere. Everywhere I go, I see people complain about the people in their life. Wives complain about their husbands. “Bo, please talk to my husband. He eats too much.” “Bo, can you help me? My husband watches […]

Are You Malnourished For Love?

                         Before the wedding of Felipe and Maria began, the groom spoke to the priest.           Felipe said, “Father, I’d appreciate that during the wedding vows, you’d omit the difficult parts.”           “What difficult parts?” the priest asked.           “You know Father, just don’t say anymore the for better or for worse, for richer […]

Every Storm Will End

       Did you suffer a loss recently?  A job? A relationship? Material things stolen from you?  Many of my friends lost many things in the recent flood. My friends lost homes. My friends lost businesses. With tears, my auntie said, “Bo, I lost all the material things I’ve collected over the past 50 years of my life!” Some friends told me […]

Do You Want God To Heal You?

I got sick last week. Twice.           I bet one reason was so I could write about healing today. (I’m getting worried. Everything is so personal with me. What if I write about exorcism?)           Last Thursday, after eating my breakfast, I felt an ache in my stomach.           It was my usual breakfast: A tall glass of carrot […]

How God Provides For You

One day in America, two people were arguing in church. They were debating if Jesus was white or black.  “He’s white!” said one. “No, He’s black!” said the other guy. Even as they walked out of the church, they kept arguing.            Not looking where they were going, both fell into an open ditch and died on […]

How To Make God Your Leader

   One day, a huge crowd was in front of Heaven, waiting to get in.           To put more order, Jesus announced, “I’ll see the men first.” He then said, “All husbands who are the leader at home, form a line on my right. All husbands whose wives are the leader at home, form a line on […]

What Kind Of Daddy Do You Have?

A college student in Manila called up his Mom in the province.           “Mom, I need money,” he asked. “Can you send money over please?”           “Sure,” the mother said. “By the way, there’s a Math textbook you left here at home. I’ll send it over with the money.”           “Uh, oh yeah, Ok,” her son answered.           […]

Do You Want A Life Of Abundance?

I’m terrible when it comes to picking gifts for my wife. The first gift I gave her was a dress.  When I saw it, I thought it was beautiful. But when I gave it to her, I learned again the truth that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Because she said, “Oh Bo, I love […]

Have You Received The Rewards Of Your Giving?

Like any ordinary boy, my 4-year old Francis sometimes quarrels with his playmates. We hear him shout, “Mine! Mine! Mine!”  So for two years now, we’ve been teaching him how to share his toys. We’ve told him, “Francis, sharing is good!” It’s almost a mantra we repeat to him.  We also remind him of the rewards of sharing. “Francis, if you […]

Are You A Giver Or A Taker?

She was nuts. When I was a teenager preaching in small prayer groups all over the country, I’d see this woman sneak into the room—trying hard to conceal her face—carrying a mammoth of a tape recorder inside a white plastic bag over her shoulder. And like clockwork, before I step down the pulpit, she’d sneak […]