Friday, May 29, 2009


Alyssa and I went to OMF yesterday to really see for ourselves Do Hard Things on the shelf. Well, we found it not on the shelf but on display for all shoppers to see. Here are some photos of our visit.

We pray that the Lord will bless the heart of the readers to take action. May it not just be a good or inspirational read. May Do Hard Things be a battle cry of our generation for His glory.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Fireproof and Rejection

I've watched Fireproof the fourth time over the past week. Though there was a good amount of humor and sudden-thrill-that-tingled-over-me-from-head-to-foot scenes, there was one scene that constantly seizes me whenever I watch it. The scene where Caleb surrenders to the cross.

“How am I supposed to show love over and over and over to somebody who constantly rejects me?”

That’s a very good question, isn’t it? Not only for Caleb but for all of us—especially believers. Most of us probably think that that Fireproof scene was made to reach unbelievers only. I think its message should hold more meaning to us believers.

The apostle Peter believed Christ was Messiah yet he rejected knowing Him when questioned after Jesus’ arrest. In the same way we have believed and received Christ, yet we’re also guilty in constantly rejecting Him.

We have been rejecting Christ in our lives and in many ways unconsciously done. Yet doing something unconsciously that we consciously know about is not an excuse. When I disobey my parents, I reject Him. When I refuse to get up early to help around the house, I reject Him. When I make physical weakness as an excuse to not do my devotions, I reject Him. When I make bargain with Him on doing a task, I reject Him.

He said, “Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves Me…”

How many times in our lives have we allowed Him to work in our thoughts, words and actions? Do you give quick excuses to be let off on something that He wants you to do? How is your life displaying that you are of Christ? Is it even noticeable? How’s your complete obedience to Him? Have you submitted it yet?

If we truly love Him, we would obey. If we truly love Him, we would submit every single little thing in our lives to His control. The decisions we make every day are also decisions whether we’ll reject Him or not.

“How is He supposed to show love over and over and over to somebody who constantly rejects Him?”
And He answered by dying on the cross.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Article: The Burger King Syndrome

Written for TLW Philippines

Imagine a huge, delicious, juicy burger staring up at you from a tray on the table. You take a sniff, feeling hungrier every minute. There it is—all what you want, how you want it. The bun, toasted lightly. No tomatoes or lettuce or that icky sour stuff. Just the delicious meat and the delicious cheese.

Welcome to Burger King. The place where you can have your burger prepared just the way you want it. Want tomoates? No? Okay, how about lettuce? An extra serving of pickles? Absolutely no mustard or mayonnaise?
That’s Burger King’s greatest feat—you get to have what you want the way you want it.

Often, we take the “Have It Your Way” attitude—or what I call “the Burger King Syndrome”—all the way through life.
As long as we want something, we think we can get it. We push the limits, we step past the boundaries. We think that the world out there is to please us. Read More...

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Here It Comes!!!

Got a blog? Love reading? Want to write a review? Tell us and you could get an advance copy of our latest book--FREE!

Do Hard Things is the revolutionary book by Alex and Brett Harris that's got every teen talking--and doing. Eighteen years old when they wrote it, the twins are spurring other teenagers to rebel against society's low expectations. They're saying that the teenage years isn't a vacation from responsibility. It's the launching pad of life.

Do Hard Things will be hitting the stores in June. Be one of the first to take a sneak peek!

If you want to read the book and write about it, email with your name and a link to your blog (or Facebook, Friendster, Multiply, MySpace account). OMF will randomly select 20 bloggers who'll get a FREE copy of Do Hard Things. All OMF asks is that you read it and post a review in your blog, then copy-paste it in the OMF site, too. It's that easy!

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