A New Definition of Correction

As a father it is always a challenge to correct my daughters; I spend a lot of time thinking about the heart behind teaching and correction and how it is perceived. Of course when you are being corrected it is hard and you have a lot of reactions to it, but on the other hand there is always a love and a purpose in God behind it. And this is why I came up with this definition of correction:

Correction is someone helping you get from A to B in the least amount of time.

By His Stripes We Are Healed

As a father I am always challenged when my daughters get sick. As they grow they get all the “normal” colds and bugs that all the kids do, right?

Recently I was taking care of one of them and she was having a hard time sleeping; it was very difficult for her to breathe because of this “normal” cold. And I thought: “If I could I would be sick in your place, I would not sleep so you could sleep, I could be in pain or suffering so you did not have to go through this.”

Transition: Embrace the New

Yesterday I woke up in the middle of the night, as it usually happens, and I started to think about all the things that we go through in our lives and how life is really just one big transition. And this is what I thought: “In a transition you have to embrace the new as much as you have to let go of the old.”

The Power of Oneness

Hale O Kāula celebrated the Feast of Pentecost last week. As we did, it was interesting to notice that the factor that triggered the events on the day of Pentecost in Acts 2 was their oneness, first of all because of their obedience to what Jesus told them.

As I started to read about the day of Pentecost in the book of Acts, one thing that really stood out to me was their oneness.

Growing in Love

I wrote in a previous blog about how we should have abundant life and be in a constant process of change. But then the question is: how can we do this?

I think that the most important thing is to consistently connect back to our first love (Revelation 2:4).

Learning the Language of the Spirit

Learning a second language has been a wonderful experience for me. Over the past two years I have lived in U.S., I’ve realized that it takes more than learning how to read and write in English, I have to be immersed into the language and culture. There are nuances of the language that you can only experience by really being immersed in it. Out of that immersion I have seen my fluency reach a proficiency level.

Happiness

The other day, my husband asked me “what makes you happy?” My first response was to think about a day on the beach with my family or a bowl of ice cream or reading a good book. I was shocked at first, to see how limited my concept of happiness was.

The truth is that what really makes me happy is a Spirit-filled life.