Melvyn Tan
March 19, 2014

How This One Habit Transformed My Life

[blockquote source=”Proverbs 11:19 (NIV)”] Truly the righteous attain life, but whoever pursues evil finds death.[/blockquote] Taking Up Space There was an episode in Seinfeld “The Dog”, where Kramer was breaking up with his girlfriend and this was what he said: I must have been out of my mind, look at you, why don’t you do […]

March 18, 2014

Do You Lead A Productive Life?

[blockquote source=”Luke 3:9 (NIV)”]The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.[/blockquote] Performance-Centric In our performance centric marketplace, we are often judged by what and how much we produce. If we fall short of expectations then […]

March 17, 2014

We Need Your Help

[blockquote source=”Psalm 60:5 (NIV)”]Save us and help us with your right hand, that those you love may be delivered.[/blockquote] On-Again, Off-Again Its been an on-again, off-again situation. For the last two to three months I have not been consistent in my writing. Frankly because I have reached my 100th post milestone. Also, because I was […]

January 4, 2014

Look Out For Rainbows

[blockquote source=”Genesis 9:13-15 (NIV)“]I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, 15 I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every […]

January 3, 2014

How To Handle Temptations?

[blockquote source=”Matthew 4:1 (NIV)“]Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.[/blockquote] Temptation of Christ The context surrounding today’s verse is this. Jesus was baptized by John. As soon as Jesus was baptized, there was a voice from heaven that said, “This is my Son, whom I love; […]

January 2, 2014

Only Fools Despise Discipline

[blockquote source=”Proverbs 1:7 (NLT)“]Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.[/blockquote] Being Disciplined For the most part of 2013, I’ve been quite disciplined. By disciplined I mean doing what I’ve set out to do. And based on my recent review of the year’s work, I’ve been quite […]

December 30, 2013

Preserve The Truth, Don’t Sell Out

[blockquote source=”Malachi 2:7 (NLT)”]”The words of a priest’s lips should preserve knowledge of God, and people should go to him for instruction, for the priest is the messenger of the LORD of Heaven’s Armies.[/blockquote] “Pass the Message” I joined the Adventure Club when I was in College. One of the excursions that I signed up […]

December 29, 2013

Speak Up For Those Who Cannot Speak

[blockquote source=”Proverbs 31:8 (NLT)”]Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those who are perishing.[/blockquote] My Granny Whenever I got into trouble when I was little, I’d always look for my grandmother. I would explain to her what actually happened and she would always tell me she’d fix it. Sometimes that […]

December 28, 2013

Are You More Hopeful Or Fearful About The Future?

[blockquote source=”Psalm 147:11 (NIV)“]the Lord delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.[/blockquote] Fear and Hope It is difficult to have these two words in the same sentence. Let alone having both words describe the same circumstance. For instance, you can’t be fearful of the future and yet remain hopeful. Likewise, […]

December 27, 2013

Leadership Lessons From The Giants

[blockquote source=”Psalm 146:3-5 (NIV)“]Do not put your trust in princes, in human beings, who cannot save. When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come to nothing. Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD their God.[/blockquote] Leadership Giants I […]