My wait is over!

December 16, 2014

Anxious to find a better job, I faced rejection or no-response at every opportunity I sought from companies I knew were hiring. Closed doors were the order of the day. Why didn’t God open any doors for me? Was I going to be stuck in my current position . . . forever?

In November, something mysterious happened during a phone interview. A hiring manager claimed he had talked to me earlier but my memory failed to record that conversation. All I remembered was a friend of mine had given him my resume.

“Sir, I’m sorry, but I don’t recall ever speaking with you,” I replied, creasing my brows.

“Yes, I have talked with you earlier,” the manager kindly responded as he described our contact.

After the interview, I pondered over and over what he had told me. Who could have made this happen? Almighty God could; He always does the impossible.

I prepared myself for the in-person interview the hiring manager had extended and released the rest to God. I knew nothing could stand in His way if this opportunity came from His will.

Arriving late for the interview due to unexpected time delays, I wasn’t really nervous, as I knew the Lord was with me. Hours of conversations later, I left the campus and drove home with a smiling heart.

On Tuesday, December 2nd, the company gave me an official offer. God finally delivered me after six months of job hunt. During this period, He had opened my spiritual eyes to see my sins and molded me into the person He wanted me to be. He had prepared me for my next job.

“Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” Psalm 27:14 (NIV)

Dicky To
Copyright 2014

Interview with Romance Author Candice Sue Patterson

November 23, 2013
Candice Sue Patterson

Candice Sue Patterson

Today, it’s my honor to have romance author Candice Sue Patterson on my blog. After the interview, you will learn more about Candice and her debut e-novella Bright Copper Kettles, which releases December 1st. You may also connect with her through Facebook. Read the rest of this entry »

Why is she that beautiful?

July 26, 2013

I always incline my ears toward the most beautiful voice in the church sanctuary as the congregation sings hymns. Read the rest of this entry »

Happy Chinese New Year!

February 10, 2013


I wish all of you a Happy Chinese New Year!

My family and I had a wonderful time celebrating the festival. I’d like to share with you our feast.



Clams in black bean sauce

Clams in black bean sauce



Chocolate cheesecake

Chocolate cheesecake

Red envelopes

Red envelopes

Salmon, shrimp, noodles

Salmon, shrimp, noodles





July 19, 2012

Don’t miss out on this powerful testimony from a Christian lady who had heart attack.

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

March 22, 2012

I thank Susan Michaels for sharing this award with me.

For this award, I share with you 7 things about me: 1.) I am a Christian. 2.) I am a Cantonese. 3.) I love to eat chocolates. 4.) I love to write. 5.) I love to cook. 6.) I love to think. 7.) I am a quiet person.

I am sharing this award with my friends Jeanne, Joyce, Drusilla, Pam, Cristal, Teresa and Jennifer Slattery

Thank you.


“The Body of Christ” by Zeke Lam

February 11, 2012



This post is written by Zeke Lam, author of SUBMISSION.

What is the greatest challenge that the Church is facing today? Zeke Lam suggests that one word is the greatest challenge:  submission, or the lack thereof. It is not external forces that nullify the testimony of a Christ-centered believer, but rather the failure to humbly submit to the voice of the Lord. This book will help you to live a surrendered life abiding in Christ.

  Is the approval of God more important to you than the approval of man?

  Is the presence of God evident in your life?

  Do you fiercely protect your intimacy with Christ?

  Do you desire to live a life of truth, free from the lies of the devil?

  Is God’s divine character visible to those around you?

Learn how to submit your life wholeheartedly to the Lord so that you can dwell continually in the secret place—a place of intimacy, surrender and joy.


“The Body of Christ” by Zeke Lam

            The body of Christ, also known as the Church, is the common expression given to those who have been transformed by the redeeming blood of Jesus Christ. It represents power, authority, love, and a measure of unity that can only exist through Christ. In terms of importance, there is not an institution on the face of this earth that can be considered its equal. Why? It is an expression of the very character of our Savior, and He gave His life for her!  

            Paul spoke frequently about the body of Christ. He emphasized the importance of the Church operating as a true body. In other words, each member understanding that he/she is essential although possessing differing gifts, talents, and roles. I Corinthians 12: 12-26 paints a beautiful picture of the importance of a properly functioning body. Similar to the human body, it is made of many different members, all of which play a critical role in its overall success.  

            The human body is set up in such a way that each part, regardless of how glorious it is, remains essential to the overall unity of the whole. Unity is not a struggle when each member’s focus is not on themselves. Consider verse 25 of I Corinthians 12 in light of this statement. Paul writes: “so that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another.”

            Division in the body of Christ is perhaps one of the most devastating plagues infecting the Church today. God creates each individual with a specific purpose and function through which He can be glorified. For some it is pastoring. For some it is missions. For some it is parenting. For some it is business. For some it is volunteering. While some callings and gifts appear from the eye of man as more glorious than others, God only sees one thing. Will we be obedient to the calling and purpose He has for our lives? Whether on a big stage or in a mountain jungle, what makes you and I an effective member of the body of Christ is our willingness to assume the role He ordained for us.

            When we take our eyes off ourselves and place them on Christ, we can remain in a condition as a member of His body to do our part to see Him glorified. If you have received Him as your Savior, you are His beloved bride. He will cherish and love you like none other.

            Consider this question as you and I think about the parts we play in His Kingdom work, and our faithfulness to it.  “If you ceased to exist today, would the body miss you?”

            Never forget how valuable you are to the advancement of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Rank or title does not apply. The only thing that counts is obedience! If He created you to be an “ear”, and you spend your life as a “head”, then despite being one of the more crucial members, you have failed. An effective, Kingdom minded member is one who steadfastly obeys God’s purpose for his/her life.

Zeke Lam

Zeke Lam


ZEKE LAM is the founder of SUBMISSION Ministries—a ministry devoted to seeing lost souls encounter God and live lives fully surrendered to the risen Christ. A graduate of Liberty University, Zeke’s deep passion for following Christ’s will has led him through many years of youth ministry and itinerant evangelism. Both of these experiences have enriched and fueled his desire to hand others the keys to a Christ-centered life. Zeke resides in Virginia with his beautiful wife, Kathleen, and a growing family of future world-changers.

I remembered who I was

January 25, 2012

Before I start my story, I have to tell you that I have forgiven my parents long time ago; I no longer hold a bit of bitterness against them.

About two weeks ago, the music director at my church asked the congregation to stand and sing the hymn ‘Knowing You (All I Once Held Dear)’. As I sang, every word of the song touched every inch of my soul, and tears almost spilled from my eyes, because I remembered who I was.

I grew up in a wealthy family in Hong Kong. I had nice clothes, nice watches, and nice this and that. But deep down, I was very unhappy; I felt empty because I felt unloved by my parents. They yelled at each other for no reason. My father always beat up my mom. Didn’t they know that they hurt me emotionally? Didn’t they know that my heart held anguish toward them? Did they try to understand me? I didn’t want any material things because they meant nothing to me. All I ever wanted was their love, but I did not feel a bit.

When I grew up, I became a very ambitious man. My goal in life was to pursue fame, power and wealth as a way to dull my silent longing for love.

I did very well at college and was recognized by my fellow students. One day, I met a lovely Christian girl (now my wife) in a class. She invited me to church and talked to me about Jesus. As our friendship deepened, my interest in knowing God also grew. One night, as I was alone reading the Bible in my apartment, I felt God’s presence as I heard Him speak to me, “Dicky, accept me to be your personal Savior.” I prayed. The next morning, which was Sunday morning, I went to the church and received Jesus Christ into my life. What a moment of joy for me!

But my worldly desires still resided in my heart. I obsessively continued to study very hard at college and was highly honored among all students. I gained fame; I was happy.

When I stepped into the corporate world, I was determined to climb up the corporate ladder for power and wealth. After twists and turns and ups and downs, I failed to gain any high positions. I felt empty again. What was the purpose in my life? I cried and cried and cried.

One night, I parked my car in a parking lot nearby my home. It was very quiet. I prayed and asked the Lord to forgive me, and I surrendered my life to Him once more. God let me see my sin—pursuit of worldly success, which would only lead to emptiness. God let me experience His transforming power—He pointed me to the right direction that I should fix my eyes on Him, not on the world as the world will pass away, but His Love will last eternally.

In Ecclesiastes 1:14 (NIV), King Solomon says, “I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind.”

I am so joyful that I have let go of ‘All I Once Held Dear’. I am free, free in Christ because He is the Truth that has set me free.

Here I am asking you: Are you willing to let go of your own worldly desires and surrender your life to Christ?

Close your eyes and listen this hymn here:

Someone asked me about my motivation for writing my Christian romance novel. My answer is simple and straight: to touch the hearts of those readers who have similar desires as I had and to let them experience the Love of God. I pray that the Lord may use my novel to transfer millions of souls for His glory and honor.

Only Jesus can set you free.

Copyright 2012 Dicky To