Daily Mission: Your Devotional Guide for 31 Days

Every Christian should know that the only way to increase our faith is to have an intimate relationship with the Lord. We should talk to God everyday, not only when we have something to be thankful for, and definitely not only when we are in trouble. Despite what we are going through and despite what…

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People Power: There is Power in Unity

Last Sunday, I was given the chance to speak at our church service. Since it was the 32nd anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution, I talked about how there is power in unity. I understand that there are people who, for a lot of reasons, don't believe in the EDSA Revolution anymore. As for…

No Yaya, No Problem

I had to take my toddler to the office for two weeks because my husband was on day shift. We don't have a yaya (babysitter) or a house helper, unlike most working middle class here. We decided not to hire a yaya / house helper and just take care of the kids and the house…

By the Old Bridge

The water was so cold, it felt like Katie was bathing in ice. But she didn't mind. Her plans for the evening demanded that she be fresh and clean. Dressing up was another story though. Katie was the 5th of 7 children, so all of her clothes were hand-me-downs. She couldn't count on her parents…

Dengue and Writer’s Block

I have not written anything since the first week of December. I wasn't busy. I had time to write, but the words just won't come. It started when my eldest son who is 8 years old got sick with dengue. His fever started on December 14. It was mild at first. But the next day,…

Faded

Today, I looked for some trace of you - in my mind, in my heart, in my life. Maybe there's still a thin line that connects me to you, a thread-like link, a fragment of the past, a small piece of what had been. I'm not sure if I wanted to find something. I don't…