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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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…

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,…

Dead Men Tell No Tales

I haven't been following any TV series for the past years. I listen to my office mates talk about Game of Thrones -I'd google the characters afterwards. I listen to my relatives rant about The Walking Dead, while I imagine memes of the main character and his son. Here's one of my favorites: My 8-year…

Organized Chaos

I have everything mapped out in my mind. Wake up at five in the morning everyday, cook breakfast and take a  bath. At six, I'd wake my husband and third-grader up. They'd take a bath first before having breakfast. Before 7:30, we'd all be out and ready to say goodbye to our toddler who has…

Anticipation of an Insomniac

Anticipation It was already dark outside - too dark for even the neighbor's cats to be out. Huge trees had formed a canopy around the neighborhood, blocking the moonlight. But it's never too dark for the bats. I can hear them, loud and clear. I can also hear my husband and my kids breathing. Slow, regular breathing  which…