I Have A Cloud

I don't have a smartphone. I only have an old Samsung mobile that can only call and text -- a dumb phone, if you will. But it works for me. I don't have a car either so I ride a van for hire on the way home from work everyday. One day, while inside the…

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…

Leche Flan

Back Story We used to set aside a specific amount of money for entertainment. That was when we only had one child, Tantan. Entertainment usually means strolling and then eating out. Every time we go out to eat, our favorite dessert is leche flan. One time, we had a tight budget but we really made…

Time To Stop Looking At Yourself

Joyce Meyer's devotional for today is based on 1 Peter 5:9. I'd like to add verse 8: 8 Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.9 Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world…

Our Cunning Escort

Everywhere we go, anywhere we walk, we have a companion. We are never alone, making the #foreveralone memes pointless. This entity that goes with us anywhere is so cunning and has the patient of a saint. He is willing to wait a long time until he discovers our weakness. And then he attacks. All of…

Alone-Time With God

I have been struggling with my daily devotions for the past few months. Well, to be honest, I have been struggling with it for years and years. There are months when I'm so dedicated to it. I wake up early to be with God - read a chapter of the Bible, meditate on it, and…

And God Will Do The Rest

"Nag pray jud ko ug kadaghan before sa contest, Ma. Kay do your best and God will do the rest." (I prayed a lot of times before the contest Ma. Because if we do our best, God will do the rest.) These words were from my eldest, TanTan, after his group won 2nd place at…