Savoring This Moment of Grace

Dear Lord Thank You for the many graces daily, too numerous to count. Where do I begin? And I don’t see an end. You are gracious daily. I see You through others. I see You through my marriage. I see You through my family. I see You through my friends, my staff, my work. May…

There’s Always Something to Be Thankful For Even When You Think There Isn’t

Blessed Thanksgiving to All! There’s always something to be thankful for!  Even when you think there isn’t. Previous Post “Where is God?  (Ann Voskamp’s One Thousand Gifts)”, on the book that contains “the dare to live fully… right where you are” even when life is a mess. Frame from this site

Helping Fellow Believers

Two days after I participated in an event to benefit a particular ministry, here was a sweet affirmation from The Lord on YouVersion’s Verse of the Day: 2 Corinthians 9:15The Message (MSG) 12-15 Carrying out this social relief work involves far more than helping meet the bare needs of poor Christians. It also produces abundant and…

Do You Sometimes Feel Like You Don’t Matter?

The uncounted count  – Christine Caine, UNSTOPPABLE In her book, Unstoppable, Christine Caine pointed out that when Jesus fed the five thousand, that head count referred to only the men. John 6:10 Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” There was plenty of grass in that place, and they sat down (about five thousand men were there). The…

Why I Feel Like A Cellphone

My iPhone amazes me sometimes for the many things it can do.  It’s like a mini computer, music player, camera, alarm clock, etc.  But when the battery’s dead, all those capabilities are useless so I don’t want it to go dead.  Every so often, I’m checking my battery level.  I’m seeing a mental picture of…

Katherine “Kata” Inocencio Part 2: God’s Word as Guide

Link to Part 1: Declared Pure and Innocent Kata Inocencio felt called out of her fifteen-year enviable job at the high profile TV network, ABS-CBN, to become a missionary in Israel.  Hard to understand such a move but Kata had already surrendered her life to the Lord by this time.  Highly competent and proactive as…

When You Think People Are Succeeding in Wicked Schemes

My aunt Lillian wrote this as her dedication on the book she gave over a decade ago which was a favourite easy-to-digest daily devotional, Henry Blackaby’s “Experiencing God Day by Day”:  It is today’s YouVersion Verse of the Day.  Then, I understood it as: If I loved and obeyed the Lord, He would reward me with what I…

‘Pursuits” – B1G Event by Francis Kong

November 14:  It’s another B1G Friday at CCF Main!  Couldn’t keep up with the flashing words on the screen. “Magna Cum Laude.  MA degree in Trinity College. Continuing Courses at Harvard University. Apologetics in Oxford University.  Toastmasters Award. Something of the Year Award…” They were talking about tonight’s speaker, Francis Kong.  But the  emcee, Ickhoy de…

Katherine “Kata” Inocencio Part 1: Declared Pure and Innocent

Katherine “Kata” Inocencio is very likeable and easily loveable.  She is lively and fun.  Her FB photos and posts often make me smile or chuckle. What strikes me about her is her childlike (not childish!) quality. Later, I would find out that she is so aptly named because Katherine Inocencio means “Pure and Innocent”.  And so she…

The Power of Words: Kuh Ledesma

When I was a teenager, Kuh Ledesma was the only diva I knew of.  Always classy, elegant, and sophisticated, she is  a multi-awarded stellar singer in the Philippines spanning thirty-five years (and counting) and over a thousand concerts around the world.  She is also an actress, painter, fashion designer, businesswoman, and mother to singer, Isabella Gonzalez….

Pinterest Harvest on WORDS

  It’s easy to dish out sweet honey words that edify people and to love the loveable with darling verbal hugs. The toughest test comes when a wrong chord has been struck or we have been grossly violated.  That’s exactly when we need to go back to these pretty proverbs to remind us that we…

Three C’s That Cause Arguments: Dra. Annabelle Robles 4

  If you’re wise you’ll avoid these: 1.Comparing. •”You’re just like …”, •”Why can’t you be like …”, •”When I was your age…” • You’re asking for a fight. •”My first husband…” 2 Corinthians 10:12 says it’s unwise to compare. 2. Condemning. “It’s all your fault”, “You should be ashamed.” You lay on the guilt. …