God’s Word Encouragement Against Fear

Is there something causing you to be afraid? Paraphrases of “Fear Not,” “Do Not Be Afraid” are one of the most common commands in the Bible.  God knows we are not naturally courageous. YouVersion Verse of the Day December 28, 2015 is an encouragement: The phrase  “I AM…” is repeated in the verse… “I AM ……

You’re Not on Chapter 42 Yet

The verse from the previous post reminded me of what my friend, Betta, shared with me earlier this month when we had an unplanned bonding time.  One of the things she mentioned was that Job went through much trial yet God blessed him more in the end of his life than in the beginning when he…

Gut Laughter is a Precious Reward

Yesterday, I had the wonderful pleasure of having guests who enjoyed each other’s company so much that from the other side of the wall, I could hear utterly delicious laughter. It reminded me of my own siblings’ reunions when we didn’t have a care in the world, when any trials any of us experienced were…

Yeah Christmas, So What?

Jesus came just the way it was foretold.   Jesus died, was buried, rose on the third day just as it was foretold.  The foretold prophecies about the coming Messiah were fulfilled in the life of Jesus Christ. Thorough knowledge of the Scriptures leads to the truth that Jesus is the Messiah.  He is the Alpha…

Not Getting the Blessing I Want Could Be The Actual Blessing

Two weeks ago, the roads to the airport were quite jammed even at dawn so for the  following week, the beloved suggested a room rental adjacent to the airport to ensure smooth passage on D-Day for the following break-of-dawn trip. But there were no special deals available.  The benefit didn’t seem worth the cost. A…

I Heart You

Today when I washed my face something caught my attention. The shape of the running water over the sink was like God’s love message! Thank You Lord for making Your love felt even in such a mundane activity!     

Can Both Blessing AND Trial Be Positive?

One day in 2012, Beatrice Tesoro (from the family behind Tesoro’s Handicrafts Stores) had the burden to share the love of Jesus and the Word with other young adults but according to Bea, “it seemed hard to follow up with them daily” to help them through their growth and walk. She then saw how people kept…

Retooning Christmas

This video [If you can’t see the Retooning the Nativity video, please copy and paste this Alternative Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-4y5mK_o9E  to your browser or Please Click HERE]   was part of Pastor Ricky Sarthou’s Christmas message last Sunday, “Honor the Presence of God.”

“That’s All” by Dr. Glenn Obligacion

It’s always a huge blessing to be around people who love the Lord.  Peter and Annabelle graciously  filled the room thus!  One of the wonderful guests we had the privilege to hear was Pastor Glenn (son of the late actor, Oscar Obligacion).  Several years ago, Pastor Glenn and his lovely wife, Ate Ellen, were in…

Help Me See The Point

Since the new shop at Kapitolyo opened after I entered my empty nest season, it has been like being a new mom all over again (my shop being the new baby) with the accoutrements a bundle of joy brings… the robe of excitement and laughter…along with that, sleep deprivation and multi-faceted challenges. Therefore when I caught the flu last month, it…

Work Blessing for You and Me

Betta Silverio was among the guests who were invited to an event at the shop earlier this week.  As we greeted each other and she reminded me how she started her intimate journey with God over ten years ago a little after I started mine, thoughts of overwhelming blessing came over me. She said that…