Have You Felt Let Down By God?

A dear friend messaged me yesterday because she was holding on to the promise of God’s protection but she felt like God didn’t keep His promise and so if He didn’t keep that promise, how can she believe His other promises? Oh dear, I could totally empathize.  I’ve been in her shoes asking if God…

Resources and Advocates for Persons with Disabilities (PWD’s) and Their Families

If you or anyone you know is affected by disability, here are some resources that might be of help to you: DZAS 702 AM Radiorecently launched the program, God Is Able Radio Program, named after the international organization with a Philippine chapter. Hosted by Pastor Jesse Dedel and author of Embracing God’s Purpose for My…

“There Are Treasures In Life That Can Only Be Found In The Dark”: Fe Abellera Gochuico

I was supposed to be in Makati until evening. She was supposed to have early lunch somewhere else. It was her birthday and her former student’s mom, Mayette, our occasional guest wanted to take Teacher Fe out. A jumble of uninformed venue change for my seminar, lack of gas, and traffic delay caused us to…

OMG at Todd English Food Hall

Have you ever felt like you were living under a rock or experiencing life through other people’s online photos?  That’s how I felt when yesterday on ASEAN holiday, I met up with my friend, Cielo, who recommended  lunch at Todd English Food Hall, SM Aura; this opened in the first quarter of 2014! (English is the chef’s…

How To Not Die Before You Do

Have you had worries about illness, aging, death?  Today’s YouVersion verse brings a fresh perspective. The apostle Paul who wrote this had been exposed to death again and again. He knows what it is to stare death in the face. Repeatedly. And he has way more than enough reason to lose heart. So he understands when…

Tried with Fire 

Received this encouraging devotion from Malu Ortiz and wanted to share it with you. [If you are the one who wrote it, please let me know so I can give proper credit.] Tried with Fire These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold-though your…

When You’re Plucked From Your Comfort Zone

Lux and Kryptonite, my son’s adopted cats, love hanging out with us whatever we’re doing. When we’re gone, they also follow our Manang’s around the house like little apprentices except they never take over the job. When we did recent repairs, repainting, and refreshing, the works came with a lot of cat hazards—sharp tools and…

Easter is Coming!

Jesus was mocked, taken for granted, disrespected even in His own family (Matt 13:57), betrayed even by someone He invested His life in. He looked pretty dumb specially as He was getting beaten and forsaken, left to die on a cross… except…… His death was not the end. In the upside-down ways of God, His…

The God Who Was, Is, and Is To Come is The God of Your Past, Present, and Future

Is there something in your past you wish wasn’t, in your present you wish weren’t? The God whom we know in all things works for the good of those who love Him who are called according to His purpose is using your past and present for your good and He is the same God who has…

Light Up My Life

Light is most precious in the dark.  What otherwise would be a cause of fear in the dark, like a pretty fluttering butterfly, could easily be seen in the light as not something to be afraid of.  A nuisance like a fly would be hard to catch in the dark but would be easier to trap with a…

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…

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…

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…