I Can Only Imagine Film Coming in March 2018

MercyMe’s lead vocalist, Bart Millard, wrote the song I Can Only Imagine after his father’s death, imagining what it would be like to see God in heaven (where there is no more death, mourning, crying or pain). It won for ‘Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year,’ ‘Song of the Year’ and Millard earned the Dove Award…

#metoo: Josh McDowell

“I can laugh outside but cry on the inside.” Josh McDowell somberly revealed. “My father was the town drunk .When my dad wasn’t hurting my mother, I was busy trying to kill my dad. Every week for seven years I was homosexually raped by Wayne Bailey.” The man was hired as cook and housekeeper when the…

An Ounce of Faith: Monique Lopez Ong

“God gave us a second chance. From all the very painful trials we went through and overcame, my husband and I agreed that we need to be a channel of blessing to give hope to others who go through trials,” Monique said on the birth of their blog, An Ounce of Faith on an interview by ABS-CBN Bandila’s…

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…

Not-to-be-missed Joy Tanchi Mendoza Live Testimony

I’ve heard the story from her mom and dad.  I’ve watched the 700 club feature. I’ve read the book, When A Good God Allows Rape.  But it was different watching her speak live at the Ikaw Na Ang Maganda event at CCF Marikina yesterday. Joy walked in wearing a short, elegant, floral duchess satin dress that…

7 Steps to Loving the Person You Wanted to Kill

Jesus said that even when we are angry with a brother, we are subject to judgment for murder.  Even thinking “You good for nothing” or “You fool!” when you are irritated with someone is like murder. The other title of this post is “7 Love Reminders for Myself.” Here is a mnemonic: BATUKAN. B- (This) Body…

What Gives the Devil a Foothold

Today’s YouVersion Verse of the Day: Ephesians 4:26 “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 and do not give the devil a foothold. According to the verse, it is possible to be angry without sinning.  But anger can be the devil’s foothold if…

Yes, Virginia, You Can Leave It In God’s Hands

No, God is not asleep. No, Nothing is hidden from Him.   Yes, God is just. Yes, He knows everything. Yes, He will repay. Yes, He will work things out for Your good. Yes, You can leave everything in God’s hands. Your job?  Be faithful to God.

When You Have A Hard Time Forgetting the Past

Dear Offended Self, The next time you wake up at three a.m. struggling with anger and unforgivenes because of the past offenses against you, recall the things you said and did that were done in the flesh, not from God’s Spirit. You might toss and turn for a while as it may not come to…

Total Forgiveness

A person who was on this path before I got here told me, “You need to give total forgiveness.” Cast it all away: the offenses of the main offender and all accomplices, even of casualties in the path who were traumatized, polarized, put in a tight spot. People are caught off guard in the crossfire….

Forget the Former Things, See I Am Doing A New Thing

Yesterday morning, I read on YouVersion Bible iPad application this MSG translation of Isaiah 43:18-19: “Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it? There it is! I’m making a road through the desert, rivers in the…

Joyce Meyer on Abuse

Here is a related article on Abuse by Joyce Meyers, Abuse and the Miracle of Recovery http://www.joycemeyer.org/articles/ea.aspx?article=abuse_and_the_miracle_of_recovery Joyce Meyer Testimony: One Life Excerpts: “Can you recover? You’re looking at somebody who did. You’re looking at the evidence that you can recover… He will give you beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning… He…

Upset By Those Who Do Wrong?

Here is a psalm of David to give life words: Psalm 37 1 Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong; 2 for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. 3 Trust in the Lord and do good;…

Do Not Take Revenge

Rom 12:19 Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,”[d] says the Lord. This verse is poetic and easy to follow… when one has not experienced vile betrayal and offense, when one has not seen the blatant in-your-face…

In Style: Love

Some people have their favorite item to wear that makes them feel complete… like earrings, a necklace, a shawl. The Bible highly recommends the finishing item to put on as… LOVE! Col 3:14 MSG And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It’s your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it.  An all-purpose, all-occasion,…