From Storm Survivors to International Performers: REO Brothers

With the shirts on their backs, guitars on their hands, this foursome brothers survived the fury of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan); as REO Brothers band, they might just take the world by storm! I had the opportunity to meet them as they provided the dance music for a 1960’s Beatles-themed party. (Their band name honors their parents,…

An Entrepreneur, A Painter, A Museum

From the time my Kurashiki guide, Hisako Kashihara, and I started our walk towards the Bikan Historical Quarter, she mentioned the names “Kojima” and “Ohara” many times.  Throughout Kurashiki, there was a trail of buildings linked with Ohara-san.  Ohara Museum of Art Then, I could hear the excitement in Hisako-san’s voice whenever she said “Torajiro…

How to Restore Broken Relationships (JP and Roochie Masakayan Testimony)

Notes to self on “How to Restore Relationships” from Paul Tanchi’s Message 4/29/18: . “1. Repent- Get right with your vertical relationship (with God by repenting/ confessing) and it follows that you get right with your horizontal relationship (others). . 2. Forgive – When you pray blessing for the person and that (s)he come to…

Losing All Things in a Fire: Dra. Ellen Obligacion

Dra. Evelyn Palma- Obligacion (Ate Ellen) is a dermatologist by profession.  She is the wife of Dr. Glenn Obligacion, an ophthalmologist and pastor at Christ’s Commission Fellowship.  They are parents to five adult children. In 2004, they lost practically all their possessions in their house due to a fire.  Their family of seven escaped the flames with…

Ogie Alcasid’s Testimony, Kuhl Event 2018

Ogie Alcasid, singer-songwriter, television presenter, and actor who is currently the President of OPM (Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-Aawit) shared the song he composed when his wife, Regine Velasquez, went through a difficult time in her life. He shared his favorite verse, John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in…

Migo Adecer Testimony, Kuhl Event 2018

Migo Adecer—Filipino-Australian singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor— talks about how easy it is to go off the right path in his line of work, how God disciplines, how he has witnessed God’s blessings from obedience.  This was taken during the March 16 Kuhl Event at CCF Center. He chose to sing the song, Lost Stars,…

Nanette Inventor, Christian Bautista, Alden Richards’ Testimonies, Kuhl Concert 2018

Nanette Inventor performed a well-prepared hilarious sketch as fearless forecaster Chinese Nostradamus, astrologer of all astrologers, Madame Lucky Chang. In a separate segment, she joined the guests of Kuhl Event in sharing her heart and why “Jer 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you,…

Kuh Ledesma and Isabella Gonzalez’s Encouragement for People With Afflictions

Kuh Ledesma gets authentic and shares about her daughter, Isabella’s diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder. She encouraged those who (or parents whose children) undergo afflictions; she talked about how Isabella was able to get weaned from psychotropic drugs, the value of biblical counseling, the promises of the Lord. Isabella sings “I Need A Miracle.” Isabella also…

Isabella Gonzalez’s Journey of Healing

Isabella Gonzalez shares about being diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder after her parents separated and how God healed her in body, mind, spirit, soul which kept her from committing suicide, that kept her from hopelessness, that helped her through her struggle with obedience to parents, and how she was able to get off psychotropic drugs. This…

Zach Ertz on The Secret to An Incredible Marriage

Stanford University football athlete and now NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles’s tight end, Zach Ertz caught 7 passes for 67 yards and a go-ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter in the Superbowl game against the New England Patriots, which contributed to the Eagles’s their first championship in franchise history. [Source] In an interview with Sports Spectrum, Zach Ertz had…

Steven Means: Scriptures Help Me Throughout My Adverse Times

“…’Don’t worry about tomorrow for tomorrow has its own worries. Today’s troubles are enough for the day,’ ‘Walk by faith, not by sight,’ Those Scriptures help me throughout my adverse times in my walk… It ain’t been the easiest journey. Those Scriptures definitely help me stay on the right path.  Stay firm. Stay in The Book…

Football as a Platform, Faith as a Purpose

How would the Philadelphia Eagles rebound without Carson Wentz, Jason Peters, Jordan Hicks who couldn’t play due to injuries? That was a big question three months ago. Of course, on Sunday, February 4, 2018, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for the first time in its franchise history, without three major star players, the Philadelphia Eagles are the…

Carson Wentz: Practical Advice on Audience of One

You might have seen the Prince Harry dead ringer photos of Carson Wentz circulating online. The Superbowl Champ NFL Philadelphia Eagles’s quarterback is not just about sports, bucks, and glamour. He is founder of Audience of One Foundation, established 2017 with its mission to “demonstrate the love of God by providing opportunities and support for the less…