Hope After the Storm (Part 1)

Hope After the Storm (Part 1)

I woke up to the sounds of busy streets and happy noises from children playing. I checked my phone with eyes half-open to see what time it was. It was 2:00 p.m., no wonder I felt hungry. A couple of months had passed since Typhoon Odette “Rai” struck Cebu, but the...
U-Care for Ukraine

U-Care for Ukraine

One Voice Magazine, in partnership with ICEJ Philippines, would like to invite you to take part in rescue efforts being done in Ukraine, spearheaded by the International Christian Embassy. You can do this in two ways: 1) Send short messages of HOPE and CARE to...
Forgiving My Father

Forgiving My Father

Contented in a Christian family I grew up in a Christian household. I have two older siblings, making me the youngest. My mother was an employee of FDA (which was called BFAD during her time), while my father was an OFW in Saudi Arabia. Due to the nature of my...
GANAP NA PAGHILOM: MATATAGPUAN LAMANG KAY HESUS

GANAP NA PAGHILOM: MATATAGPUAN LAMANG KAY HESUS

Lumaking walang ama, paano kung ang dating nagpo-protekta at tanging ama na nakagisnan mo ay siya mismong magtatangka sa’yong buhay? Saan mo pupulutin ang pira-piraso mong puso? May pag-asa pa ba itong mabuo? Ako si Jari. Bunso sa panig ng ina kung saan may isa akong...
Teachings Amidst Anthuriums

Teachings Amidst Anthuriums

Painting in the Garden I was five years old. I was drawing flowers with a man in the middle of an anthurium garden. Birds were chirping, while the sun drew circles of light on our skin—light that peeked through the foliage. We sat on flowerpots and started sketching....
Fighting for Unity in the Midst of Increasing Division

Fighting for Unity in the Midst of Increasing Division

The Battle of the Seen and the Unseen We are living in unprecedented times. None of us could have imagined or dreamed that our lives were about to change radically when the global world was hit with the COVID-19 pandemic about two years ago. We all had to re-learn a...
Asking Tough Questions in an Age of Oppression

Asking Tough Questions in an Age of Oppression

Then and Now Historically speaking, there was an era in Europe when people who did not follow a prescribed way of thought were deemed a danger to the public and accused as witches. Believe it or not, many innocent lives were burned at the stake, with the leaders of...