Our God is an Awesome God

Our God is an Awesome God

Our LIFT-B.A.B.I.E.S. Foundation Inc. ministry is our way of thanking and giving back to our Lord, who has answered all our prayers and continues to do so. Our first grandchild, Jeremaia Tabitha Eunice Matubis, was born in March 2, 1999 with a rare liver disease...
God’s Big Backyard

God’s Big Backyard

Usually a backyard is where tattered, discarded, and forgotten possessions are placed. We keep these things behind the house to remove the eyesore in our homes. Similarly, some of our youth today have been deemed unimportant just like the things that have been thrown...

The Soldiers’ Tale

I will never complain about a bad day at work ever in my life again. At least not until I join the army. To compare your worst day at work with their worst day at work is just unbelievable. Everyone has bad days, but if you happen to be part of the Armed Forces of the...

Mentored in the Anthurium Garden

I was five. I was painting with a man in the middle of an anthurium garden. Birds were chirping while the sun drew circles of light on our skin as it peered through the leaves of the tree we were under. We sat on pots and started sketching. That moment was imprinted...

Breathe, Praise, and Live

I must have played Cops and Robbers a dozen times as a kid, but one particular game stands out in my mind as the most memorable. It is still quite vivid. I was in the robbers’ team, and I was waiting for the opening I needed to leave the base and rescue my fellow...

Ito Ang Digmaan

Ang daming beses ko nang sinabi sa langit na susuko na ako. Hindi ko na kaya. Hindi ko na magagawang kunin ang responsibilidad na binigay ng Diyos sa’kin. Masyadong mabigat. Masyadong mahirap. Ito ang digmaang minsang ko nang tinakasan at ngayo’y muling sinusuong....

The Girl with the Drumsticks

Being a girl and playing the drums is not usual. For a girl to be part of a band, my journey was not easy. I was constantly intimidated by men because of how they played and looked at me. I also think that men have more flexibility and swiftness in playing an...

Listening to the Voice

There is a fondness that comes with the beauty of Bohol – the clear beaches with their colorful fish, the famous chocolate hills, the tiny brown tarsiers clinging to trees, the river rides…  I had heard so much, so I wrote Bohol in my bucket list of places to...

Finding My Life’s Meaning

Everybody is given a second chance in life. I also had mine. Five years ago, I resigned from work as a high school English teacher. I wanted to divert my attention to other things except teaching. I needed to focus on my graduate studies since I had a scholarship...

Mananayaw

Sa pag-alon ng bughaw na tubig dagat tangay-tangay ang mga pinong buhangin Makukulay na bato ay sinasalat Humihila’t nangaakit ng paningin ….. Sa tunog na gawa ng hanging amihan Sumayaw ang tubig padalampasigan Ang karagatan ay nagiging tanghalan Di napapagod, umaraw...