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...

In the Steps of Jesus

Known for being the red light district of Singapore, Geylang’s streets are clad with women of different nations in their most marketable, skimpy outfits and with their faces painted with heavy make-up to enhance their features. Transgender people are also there to...

Fathering Mindanao

The story of Dave Magalong. It’s not all the time that my friends and I enjoy a treat of prime steak and mashed potatoes while listening, wide-eyed and intent, at a man whom God is raising to father Mindanao. Pastor Dave Magalong was once based in BF Homes, Paranaque,...

Small Things

There have been times when I prayed for something and God went, “You know what, I’ll do you one better.” When I prayed for a church, He gave me a community. When I prayed for friends so I wouldn’t be lonely, He gave me a husband. When we (my husband and I) prayed for...

Bitak na Semento

Mahirap isipin kung ano ang itsura ng totoong lindol. Mas lalong hindi mo magagawang paniwalaan na ang dating nakikita mo lang sa pelikula eh makikita mo sa totoong buhay. Akala ko’y nabubuhay ako sa labas ng sinehan nang dumating kami sa Bohol. Wasak na mga bahay at...
In Forgiving the Church: Loving Her Unconditionally

In Forgiving the Church: Loving Her Unconditionally

In Forgiving the Church: My 4-year Journey of Loving the Church by Beiah Tudio More than any person on earth, I have a particular love for my twin sister. We literally grew up together– from the beginning when we were still “eggs,” to right now as we struggle to...
Will I ever change? Overcoming Agoraphobia

Will I ever change? Overcoming Agoraphobia

Overcoming Agoraphobia A faithful God in my faithlessness By Janina Rivera It’s happening again. Will I ever change? There was a time when I said these words to myself. I was struggling with fear, and it was the debilitating kind. I just wanted to stay home and stay...
Bouncing back in your relationship with Christ

Bouncing back in your relationship with Christ

  Bouncing Back by Pamela J.B. Agaloos   Being sexually pure has always been difficult, even with godly men. Both Roman Catholic priests and Evangelical leaders have been under pressure to uphold sexual purity. There are newspaper accounts riddled with...