My Mom And My Wounds: A Story of Redemption

My Mom And My Wounds: A Story of Redemption

A Difficult Childhood I grew up in a household where my mom did not allow me and my siblings to play outside the house. Because of this, we would sneak out to play. Whenever my mom caught us, she would beat us black and blue. Bruises, sores, and wounds covered our...
Trusting God Beyond My Comfort Zone (PART 2)

Trusting God Beyond My Comfort Zone (PART 2)

Trying to Make Ends Meet I was unemployed in the Philippines for six months while waiting for my job in Qatar to become a reality. I asked a friend who owned a company to give me work as I waited. I thank God for this because the monthly pay I earned from this short...
Trusting God Beyond My Comfort Zone – PART 1

Trusting God Beyond My Comfort Zone – PART 1

A Difficult Beginning It has been four years since I followed God to our place of obedience. It was not easy building my spiritual muscles to become strong in the Lord. There were a lot of people asking and even forcing me to tell them why I left Singapore even though...
A Job, Please—But Not on Sundays, Lord! (PART 2)

A Job, Please—But Not on Sundays, Lord! (PART 2)

The Story of Isabel Villegas As told to Janina Marie Rivera The next day, I took care to dress well, fix my hair, and apply make-up on my face. I went to my job interview. My potential employer looked so simple. She had no make-up on and no jewelry. She bluntly asked,...
A Job, Please—But Not on Sundays, Lord! (PART 1)

A Job, Please—But Not on Sundays, Lord! (PART 1)

The Story of Isabel Grace Villegas As told to Janina Marie Rivera A House Maid in Europe I knelt on the bathroom floor, tears flowing from my eyes. “Lord, hindi ako tamad na estudyante. Nag-aral po ako ng mabuti. Do I deserve this?” I didn’t know I...
Redeemed by the Greatest Lover PART 2

Redeemed by the Greatest Lover PART 2

He started hitting me physically. I was in disbelief. I couldn’t believe it! How could someone hit me like that? I cried and kept it all to myself. I thought being hit must have been my fault because I angered him. It must have been my fault because I wasn’t able to...