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,...
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...
The Longest Peace Mural

The Longest Peace Mural

by Rea Anna Buenaventura Peace. Big word. Peace. Often, we hear the word “peace” in parodies of beauty pageants where the contestant says that she wants WORLD PEACE. “Peace” is also a by-word for those who have passed on from their earthly lives to journey to the...
Home Is Where the Heart Is

Home Is Where the Heart Is

Home is Where the Heart is by Hazel Cano   I just returned to the city where I grew up in, which is the City of Davao.  This is after more than 20 years of not minding the activities in my hometown. I can now believe in the saying, “There is no place like...
Wednesday Thoughts: The art of helping

Wednesday Thoughts: The art of helping

Deuteronomy 24:19-21 “When you are harvesting in your field and you overlook a sheaf, do not go back to get it. Leave it for the alien, the fatherless and the widow, so that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hands. When you beat the olives...