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Bright Lights in this World

Bright Lights in this World

“I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” John 9:4-57 We have entered the last trimester of 2020. And what a year it’s been so far! For many, 2020...

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Living in the Palm of His Hands

Living in the Palm of His Hands

Living in the Palm of His Hands: a Glimpse into the Story & Music of Felson Palad and Sheena Palad Soaring. If there is one word to describe In the Palm of His Hands, it is that. The amazing vocals of the brother-sister duo, Felson Palad and Sheena Palad, lift...

From Fisherman to Presidential Portrait Artist

From Fisherman to Presidential Portrait Artist

I grew up familiarizing myself with the types of fish I had seen in the ocean of Jolo, Sulu. At a young age, I would join the “hulbot hulbot” (fishing boat) with the adults to fish in the sea for weeks. I was raised near the shores of Sangali, Zamboanga City. My late...

Tao Rin Ang Anino

Tao Rin Ang Anino

“…at darating ang araw na s’ya rin ay mamumukadkad, sisilay sa nakakubling liwanag– titingala-maipipinta ang saya...magniningning at masasaksihan ng mundo ang sarili n’yang  ganda.” Kapirasong linya mula sa sulating pinaglipasan na ng panahon. Sa higit na 300 salitang...

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 God-Ordained Dream of a Husband

A God-Ordained Dream of a Husband

Clara speaks: Sometimes dreams come in the form of an unwritten message that tells you things you're destined for. For three nights in a row, I had a futuristic dream. It was somewhat like those romantic movies you see where a guy proposes to a girl and they live...

Partner’s Corner

A Spoonful of Manna

Visiting the Poquiz Aeta Tribe (outreach ocular)

OV at Singapore