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Why am I alive?

Why am I alive?

It’s important that we allow ourselves to explore this question. After all, if we have approximately 70 years of life here on earth (depending, really, on when God plans to take us home), then we should know our purpose. I remember struggling to make sense of why life...

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It Is Well with My Soul

It Is Well with My Soul

It Is Well with My Soul Horatio Spafford and Philip Bliss (Chorus by Theodore Amper) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=z7GRC9Ajbdo&feature=youtu.be It is well! It is well! Lord we trust in Your sovereign will! Rest in God, O my soul! Take my mind, my heart, my life my...

Facing Fear During the Pandemic

Facing Fear During the Pandemic

It was only the third day of the Metro Manila lockdown. By then, I was already caught between “trying to keep it together” and giving in to my anxieties. I had so many plans this summer. I had a well-planned routine, an organized schedule, a stable job. Thanks to...

Countermeasure Against COVID-19

Countermeasure Against COVID-19

I was cooking tinola (chicken and green papaya stew), while the news was running through television. Everything I heard was virus-related. Probably to stop me from soaking in all the negativity from the news, the Lord gave me an impression. He reminded me of...

A Good Slow Climb

A Good Slow Climb

When I went on my first hike in 2016, I knew I had to do something more than eating, sitting, lying down, and doing simple house chores. I had to do leg workouts. Squats. Jogging. But 2018 found me back to a sedentary lifestyle. I  noticed how my belly started to form...

Glimpses of Hope in Trials

Glimpses of Hope in Trials

I grew up as a kid in Sunday school and met my Heavenly Father and my Savior Jesus there. Through the hearing of the Word, God placed a hope in my heart that beautiful things could happen to me. But at the age of eight, my parents separated. Before I finished high...

The Hem

The Hem

It begins with an epiphany… I received His Word in a place where we typically don’t expect a message from God—at  a DIY public laundromat. As I was doing some laundry, I contemplated on lot of things, and I tempted to rant about them. God interrupted my thoughts and...

Pursued by the Provider

Pursued by the Provider

Writing a testimony for me is not easy. I never thought a story such as mine would ever bring meaning to people but I need to try... for them. I grew up with my mom and dad, a perfect family-- until the day my dad died due to cancer. After that incident, I realized...

When The Scandal Of Disgrace Meets God’s Grace

When The Scandal Of Disgrace Meets God’s Grace

“To that person who gets to read this article, perhaps you’re at the point in your life where you feel like there’s no hope or you have no purpose anymore. I just want to let you know that if God can use an ‘Amalayer’ like me, paano ka pa?” - Paula Jamie “Amalayer”...

Love: A Broken Journey

Love: A Broken Journey

Love is a beautiful thing to watch, but can only be understood when experienced. When I was in high school, I was secretly drawn to romantic movies. I couldn’t blatantly show my enthusiasm because I was known for being quiet (most of the time), tough, and sometimes...

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A Spoonful of Manna

Visiting the Poquiz Aeta Tribe (outreach ocular)

OV at Singapore