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The Grace to Continue

The Grace to Continue

Our God Who Is Faithful Happy New Year, everyone! 2021 may have been a tough year for many of us as grief, loss, sickness, and death lodged themselves as realities. However, 2021 was also one where I believe God showed us an aspect of His remarkable grace—the grace...

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Remembering Venite Castillo PART 2

Remembering Venite Castillo PART 2

This is Part 2 in a 3-Part tribute to Venite Castillo, written by his friend, Inah Tolentino.  His Ministry Venite had been a believer of Christ since 1998. Members of our Christian organization, University of the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB) Students of Destiny (now...

Remembering Venite Castillo PART 1

Remembering Venite Castillo PART 1

I was in quarantine aboard a cruise ship when a message popped on the screen of my phone. It was from our church group chat, and  it said, “Please pray for Kuya Venite. He passed out in the middle of a Zoom meeting. His family brought him to the hospital already....

A Childhood Dream Come True: My Journey to MD

A Childhood Dream Come True: My Journey to MD

I come from a family that is not well-off. We live below the poverty line. My father died of colon cancer before I graduated from high school. My mother tried her best to provide for my kuya and me through housekeeping. Life in College I didn’t intend to take the...

Forgiving My Father

Forgiving My Father

Contented in a Christian family I grew up in a Christian household. I have two older siblings, making me the youngest. My mother was an employee of FDA (which was called BFAD during her time), while my father was an OFW in Saudi Arabia. Due to the nature of my...

GANAP NA PAGHILOM: MATATAGPUAN LAMANG KAY HESUS

GANAP NA PAGHILOM: MATATAGPUAN LAMANG KAY HESUS

Lumaking walang ama, paano kung ang dating nagpo-protekta at tanging ama na nakagisnan mo ay siya mismong magtatangka sa’yong buhay? Saan mo pupulutin ang pira-piraso mong puso? May pag-asa pa ba itong mabuo? Ako si Jari. Bunso sa panig ng ina kung saan may isa akong...

Teachings Amidst Anthuriums

Teachings Amidst Anthuriums

Painting in the Garden I was five years old. I was drawing flowers with a man in the middle of an anthurium garden. Birds were chirping, while the sun drew circles of light on our skin—light that peeked through the foliage. We sat on flowerpots and started sketching....

Asking Tough Questions in an Age of Oppression

Asking Tough Questions in an Age of Oppression

Then and Now Historically speaking, there was an era in Europe when people who did not follow a prescribed way of thought were deemed a danger to the public and accused as witches. Believe it or not, many innocent lives were burned at the stake, with the leaders of...

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