More Than Bruises

More Than Bruises

By Felichi Pangilinan-Buizon “I will never have a CT Scan again.” These were my mom’s words after undergoing her very first computed tomography scan. She explained how her arms had to be raised with a needle inserted in one arm pumping dye (contrast material). “I was remembering our Lord on the cross. It must have been terrible. And my procedure […]

Redeeming the Holiday Traffic

Redeeming the Holiday Traffic

by Felichi Pangilinan-Buizon, host The 700 Club Asia Perhaps it is the outrageously high number of commuters residing in Metro Manila, or the migration of shoppers from other provinces, or the increase in year-end events that has heightened rush hour (an inappropriate term for our part of the world…maybe drag hours is more suitable) traffic. Whatever it is, it is […]

Hurting Heroes

Hurting Heroes

by Felichi Pangilinan-Buizon, Host, The 700 Club Asia Storms have a way of bringing out the worst and the best in us. What a privilege it has been to witness how our kababayans rose to the occasion, left their comfort zones to help typhoon victims: the hungry, the hurting, the homeless and the hopeless. Then, an outpouring of aid came […]

Moving Thoughts

Moving Thoughts

by Felichi Pangilinan-Buizon Early this year we had plans of moving house, from an apartment to a more spacious home. We had scheduled the move for summer. To my dismay, our plan did not push through. Another illustration of Proverbs 16:9, “how man plans his way, but God directs his steps“. I was disheartened. As a homemaker, I have always […]

True Colors

True Colors

by Felichi Pangilinan-Buizon Would you hurt a relative of your most trusted mentor? Unthinkable, right? But that is exactly what King Joash did to the son of Jehoiada, his protector, a priest who was responsible for preserving the king since birth, that he may reign as the rightful ruler of Judah. “King Joash did not remember the kindness Zechariah’s father […]

Greater & Lesser Things

Greater & Lesser Things

by Felichi Pangilinan-Buizon Once I had to do something I’d rather not and it was so tempting to complain. Thankfully, I remembered my Scripture reading for that day. It was the story of Naaman, a general of the Syrian army, a mighty man of valor, esteemed by men, even by the king, but he was struck with leprosy. At that […]

Spa for the Soul

Spa for the Soul

by Felichi Pangilinan-Buizon I revisited King David’s life and as I read his last words, I was struck by 2 Samuel 22:31, “As for God his way is perfect, the word of the law is flawless…” Looks like the word, “flawless” did not originally refer to physical beauty or radiant skin. My sister just celebrated her birthday and she had […]

Selfish Prayers

Selfish Prayers

I treasure the privilege of having an audience with the King of Kings through prayer. The truth that we cannot hide anything from the All-Knowing One gives me freedom to share with Him what is in my heart, pleasant or not. Lately though, I have examined my prayer life and have come to realize that Paul in Romans 8:26, describes […]

Angels Bark

Angels Bark

“Lord, help me be the kind of a person my dog thinks I am.” If you have a pet dog, like we do, that you personally care for and bond with, like we do, you may find yourself totally agreeing with this prayer. One day last year, our daughter came home with a puppy. A mixed breed named Peanut. She […]

Weary Warrior

Weary Warrior

You may be surprised to know that I am an introvert. I belong to a large family but I like being alone or with a just a few. So you can imagine how public speaking and hosting The 700 Club Asia is quite daunting for me. You could call me a reluctant missionary. I know my adequacy and confidence is […]

Pass Them On

Pass Them On

I listened to a parent who took the responsibility to educate her children at home, confess how it was physically difficult for an entire year to home school as usual. Her spouse, who was in the army, was reassigned several times that year and as a family they had had to adjust to the changes. As parents, they stayed committed, […]

Mama Memories

Mama Memories

by Felichi Pangilinan-Buizon, co-host of The 700 Club Asia One of the verses about mothers that I am often reminded of is “Mary pondered what was happening around her and treasured the moment in her heart.” Because children are blessings as described by our Maker, I have experienced them blessing me over and over. Many times I would ponder like […]

Unforgettable Encounter

Unforgettable Encounter

What do you get when you reunite two soul sisters, both hands-on moms, who were apart for seven years? A time of sweet rejoicing and recharging. Early this summer, I had that rare opportunity to bond with a dear friend for a few days away from home. Many thanks to our willing husbands who, at short notice, let us go.  […]

Healer of Hearts

Palatine Chapel mosaic

The first quarter of 2013 is about to close! Once again, we celebrate Holy Week. On the morning of Palm Sunday, a familiar sight greeted me: clusters of parishioners trooping to church carrying young coconut leaves to commemorate Christ’s triumphal entry to Jerusalem. As I recalled this event in history, I couldn’t help but ponder the fact that the crowd […]

Beyond Academics

Beyond Academics

“Let’s tell Mama so she can prepare and look good on stage.” Tell me what??? “Ma, I will graduate with honors and receive the *National Discipline Award.” Speechless, I found myself embracing my son in awe and deep gratitude. So grateful to Jesus for letting our son shine and reflect His light and for giving us a glimpse of His […]