Get Inspiring Ringback Tones from The 700 Club Asia

Get Inspiring Ringback Tones from The 700 Club Asia

Just one call to your mobile phone can uplift a soul! You can now do this when you subscribe to inspirational ringback tones from The 700 Club Asia. The flagship TV program of CBN Asia partnered with multi-awarded learning events organizer Salt and Light Ventures to produce Bible ringback tones that not only remind us of God’s powerful word but […]

Can’t Wait for Superbook!

Can’t Wait for Superbook!

“Now that’s the anointed one!” These were the words of my 8-year-old as he eagerly viewed the new Superbook on the big screen. The new Superbook uses CGI animation and undoubtedly appeals to him more than the original, now seemingly primitive, Japanese anime cartoon, which my generation came to know. I must agree, along with the captivated audience, that the […]

The Story Within the Christmas Story

The Story Within the Christmas Story

During one of our Christmas get-togethers, we played a guessing game ala Pinoy Henyo. The theme was the first Christmas. So words like angels, shepherds, star, manger, etc. came up. It brought back childhood memories of our ceramic belen (manger scene). Every year, we would set it up along with the rest of the Christmas décor. The belen was simply another […]

To Honor the Celebrant

To Honor the Celebrant

Have you ever gone to someone’s birthday and fail to greet the celebrant? That would definitely be a fumble in etiquette if you did, and you would probably end up embarrassed and apologetic. Well, globally we celebrate the Christmas Season and to many it is a reminder of the birth of Christ. It is a reminder, but do we remember? […]

First Stop

First Stop

About a week ago on our way to my mother-in-law, as we passed a dark portion of the highway, we did not see that there was a break on the road. There was a gap in the concrete that both tires on the right side of the car fell into and we suffered a double flat in the middle of […]

Lost and Found

Lost and Found

Some days ago, I shared this status on my Facebook wall:  My son shared to a large crowd today how he succumbed to peer pressure and how God’s love made a difference in his life. As I reflected on his sharing, I remembered the time he was 3 and he got lost in the grocery. Oh how he bawled at […]

Zeal for His Temple

Zeal for His Temple

Many of us are familiar with the only account in the Bible where Jesus openly expressed his anger and disgust: when he entered Jerusalem and drove out the merchants from the temple. I would often get puzzled at Jesus’ response in this situation, until I learned in a Bible study what drove him to anger.  I learned how the greed […]

Little Tutors

Little Tutors

“I want your voice to be quiet, not harsh.” When these words come from a two-year-old, it seems as if an angel has spoken. Being corrected is not pleasant, but when a child does it, the impact to me is stronger and more effective. How I have been tutored many times by my kids, not on what I say but […]

For All the Single Ladies (Part 2)

For All the Single Ladies (Part 2)

One weekend, my dad’s wallet ended up in the washing machine, and so all his bills got wet. After drying each one, guess who systematically ironed each one until they were crispy? My husband! Those crispy bills made my dad smile. The same weekend, we visited his dad whose dentures needed adjusting. So my husband did a house call, bringing […]

From Nothing to Something

From Nothing to Something

I have heard and read how God creates out of nothing. Creation validates it. He spoke and it was. Countless miracles recorded in the bible demonstrate it. Stories showcase God accomplishing the impossible. Barren women become pregnant. Debtors enabled to recover with more. The sick restored and made whole. The sinful forgiven and made pure. The dead brought back to […]

Every Storm Has an End

Every Storm Has an End

“Dengue will make you stronger,” concluded our 11 year-old in her attempt to encourage her fearful 8 year-old brother who tested positive for the dengue virus. I was impressed by the wisdom of her words. She was unaware that her words were actually giving me hope. Her perspective reminded me of the truth when there is crisis, Christ is. He […]

For All the Single Ladies (Part 1)

For All the Single Ladies (Part 1)

Are you searching for your future spouse? I once was and I was taken aback when I learned that we do not have to preoccupy ourselves with seeking them out. Adam was asleep when Eve was brought to him! We are commanded to seek the Matchmaker Himself while He may be found. He knows best and will guide us step […]

Judge Not

Judge Not

I remember those times when I used to drive down EDSA, and each time I would see an unwashed car, I would find myself steering my car away from it. With head shaking, I would make a face and a negative comment, “Ano ba naman ‘yan? Time to visit the carwash!” That was how I used to react. What changed […]

A Son Set Free

A Son Set Free

Through the years, and after four kids, I have been able to build a library of children’s books. For devotions, I read and re-read a set of short Bible stories (Words of Wisdom published by the Hong Kong Bible Society and available in local Christian bookstores) to all four kids as they grew up. Delightfully, these books, which have colorful […]

A Peek at My Thank You List

A Peek at My Thank You List

I shared last week that I took the challenge to start an “Unending Thank You Lord” journal. I would like to encourage others to do so. Why is that? Just as complaining magnifies our woes, thanksgiving magnifies our blessings. My own research of Scripture shows the benefits of being thankful. I realize keeping a journal, which I try to fill […]