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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Curb the Complaining

Curb the Complaining

Do everything without complaining and arguing. WHA-A-AT? Is that really possible? After a no-helper week, I wake up to clutter, clutter, clutter, and that provokes me to nag and grumble. The danger with grumbling is its tendency to suck life […]

Happy Father’s Day, Abba!

Happy Father’s Day, Abba!

This Father’s Day, I celebrate the tireless and tender love of our Father in heaven and rejoice in the precious times that earthly dads have mirrored this love to me. Let me share a few stories that stand out. Father, […]

God in a Goat Farm

God in a Goat Farm

As the bleating goats were released from their pens, they scooted down an incline in droves and instinctively rushed to an open gate that led to the pasture. Watching them rush out reminded me of the Exodus and the God […]

Country Mom and City Mom

Country Mom and City Mom

With a salakot on my head and arm bands for sun protection, I followed farmer and mother Michelle, who led me to the open rice field to try harvesting for the first time. I was thankful for the country breeze, […]

I Have Two Hands

I Have Two Hands

When our children were young, we taught them how to recognize their hands. The famous song “I have two hands, the left and the right…” was sung again and again during the preschool years of our children. Then they learned […]

Trouble Not

Trouble Not

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, trust also in Me.” — John 14:1 Baffling and at the same time liberating are these words that clearly direct us not to be troubled. “Do not” is final and […]