Traveling With Baby

Traveling With Baby

“When the magi had departed, an angel from the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, ‘Get up. Take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod will soon search for the child in order to kill him.’ Joseph got up and, during the night, took the child and […]

The Revealer of Secrets

The Revealer of Secrets

“This is God’s Message, the God who made earth, made it livable and lasting, known everywhere as God: ‘Call to me and I will answer you. I’ll tell you marvelous and wondrous things that you could never figure out on your own.’” Jeremiah 33:3 The Message Exactly two years ago today, the pregnancy test kit that I was holding told […]

The Secret to Eternal Youth

The Secret to Eternal Youth

“Young children were brought to Him for Him to put His hands on them and pray; but the disciples interfered. Jesus however said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them; for it is to those who are childlike that the Kingdom of the Heavens belongs.’ So He laid His hands upon them and went away.”  […]

Are You a Home Wrecker?

Are You a Home Wrecker?

“The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.” Proverbs 14:1 I always get a jolt when I read these lines from the Bible, and for a good reason. It always makes me ponder how I have conducted myself lately. Have I been a builder or a home wrecker? No sane woman […]

Saving Your Sanity Without Household Help

Saving Your Sanity Without Household Help

Early on in our marriage, we decided not to get hired help. My husband calls it “living the American dream” in the Philippines. I call it independence. Since we both find doing household chores therapeutic, it suited us just fine. We both love the quiet and privacy it afforded us. When our daughter Mishca came along, we knew things would […]

From Career Woman to Full-Time Homemaker

From Career Woman to Full-Time Homemaker

“I’ve always thought of you as a career woman, not a housewife and mother,” exclaimed my former officemate when she visited me, my husband, and our baby in our new home. Her comment brought me back to a time in my life when I thought that having a family was out of the question. I had been blessed with a […]