Holiday Stress? You’re Not Alone | Beyond Small Talk

Holiday Stress? You’re Not Alone | Beyond Small Talk

Christmas is just around the corner! While it’s called the most wonderful time of the year with all the holiday parties, getaways, gift-giving, and festive decorations wherever you turn, there are people who are still lonely, anxious, and depressed. As a matter of fact, surveys say that many people’s stress level elevate during the holidays. If you are one of […]

Typhoon Tisoy-affected families need your help! |Support Operation Blessing’s One Step Ahead

Typhoon Tisoy-affected families need your help! |Support Operation Blessing’s One Step Ahead

Typhoon Tisoy, known internationally as Kammuri, brought heavy rains and strong winds after its first landfall on Monday evening in the province of Sorsogon. Although the typhoon has left the Philippine Area of Responsibility, it also left a trail of destruction: fatalities and damages amounting to hundreds of millions.   Due to the onslaught of Typhoon Tisoy, thousands of people in several regions have been evacuated from […]

What to Do when Someone You Know has AIDS? | World AIDS Day 2019

What to Do when Someone You Know has AIDS? | World AIDS Day 2019

Every time December arrives, people normally think of the holidays and the celebrations that they could cherish with loved ones and communities. Unbeknownst to many, the 1st of December and the rest of the month are also important opportunities to observe the World AIDS Day. Bannering the theme Communities Make the Difference, this year’s commemoration encourages every individual to unite in the fight against Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), and show support for people living with it. According to World AIDS Day.org, there are an estimated 36.7 […]

Pamilya Maleta and Operation Blessing Bring Families Together In Leyte

Pamilya Maleta and Operation Blessing Bring Families Together In Leyte

A wave of healing and restoration swept over families in Palanog, Tacloban and Palo, Leyte after Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines (OB), CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm, and Pamilya Maleta, Trumpets’ first Filipino evangelical musical drama, teamed up to conduct a 3-day community outreach last October. Many were moved to tears as Pamilya Maleta captivated the residents through the story of the […]

Do You Want to be Rich?

Do You Want to be Rich?

Henrick Quiatchon aspired to be.  At a young age, Henrick already aspired to dream big by pursuing his studies. Financial problems and other hardships during his childhood years did not stop him from dreaming to be rich.  However, after graduating from high school, his father died due to a severe liver condition. To shoulder the new responsibility for their whole family, Henrick had […]

What is the Value of My Life?

What is the Value of My Life?

Alfie Persia used to ask this question over and over again. He never expected that searching for the answer would change his seemingly perfect childhood and affect his life forever.  In a sudden turn of events, Alfie found out that the man he grew up with was not his real father. After that revelation, Alfie had to be separated from the adoptive parent who provides for his studies. […]

Stressed Out? Here’s What the Bible Says

Stressed Out? Here’s What the Bible Says

The hard truth is – the Bible does not promise a stress-free life. Although stress is not stated in the Bible, negative emotions are usually connected with it, such as worry, anxiety, and troubles. Jesus forewarned in John 16:33 that in this world you will have many trials and sorrows. It’s not always smooth sailing, but unforeseen storms in life […]

IKAW – CBN Asia’s Spoken Poetry Declares God’s Love

IKAW – CBN Asia’s Spoken Poetry Declares God’s Love

Are you still shackled by your dark past and present pains? Or is there a hole in your soul that is eating you whole? Fear not! For Jesus has already redeemed you and declared victory over your struggles, as He promised in Isaiah 43:1, “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.” […]

BreakTambayan goes “No Filter” with New Host Neo Rivera

BreakTambayan goes “No Filter” with New Host Neo Rivera

Watch out, Breakers! It’s a #NoFilter November. Are you too caught up with social media trends? Do you use filters in pursuit of your feed goals? Are you cautious about your image in the online world? The newest breaker, online influencer and theater actor Neo Rivera, joins host Trish Chu on the all-new, exciting episodes of #ICanBreakthrough’s Breaktambayan this November. […]

Is there a Way to Help End Poverty?

Is there a Way to Help End Poverty?

What do you feel when you see a homeless child sleeping on the streets? The poor, the needy, the vulnerable. You see them everywhere – on the sidewalks, under the bridge, knocking at your door, or sometimes, in your ride going home. These daily encounters may have desensitized you to poverty. People “get used to it.” It seems like poverty […]

How you Impacted People’s Lives through your Generous Giving

How you Impacted People’s Lives through your Generous Giving

When super typhoon Yolanda wreaked havoc in Western Samar, Dave Galangue and his aunt Metelyn lost their home. They were transferred to a resettlement site, a community where they had to follow a certain time just to fetch water. Due to water shortage, there were times when they had to collect water from an open well near their house. Aunt […]

Operation Blessing and Superbook Reached Out to Earthquake-affected Communities in Mindanao

Operation Blessing and Superbook Reached Out to Earthquake-affected Communities in Mindanao

In light of the series of earthquakes that occurred in Mindanao last October, Operation Blessing (OB) and Superbook reached out to the affected communities of Davao City and North Cotabato through an early Christmas surprise. It’s hard to imagine celebrating Christmas without gift-giving, so Gizmo joined Operation Blessing’s Holiday of Hope and Cheer to give smiles to the children from […]

5 Tips on Managing Work-Related Stress

5 Tips on Managing Work-Related Stress

Tight deadlines. Increased workload. Demanding bosses. Are you drowning with responsibilities and feeling overwhelmed with the demands of your job? If stress is already interfering with your emotional, physical, or mental health, here are 5 tips that can help you deal with work-related stress from Beyond Small Talk hosts. Plan ahead. This may sound like a cliché, but one of […]

Superbook in Capul Island – Learning the Word of God in a Fun Way

Superbook in Capul Island – Learning the Word of God in a Fun Way

  There’s no island too far for Gizmo and the Superbook team when it comes to bringing the Word of God to the Filipino children! Hundreds of kids in the island of Capul, Northern Samar welcomed Gizmo and the Superbook team with warm smiles and utter excitement on October 31. Although considered by some as an off the beaten path, […]

Stress Management: Ways To Cope With It – Beyond SmallTalk

Stress Management: Ways To Cope With It – Beyond SmallTalk

Stress is normal. According to Cleveland Clinic, “The human body is designed to experience stress and react to it. Stress can be positive, keeping us alert, motivated, and ready to avoid danger.” But then, stress can also become negative “when a person faces continuous challenges without relief or relaxation between stressors.” So, if you are constantly anxious and always see […]