“The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.” (Proverbs 18:10 NIV) While driving on a major highway my husband pointed a strip of stony ramp connected to a narrow stony road going up the hill that merge to the same highway. What is the purpose of… Continue reading Runaway Ramp
"But I thought he/she said...........," "I'm sure he/she meant........," It is clear to me that you should..............," "I disagree. I think you must............." Effective communication is difficult; often the message you sent is not the message received in the home, marketplace, neighborhood, or church. Even when clearly stated or written, your words can be misinterpreted… Continue reading Can You Hear Me
"Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart" (Psalm 37:4 NIV). In 1999 before I resigned at the Cebu Bible seminary in the Philippines while preparing for my wedding with my precious hubby, during my morning prayer time, a deep longing to know what and where to serve.… Continue reading Serving Jesus
I hope you don't settle for anything less. Focus on Christ.
The word happiness evokes visions of unwrapping gifts on Christmas or any occasion, strolling hand in hand with the one you love, being surprised on your birthday, responding with unbridled laughter to your family and friends, or vacationing in an exotic locale. Everyone wants to be happy; when you make chasing this elusive ideal a… Continue reading Happiness and Joy
How can you be joyful, prayerful, and thankful in the midst of adversities?
“Tilyambong (name of endearment) you are special and smart,” grandpa Anselmo always complimented me. Only Grandpa gave me a nickname and addressed me with it. I do not know what and why he used such name instead of Lilian. Whenever he shouted, “Tilymabong bring your basket here.” I ran because I knew that he had… Continue reading Grandpa’s Princess on His Shoulders