Dad talked to me from the hospital he was confined thousand miles away, “Lilian, where did I go wrong in raising you and your siblings? I praise God for you and your three sisters with good education and stability but I worry about your brothers’ future. If I have shortcomings please forgive me.” “Dad you… Continue reading Dad Models Best
Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits— who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion. Psalm 103:4-5 NIV “Hello, Mrs. Hosfeld your husband’s chance to survive is fifty-fifty. Come to the ICU as fast… Continue reading Rolling with the Punches
“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
"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
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“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
An Indian volunteer pastor challenged us, “You Filipinos are enjoying your good life in this country (restricted to Christian missionaries). Did you realize that many of your countrymen are dying without Christ?” I prayed for a week after being convicted so deeply because of my longtime dream to serve in the ministry. As I tendered… Continue reading Adventure of Obedience