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?
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
Love must be sincere. Hate what it evil; cling to what is good (Romans 12:9 NIV). One morning there was an intense barking and commotion between our Rottweilers in the backyard. I screamed “Hey, what’s going on? It’s too early to disturb our neighbors.” What a strange looking creature from our new neighbor’s yard. A… Continue reading Joy and Sanity in the Midst of Challenges
My prayer revolved on discussing with the Lord Jesus Christ what He had in store for me, my precious husband, my family (biological and church family), and all the people that the Lord brought to my life for prayer and encouragement. It resulted to more changed lives and healing in physical and spiritual being. I… Continue reading Trust in the Lord