When kids hide, seek them out.

One Monday, I took half a day off to observe my kid in school. I’ve heard he accidentally pulled off a classmate’s earring, and did some other things a typical, importunate toddler would do so I decided to come by and see for myself. It was a short but meaningful experience especially when I don’t…

When God Gives And Takes Simultaneously

Today, I read a story of a married couple who grew old childless. Despite feeling incomplete, they remained servants of God, lived a life of righteousness; and filled their every prayer with the hope that someday, they’d be granted an offspring. One day, the husband, let’s call him Zechariah, learned that God was listening after all…

This ‘Kilay’ Conversation Became Today’s Devotion with Husband

While stuck in traffic at the passenger’s seat, I struggled to fill in my eyebrows. For wives who don’t drive, traffic is a friend when it comes to hurried makeup. My husband then asked, “Paano kung makarating ka na sa pupuntahan mo nang hindi pa tapos yung kilay mo. Ano gagawin mo?” Then I told him,…

8 things to consider when you speak the truth in love

I recently followed a young, smart, pretty, PTV4 reporter, host, and actress on Instagram. I didn’t know her before this year until news on her engagement with a young actor and dancer surfaced. I got curious because it took them a decade to finally come to a decision to get married – and personally, I…

Word Vs. Work

How many times have we wished for something to happen? “I wish I could lose a few pounds”, “I wish I could have a house of my own”, “I wish for a husband/wife”, “I wish I could change myself but I can’t. I was born this way.” The truth is, humans by nature wish for…

These six traits are the most important things our children should learn.

If I were to choose only six traits to instill in my son, it would be these: HUMILITY. SELFLESSNESS. WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE. RESILIENCE. DISCIPLINE. FAITH AND LOVE. 1. HUMILITY Knowing that we are “nothing” in this world helps us be more empathetic with others. But the most important thing that humility brings is that DESPITE…

What happened when we went to church

Last Sunday, my husband and I went to a Christian ministry church nearby. It has been a long time since I initiated hearing the word of God and though it was our first time to attend this church and we didn’t know anyone, the message by the preacher was so relatable it kicked a few…

Some people can’t handle chill

While Social Media use is widespread today, only very few people know how it truly works. Zach, when you read this, know that not everything posted on social media is everything the person who posted them is. These are snippets of his break time amid the horrifying realities he faces daily – especially on Instagram where…

I forced myself to read “Rich People Problems”

Disclaimer: This blog is NOT for those who have not yet read the book. Spoilers ahead. If you have all the money in the world, surely you could get anything you want and would never have to experience any problem in your life. I wish I could say that. But surprisingly, NewYork Times Bestseller author…