I first used a planner in 2010 during my second half of sophomore year in college. I have found planners handy ever since. I recently shared here how my love for journaling came about because of my use of planners. I personally prefer planners that are basic -- lined, A5, open flat and stitch-bound. I… Continue reading Why I Gave All My Starbucks Stickers Away + My 2019 Faith Goals
It’s not everyday that a Christian gets excited to spend time with his Lord and Savior. Most days, it’s a warfare. Temptations are thrown in by the enemy and sometimes pride (self-centeredness, self-dependence, self-absorption) and worries of this life kick in. Yesterday was one of those days. I was struggling to find quietness with God… Continue reading Sometimes The Best Prayer Starts With “Lord, I’m Not Okay.”
I facilitated a class of graduating students few Saturdays ago in De La Salle University (DLSU). I was given two weeks to prepare for this class. But I roughly had a day of preparation because I was swamped by other things. This facilitation is part of an on-going assessment of me for a part-time role… Continue reading When A Student Gets Emotional Because of the Question, “How Are You?”
God recently gave us an amazing privilege to facilitate a workshop to more than 95 senior high school students in a campus in Manila. And by “us”, I mean our church family. Even though the 18 of us came from two ministry areas, there was an unspoken teamwork to a common goal: preach the gospel.… Continue reading Why A Common Goal Matters: What I Learnt In Front of 95+ Souls
One of the most frequent questions I get from Christians who happen to be student-athletes and/or graduating students goes something like this: “Ate, gusto ko naman talaga din mag-disciple like Jesus pero nalulunod napo ako sa acads at training." (“I actually want to disciple like Jesus but I am already sinking from my acads and… Continue reading Is It Still Possible To Honor God Make Disciples Even If I’m A Stressed-out Student-Athlete or Graduating Student?