Sometimes The Best Prayer Starts With “Lord, I’m Not Okay.”

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 the entire day. My mind was polluted with a lot … Continue reading Sometimes The Best Prayer Starts With “Lord, I’m Not Okay.”

An Open Letter to My 2017 LDI Batchmates

Let me just begin by stating the obvious: I miss you all. It has been a week since we had our last photos together. Remembering our graduation day still brings a bittersweet nostalgia. Browsing through my camera roll and even more so our Facebook messenger groups bring hollowness in my heart. I would tear up while listening to Hillsong’s What A Beautiful Name and I … Continue reading An Open Letter to My 2017 LDI Batchmates

God’s ‘No’ is a Beautiful Redirection

Between my college graduation in 2011 and the re-beginning of my pursuit for a master’s degree in 2016 was a post-baccalaureate degree from 2014 to 2016. This however is not how I planned it to be. This is far from the journey I wanted to take. I was redirected. Many are the plans in a person’s heart but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.  – … Continue reading God’s ‘No’ is a Beautiful Redirection

Why We Stopped Saying “I Love You” to Each Other

“Hi. Alright. I’m on my way. Take care. Ok. Bye.” Right after I pressed the ‘end call’ icon on my phone, one of my good friends who overheard me asked, “No ‘I love yous’?!” Confused, I looked at her and said, “Why not?” With furrowed brows, she said, “Your relationship with Martin is really weird”. This is actually not the first time that a good friend would comment … Continue reading Why We Stopped Saying “I Love You” to Each Other

Book Review: When A Good God Allows Rape

Have you experienced an unfavorable, hurtful, and faith-rattling circumstance in your life? A circumstance so hurtful that it left you anxious, desperate, frustrated and disappointed? If so, you would most likely appreciate the book entitled “When a Good God allows Rape”, written by Ms. Joy Tan-Chi Mendoza. I was introduced to this book through Ms. Joy’s personal blog.  Ms. Joy, by the way, is a wonderful author, mom and wife, … Continue reading Book Review: When A Good God Allows Rape