God led me to spend time in the book of Psalms lately. And even though this is not the first time I am reading it, there are still new insights, new observations and even new questions. While washing the dishes, bothered by a certain chapter in Psalms, I asked God, “Lord, why does David pray like that? Why is he so bold in telling You … Continue reading Pray Boldly. Pray Bravely.
After a month-long leadership training in 2017, I gradually gained weight. I stopped working out, and I just ate what I wanted to eat and when I wanted to eat it. I justified my actions with lack of time but in reality, it was lack of discipline. I could not see self-indulgence and laziness as problems because I did not want to acknowledge them for … Continue reading My Struggle Against Overindulgence and Laziness
I recently shared my athletic background to a group of highschoolers I am Bible-studying with. I am not sure how the conversation got stirred towards that direction but I think it was because we were talking about career development concerns (e.g., which Senior High School strand should they take, which school should they consider studying at next year). After I shared with them that memorable … Continue reading Surrendering My Tennis Player Identity
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 training”) Often times, I would also hear them say: “Ate, … Continue reading Is It Still Possible To Honor God Make Disciples Even If I’m A Stressed-out Student-Athlete or Graduating Student?
I have traveled 31 times internationally and 67 times locally (as of date). That’s a little over 110 flights around 4 continents and across the Philippine archipelago. About 80% of these trips were because of tennis competitions, and the remaining 20% were for vacations. The list of memorable experiences (both the good and the traumatizing ones) from these trips could go on and on and … Continue reading Traveling is Great But It’s Not Everything