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?
[This is the concluding article of the Can I Call Myself A Christian? series] Nowadays, counterfeit items are almost identical with, or substantially indistinguishable from, the real ones. We now have fake branded clothes, fake watches, fake diplomas, fake identity documents, and the list can go on and on. However, we can still distinguish fake… Continue reading Being, Not Merely Calling