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

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Traveling is Great But It’s Not Everything

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… Continue reading Traveling is Great But It’s Not Everything

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

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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,… Continue reading Book Review: When A Good God Allows Rape

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Five Things I Wish I Knew When I Was A Student-Athlete

I was a "green-blooded" student-athlete in college. I played for the DLSU Lawn Tennis team for four years (2008 - 2011), and it was a memorable one indeed! We won ten championships overall and I had the opportunity to lead the team as a Captain for three years. Being a student-athlete is absolutely a privilege --… Continue reading Five Things I Wish I Knew When I Was A Student-Athlete