WHY GOD? Facing the Painful Question in Life’s Desperate Moments

Where is God in this time of increasing hate crimes, corruption, violence, injustice, pandemic surges, poverty, global economic, and health crisis? Why God? It is a painful question of someone grieving over the loss of a job or the death of a loved one, pulled down into a place of unfathomable feelings of void andContinue reading “WHY GOD? Facing the Painful Question in Life’s Desperate Moments”

DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL: Walking Forward in Hope

It was a test of longanimity. The light rays and scenic view after the pitch-black caving somehow gave us a feeling of victorious relief. “Free at last”, our smiles could tell. TOTAL PITCH DARKNESS – that is how I would describe my spelunking experience at Malangaan Cave in Bulacan, Philippines.  Situated in a vast landContinue reading “DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL: Walking Forward in Hope”

4 DAYS OF UNHURRIED LIVING IN PHOTOS: Learning to Discern What is Important and What is Not

Sometimes, we need to slow down to discover the meaning of life anew. It is in unhurried moments that we learn to discern what is important and what is not. Seven years ago, I traveled to the island of Boracay in the Philippines to unwind. It was an unaccompanied 4-day-trip. No time limit. No oneContinue reading “4 DAYS OF UNHURRIED LIVING IN PHOTOS: Learning to Discern What is Important and What is Not”

3 LIFE-GIVING TRUTHS That We Can Learn From Rica Peralejo-Bonifacio’s Story in #ToniTalks

“We all have the same God but a unique story in Him.” – Rica Peralejo-Bonifacio Amidst the global phenomenon of Youtube generating a vast quantity of content, “Toni Talks” is one of those few channels in the Philippines producing real-life stories that provide value and inspire the public. With its theme, “Listening to Your Stories”,Continue reading “3 LIFE-GIVING TRUTHS That We Can Learn From Rica Peralejo-Bonifacio’s Story in #ToniTalks”

ATTENTION TO MENTAL HEALTH: Discipling Women in the New Normal

Mental health challenges are increasing worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) and such a crisis is suspected to be the next wave of pandemic. “Mental health is one of the biggest pandemic issues we’ll face in 2021,” states CNN Health.  Factors such as working from home, screen time fatigue, unemployment, financial hardships, andContinue reading “ATTENTION TO MENTAL HEALTH: Discipling Women in the New Normal”