50 Life-Giving Words For The Anxious Mind

IMAGE SOURCE: PEXELS (Christian Diokno) “The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, ‘O God, forgive me,’ or ‘Help me.’” – Billy Graham Life can be rough sometimes. It is during these timesContinue reading “50 Life-Giving Words For The Anxious Mind”

AN UPHILL BATTLE IS A PART OF LIFE: A Pico De Loro Trek

There are times when life seems strenuous, stressful, and difficult to bear. But with focus and fortitude, we can overcome the mountains of life. Featured Mountain: Pico De Loro, Ternate, Cavite, Philippines Pre-pandemic, mountain climbing in the Philippines was a mainstream hobby. During weekends and holidays, it was common to see groups of young adultsContinue reading “AN UPHILL BATTLE IS A PART OF LIFE: A Pico De Loro Trek”

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”