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”

UNANSWERED PRAYERS: An Honest Conversation with God About His Silence

“Can I handle God’s answer?” I wonder if I truly have what it takes to be the recipient of this desire. It was a bit foggy, drizzling morning. The sight of placid mountains draped in clouds, the cool breeze, and the quietude of nature welcomed me. It was my second day in the scenic mountainsContinue reading “UNANSWERED PRAYERS: An Honest Conversation with God About His Silence”