All of God’s Children

How Can We Know If One Really Has God as His Father?   To think God as a Father is a wonderful thing. And this is surely wonderful if you have him as your Father—if you are his child. God the Father has nothing to prove as to his goodness, capability and wisdom as a … Continue reading All of God’s Children

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I Loved a Girl, Part 7: “Who Will Hear My Cry?” (A Pastor-Young People Correspondence Series)

E….., Hunyo 3 Aking mahal na ama kay Kristo, Apat na linggo po ang lumipas mula po noong matanggap ko ang inyong sulat. Huwag na po, huwag na po kayong gumawa ng anumang sermong pangkasal. Mga taon pa po bago kami maikasal, kung maikakasal pa kami. Sobrang lungkot ko po. Pero una po sa lahat … Continue reading I Loved a Girl, Part 7: “Who Will Hear My Cry?” (A Pastor-Young People Correspondence Series)

The Gift of Rain, or Pain

Kung ikaw ay isang mapagpasalamat na tao, natututo kang mag-appreciate ng lahat ng regalo o anumang bagay na ibinibigay sa’yo. Gayunpaman, mahirap mag-appreciate kung ang ‘kaloob’ na ibinigay sa’yo ay pain, o sakit. I also find that many people have little appreciation for the rain. (By ‘rain,’ I mean the literal water that falls from … Continue reading The Gift of Rain, or Pain

To Go Where God Leads You

We are two very active church members. I teach the children’s Sunday School class. I sing in the workers’ singing group. I do the public scripture reading. I sing in the choir. I do the live streaming of the preachers’ sermons. I write for, edit, print, copy and distribute publications of our publishing ministry. I … Continue reading To Go Where God Leads You

When You Can’t Help But Cry

For better or for worse, this life is really full of surprises. Just the past few days we experienced such a surprise. Isang malapit sa amin na pamilya na miyembro sa iglesya ang namatayan nito lamang nakalipas na linggo.  Their family was a peaceful and quiet one when suddenly sickness attacked one of them, at … Continue reading When You Can’t Help But Cry

Dark Days and Rainbow Days

Hindi kailangan na ito’y maging bagyong Yolanda o World War II, ngunit lahat tayo ay nakaranas na ng mga madidilim na araw, sa ibang salita ay ‘trahedya,’ sa ating buhay. Maaaring ito’y paghihiwalay ng mga magulang, pang-iiwan ng asawa, paglayas ng anak, pagkamatay ng mga taong mahal natin, pagtraydor ng isang pinagkakatiwalaang kaibigan, o pagkawala … Continue reading Dark Days and Rainbow Days

The Goodness of Pain, Part 1

Isinulat sa tulong ng aklat na Where is God When It Hurts? ni Philip Yancey.  Inilathala ng Zondervan. Nito lamang mga nakaraang araw ay sumakit ang ulo ko. Parang may karayom na patuloy na tumutusok sa dalawang sintido ko. Pagkatapos ay sumakit din ang batok ko. At tulad ng paglalagay ng isang tandang padamdam sa … Continue reading The Goodness of Pain, Part 1