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He Abides in Us

“And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you. He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive him, because it isn’t looking for him and doesn’t recognize him. But you know him, because he lives...

Blooming in the Right Place

Are you where you should be according to God’s will? Do your friends or colleagues help bring out the best in you through God? If not, then will you be willing to leave them if God tells you to go? Choosing your environment is very important as you grow up. Think of...

HALLOWEEN: THE MISSION FIELD RIGHT AT YOUR DOORSTEP

    Halloween: The One Night in the Year the Mission Fields Come to Your Doorstep Halloween is less than half a month away. This day has long been a holiday in western tradition, which we have adapted here in the Philippines. As Christians, it’s quite...

WHY IS LYING SUCH A BIG DEAL?

No one had to teach me how to lie; I was spinning the truth almost as soon as I learned to talk. It came naturally, as you can see from this funny example my mom journaled about when I was just three years old: Paula came to me today with diaper rash cream all over...

YOU TALK ABOUT WHAT YOU LOVE

Leading a retreat for men several years ago, I remember being aware of the spiritual immaturity of some men who had been part of their church for years. The first night I discovered that these men were capable of knowing a lot, including much detailed information....

A MILLION LITTLE DISTRACTIONS

Another day was over, and I had done it again. With sleepy eyes, I reached for the lamp on my nightstand and turned off the light. I fell asleep to the familiar feelings of guilt and regret. I intended to spend some quality time with God that morning. I pulled my...

YOLO

Figuring out the text-messaging code can be daunting for us older folks. As an example of the generational disconnect, the following text exchange is reported to have taken place between a mother and her teenage son: Mom’s question to her son: “What does IDK TTYL...

BITTERSWEET

Three weeks into 2017, I was faced with the possibility of love, romance, and marriage.  I clung to it, not knowing that it would be the source of much grief and pain for many months to come.  In my impetuousness, I ran headlong into a relationship that was my...

50 QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE FALLING IN LOVE

You like him. He likes you. Now what? Where do you go from here? Working through the nitty-gritty of a relationship can be exciting and confusing at the same time. How do you figure out if a guy is someone you want to spend the rest of your life with? Throughout the...