and to wake up knowing that God is on my side is enough
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You Are Enough

A few weeks ago, we went to visit a colleague’s (and fellow expat) home. He was living in a high rise, modern condo with a huge balcony and glass walls. He has really nice furniture pieces and a living room that looks like an IKEA showroom. The flat is private,…
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Delight in Good Friday

Happy Good Friday! Growing up, I used to think that people should make sacrifices during Good Friday (or the whole of Holy Week) – like not eating meat, praying and singing (non-stop) all week, visiting several churches on foot or hurting one’s self. That we’re not allowed to be happy…
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The Father’s Arms Are Always Open for You

A few days back, the Philippines’ social media made noise on both Manny Pacquiao and Yeng Constantino’s stand on homosexuality. While I personally did not see anything wrong with what they said (same message but worded differently), their words were interpreted in another way, taken and bent out of context.…
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Even When It Hurts

Life. One small word that holds so much weight. A few days before the New Year, we received a sad news from our dear friends (and life group leaders)… they lost their first baby at 35 weeks. For a moment, it felt like the world stopped when I saw the…
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Forever 29

I’m not gonna lie. For the past few months, I’ve been feeling under. Being an expat has forced me out of my comfort zone in more ways than one. I knew it isn’t going to be easy. Change is messy. But no one ever said it would be this hard…
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Open Doors

I got the job! Yay! I have been praying for a new opportunity for a while now. I work as an IT professional in a banking industry. As you know, bank applications run 24/7 and because it involves money, the environment is quite demanding (and stressful). Then, there came a…
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Looking Back at 2013

About the same day last year, I claimed that 2013 is going to be a really great year for me. And now looking back at the year that was, I didn’t expect that it’d work like magic spell! Actually, most of the things I planned at the start of the…
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Victory Weekend – I am victorious!

“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” {John 8:36} Victory Weekend is a two-day retreat organized by Every Nation Church. It is designed to help people establish a biblical, spiritual foundation that is necessary for a lifelong walk with God. The first day presents teachings…
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