* A reflection of the time I left home as an Overseas Filipino Worker or OFW. Filipino workforce is the number one export of the Philippines.* It was dark. Nothing was visible. All seemed to have disappeared. Darkness enveloped everything that night. Thick. Heavy. Felt as though it was waiting to swallow me whole. It … Continue reading Leave
Last year, I had the rare privilege of studying women of the Bible with Chinese women in Beijing. We were cramped in a one-bedroom apartment not too far from where my team’s hotel was. I estimate there were about 25 ladies in that apartment, hungry for God’s word and thirsty for the Holy Spirit’s presence. … Continue reading Sarah’s Mess
No, He Wouldn’t I am not sure when I first heard this encouragement: God will never give you more than you can bear. He will give you only what you can handle. In the early years of my walk with Jesus, I found these words comforting especially in times when it seems like I couldn’t … Continue reading Will God Give Me More Than I Can Bear?
“I want to know God’s will.” A household expression within Christian circles that I am sure we’ve all either said or heard. It has evolved into our prescribed answer for questions about the future or even about today — this very moment. It acts as our antidote for uncertainties and for not being able to … Continue reading I Want To Know God’s Will
I get angry so quickly lately. I am ashamed to admit that it’s been easier for me to snap at almost anyone (often, my husband) even with the smallest of things than to extend love and grace. My patience is shorter; I explode for no reason. I have been asking myself why — wondering what … Continue reading For My Own Sake
A fresh start. That’s what I need. Or the undo button, so I can modify last year. This is not an uncommon mantra for many of us at the closing of a year and the opening of a new one. Sometimes, we had a great year. Sometimes, we had a not-so-bad year. Oftentimes, we had … Continue reading How Do We Begin?
I am a full-time missionary; but I wasn’t always one. To serve full-time in the mission field was possibly the hardest decision I have ever made in my life. You must be wondering why I would be writing about reasons to not go on mission trips when I am in the field. I suppose you … Continue reading Five Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Go On Mission Trips
I did it again. I bought a dress. I couldn’t help it. It was so cheap. I didn’t need it. Me and dresses, we have this thing going on. They are not to disturb me and steal my attention away. They are to look bland and utterly ugly in their little corner at the store … Continue reading Me and Dresses
September. The first -ber month of the year. It marks the beginning of the Christmas season in the Philippines — a tradition that I really enjoyed while growing up, and now, long for as an adult. It was the month I looked forward to enter each year even more so than December. I used to … Continue reading Christmas Lights