Irma of Christ

I distinctly recall reading about how a Saint once said that we don’t really need to like people in order for us to love them. Oh but Irma, I like. And that makes the loving her part easy. My most recent and fresh discovery of myself is that I’ve developed a liking towards people who […]

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Super Linda Thoughts

I wonder if they would ‘forensic test’ our hearts in heaven. Maybe there’s a special unit of angels assigned to dust off our hearts for fingerprints and see whose they find in it. Mine has plenty of prints. My personal heroes who touched my life are not only always in my heart but also always […]

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The Knock

She barged into my classroom on a lunch break, catching her breath and all sweaty from a lot of playing under the sun. She, along with her playmates cum classmates, seemed to consider my classroom as an extension of their playground. There was never a day when I didn’t have to tell her “naku Bunsoy […]

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Giant In The Making

The visit to St. Joseph’s Oratory is to be the highlight of my tour of Montreal. It’s a Roman Catholic Basilica on the northern slope of Mount Royal. The Oratory’s dome is the third-largest of its kind in the world after the Basilica of Our Lady of Peace of Yamoussoukro in the Ivory Coast and […]

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God Looks Like A Beautiful Lady

Sometimes God will intervene and decide to remain anonymous. I used to find that mysterious but not anymore. I am a firm believer that I love a God who is more in love with me. There is no chance that I will feel greatly loved and not attribute it to Him. Cluelessness is the main […]

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My Physical Jesus

The year 2012 is not a cheery year for reminiscing for me, but it is indeed an enlightening one. I do take pride in being independent and self-sufficient. Then one day God decided to take that away from me, at least for a while. Just long enough for Him to make a point – and […]

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Mina of God

If you ask me to show you a woman-of-God I will point you to Mina Baluyot. It’s true what they say that in the ministry of Christ, God does not place brand new instruments. Instead, He picks the broken to fix them, and then use them in wondrous ways. Mina is such an instrument. I […]

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Recycled Deluxe

I saw myself in an old group photo. I stared at it for a long time, uncertain of how to feel about it. God is the best recycler of all, I thought to myself. In the photo was a cluster of people who were once broken, rejected, abused, crushed, discarded… Yet somehow God collected all […]

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Brother For All Seasons

As a young Christian around the year 2001 I really had no idea what our ministry leaders meant whenever they mention “Man of God.” Until I met Julios Escoderos. On the onset, one would quickly recognize that he has a special knack for stand-up comedy. And powering that humor is a lot of wit, a […]

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