I was recently featured in The Community blog! Here is the link to my blog post about discipleship relationships: 3 Ways to Transform Your Relationships Through Discipleship
Day 1 Read today's scripture (all of it): Matthew 5:4, Ecclesiastes 3:1-15, John 16:33 John 16:20, Psalm 30:1-12, 1 Peter 1:6-9 Record what stood out to you. Reflect, pray, and meditate on how it applies to your life. Respond in your art journal to press the Word into your heart. She Reads Truth Link: Day 1 - A Time … Continue reading A Time to Mourn & a Time to Dance
I want to invite you to explore something with me. I love journaling, and I have been discovering more about the concept of art journaling. (Here is a link that defines art journaling.) I have never done this before, and I thought it would be a fun idea to experiment with a group of people. … Continue reading Mourning & Dancing Challenge
I am half Filipina. Embracing my Filipino culture has always been very selective for me. I enjoy drinking out of coconuts, eating mango, having rice with many of my meals (and sometimes eating it with my hands), raising my eyebrows to say “yes” or "hi", and resting in the comfortable Asian squat position. And any temperature … Continue reading It takes the Church to raise a newly-wed couple.
[Written in collaboration with my husband, Bobby Howes] To be honest, I was very hesitant to write this. I'm a people pleaser, a peace keeper, and putting out my voice in disagreement is kind of scary. My desire for approval and my fear to offend are enough reasons for me not to publish this. However, … Continue reading A Response to “Marriage Isn’t Hard”…It is, but it’s good.
I have a new favorite pastime: washing dirty dishes. Sometimes it’s a pastime chosen out of delight; most of the time its a pastime that just has to get done. Now when I say “pastime” that may confuse you. I refer to that word as a “distraction” or “diversion.” And usually, by mid-dish, enjoyment eventually … Continue reading I’m a stubborn fork.
"Tita ('auntie' in Tagalog), can I ask you a favor? Can you teach me more?" This was a request made by a 14-year old girl from our Community Angels Bible study I helped lead. This beautiful girl took me aside one night and asked if I could teach her more outside of our weekly Bible … Continue reading “Can you teach me more?”
I'm in America. Accepting the fact that I had to leave the Philippines was one of the hardest things I dealt with the past three months. It has been 3 days since I arrived back in the States. I literally stayed up all night, therefore, I am writing this blog now...so my body is obviously … Continue reading It’s 6:28 AM
Within the past two weeks of living in the Philippines and doing ministry here, I realized something really quirky about myself. Little did I know that God would use that quirk to teach me something about Himself. Imagine walking into a store and instead of seeing adults shopping or working you see little babies and … Continue reading Quirky Eyes
I peeked over the edge of the almost 8-foot high bed-- from up there, it felt more like a dizzying 20 feet. Great, I get to stay the next four nights with the discomfort of possibly rolling off this three-story bunk and splattering on the ground in front of my new teammates (whom I greatly … Continue reading And He maketh me lie down in an 8ft high bed…