Tag Archives: Christianity

Ministry from the inside-out

29 Jan

The past three days was not only a welcome retreat but a much-needed Sabbath (which was, very aptly, the first session during the retreat). I am grateful for the break from the daily grind, for God’s Word, for the fellowship, the fun, for the open space and nature, and, yes, for the very cold weather in Tagaytay.

Ptr. Caloy Pena came all the way from Singapore to encourage us with the Word of God.

Ptr. Caloy Pena came all the way from Singapore to encourage us with the Word of God.

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The Serenity Prayer

1 Jan

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The famous “Serenity Prayer” which we all know as a single prose is actually a modification and just a part of an untitled prayer authored by Reinhold Niebuhr. Continue reading

2012 Reflections

1 Jan

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As I read status updates of my friends on Facebook about the New Year and how God has blessed them the past year, I smile and also whisper a prayer of praise and thanks to God for seeing me through 2012. Unlike the kind of blessing which most people posted about, which could be categorized as either “tangible” or “positive”, mine was not exactly what I wished for or something that not many people eagerly pray about or would come to realize as a blessing. Continue reading