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Break.  

Pain and brokenness will either demand to be felt or they will demand that we feel nothing at all.  Continue Reading…

There Is More To Singlehood Than Being Single  

We all know it in theory. In actual life, it can get a little blurry. Continue Reading…

Dear Future Daughter: “Am I Pretty? 

I feel sorry for the lad who can’t see past pretty – he who will never have the opportunity to see beyond the way you look to discover the way your mind thinks and your heart beats(…) Continue Reading…

Beloved, Let Him Go  

Just a little confession: I am in no way an expert at this. I have loved and I have lost and I have spent months and years in an emotional limbo(…) Continue Reading…

It’s Christmas and Everything Seems Dark 

Why are there no lights out? Continue Reading…

I Want To Get Engaged Too 

You guys, I’m not kidding. Continue Reading…

Bro, Don’t Me. 

Based on a thousand true stories of malilinaw na malabong usapan(…) Continue Reading…

Is It Really Wisest To Wait? 

Wisdom vs Faith Continue Reading…

This Is Who You Are 

Take a long look in the mirror right now and tell me what you see(…) Continue Reading…

The World Is Hurting And I Don’t Know What To Do About It 

My thoughts and emotions are still hazy as I type this. I have barely uttered a word to anyone the past 3 hours, still unable to process the news about(…) Continue Reading…

#ChristianGoals: Be Magical 

Magic (n.) \’ma-jik\
:an extraordinary power or influence seemingly from a supernatural source.(Merriam-Webster)(…) Continue Reading…

Dear Student: What To Do When You Like Someone 

Dear Student, I have something to say first(…) Continue Reading…

This Is My 20 Minutes Of Action 

I honestly don’t know how to begin writing this. More than a year has passed since the Stanford rape happened yet it has only been days since the issue blew up when the verdict was passed, and since then I couldn’t get it out of my mind(…) Continue Reading…

An Open Letter To “The One” 

Dear Mr. Right, I apologize in advance if this won’t make you feel butterflies or see hearts(…) Continue Reading…

#Christian Goals: Actually Be A Christian 

This is something I have wanted to write about since mid-2015, yet I couldn’t bring myself to. The gravity of the topic has never once escaped me, and for every post I’ve published since, the urge to speak out about this burned my heart(…) Continue Reading…

How To Be A Pharisee 

“How immature, that’s definitely not Christ-like.” The words run through my head as I watch people lose all sense of Spirit as they get mad, yell, and be irresponsible. “How judgmental, that’s definitely not Christ-like”, the silent whisper answers(…) Continue Reading…

Dear Busy Person, The Clock Is Ticking

Hurry. The word echoes from our friends, our family, our bosses, ourselves. The loud of the city blur and whir as you pant and haste. Pens and pages scatter surrounding piles of papers undone. Scribbles of additional tasks fill the margins(…) Continue Reading…

Tremblings Of An Atheist Inside A Christian’s Body

Out the café window, dark clouds hover beneath March skies as the hustle and bustle of the city ring in the background. The bells on the door sing as people go in and out; soft murmurs, clanking utensils, and ambient music constantly(…) Continue Reading…

I Give Up.

I give up. There, I said it. I just can’t do it anymore. I’ve never really talked about it on this blog and I only shared about it to very few friends, but let’s get it out in the open now(…) Continue Reading…

WildFire

Life, I’ve learned, is like the weather. There are storms and hurricanes, Cyclones and heat waves That leave people dried and ransacked. Worlds crash and you feel like a dying sun – Ferocious, blazing agony. A black hole sucks you in And the flame(…) Continue Reading…

A Lover, Not A Sugar Daddy

I still remember the day I first saw you. Immediately, you were etched into My heart. It was love at first sight and since then, I adored you with all My might. I’m sure, being in a relationship with Me is not all you pictured it to be. Because you knew I treasured you(…) Continue Reading…

A Kind-Of-Photo-Blog: 20 Things As I Turn 20

I realized that this blog hasn’t been a personal space really. And while I don’t plan on making it too much of such, this post would be a peek into my life. I hope that reading this one would make you appreciate life (…) Continue Reading…

My Issue About The Manny Pacquiao-Homosexuality Issue

Practicing hosexuality is a sin. I’ve said it before and I’m going to say it again. (…) Continue Reading…

Dear Millenials: How Do You Love?

Dear Generation Y, Hear me out. In this world of modernization, we claim to know love by insisting on “marriage equality” all the while pushing for divorce and pre-nuptial agreements. We stay in a relationship until someone more(…) Continue Reading…

An Open Letter To The One Who Loved Me First

I was planning to write practical posts for this love month, yet God spoke to me to just write a post of adoration towards Him. As I prepared to write a composition for Him, I was drawn to get already-written words from my journal(…) Continue Reading…

Dear Reader: Stop Copying My Convictions

Hello, my dearest reader. I mean this in the kindest way possible. As you read through this, don’t hear my voice in your head as someone mad or annoyed. Hear the sincerity and the heartfelt concern(…) Continue Reading…

(Dear Church): Stop Vulgarizing God

This topic has been placed in my heart months before, but whenever I try to write on it, I stop in fear that I might get it wrong. No subject intimidates me more than the nature of God, for who am I to dare capture(…) Continue Reading…

Loving A Cheater

Your eyes hardened in defensiveness as I confronted you with your mistake. I could hear the way your pride is telling you to just leave, just walk away, to go with who you cheated on me with(…) Continue Reading…

New Year’s Resolution: Move On

I had a New Year post all planned out, and it was sooooo not this(…) Continue Reading…

Why Ministry Will Ever Be Enough

This one goes out to those so busy doing things in the Kingdom that they no longer have time for the King(…) Continue Reading…

Dear Pretty Lady: You Are Not Cheap

Dear Pretty Lady, I know there’s so much more to you than a pretty face and an attractive body(…) Continue Reading…

Let’s Take It Slow

Let’s take it slow Not because I’m playing it safe, but because I’m not(…) Continue Reading…

Can You Keep A Secret?

I like secrets. I like it when there’s a secret that only one friend and I know. And I really like it when I talk to God and I’ve done things for Him and yet only He knows. See, these days everything is posted online. When a boyfriend(…) Continue Reading…

Marry Someone Out Of Your League

I recently came across an article about the Ashley Madison scandal, and I saw comments by the men and women who were sharing how you should never completely trust your spouse because it doesn’t take much for them to go astray(…) Continue Reading…

Confessions of A Practicing Christian

I am flawed, so very flawed. When confronted with the holiness of God, all I can do is tremble and be struck by how stark we are in contrast. Even as a Christian who truly loves God, I still struggle with sin every so often(…) Continue Reading…

Obedient When It’s Convenient

My closest friends and family know that one topic I’ve always felt so strongly about is Lordship, to the point that I recently got into a fairly heated discussion with my parents and brother(…) Continue Reading…

Dear Young Lady: Regretting A Broken Heart

Dear Young Lady, I’ve been there. I know what it’s like to have loved at the wrong time; to have given too much than you should have; to have gone against what your conscience was telling you because something felt good, because someone made you feel wanted(…) Continue Reading…

Dear Men: We Need You

Dear Men, I was looking through thoughtcatalog and got so struck by how much boys out there are parading to be men that I had to write this. I had to. I am so sick of guys(…) Continue Reading…

Wide Eyed and Mystified

Breathing in anticipation, the pearl gates open before your very eyes. The grand hall, surrounded with pillars of gold designed in intricate detail and the ceilings so high they reach infinitude. Tens upon thousands of angels surround, their voices(…) Continue Reading…

Dear Guy Friend: I Want Your Wife To Love Me

Dear Male Friend, Before anything else, I would like to say that I am immensely blessed to have you in my life(…) Continue Reading…

Glorious Mystery

You are above and beyond my wildest dreams(…) Continue Reading...

Stormy

I stand underneath clouds of gray Swirling like a storm Resemblant to the state of my heart and mind Flurries, confusion, questions… Exhaustion(…) Continue Reading…

Dear Future Child: I Won’t Be A Cool Mom

It has been said “train a child in the way he should go And it is in this manner that he will grow.” And honestly, honey, as cool as I want you to think I will be My job here isn’t all that simple and easy(…) Continue Reading…

Stand And Rise

Stand and rise, my child You need not fear Wherever you are I am here(…) Continue Reading…

Destined: Greater

From Higher: And yet why is it that so many Christians still fail to follow the road to their God-given destiny? How come people who are called to be greater cannot obey and surrender?(…) Continue Reading…

Destined: Higher

Let’s talk about grace. The word grace has all too often been used as an excuse and as a license to sin, because people have confined the definition of grace to salvation. However, grace has actually set the bar higher(…) Continue Reading…

Destined: Deeper

Last week marked the 13th month of a season of some serious pounding and molding in my life. I was tired and exhausted, so I asked God why. In a whisper, He came and said“the higher the building, the deeper the foundations should be.”(…) Continue Reading…

Nothing Left

“Lay your life down” Again and again and again I have, Father Over and over again And it hurts It always hurts so much(…) Continue Reading…

Being A Princess Doesn’t Mean Being A Spoiled Brat

My best friend knows that nothing frustrates me more than brats – nothing(…) Continue Reading…

The Grandeur Of Love

Last year (2013), I wrote about love and how it’s a decision to love people even when it hurts and when they’re just plain irritating. This time, though, I’d like to take it even deeper(…) Continue Reading…

Faithful, I Love

I guess what’s amazing about God’s faithfulness is that it isn’t just part of His personality, it is a part of His very being(…) Continue Reading…

Unearthing Desire: Preserve

From Recover: Through the heat of the sun, we push through. But storms can come in and wash away all our progress. And so what happens then? “Let go.”(…) Continue Reading…

Unearthing Desire: Recover

When the God who created the entire universe with mere releasing of words asks you what you want, who are you to deny Him of the answer?(…) Continue Reading…

Unearthing Desire: Bury

Last year, I uttered words partly an expression of desire and partly a declaration I was willing to see through… “God, if it’s not {him}, I’d rather be celibate.”(…) Continue Reading…

Tales From Summertime: Always On Time

It was Good Friday and we were supposed to be well on our way to Ilocos when we found out that one of the wheels of the car was flat(…) Continue Reading…

The All In Manifesto

Quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death. Set God-sized goals. Pursue God-ordained passions. Go after a dream that is destined to fail without divine intervention(…) Continue Reading…

Tales From Summertime: Face Your Fears

I will be telling this story with some pictures from Day One and Day Two, so bear with me(…) Continue Reading…