Spiritual Lessons during Commute

It is no secret that the Philippines is jammed with traffic problems. This is due to an increasing number of vehicles, infrastructure issues, and more and more people venturing to large cities. James 1:19-20 says that we should be “quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger,” but we all need to admit that being stuck in traffic or encountering different troubles during…

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Parenting the Biblical Way

It’s been said that, “It takes a village to raise a child.” But even with a “village,” you may still find yourself alone with the responsibility of teaching your child in the way he or she should go. Parenting, in any case, can be overwhelming. Eventually, our children will make their own decisions. But studies show that parents are quite influential in how children turn…

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Boosting a Young Person’s Confidence

Many a young person today shows signs of low self-confidence. A particular person may spring to mind right now.  Sometimes, even, that person is us. Confidence is anchored in self-worth and the feelings around being accepted. Low self-confidence is a correlation to one’s belief or feeling of low self-worth. That inner belief one may have of low self-worth can stem from a range of things,…

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How to Deal with Embarrassment

Embarrassment is an agonizing emotional state of humiliation that varies in magnitude – it could come from a fall from the stage, or a range of other perceived failures. Believers are not exempted from being embarrassed. In fact, when a humiliating moment occurs there can even be a tendency in some to think that God failed them because the embarrassment happened. God, however, has no…

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The Light that Shines in the Dark

Matthew 5:16 shows how God calls people to shine their “light” before others. The “light” is the spirit of Christ that believers acquire once they have come to accept and receive saving faith in Christ. Indeed, it is God’s love in us that radiates from us like, well, a light. Jesus’ words in the Matthew verse then are an imperative, as well as an encouragement,…

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Actively Waiting for God’s Timing

Of course, we want good things to happen in our lives– may that be advancing in our work, obtaining some greater measure of stability, or finding someone with whom to share life together. These matters usually take time to develop and come to fruition. But many people, not excluding believers, worry. We tend to worry that these things won’t happen according to our timeframe, or…

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