The Elusive Pursuit of Christlikeness (And Why It’s Okay)

As a “new” Christian, I was in the process of rediscovering my faith. These recurring words I’ve heard since I was a child — salvation, grace, and surrender — finally found its way into my heart. These became foundations of a single-minded pursuit of a relationship with God. For moments of struggle, I was pointed to a powerful thought […]

What Christianity Tells Me About #LoveWins

When I tell people I’m a Bible-reading, church-attending, Hillsong-singing Born Again Christian, they ask me a number of things – one being what I think about homosexuals. In the years that I’ve been a professing and baptized Christian, I’ve seen and heard much from both ends of the spectrum. We have gotten bad reputation time and […]

Top 6 Lessons from My First Corporate Job

At the age of 20, I graduated from university. For 4 years, I studied to be a graphic designer in a beautiful campus in Katipunan. By graduation, I was well-aware of 2 verily inconvenient truths: I hated designing – yet can appreciate good design when I see it – and most importantly, I was horrible […]

Exchanging Apathy for Passion: How to Restart Your Spiritual Life

Burnt out, exhausted, and lifeless…are these words to describe your time with God? We’ve all been there. There are divine seasons marked by one breakthrough after the other, fueled by God-breathed passion – when Scripture feels supernaturally alive, life is full of purpose, and God’s mission is clear. Then we wake up, barely willing to […]

3 Things I’m Taking with Me from 2017

One glorious breakthrough after another, 2017 is a year of relentless, God-ordained humbling (and heartbreak, if I may truthfully say so). Some days were lusterless and devoid of hope while others were painstakingly designed by the Creator – to reveal Himself to me, or through me. I cannot ask for anything better for I’ve learned […]

Serving a God Who Weeps

A part of me has always been ashamed of my emotions. When you grow up with a heart like mine, your expectations of love and understanding of grace limit your actual communion with it. As a young girl, I let my heart do the leading. I allowed my emotions to control my response to situations […]

Maximizing Your Season of Singleness

If you’re reading this as a single man or woman who feels strongly about a relationship – even marriage –  you’re not the only one. I’ve been single for as long as I can remember. Most days, I don’t mind the wait, but as much as I love learning about the Lord on my own, […]

New Rules: Everything I Want to Tell Women Who Settle

In Dua Lipa’s New Rules MV, you see a group of beautiful women – with mascara-dripped faces and blinding highlight – “supporting” one another (emotionally) in a singsong, theatrical production. As of writing, it has 33M views – pretty sure because many can relate. Let me tell you something, it’s everything I want to tell my […]