Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Are You Broken in Spirit?

Are you wounded in your soul?  Do you feel empty?  Are you full of anxiety because of money, health or family problems?

Turn to God, your Creator.  That emptiness -- only God can fill it.
That anxiety, that broken spirit -- only God can heal these.

Go to a place where you can be alone.  Close your eyes; cry out to God, and He will listen.  The answer may not be immediate; but the process of response will begin.

If you don't understand what I'm talking about, email me at and I will help by praying for you. 

Or you can attend the Sunday services of these churches below.  These churches have other locations in Metro Manila, in several  provinces in the Philippines, and in some other countries.

If you desire so, you can just sit and observe.  You can be anonymous, as you reflect on things first. Then see how the Lord will help you.  Maybe not immediately.  But He will...

Daang Hari, Las Pinas City

Phone: 478-1273 / 478-1271

Sunday Worship Services:
  8:30 am  (English)
10:30 am  (English)
  4:30 pm  (Tagalog)

Ruby corner Garnet Roads
Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Phone: 632 1354 to 56, 635 0078 to 80, 635 0082 to 83
           Mon. to Fri., 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
GCF Ortigas Mobile Hotline:  0920-9612964 (24 hours)
Fax: 632 1357

Sunday Worship Services
8 am  (English)  
10:30 am  (English)
3 pm  (Tagalog)
5:30 pm  (English)

Click this to see other locations of GCF

4th Floor, Festival Supermall
Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Phone: 771-1212

Sunday Worship Services:
 9 am  (Taglish)
11 am  (English)
  1 pm  (Taglish)
  3 pm  (Taglish)
  5 pm  (English)
  7 pm  (English)

Click this to see other locations of VICTORY

2 Don Manolo Boulevard
Alabang Hills Village
Alabang Muntinlupa City
Phone: 809-1542 to 43 / 8091533

Sunday Worship Services:
  8 am  (English)
10:30 am  (English)
  3 pm  (Tagalog)
  5:30 pm  (English)

Click this to see other locations of New Life Christian Center

3rd Floor, CCF Bldg., Prime St.
Madrigal Business Park
Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Phone: +63 (2) 7723035 to 39
Fax: +63 (2) 7723031

Sunday Worship Services:

 8 - 9:30 am
10 - 11:30 am
12 - 1:30 pm
 3 - 4:30 pm (Tagalog)

Click this to see other locations of CCF
CCF's Main Website:

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Favorite NBA Player Kevin Durant Engaged to Monica Wright Who Loves Jesus Christ

We're happy that one of our favorite NBA players, 25-year-old Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant, chose a Christian woman who is not afraid or ashamed to declare her faith to the world -- 25-year-old WNBA player Monica Wright -- as the woman he plans to be with for the rest of his life. Durant proposed to Wright on July 6, 2013. They first met at the McDonald's All-American national showcase in San Diego in 2006.

Go to Monica Wright's Twitter, and you will see her front page:

This is also her Instagram front page:

Here are some of MonicaWright's most recent Tweets:

But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,”
so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.
Hebrews 3:13

God isn't just willing to forgive, He's passionate about it.
Even though He knew we would sin, He still loved us

Wealth is not evidence of the favor of God.
 Never was and never will be.

It's prideful not to wait on God's timing and to take things into
our own hands. Trust God to work things out just in time.

From Monica Wright's Instagram account

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

I'm Married to a Catholic

When I married my husband, I was sure that religion or differences in beliefs will never be a hindrance to a happy married life.  I believed that Love Conquers All.

Indeed, love is a factor.  But I found out that Love is not enough.  Commitment to our marriage is the bigger factor, and this commitment becomes possible only with help from God.

We argued when I decided to enroll our daughter in a non-Catholic Christian pre-school. He was abroad at that time.

When it was time for elementary and high school, I gave in to my husband's wishes.  She studied in a Catholic school run purely by nuns.  He was paying the high tuition fees, so I no longer argued with him.

There were irritants that mainly came from our religious differences: he was not happy whenever our garage gets to be used by Christian youth teaching children in the neighborhood; he'd see I'd be quiet and uncomfortable whenever his uncle gives him religious images and he doesn't know where in the house to put them; he'd also wince if I tell him to give his big offering to smaller Catholic churches, and not to the big big church that he usually attends.

When my daughter was younger, she said she liked the Catholic churches better because they were bigger, wider and that the mass celebrations were shorter.  My husband also one time wondered out loud why the churches I attend were all small, struggling, and were always asking for building funds.  In his struggling mind, he could be thinking that God has not been blessing these small churches.  With my brother being a pastor and pastor-leader and my parents being lay ministers in the province, whenever we vacation there, we always go to the newer churches being planted, so they were always small, struggling and always asking for building funds.

Again, in Metro Manila, I first attended a fledgling church, a small church, struggling, and always asking for building funds. And there are a lot of small churches here in our area, small, struggling, and always asking for building funds.

Then my husband got very ill. At a time when he had stopped going abroad, and our funds were gone.  He had a heart attack. With great thanks to God, he recovered without having to undergo a bypass.  My husband softened.  He heard how I prayed and prayed.  For the first time, he was listening when I told him that I was not getting him out of his Catholic beliefs, that I was just telling him that he needs to recognize that he is a sinner and to accept Jesus Christ as His Savior and Lord. For the first time in our married life, not counting the sometimes perfunctory "Bless this food" at mealtimes, we prayed together with love in our hearts.

For the past few years, my husband has been driving me and my daughter to this big evangelical church.  He's been seeing families in BMWs, Mercedes-Benzes, Chryslers, and all those other cars.  He has since also seen other big evangelical churches all around the metro.  Indeed, evangelical churches are not always struggling and small.

But as big as they are, they're still asking for building funds hahaha.  But from time to time you hear of anonymous offerings of a-hundred-thousand, or half-a-million or one-million for expansion purposes, for sending missionaries and for helping build churches in other places.

These past months, my daughter and I have been attending another church having their six Sunday services in a mall.  I've been giving in to my daughter who prefers worshipping there because,  as she says, there are a lot more young people and the worship is more alive.

My husband is still a Catholic.  But I rest in the fact that he has received Jesus Christ as His Savior and Lord. Sometimes he attends our worship services, if I make special requests.  There are also times that we attend Catholic masses together, just so my husband can attend mass with his family. There are now priests on TV that preach more and more like evangelicals, and there are even ones like Bo Sanchez, and I notice that my husband now takes time to listen to them, whereas before when he chances on these things, he immediately flicks the remote to another channel.