Lockdown!

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” James 1:2-4 Well, the coronavirus finally hit home. Literally. They locked down our…

Service: Expect the Unexpected

“And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you, though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.” 2 Corinthians 12:15 Sometimes when we walk down the corridor to our apartment, we hear the sounds of children laughing and playing coming from behind one particular door. So for our service…

The New Normal

“Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as His children. For what children are not disciplined by their Father?” Hebrews 12:7 Recently, the Philippines extended its lockdown, from April 14 (15 or 16, depending on what sources you read) to April 30. Sigh. I didn’t really think the lockdown would lift by April 14,…

Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart

“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Last week for our Mini Ministry project, Journie and I decided to show some gratitude to the people who work in our building. They keep us informed about the latest barangay news, maintain…

That Time Bjorn Let Me Cut His Hair

“Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.” 1 Peter 3:3-4 You know the coronavirus situation…

Service with a ?

“Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:7 Recently, because it’s been so hot, Journie and I made fans to hand out to people as part of our Mini Ministry. It went fairly well. Most…

Life in the Time of Coronavirus

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 We’re still here in the Philippines. We were supposed to leave Feb. 3. But I’m not complaining; back in November, our original plan was…