by Hazel A.B. Javier All of us have been hit by the pandemic; some or most of us have been impacted financially. The challenge as homemakers is how to trust God in these uncertain times while trying to make ends meet. Is there an intersection where our faith meets our needs? The answer is yes, because God provides. Psalm 145:15 said, “The eyes of all look to you in hope; you give them their food a ...[Read More]
Faith, Finances and Frugality in Time of Pandemic
From My Heart (Issue 70)
Dear Readers, I have always admired, and if I am honest, I may have even been a little jealous of people who say that they have been impacted by the faith of their grandparents. Some people can even trace their faith back to their great-great grandparents. I wish I could say that my great grandparents knew and served Jesus their whole lives but, I cannot. Amongst my immediate family, I am one of t ...[Read More]
Nanay, Inay, Mama, Mommy
The following are articles written by moms honoring their moms. “A mother’s heart is the child’s classroom.” – Henry Ward Beecher by Reah Bunsoy Padla “Mother”, “Mommy”, “Nanay”. No matter how you call your mother, she’ll always have a special place in your heart. I thank the Lord that my mom is still around because most of the things I know about motherhood, I have learned from her. She sho ...[Read More]
Openness Is Closeness
by D. Garner A mother realized that she was not as close to her child as she had once thought. “Kagabi nag-text sa akin ang aking panganay. Nag-open daw sa kanya ang aking pangalawa na may tampo raw siya sa akin. Sabi ko, ‘O, bakit daw? Hindi ko alam yan!’ Sinabi ko rin na close naman kami ng kapatid niya. Ang sagot ng panganay ko, ‘Hindi naman siya open sa ‘yo!’” – JS Sarmen It is hurtful w ...[Read More]
“Me” Time Excites Me!
by Reah B. Padla All moms get busy. Every mom does a lot for the family, home, work, or church. Many are overworked so they need a break from time to time to avoid getting stressed. When I’m stressed, it shows in how I deal with my family and sadly, it causes more problems. Those grey hairs? Twitching eyes? Upset stomach? Insomnia? Those are signs of stress, Mom! We need a day off! This may seem u ...[Read More]
Our Relationships Can Affect Our Health
by Lorna Carmela A. Protasio, M.D The quality of our relationships can determine our physical health. It can influence the development and management of chronic diseases, determine whether or not we are depressed, and influence our overall well being. Good relationships promote a person’s happiness so that it spills over to others. Good relationships give us more satisfaction in life and a desire ...[Read More]
When Friends Are Not Forever: Quitting a Toxic Friendship
People form relationships in the hopes that they will be mutually beneficial to both parties, each side giving and receiving in turn. However, some friends turn out to be emotional vampires, ever receiving, but never giving. You end up feeling drained and empty. Even worse, your self-esteem can take a serious hit, making you wonder whether you deserve the same love and treatment that you give thes ...[Read More]
God is Bigger than Autism
When our youngest son Josiah was two and a half years old, he was diagnosed with Autism, ADHD and PDD with speech delay. My heart and spirit were broken.
From My Heart (Moms 54)
Dear Readers, This issue is dear to my heart. It not only tells about mothers who love their children in different ways, but also about someone who can love our children more than we ever could.