Moms, I hope and pray that after reading the articles in this issue, you will be filled with hope and find a reason to be merry no matter what circumstance you’re in. May your heart overflow with gladness as you ponder on His goodness.
by Faith Nacarato For the second year in a row, we are celebrating Christmas season during the COVID-19 pandemic. By now everyone is feeling fatigued from the last 18 months (as of this writing it’s been 535 days of lockdown for us here in Manila). We have all experienced losses – jobs/livelihoods, loved ones, health, time, relationships, opportunities, the “old normal”. Some may be feeling like t ...[Read More]
Maybe you are like me, and you are a member of the first generation of Christ followers in your family and sometimes get discouraged. Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Only God can help us fight this battle to win the future eternity of the following generations.
Just Asking with Peter Banzon My husband doesn’t go to church. Sometimes, my son prefers to stay with his dad on Sunday instead of going to church with me. How do I lead my son to faith when his father doesn’t support it? Going to church to worship God and fellowship with other believers is an important practice that strengthens and deepens our faith. It helps people to hear God’s word so they can ...[Read More]
Who influenced you to become the person and mother you are today? Read the account of Grace Banzon as she tells about how her own mother impacted her life spiritually and as a mom. Grace is presently the receptionist of Asia Pacific Media Ministry. Introduce yourself My name is Grace Banzon. I am married to a pastor, and we have an adult daughter. I am the fifth of the six children of Eliseo & ...[Read More]
by Maria Lucia G. Jimenez The demands of life being a wife and mother of 4 sometimes gets most of my time. The Lord always reminds me to put first things, first, which is to make Him life’s top priority. I remember years ago, we attended a conference, and the minister shared ranks of priorities and challenged us to write down the ranking of each (God, Wife/Husband, Children, Work/ministry). I alwa ...[Read More]
Just Asking with Peter Banzon How do I train my children spiritually when they’re not able to attend services at church? This long pandemic has prevented children from attending church and receiving spiritual input from their Sunday School teachers. But you have a great opportunity to train your children in spiritual matters at home. After all, the Bible commands parents to train their children in ...[Read More]
Just Asking with Peter Banzon My parents want my little kids to spend summer with them but my husband and I are hesitant because my parents have a different faith and they get our kids to participate in their religious practices. I don’t want to hurt my parents’ feelings. What should we do? The issue of differing religious convictions in a family is a sensitive one. You are raising your young chi ...[Read More]
(Maria Rikka M. Ocena) In one game I installed on my android phone, the goal is to make the chicken cross the busy highway as far as you can without it getting hit by a car or a train. It’s quite addicting once you get your groove on and have beaten your previous score. I was playing one night when I began to question the point of the game. Where will the road end? Why is the chicken crossing the ...[Read More]
It's the time of the year to celebrate the birth of the most generous Giver of all times, Jesus Christ. God's generosity never ceases. but sometimes we fail to see His gifts when bad things happen to us and we question God's motives.