When Times Are Tough


Last week, I shared this story when Edric preached in Cebu. His message was, "When Times Get Tough, Grab Onto God." The passage he focused on was … [Continue reading]

Disciplining A Little Fireball With Love


  My fifth child, Catalina, was my first child to display her relentlessness and fighting spirit so early on in her life. At times I … [Continue reading]

Before and After I Do (19th Edition)


One of our passions (Edric and I) is equipping soon-to-be married couples and young married couples with biblical principles for successful marriages. … [Continue reading]

When Kids See Mom and Dad Kissing


“Unless it’s mad, passionate, extraordinary love, it’s a waste of your time. There are too many mediocre things in life. Love shouldn’t be one of … [Continue reading]

How Can I Forgive?

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A few days ago I received an email with just one question on it. "How can I forgive?" It was a great question to be asked and I have written a lengthy … [Continue reading]

Saturday Crafty-ness


I finally pulled my Brother Sewing Machine out of its six-month old box. It was just sitting there, growing out-modeled. The saying, "It's hard … [Continue reading]

Set Them Up for Success

Are you a parent wondering what is the best kind of education for your child where he will learn and be successful someday? Are you a parent … [Continue reading]

Fathers and Children


A long while ago I wrote an article called "The Lost Boys," in reference to men who have grown up without the guidance of their fathers...No one to … [Continue reading]

Red Maple


Canadian food isn't common in the Philippines. So it was a treat to be invited to the opening of Red Maple Café Resaurant and Lounge.Here is a … [Continue reading]

Pyrotechnics Up Close


This was my second time to watch the World Pyro Olympics competition which is held in Manila Bay, facing the Mall of Asia. Last time we got to see it … [Continue reading]

Love Beyond Us


It is always a privilege when Edric and I are invited to speak at retreats, give seminars, counsel couples, and lead discipleship groups as a team. Of … [Continue reading]

How They Love One Another


I know my kids love one another but there are moments when this love is demonstrated in ways that amaze me. In the past week I can think of two … [Continue reading]