Tag Archives: Healing

Faith, A Choice and A Gift

Faith healers have always been part of the Philippines spiritual and social landscape. Some are mere charlatans. Others are real channels of God’s grace and healing. Hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of people would travel long distances to be healed by … Continue reading

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Sleep in Heavenly Peace

At my age, I feel like I am an old wineskin, a bag of old bones. But I have discovered the power and the magic of sleep. I can see and feel now how the Lord makes me anew every … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Life

I have always sought perfection and wholeness/holiness even as I am deeply aware of my imperfections, shortcomings and sinfulness. But when this fact should be the source of my hopelessness, it is in fact a source of hope and encouragement … Continue reading

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Limitations and Possibilities

I am bound by many limitations; but I am also a bundle of almost limitless possibilities. Because of my body, I am tied down to my here and now. But with my mind and imagination, I can be anywhere and … Continue reading

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Proclaiming My Beloved-ness

When I realize that I am the Beloved, I want to tell the world about this good news and to proclaim the goodness and greatness of the Lord. Being the beloved, I also come to truly appreciate what it means … Continue reading

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Success and Fruitfulness

Success is the mantra and the ambition of many in this world. Success is often associated with being able to make things happen. It is defined by power, fortune and fame. A successful person is he who can move others … Continue reading

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The Prophet, The Fool and The Poet

Pasternak once wrote: “In every generation, there has to be a fool who will speak the truth as he sees it.” He could very have been describing what a prophet is. He could have written that with John the Baptist … Continue reading

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Metanoia – A Spiritual Paradigm Shift

Yesterday, I met up with some friends and former colleagues. We had a great time reminiscing our glory days, when fired with the zeal and enthusiasm of a great visionary leader we set out to change the institution we were … Continue reading

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To Whom Do I Go When I Am Weary

Jane is a very sensitive person (pikon). She doesn’t hurt physically easily but one unkind word or a voice just a few decibels louder than the usual or even just the slightest slight will cause her to tear up. And … Continue reading

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Come And Heal Our Land

Living in the presence of the Lord and following Jesus  are not a bed of roses. In fact, His path is the way of the cross, of suffering, of self-surrender. And like Mary, we wonder aloud: “How will this be?” … Continue reading

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