A Race to Remember + Funny Running Slogans

Running has tremendously changed the way I look at my health. I hurt my knee one week prior to the big race today. I was on my regular training when I decided to run faster and longer than I usually did. The excruciating pain made me take a break for a whole week as I […]

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Thank You Lord For Your Blessings On Me

Reflection: This simple song brings a feeling of gratitude in my heart today. We may not have all the money in the world, the fanciest car in the neighborhood, the biggest house, the newest gadget, etc but when we start counting our blessings, we will find that God provides many of our needs and gives many blessings we […]

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The ABCs of Thankfulness

Counting my blessings today with the letters of the alphabet: The ABCs of Thankfulness. This is a simple and quick exercise that makes me think a bit deeply about some of the things I may have taken for granted lately just because I am accustomed to seeing or using them everyday. Like water. A/C Bible Children + […]

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Where is Home?

Part of our identity is somewhat traced to a place we can call home. Security, memories, a sense of belongingness — these are things that somehow prove that we live and that we matter. About 1/3 of my life had been spent abroad, away from my birth country. I have lived in a number of […]

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Thank You in 31 Languages

One thing that truly fascinates me about our world is the different languages we speak. There are approximately 6,500 spoken languages in the world. Wow! that’s a LOT. In the Philippines alone (where I grew up), there are about 170 languages/dialects and I can only speak 4 of them. Two weeks ago, I downloaded a “learn a language” app […]

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How Fall Reminds Us To Be Grateful

Autumn leaves glistened as they fall, the early morning sun’s rays flickered while they peeked through the tall trees in my backyard. Dry branches rustled and snapped as squirrels chased each other up to a tree, a couple of red cardinals perched on the hedge fence and a large busy bee kissing the flowers. The gentle cool […]

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Free Printable Thank You Cards

There is so much for which to be thankful. But one of life’s sweetest gifts are the people that we care about. We encounter and interact with many of them on a daily basis — family or friends — who in one way or another have given us many other reasons to be thankful for. In my […]

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Because of Who You Are

My Reflections: How fitting it is that the first thing we do in the morning is to praise our Creator! With all the abundance of things we thank God for, we should not forget to thank the One who is the great I AM. Who is He to you? Thank Him for who He is — […]

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Too Busy to be Thankful?

It was quite late in the evening and we all felt sleepy and tired. We met with some friends early that night and it took us a while before we could finally make a trip to the store to buy groceries. My mind was occupied trying to make sure I did not forget the things we needed to […]

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I Thank You in the Storm

How can I thank You in the storm? I pondered on this question as I read the news about Hurricane Matthew. News about strong storms, typhoons, hurricanes give me panic attacks and this one is no exception. How can I say thanks today for this storm when my heart is worried? I’ve had a number of experiences with storms my […]

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