19 Things to Celebrate From My 2019

For me, 2019 is not so different from the years that had passed. It is ordinary for the most part, with some sprinkle of extraordinaire on the side. It is also one of those few times in my life that challenged my status quo and made me, through leap of faith, assume drastic and life-changing …

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Pray. Believe. Receive.

You may have noticed that I got out of circulation for almost a month and stopped making blog posts for a short while. This is so because I took my career as a defense/security practitioner to the next level and accepted an offer to work with the government once again. However, while some people may …

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Stand Your Ground When in the Right

As I stumbled upon today's verse in my Bible app, I knew right away that I had to share it ASAP: Throughout the years, I have observed that a great number of people chose to either turn a blind eye towards wrongful acts around them, or join those who do bad and unrighteous acts thinking …

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Rest If You Must

Dear Tina, I, yourself, am writing this open letter to somehow help you process what you're going through. You had been sick and fatigued in the past few days after juggling your grueling law school midterm exams preparations and work. In the recent two years of your working student life, taking up mostly review subjects, …

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A Short Tribute to All My Fellow Teachers

In case I haven't told you yet, I was fortunate to serve as a public school/college instructor at a state college here in the Philippines. Then, I used to teach Basic English (Study and Thinking Skills), General Psychology, Speech, undergraduate Philippine Constitution and History, and Business English. My students ranged from freshmen to senior students. …

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I Am Officially a Published Author!

Never in my wildest imagination have I thought that I'd get published in a book, much less in a territorial defense and security-related academic work! If it isn't the legal profession, I've always seen myself as an actress or singer. But never did I imagine, even once, that I'll be a writer. I am just …

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Bible Devotion: Pray Always With Faith

Time flies so fast that I didn't realize that almost three months had already passed since the culmination of my recent law school semester. To date, it is the most difficult semester I have ever had. It was so difficult that it tested every aspect of my life, particularly my faith in the Almighty. I …

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Bible Devotion: Love May Be Someone, But It Will Always Be God

"Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful" I find 1 Corinthians 13:4‭-‬5 too overboard and mushy until I met Jumel. Blame the [my favorite] movie, "A Walk to Remember" for romanticizing …

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