University Adversity

​A. W. Tozer once wrote, “It is doubtful whether God can bless a man greatly until he has hurt him deeply.” God has a mission for your life and mine. But before we can carry out that mission, we will often go through the boot camp of adversity. If this is where you find yourself today, ask God to give you His grace to walk through this time with you. He promised He would never […]

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Am I Ready to be Poured Out as an Offering?

I’ve  been taught that following Jesus is costly. I’ve always known this in theory because Jesus himself said this to His disciples a lot of times. Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. (Matthew 16:24) “Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than […]

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2016 Playlist

I was supposed to publish this last month but life happens so I’m posting this only now. Only a few days left, and the year is about to end again. As with my usual practice, I want to keep a record of the songs that made this year a little more exciting for me. I don’t have much music discoveries this year though, so I can only name a few memorable songs in my playlist. […]

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Thank you, 2016

I celebrated New Year with a thankful heart. As I was saying two days ago, I’m having mixed emotions about the coming year because of uncertainties. Thank God because after I’ve written that previous post and after I uttered a short prayer to God, I finally have this peace in my heart reassuring me that I need not to be afraid of the future. This was also confirmed during my quiet time this morning when […]

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Crossroad

I feel like I’m in a crossroad nowadays. I have a feeling there will be great changes coming in the next few days  or even months both in my personal ministry and personal life, and I believe these will all happen in the coming year -2017. Yes, I am feeling hopeful and excited about the coming new year but at the same time, I’m a bit scared of what might happen in the next 12 […]

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Day 16. If you planted a time capsule right now of your life to be opened in 20 years, what would be in it?

Challenge time! Since I’ve just completed my blogging challenge with Lynai (at last!), I thought it’s time for me to go back to my TSW blogging challenge.  I am itching to finish it soon so I can move on to other writing  stuff for my blog. The next question in my challenge is all about time capsule. Although I can say I’m a pack rat and very sentimental for my personal possessions, I never thought […]

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Week 10: ​List of Favorites – Websites, TV Shows/Movies, Songs and Books

Surprise! This challenge is still so on, you know. Aaaand finally, welcome to the last week of this challenge. In  case you’re wondering, my friend Lynai’s blog is undergoing some renovation. But don’t you worry, her new and improved blog will be up soon so for the mean time, let me share with you some of my favorite things. Good books and notebooks, Post-its and cute papers, Bright-colored pens and some fancy clothes- these are […]

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Day 15: Narrate a conversation between you and someone in your life who you never had closure with (a friend, an ex, a family member, etc.)

Okay, Cary. Let’s do this! Time to make up some story. But first…. BREATHE IN. BREATHE OUT. Meaningful conservation doesn’t need to happen  face-to-face, right? So I’m pretending that this happened through SMS (or not so short messages) exchanges.  I was waiting for the next train to arrive when I received that unexpected text from this friend. Let’s call this friend, Snoopy. Snoopy: Hi, Cary! Cary: Oh, hi Snoopy. What a surprise! Snoopy: Yeah, right. Just came […]

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Day 14. Describe the last moment you felt really, truly blissful

The truth is,  I’m always kind of in a state of bliss lately so I can’t tell exactly when was the last moment I feel most truly blissful. So for the purpose of this challenge, I’ll just share what made me feel blissful this week. Aaaaand tada!! This photo made me blissful this week: I know this is kind of vain but I had some free time last weekend that I finally managed to try […]

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