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by Glenda B. Gutierrez

“They are my inspiration,” declares 23-year-old Jonalyn C. Villaruel, referring to her two lovely children.

She was in her third year in high school when she dropped out of school early, blaming this misfortune on early pregnancy and bad influence of peers. 380 more words

God loves a cheerful giver

I have fond memories from when I was younger and attended church with my family – my sister and I would always fight over who would get to throw the envelope of money into the offering plate as it was passed around. 1,418 more words



by Rolly Boy Rejano

Translated by Glenda B. Gutierrez

“My name is Rolly Boy R. Rejano. I am 17 years old and I live in Tondo, Manila. 311 more words

To the Winds

Give to the winds thy fears,
Hope and be undismayed,
God hears thy sighs and counts thy tears,
God shall lift up thy head.

Through waves and clouds and storms, 154 more words


Turning his back on his ‘barkada’, drugs

by Glenda B. Gutierrez

Jacinto Jason Rigo, 20, is from the town of Tumauini in the province of Isabela, which is located north of Luzon. He is the youngest of six children. 371 more words

A Ramble About Baptism

The following post is one of those posts about my faith I do every once and awhile. I hope you who are not of the same faith persuasion will bear with me for a few moments. 149 more words

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More Wesley

It turns out that John Wesley did much more translating of German poetry than I thought. See this hymn, originally by Tersteegen, or this one… 199 more words