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by Glenda B. Gutierrez

In her essay entitled, “Bakit Mahalaga ang Edukasyon?” (Why is Education Important?), Marjorie Calipus, 21, wrote this oft-quoted saying of our national hero Gat Jose Rizal, which says, “Ang kabataan ang pag-asa ng bayan” (The youth is the hope of the country). 323 more words

I buy the Beer

So with image being a huge factor for the Mrs. Pastor, I tend to be the one that goes to the local wine/liqour and beer store. 83 more words

Beyond Rage: Learning to Pray When The World Makes You Furious 

If you aren’t angry, you aren’t paying attention. 

It’s a cliché of course, one of those tired phrases that appear again and again when the times merit it.   1,018 more words

First Blog Post: Week 2

My name is Jayne Stewart. I’m a Broadcast Journalism Major and Political science minor and I hope to be graduating next December. I’m from Mobile and when I’m not at school, I spend my time as a youth pastor at my church in Chickasaw, AL. 321 more words

CA 260


by Glenda B. Gutierrez


“I was given away by my mother,” confesses Andrea Faye Figueroa, 17, speaking in the vernacular.


Andeng, as she was fondly called, grew up with her aunt. 395 more words

I've Moved In

This weekend I moved into the parsonage.  15′ uhaul and a Jeep full of stuff and most everything is in the house. I still have a few boxes and odds and ends at my parents for now but all the important things are in. 93 more words

Sermon - Half Truths: "God Helps Those who Help Themselves"

Here is part two in the Half Truths series. Yesterday we looked at this popular saying, which many people are convinced is in the Bible. Spoiler alert: It isn’t! 2,403 more words

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