(The Philippine Star) - June 27, 2019 - 12:00am Pray for each other. – James 5:16 Prayer is a conversation with God, not a formula. Yet sometimes we might need to use a “method” to freshen up our prayer time. We can pray the Psalms or other Scriptures (such as The Lord’s Prayer), or use the ACTS method (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, and Supplication). I recently came across this “Five-Finger Prayer” to use as a guide when praying for others: • When you fold your hands, the thumb is nearest you. So begin by praying for those closest to you — your loved ones (Phil. 1:3-5). • The index finger is the pointer. Pray for those who teach — Bible teachers and preachers, and those who teach children (1 Thess. 5:25). • The next finger is the tallest. It reminds you to pray for those in authority over you – national and local leaders, and your supervisor at work (1 Tim. 2:1-2). • … [Read more...] about Five-finger prayers
(The Philippine Star) - June 26, 2019 - 12:00am Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was very good! — Genesis 1:31 NLT Some days seem to have a theme running through them. Recently I had one of those days. Our pastor began his sermon on Genesis 1 with two minutes of breathtaking, time-lapse photography of blossoming flowers. Then, at home, a scroll through social media revealed numerous posts of flowers. Later on a walk in the woods, the wildflowers of spring surrounded us — trilliums, marsh marigolds, and wild iris. God created flowers and every other variety of vegetation (and dry ground to grow in), on the third day of creation. And twice on that day, God pronounced it “good” (Gen. 1:10, 12). On only one other day of creation — the sixth — did God make that double pronouncement of “good” (vv. 25, 31). In fact, on this day when He created humans and His masterpiece was complete, … [Read more...] about Very good!
WATCH: 'Pikachu' protesters ask Japan to end coal financing (Philstar.com) - June 25, 2019 - 7:11pm MANILA, Philippines— Climate activists clad in inflatable Pikachu costumes on Tuesday held a demonstration in front of the Japanese Embassy in Manila to call for an end to Japan’s coal financing. The protest was led by 350.org Pilipinas, the local network of volunteers supporting the country’s grassroots climate movement. They held the parade and flag dance in front of the Japanese embassy to challenge Japan to end its lending and investment in coal and other fossil fuels. The activists also called on Japan to shift its investment to renewable energy. The protest was held in view of Japan’s hosting of the G20 leader’s summit. They chose to dress as Pikachu from the famous Japanese manga Pokemon.—Rosette Adel … [Read more...] about WATCH: ‘Pikachu’ protesters ask Japan to end coal financing
Rissa Mananquil-Trillo is a leading figure in the modeling world, a beauty columnist for this newspaper, and a happily married wife and mom of three. She has also managed to build a beauty brand while pursuing an executive MBA degree. Rissa now shares what she’s learned in her journey to becoming the co-founder of local beauty brand Happy Skin in her first book published by Summit Books. Read My Lips: What It Takes to Build a World-Class Homegrown Brand is part-memoir and part-business guide, writing about her failures and successes. It’s a book for anyone who wants to learn about beauty, business and life. Summit Media president Lisa Gokongwei-Cheng and Rissa. Read My Lips is divided into two parts. In the first, Rissa answers questions about entrepreneurship, helping one to start his or her own business while fully understanding both the sacrifices and fulfillment that go with this. In the second, she imparts lessons from her own life experiences that unfolded the … [Read more...] about Rissa & shine!
No deed is small when done for Christ. (The Philippine Star) - June 24, 2019 - 12:00am No deed is small when done for Christ. … [Read more...] about No deed is small when done for Christ.