A Letter to a Young Leader (and a Timely Note to Self)

Have you ever written something years ago–that you had already forgotten about, but that had resurfaced at what seems to be just the right time, as a reminder for YOU?

That’s how I felt when a young man named Biboy reached out to me recently, thanking me for something I had written in 2013 that he had kept close to his heart.

The Power of Cut and Paste

“Did you ever wake up one day, shocked to realize that you no longer recognized who you were or the life you were living?

“That was me in 2013.”

The journey to dreaming, daring, and doing is never easy. In this August 2017 issue of Good Housekeeping, I dared to look back and tell the painful story of where it all began… and what I’ve learned from that journey. Am forever grateful to Good Housekeeping Philippines for giving me the space to share this. 🙂

When God Answers

I had already come to accept that the answers were out of my hands, that God’s timing wasn’t my own. I knew that if I just surrendered, let go, and trusted fully in God’s plan for me, that everything would be revealed, clearly, and at the right time. All in His time…

Where Joy has led me

In answering the question, I asked myself not just what I ‘wanted’ (which actually means what is missing or not yet there in my life), and neither just what brought me ‘happiness’ or ‘contentment’ (which, to me, are still too abstract), but what made my heart skip, my cells dance, and my soul laugh out loud with JOY.

This song I absolutely must share

For the first time ever, I attended two church services in one day today. I’m still reflecting on and processing everything I’d heard and felt over those two services, but in the meantime, I just need to share this song and lyrics with you all, in case it helps inspire some of you for your own journey ahead.

Fifty-Two Marbles & Faith Goals

At the end of today’s church service*, each family was given a little wine goblet that contains 52 marbles. These marbles represent the 52 weeks of the year, and you’re supposed to take one marble each week and pause and reflect on what the week has brought you.

Dear 2017 Me,

If 2015 was your year of breaking into life again, 2016 was your year of purposefully driving on high gear. As you begin what promises to be an EPIC 2017, here I am, again, gently asking you to pause, reflect, and be ready for what’s to come.