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In the Silence

by Ciel Tagaza Silence is powerful.  If prolonged, it can deaden a relationship, for healthy relationships thrive on communication. Silence can also provoke reflection and stir up guilt.  When we are given silent treatment by someone we are close to, … Continue reading

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Love the Second Time Around

Raqs Reyes I’ve always believed in God; what I believe about Him, however, is up for discussion. I believed that He has always looked upon me with disapproval for the way I’ve lived my life and with my life choices. … Continue reading

Posted in July 2013, TESTIMONY 2013, Witness | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

ACTS of Worship: Thanksgiving

by Ciel Tagaza Worship is not complete without thanksgiving. Having adored God, confessed our sinfulness and received His mercy, we have a lot to be thankful for. It is one thing to praise Him for His goodness, and another to … Continue reading

Posted in May 2013, Worship | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hallowed

by Ciel Tagaza We the faithful all know the Lord’s Prayer. The second line of the Our Father says, “Hallowed be Thy name”. I remember saying in a past exhortation how this line can stand on its own, being the … Continue reading

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Contrition

by Ciel Tagaza This season of Lent, we are encouraged to do three things: give, pray and fast. God loves it most when we do these things discreetly – when we give alms secretly, when we pray privately and when … Continue reading

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Song Choice

by Pauline P. Cauton Way before American Idol got us talking about good and bad song choices, worship leaders have been trying to come up with the formula for choosing the perfect song lineup. Do we go by the classics … Continue reading

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Free from Fear

Mel Ignacio-Tempongko In love there is no room for fear, but perfect love drives out fear, because fear implies punishment and no one who is afraid has come to perfection in love. – 1 John 18 2003 was the lowest … Continue reading

Posted in January 2013, TESTIMONY 2013, Witness | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Broken Praise

by Ciel Tagaza It is easy to lead worship in front when all is right in the worship leader’s life, because it is only natural to reflect a victorious, glorious and joyful image of God to the congregation if the … Continue reading

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Letting Go, Letting God

Ian Monforte For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been part of one Catholic Community or another. But believe it or not, the past months has made me realize that though I would be present at all the … Continue reading

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Mourning Into Dancing

Maan Cruz I distinctly remember the first time God and I danced. I was seated on a mound of grass when He appeared in front of me, held out His hand and pulled me up for a big hug. Where … Continue reading

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Completely His

Tanya Syyap I was what you can probably call a typical Catholic. Born, raised and now called. I prayed when I had to and went to mass on the days the Church required me to. I’ve never questioned my faith, … Continue reading

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