Not Sure

James was playing dress-up the other day with Ben and Kirsten. He had a cowboy vest, superman cape, and a knight's boot on.


In this photo he looks like he's saying "I'm just not sure what I want to be when I grow up...."

Price Differences

I recently bought baseball caps for the after school sports program at a wholesale place in Downtown Davao.

The hats I picked up for the coaches had Ann Taylor store price tags on it of $79.99 - marked down from $88.00.

I purchased them for 58 pesos each - about the US equivalent of $1.27 each!

ISAC Photos


ISAC Banner


Faith Academy Mindanao Soccer Team


Mikayla - pink from sunburn and pink in goalie shirt


The team praying...they did this before and after every game.


Team photo

Ben's Karate Class

The Karate school Ben is going to twice a week had an exhibition at a local mall yesterday. Ben is really enjoying the karate lessons!
The teacher (sen-say) is a Christian and prays at the beginning and end of each class. He also incorporates biblical principles into the lessons and character development - self-control, perseverance, etc.


Ben in his karate uniform


The students in the King's School of Martial Arts

Crying Out for God

As I blog right now, James is on the sala floor crying out for "Daddy, Kirsten, Ben" over and over. The three of them just left to go to various Saturday morning activities.

As I listen to James cry out for his Daddy I find myself wondering how fervently do I cry out for my Heavenly Father? How fervently do I seek Him? Do I cry and yearn for Him as my two-year old son cries and yearns for his earthly Daddy?

James and Jerard are such blessings to me. God has used these two to draw me closer to Him, to understand a bit more about the deep, deep love He has for me, His mercy and grace - despite the messes I make.

May we each cry out to God and see Him First all the days of our lives.

Psalm 57: 1-3

1 Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in you my soul takes refuge;

in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, till the storms of destruction pass by.

2I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me.

3 He will send from heaven and save me; he will put to shame him who tramples on me. Selah

God will send out his steadfast love and his faithfulness!

Matthew 6:33
33But seek first the kingdom of God and his
righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.