My First, Second, & Third Attempts at Parenting:Discovering the Heart of Parenting by Steve Murrell-BOOK REVIEW


*Disclaimer: I was gifted a copy of the book My First, Second, & Third Attempts at Parenting: Discovering the Heart of Parenting by Steve Murrell courtesy of Church Strengthening Ministry, Inc. in exchange for my honest review. The views and opinions expressed in this post are my own and do not necessarily represent the postings, strategies or opinions of the author and publishing company. 


I will cut to the chase- this book that I’m about to recommend to you is worth reading.

I guarantee that every page is exceptionally narrated by a father’s own experiences and personal reflections while navigating the path of parenthood not once, not twice, but thrice.

The author began telling that the ultimate purpose of this book is to honor God and make disciples. He reiterated it at the last chapter by saying “Living all of life to please God is how we discover the heart of parenting.”

“Living all of life to please God is how we discover the heart of parenting.” - Steve Murrell… Click To Tweet

The emphasis is apparent for those who embrace the lordship of Jesus Christ in every area of their lives and that includes parenting.

“Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?” Luke 6:46 (NIV)

God’s Word gives very specific instruction in every area of parenting. Yet, many parents ignore these commands and try to replace them with principles based on ungodly parenting resource. Continue reading

Memo ni Mommy: Mga Kaalamang Pampasigla ng Pamilya- Book Review


*Disclaimer: I was gifted a copy of the book Memo ni Mommy: Mga Kaalamang Pampasigla ng Pamilya by Bessie A. Rios courtesy of Church Strengthening Ministry, Inc. in exchange for my honest review. The views and opinions expressed in this post are my own and do not necessarily represent the postings, strategies or opinions of the author and publishing company. 


This article is written in Filipino language- The National Language of the Philippines

Natutuwa akong gawin ang book review na ito dahil una, ang libro ay isinulat ng isang Pilipinong manunulat at masugid na tagapagtaguyod ng kaalaman ukol sa pagmamagulang na si Bessie A. Rios.

Pangalawa, sabay na ginamit ang wikang Ingles at Filipino na mas madaling unawain para sa nakararami at higit na nabigyang-kulay ang mga praktikal na payo niya para sa lahat ng ina.

Matapos kong basahin ang librong Memo ni Mommy: Mga Kaalamang Pampasigla ng Pamilya, higit akong humanga sa natatanging karakter nating mga Pilipino pagdating sa pagmamahal at pag-aaruga sa ating pamilya. Mas naging proud ako bilang isang Pilipino dahil sa mataas na uri ng pagpapahalaga na ating iginagawad sa katungkulang ipinagkaloob ng Panginoong Diyos sa atin bilang isang ina.

Sa dami ng librong nabasa ko tungkol sa pagmamagulang, karamihan ay isinulat ng isang ina. Hindi ito nangangahulugang mas mataas ang katungkulan ng isang ina kumpara sa isang ama dahil ang pagmamagulang ay hindi isang kumpetisyon. Continue reading

The One Lesson That Changed My Marriage- Book Review


*Disclaimer: I was gifted a copy of the book The One Lesson That Changed My Marriage by Joey Bonifacio courtesy of Church Strengthening Ministry, Inc. in exchange for my honest review. The views and opinions expressed in this post are my own and do not necessarily represent the postings, strategies or opinions of the author and publishing company. 


At the time of writing this post, my website went down for maintenance.   An error message appeared as I was browsing my site saying that it is not found. A technical glitch like this would definitely send me into panic.  So I immediately sought the help of my trusted technical guy- my husband Alvin.

But my husband was still in his office at that time. We have discussed through an instant messaging what seems to be the problem. The more he explained to me the cause of the issue, the more it becomes an alien thing to me.

And the more I asked him what he is going to do about it, the more I become frustrated for the things that are unknown to me.

The flaw on the technical aspect of a website is probably the number one challenge most bloggers face. When I started my blog last year of December, I’ve dealt several troubleshooting. There were issues that can be fixed by just following the Frequently Asked Questions but the harder ones needed some assistance from technical support team. I could not survive the honeymoon stage of building a blog if not for the loving support, patience, and encouragement from my sweet husband. My frustration over technical matters which I really don’t understand gradually receding when my husband gave me an ASSURANCE that he will do everything he can to make it work.

FRUSTRATION LEADS YOU TO TRANSFORMATION (Only if you allow it!)

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