officially a stage mom

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It was around four years ago when our daughter, Janina, realized how much she enjoyed performing on stage. Since then, every summer was spent on musical theater workshops and voice lessons. She was serious about developing her talent and building her confidence in front of people. So when Janina auditioned for Sound of Music, I knew it meant the world for her to get the part. We are grateful to God for giving her this opportunity. Hopefully, this is only the start. 🙂 Having said that, it is with great pleasure that I invite you to watch her. Here are her playdates: October 16, Sunday 3pm October 19, Wednesday 8pm October 29, Saturday 3pm October 30, Sunday 3pm November 2, Wednesday 8pm November 5, Saturday 8pm November 9, Wednesday 8pm November 18, Friday 8pm November 19, Saturday 3pm November 23, Wednesday 8pm November 26, Saturday 8pm December 2, Friday 8pm […]

stepping out of the way

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Sometimes it seems the easiest thing to do is to give our child what he wants and make him happy. It is such a temptation to be the answer to our child’s wants and needs rather than teaching him to believe God for it or to work for it. When our daughter, Janina, got her new puppy, Briggie, it wasn’t without faith, hardwork and tears.  When she first brought up the idea of getting a Maltese, we told her that she will have to use her own savings. Not only that, we wanted her to be the one to look for one that is affordably priced. Paolo and I thought that this would be good training for her. We would pray with her for the puppy but we expected her to do all the legwork necessary. We saw Janina spending hours online and on the phone looking for a Maltese […]

the second greatest commandment

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We were at the Every Nation building when Nathan came up to me to ask for P500 from his allowance. When I asked him why, he said he wanted to give it to a guy he just met this afternoon who was selling chocolates to raise money for his ticket to the Ignite Conference. It was no surprise to me that Nathan would give out of his own pocket because he’s always been a giver. But it never fails to warm my heart everytime he does it. Moreover, Janina told me that she wrote a letter to one of her friends who has offended her in hopes of patching things up. Her friend ended up giving her a hug and now their relationship is back to normal. My children rebuke me. I wish I was like Nathan who doesn’t think twice about answering someone’s need, even a person he just […]