“Hanggang saan ka dadalhin ng P.E. uniform mo?”

P.E. Uniform

Holiday in Jeddah

Taif — summer capital of Saudi Arabia

Fun with family and friends




Close encounter with the baboons

Zigzag going down the mountain

Driving through the desert

Thank You Jesus!


By the Red Sea…

As we strolled near the beach, Kuya Sam remarked, “I wish we could see the Red Sea from the Bible, the one where Moses crossed.”

Dadi and Momi smiled and explained, “This is the Red Sea from that story in the Bible! This was the same one that God parted in the middle and which the Israelites crossed. We are in the land where the Israelites wandered for forty years.”

After 11 years in Jeddah, I am still amazed at how God has brought us here so we could build our family in the desert. With all four children born in this land, for us, this is home.

God revealed Himself to us here, faraway from our families and from all that we knew — just like Moses and the Israelites. Here, he showed us His great love and allowed us to grow in faith and trust in His grace.

While we are grateful for our home here, we know that our time here will end. And wherever God may lead our family next, we pray that we will always put our hope and our trust only in Jesus.

Nutrition Month 2018

“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”
1 Corinthians 10:31 NIV

This year, WonderfullyMadeKids Homeschool and HomeschoolingByGrace teamed up for a fund-raising activity. We decided to make fruit salad and get all the kids, big and small, be involved in the process.

We also learned about costing and how to come up with the selling price of our finished product.

Tomorrow, the kids will use their own marketing strategies to sell the fruit salad.

Guarding our hearts: Psalm 119: 9-11

“How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments! I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.”
Psalms 119:9‭-11 ESV

This has been our beginning memory verse for this school year, and with the help of Seeds Family Worship, the kids easily memorized it.

Now more than ever, we need to be ready with the “Sword of the Spirit” which is the “Word of God” in order to fight our daily battles with the trials and temptations of this world.

As parents, we have no direct control over the choices that our children will make, especially as they grow older.

But while they are with us, and especially with young kids, we as parents do have a direct influence on them.

This is the time to “train them up in the way they should go,” and pray for them, teach them and guide them, so that “when they grow up they will not depart from it.”

So, that is what we hold on to, and the reason we try our best to have a daily devotion with them, whether they like it or not or are in the mood for it or not. Part of the training is obeying God and spending time meditating on His Word — even when we don’t really feel like it.

Because it is our weapon, our guide and protection. We learn His Words and let them guide our hearts and guard our hearts.