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Should you go on a faith journey?

What does a “faith journey” look like? One can say that our entire lives can be called faith journeys, but for this blog post, I’m talking about real journeys, real trips–the ones that involve some geographical distance and usually a mode of transportation. But faith journeys are not your ordinary trips. Here’s how I define it: A faith journey: starts when you step out of your comfort zone involves going down a path you’ve never gone before has no promised...

10 Awesome Things About Catalyst West 2010 (Part 2)

In case you missed it, here’s the first half of my list of 10 Awesome Things About Catalyst West. And as for the rest, I’m just going to dive right in! 6) Seeing the power of social media. Catalyst is a forward-thinking movement, and they really found ways to encourage everybody to go on their mobile devices to interact and connect with each other. People were tweeting and sharing photos, videos, and quotes from the speakers as the talks were...

10 Awesome Things About Catalyst West 2010 (Part 1)

Disclaimer: This post is a little long, but it’s my attempt to capture and share as much as I can about what I experienced and learned last week, especially for the folks back home in the Philippines who wanted to be at the conference. I wanted you all to be there too, so this is for you. I hope it inspires you in some way too! It’s tough to talk about my first Catalyst West conference experience without using the...

Catalyst West Labs 2010

What do you do when you get the chance to watch your favorite authors, bloggers, and leaders speak all in one day? If you’re like me, you listen and you furiously take down notes…lots of them! Yesterday was the first day of my 3-day Catalyst West adventure. I first discovered Catalyst two years ago on the INJOY website when we were planning a youth leadership event in the Philippines. I wanted to research on what other programs were out there,...

Traveling by Faith – Week 1: Ten Things I learned this week

1. There IS a price to pay for getting a cheap plane ticket. In my case, it was two painful stopovers. We had to go down in each airport and check in with immigration twice. On the second stopover, we even had to claim our baggage and check it in again. Oh, and our plane arrived in LA at the ungodly hour of 4 am! 2. Layer, layer, layer! While it’s nice and sunny, I need to bring a sweater...

With a little help from my friends (2nd and last part)

Gosh…time flies! Just when I thought I had more than enough time to prepare, the last few weeks flew by so fast! I’m grateful that I got to spend quality time with people who mean a lot to me. There were so many others I wanted to spend time with, but I just ran out of time. :( And speaking of running out of time, I ran out of time to blog, too, so photos will just have to do!...