Helping People Connect with God

The Marilyn Report: Teach Me Your Ways

Teach me your ways, O Lord, that I may live according to your truth! Grant me purity of heart, so that I may honour you. Psalms 86:11 After almost two months of summer break once again the school bells can be heard all over the Philippines. As millions of children gather in tiny overcrowded classrooms, […]

The Marilyn Report: Follow Jesus

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” Matthew 28: 19-20 After fun and fellowship a delicious supper was served followed by the evening worship service. It was […]

The Marilyn Report: The Ripple Effect

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging (listening) to one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. – Hebrews 10:24-25 Several weeks ago, I could not help but […]

Lent Devotional IX: Like A Child

People were also bringing babies to Jesus for him to place his hands on them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them. But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, […]

Lent Devotional VIII: Oasis of Trust

But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never […]

Lent Devotional VII: Working Through Doubt

At the Lord’s command, the whole community of Israel left the wilderness of Sinand moved from place to place. Eventually they camped at Rephidim, but there was no water there for the people to drink. So once more the people complained against Moses. “Give us water to drink!” they demanded. “Quiet!” Moses replied. “Why are you complaining […]

Lent Devotional VI: Get Up and Move!

As Pharaoh approached, the Israelites looked up, and there were the Egyptians, marching after them. They were terrified and cried out to the Lord. They said to Moses, “Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you brought us to the desert to die? What have you done to us by bringing us […]

Lent Devotional V: Renounce Fame

The devil led him to Jerusalem and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down from here. For it is written: “‘He will command his angels concerning you to guard you carefully; they will lift you up in their hands, so […]

Lent Devotional IV: Renounce Power

The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. And he said to him, “I will give you all their authority and splendor; it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to. If you worship me, […]