Being an optimistic and stubborn idealist, I often find myself in circumstances where the most worthwhile lessons come with tears and scars. It is after these times when I thrive in becoming a better version of myself for God’s purposes. While adversities and imperfections allow me to gain clearer glimpses of His glory every time, I believe that they are also His mercies which change us from the inside out. What becomes of us outweighs the often difficult journey that He has set for us to go through. This is why in navigating through life, one has to keep on braving the challenges ahead in order to make many of our hopes turn into our present-day reality, hence the blog’s title:
“hupomeno” – noun. to stand firm, to patiently endure, to persevere
By August 2016, I decided to start running this blog in order to creatively express my love for God, and the life I live to honor Him. This platform is dedicated to retrospective reflections of my various endeavors and experiences in advancing the cause of Christ through social action along with my personal life. As a whole, this blog will be a testament that the world is not really just changed by our opinions, but by Christ Who works in and through us as we imitate Him as our example, no matter how rough the journey is because of the promised overcoming we have in Him. All is His!
After serving for a year and a half as a public school teacher in Cagayan de Oro, I felt the need to document more of my journey more than ever, thus my return in 2017 to make this blog more active. The posts I put up may not always be as encouraging on their own, but I trust that the bigger picture to where they contribute would justify their necessity. If you have specifically come to this part to read more about this blog, I sincerely thank and praise God for you in hopes that somehow, some part of which I have undergone, you could also resonate, and feedback to me on return. Being a teacher enabled me to realize that enduring joyfully and excellently in this lifetime means allowing myself to be a lifelong learner, so I truly hope to get in touch. A final note always to myself and to whoever you are who is also in service: Padayon ra!