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So Great a Cloud of Witnesses: A Devotional for the 9 Nights of Simbang Gabi 2017

So glad to be part of this journey with my friend Jessica…

Leaven in the World

For an explanation of the Filipino Catholic tradition of Simbang Gabi, click here. To take a look at my last devotional (from 2014), click here.


Do you suffer from tunnel vision? I do. I blame it on my kids (whom I love dearly), who manage to make even most mundane of tasks like making a phone call or walking through a parking lot exponentially harder. And so, for the last five years or so, I’ve been hyper-focused on my own little world, head down, nose to the grindstone, sometimes just trying to make it to the end of the day.

Survival mode. We’ve all been there. But when you’re in it for too long, you start thinking the tunnel is all there is, and the light at the end of it is really just a vague rumor. I’ve found that the holiday season can either be a…

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