Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Jesus is THE End

This is a guest post by a fellow Courage brother. In our SSA journey, let us not forget that the ultimate goal is complete union with Christ. All else are secondary. To have Christ is to live.

Jesus is the END.

Some people with SSA think turning straight is the end, and that Jesus is just a means to that end. But they're missing the point...BIG TIME!

Just ask the straight guys who've found Jesus. These guys have never had to struggle a single day with the BIG SSA, and then they find Jesus, and they experience a JOY like they've never had till they realized JESUS IS the END...that everything else is just "icing on the cake".

And what do guys with SSA have to look forward to when they find true JOY in Jesus?

"But I'm still stuck with my SSA...why do I have to end up with the short end of the stick...that's the story of my life...why do straight guys have it all?"


When you have Jesus, whether you are straight or have SSA, you have the ONE THING that your soul has always longed for and needs, or rather that ONE PERSON, and He is Jesus.

In Jesus we can only be pure in heart.

Jesus is the Alpha and the Omega.

Jesus is our End.

To have Jesus in this lifetime is our redemption.

To have Jesus for all eternity is our ultimate prize and reward.

May God have mercy on us who have used our sweet Jesus as a means to a lesser end.

Jesus IS our END.

He has already given His life for you and me.

Let us say YES to Him today and every other moment that we live.
Let us give our lives completely to Jesus so He lives in us and we in Him.
Let us surrender all to Him including our sexuality.
Let us live our lives fully for Christ.
Let us live joyfully because we have Christ within us and we belong to Him.
Let us share Christ and the joy we have found in Him to the whole world through the witness of our lives, through daily prayers, through loving service of our neighbor.

Jesus is The Way, The Truth, and The Life.
In Him alone we find our purpose and direction.
In Him alone are all the answers.
In Him alone are we fully alive.

In Christ there is selflessness.
In Christ there is healing.
In Christ there is peace.
In Christ there is faith, hope and charity.
In Christ we want for nothing.

Christ Jesus is Lord.
He is the beginning and the END.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Real Love Revolution 2013: A Pro-Life/Chastity Conference

Renowned chastity speaker Jason Evert is back and this time his wife Crystalina will be joining him! He will be conducting talks on chastity and pro-life issues in Cebu and Manila so reserve your tickets now.

For the past 2 years, CATALYST, a student organization of the University of Asia and the Pacific, has been organizing pro-life and chastity conferences for the youth participated in by more than 23,000 young people. The first one was held in SMX Convention Center in February 2011 with 8,000 participants, and another one in World Trade Center in September 2012 with 15,000 participants. This year, we are bringing back to Manila Jason Evert, world-renowned speaker on chastity and modesty. With his wife, Crystalina Evert, Jason will return to the Philippines for another extraordinary event that promises to be a memorable experience.

Jason and Crystalina Evert

The first speaker is Jason Evert, a world-renowned speaker on chastity. Through his highly popular chastity seminar called “Romance Without Regret”, Jason has spoken internationally to more than one million people. He is also a best-selling author of a dozen of books, including Theology of the Body for Teens and Pure Love and Pure Manhood. He earned his master’s degree in theology, as well as undergraduate degrees in counseling and theology, from the Franciscan University of Steubenville.

The second speaker is Crystalina Evert, founder of Women Made New and the author of three books: Pure Womanhood, How to Find Your Soulmate Without Losing Your Soul, and Theology of the Body for Teens.

8,000 People at the Philippine International Convention Center

On September 7, 2013 (Saturday), more than 8,000 people from different walks of life are expected to attend the “Real Love Revolution 2013” at the Philippine International Convention Center (Pasay City). There will be two sessions: one in the morning from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and one in the afternoon from 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM. The second one will start with a Holy Mass. They will also address the various issues in Philippine society today such as the RH Law, contraception, divorce, pre-marital sex, and teenage pregnancy.

For more information, discounts or bulk orders you may contact (02) 701-4181 or (0922) 860 3200.


To our fellow kababayans in Cebu, Jason and Crystalina will also give a talk on September 6, 2013 at Waterfront Cebu City Hotel. For inquiries and reservations, call or text Ms. Klyde Llena at (032) 514-6707/(032) 514-7227; Globe 09063524909; Sun 09222138200.

8:00 a.m. - High School Youth

1:00 p.m. - University & College Youth

6:00 p.m. - Parents, Educators & Young Professionals

Saturday, July 20, 2013

When God Ran

Sharing God's unconditional love through this heartwarming video. Be blessed.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Wild at Heart - Book Review

Wild at Heart – Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul by John Eldredge takes you to a journey and rediscovery of a man's heart. The book invites every man to look deeper into himself to gain a better understanding of why he longs for battles, adventures, and a Beauty far from what the society demands from him in the form of "shoulds" and "ought to's".

For purposes of presenting the core ideas contained in the book without revealing too much of it, I'm going to outline key themes with some short descriptions and quotes from the author. These themes relate in particular to the deepest longings of the masculine soul.

A Battle to Fight

Every man is called to have a warrior heart. There is a Great Battle going on around us and we men are called to be warriors and blood brothers – up to the challenge of overcoming and defeating the multitude of enemies that seek to destroy us.

John Eldredge quotes, "A man must have a battle to fight, a great mission to his life that involves and yet transcends even home and family. He must have a cause to which he is devoted even unto death, for this is written into the fabric of his being."

A Beauty to Rescue

Every woman looks for her knight in shining armor and every man wants to be a hero to the Beauty. Men need to know and understand how to treat a woman well by seeking to understand the longings of the feminine soul. According to Eldredge, every woman yearns to be fought for, to be wanted, to be swept off her feet. A man needs to be the valiant warrior who is ever ready to defend her and pursue her because she counts on him to be her hero.

An Adventure to Live

Deep inside every man's heart is the desire to set out and conquer, to explore, and to head into the unknown, but many of us men have sublimated these desires in exchange for control and security. In effect, we stifle our spirit and miss out on the adventures that really make us feel truly alive. John Eldredge says it best and I quote:

"Adventure, with all its requisite danger and wildness, is a deeply spiritual longing written into the soul of man. The masculine heart needs a place where nothing is prefabricated, modular, nonfat, zip lock, franchised, on-line, microwavable. Where there are no deadlines, cell phones, or committee meetings. Where there is room for the soul. Where, finally, the geography around us corresponds to the geography of our heart."

Final Word

Wild at Heart is not for the faint hearted. This book will challenge you to "saddle up" and "step up to the plate" in your true calling as a man made in the image of the "Wild One". This is not your 12-step guide to becoming a better man, but more of a road map towards an unchartered territory. The author did a good job of incorporating real-world experiences of men and anchoring it on a solid biblical foundation of godly masculinity.

There is more to Wild at Heart than the themes I've already mentioned above – a battle to fight, a beauty to rescue, and an adventure to live – he also touched on other subjects such as our woundings, true identity, fatherhood, initiation, and the 'question that haunts every man' that will help you to further know yourself and become the man God has intended you to be.

I highly recommend this book to all men who feel that there is more to their life than going through the daily grind and after reading it you are now better equipped to fight your battles, live your adventures, and find the 'beauty'.

Inside the Book

Chapter I - Wild at Heart

Chapter II - The Wild One Whose Image We Bear

Chapter III - The Question That Haunts Every Man

Chapter IV - The Wound

Chapter V - The Battle for a Man's Heart

Chapter VI - The Father's Voice

Chapter VII - Healing the Wound

Chapter VIII - A Battle to Fight: The Enemy

Chapter IX - A Battle to Fight: The Strategy

Chapter X - A Beauty to Rescue

Chapter XI - An Adventure to Live

Chapter XII - Writing the Next Chapter

About the Author

John Eldredge is the founder and director of Ransomed Heart Ministries in Colorado Springs, Colorado, a fellowship devoted to helping people discover the heart of God. John is the author of numerous books, including Epic, Waking the Dead, The Journey of Desire, and co-author of Captivating and The Sacred Romance. John lives in Colorado with his wife Stasi, and their three sons, Samuel, Blaine, and Luke. He loves living in the Rocky Mountains so he can pursue his other passions, including fly-fishing, mountain climbing, and exploring the waters of the West in his canoe.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Change Is Possible

Interview with Bro. Alfie of Ichthus Community by local news TV program State of the Nation with Ms. Jessica Soho.

Just a quick comment on the video. Change is very much possible for the homosexual by the grace of God. If you want to find out more about reparative therapy, visit the NARTH website and not the American Psychological Association because the latter is not 'truth based' but 'ideology driven'. You don't believe me? Read this article.