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Witnesses for Christ

Uncontainable Musings is a collection of real-life stories of people who bear witness to the saving grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ alone.

Jesus said, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere–in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)

Our Goals

1. We desire to reach out not only to our families, relatives, friends, and acquaintances but to all people to the ends of the earth by taking advantage of the different new media platforms.

2. We desire to reach out and include other people groups who are non-English speakers by encouraging Christians to share their story in their native language.

3. We desire to share important life lessons we learned from our journey in Christ in hope that others would also learn and be encouraged from it.

4. We desire to encourage Christians to be bold in sharing their story for God’s glory.

 

Getting Around

Life Stories page contains personal testimonies written by different people recounting how they came to know Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. Some are written in their native language but all are translated in English. Stories in this page are published every first Thursday of the month.

Communing with God page contains excerpts from Olivia Temporal’s devotional journal which narrates her personal journey and communication with the Lord through prayer, Bible reading, Bible study and life lessons from daily experiences.

Read her “Unconventional Calling” a 6-part story series about how the Lord led her to leave her work for blogging (more platforms soon). All for the sake of God’s Name and for those who will believe.

Scripture Study page is where you can find personal studies about passages in the Bible. It’s categorized according to book. There are links at the end of each lesson where you can listen or read a sermon for a more in-depth study.

Visit links on Know Jesus More tab to know more about Jesus, God, and the Bible.

 

Meet Olivia

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Hi there, I’m Olivia. The founder, photographer, and writer behind Uncontainable Musings. I’m so happy you’re here!

I’m an introvert who wouldn’t readily share my personal life with people I’m not close with. And I grew up with a self-sufficient, independent woman mindset, values I got from my mom and the world. So leaving my work to publicize the deepest thoughts of my heart are things I wouldn’t find myself doing. Until the Lord spoke and His love compelled me to obey.

My journey from religion to relationship with Jesus Christ was gradual. I met Christians in the workplace who boldly shared their testimony and the Gospel to me. I attended a Bible Study group in November 2007 and eventually was baptized and became a member of Greenhills Christian Fellowship, Ortigas, Philippines.

 

Beginnings of Uncontainable Musings

In December 2016, I wanted to digitize my devotional journals to make it easier for me to search and read previous entries, and be reminded of lessons the Lord has taught me. As I typed my notes on the computer, the Lord impressed on me to write it on a blog.

“No way!” I said to myself, “I don’t want to publicize my personal life.”

All apprehensions and excuses ran through my mind. It never occurred to me that the Lord would want me to share even the deepest thoughts of my heart with strangers; this was the most difficult for me.

But God’s prompting was persistent and it became more prominent as weeks passed. I prayed and pondered about it. I asked the Lord to make His leading clear by affirming me through the Bible. Aware that when He does, He will compel me to obey; I decided to prepare for it.

I created a free blog and wrote posts but didn’t publish them. I waited for God’s affirmation.

In February of 2017, I found myself crying out to the Lord, “Father, please allow me to speak. I have to speak. I want to speak of Your glory; I can’t contain it anymore!”

It was time to publish my drafts. With that, Uncontainable Musings was created. Through God’s grace, He took away my apprehensions and allowed me to tell of His glory through my life story.

As I followed God’s leading, He continued to affirm me during my Bible reading when He spoke through Psalm 107:2 “Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story.”

Read the whole story “Proclaiming God’s Glory Through Life Story”.

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For everything comes from Him and exists by His power and is intended for His glory. All glory to Him forever! Amen.
(Romans 11:36)