About Sky Ortigas

April Frances Ortigas, otherwise known as Sky or Cloud, depending on whom you ask, is the officer-in-charge of YouthPinoy, a group of spunky, crazy-for-God online missionaries. She’s a coffee addict, a total techie and self-confessed Catholic nerd. Catch more of her on Twitter by following @skyortigas or her personal blog www.mercygrass.com

How to forgive and how to forget

Lately , I’ve been through a lot of pondering. How is it to really forgive and how is it to really forget? From my years of missionary work, I have witnessed a lot of falling into sin and standing ...

Are you living life to the max?

Where is your grave? Saan ka nakalibing? Get out of it and live life to the fullest. This was the message of Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle when he presided over the closing mass of the Filipino Chine...

Lenten Season

The Lenten Season is a pilgrimage ascent to the peak of the mountain. Being an upward journey, it is expectedly and inevitably difficult. But our upward journey can become lighter if our focus will b...

Mahilig Akong Kumain

Mahilig akong kumain. Sobra. Hindi dahil gusto kong tumaba, pero I just want to taste all kinds of food. Wala pa akong maisip na pagkaing ayaw ko -- mapa exotic or mapa weird. Kahit saan man ako map...

Fasting is Romantic

After a recent radio recording with my two buddies, I realized how fasting is all about experiencing God’s love. His romantic love.  As we were thinking about our radio show topic,  we zeroed in on f...

Desire

I’ve decided to spend this Holy Week here in Manila (I normally go home to our province), with a silent agenda of being and wanting to be “alone” with God.  To retreat, read a book and spend time of ...