My Story

The things about me that the world would have found interesting are all in the past: a licensed chemical engineer who put up her own chemicals company at age 30; built her own office building with applications lab after 3 years; traveled; married then had an adorable daughter; separated and got lost.

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That all happened in the span of 5 years. At the peak of my career and sin, God entered in and my life was turned upside down. He did these:

Took away my health and strength; I could no longer work.

Brought me to His feet. I willingly surrendered. I needed Him so.

He restored my marriage and family.

He tried and tested and taught me over and over I thought it would never end. I’m amazed that I’m still alive!

He healed me partially. Gave me another child, a son.

Tried, tested and taught me again. Then He blessed me to write.

So, here in this shabby place of mine where I share my God, my soul, and our life – we meet. It’s my constant prayer that I will be of help to you in your journey of faith. An encouragement, an inspiration, or a light perhaps, by the wonderful grace of God? Or, maybe you’re seeking Him and need someone to lead you to Him and to His truth? I pray that you will allow me to be that someone. But I know I can also learn a lot from you, so I hope you’ll share a portion of your heart and thoughts with me as well?

As I have mentioned above, I no longer have a career, a title, and the company that I used to lead is now under the capable hands of my beloved husband. I’m not a New York Times bestselling author. The book I wrote and published in 2009, Walking Along the Narrow Path: A Story of Redemption, Healing, and Restoration, was mostly given out to family, friends, and whoever wanted to know about the God who mercifully saves and unconditionally loves. I was told a copy of it was passed on from one patient’s hand to another in a U.S. hospital where a cousin worked.

What I have now is an exhilarating life with God, a family that loves Him dearly, a home to keep, and readers to minister to, and of course, the many precious lessons I gained from my fiery trials and my relentless pursuit of God. From this spiritual place, I write for you.

Fun facts about me: I love to bake and make ice cream, and my family just loves to gather around the table to eat and chatter :). I also love photography, but I am finding out that it’s harder than I thought.

Meet my family.

Felix, Rina, Hannah, Tim

Read more of my testimony here:

Comments

  1. Jhonee says:

    Praise the Lord, im so blessed to read your blog which inspire for many believers. have a blessed day and more power to you. God Bless

  2. kim says:

    JUST RAN ACROSS YOUR BLOG! I LOVE IT!

  3. Jennifer N says:

    I just stumbled upon your blog from Christian Mommy Bloggers and I don’t want to leave! The music is absolutely beautiful, your writing is beautiful and your story is amazing. God bless you and your family!!

    • RinaPeru says:

      Praising God for bringing you here, Jennifer, and for blessing you with what this blog offers. I pray you’ll visit often and be filled – it’s all His abundant grace! Blessings to you!

  4. Tennille says:

    Your blog is beautiful. I’m glad I found it. -Tennille

  5. Louise says:

    I stumbled on your website tonight and find it uplifting and encouraging. Thank you. I have chronic health issues and can’t do much of what I used to do. Thank you for understanding illness.

    • RinaPeru says:

      I so understand illness and suffering, Louise. It’s not something that I’m jumping in joy to have, but to be able to minister to people who suffer like I do, is comfort enough.

  6. You have a beautiful family!

  7. Barbie says:

    My hair dressers brother lives in Lucena Quezon. Hes a pastor. His name is Rolly Pasoquen. Know him.

  8. Rina…It’s nice to meet you. I look forward to getting to know you better through your words.

  9. Amy Jung says:

    I came across your blog after linking up with you at Soli Deo Gloria. You have an amazing testimony. Keep telling about the great things the Lord has done and is doing…you have an impact on the souls who come here! Thank you for writing…

    • RinaPeru says:

      Thank you for your kind words, Amy. I’m encouraged :). I’m ever grateful to the Lord for using my humble writings.

  10. Janis Cox says:

    Such a wonderful testimony of God’s pursuing you. I love it. Thanking Him for the restoration of your marriage. Thanking Him for keeping you safe and blessings your family.
    Blessings,
    Janis

    • RinaPeru says:

      Thank you, Janis! The Lord relentlessly pursues, doesn’t He, until we run to His embrace. Blessings to you!

  11. Trish says:

    Awesome testimony!!!

  12. Cathy says:

    Your testimony is a great blessing! Stop by my “Life Bubbling Over!” Facebook page.

  13. You have a beautiful story to tell. Thank you for being an encouragement to others.

    • RinaPeru says:

      The Lord has taught me to draw strength and joy in being an encouragement to others, Anita. It’s all His doing.

  14. elizabeth jose says:

    beautiful family pic sister! blessings in Christ.

    touching testimony – how the Lord intervened when you were soaring in your career.

    But He has given you much much more.

    amen

  15. Jithen Singh says:

    Hi Rina,

    All glory to GOD for HIS work in your life! Thanks for the sincere and inspiring messages!
    Sometimes we have be brought down – I understand this. “HE must increase, and I must decrease.” John 3:30

    I love the background music – can you please let me know the artist and title?

    Keep the faith!

    GOD bless you,
    Jithen

    • RinaPeru says:

      Thank you for your enthusiastic comment, Jithen. I’m encouraged. The music is “Amazing Love (You are My King)” piano solo by David Neveu.

  16. Mariah says:

    Hi Rina,

    Thank you so much for your words, describing you life story resembles a lot like mine. I don’t know how i came across your website to be quite honest. I just know it’s not a coincidence. I am also just realizing your last name? If it is Peru, then I am even more speechless….because that’s mine also. I have been looking of ways of getting much closer to Christ.

    • RinaPeru says:

      With Christ, there’s never a coincidence, Mariah. He works in wonderful ways! Yes, my husband’s surname (last name) is Peru. So you’re also a Peru? What a lovely surprise then. Where are you from, may I know? I pray now that the Lord Jesus will draw you ever closer to Him – Amen! Blessings to you!

  17. Karen Jantzi says:

    Dearest Rina,

    God so “accidentally” put your blog in my path today. My heart is grateful. You are such a blessing and a picture of the kind of transparency Jesus wants us to live. I have a women’s ministry called Treasured Woman and I will now be sharing your blog with almost 1000 women on a regular basis because they need to hear the thoughts and prayers of a surrendered women of God. I have your name on a post it on my computer so that I can lift you up in prayer each day for healing, blessing, strength and protection. I so thank you for loving others enough to want to share your story and your journey with Jesus. Much Love to you and your family, Sweet Sister in Christ. <3

  18. Rusty says:

    Thanks for your vulnerability and sharing the fruit of a life lived. I am just starting to do this sort of thing with my blog. r

  19. Cheryl Smith says:

    Your sweet spirit shines through so sweetly as you write. I am going to subscribe to your blog now. I also appreciate your modesty of dress. So blessed to have “met” you tonight!

  20. mb says:

    Hi!
    I came across this article while browsing about palmera plants.
    I feel sad of what you’ve been through, but I couldn’t shake the idea that God did these things to you.
    Many bible verses tells us that God is Love (1John 4:8) and He is Holy (Isa. 6:3) so anything bad or ruthless
    cannot be attributed to Him.
    The Bible really teach this at James 1:13 : “When under trial, let no one say: ‘I am being tried by God.’ For with evil things God cannot be tried, nor does he himself try anyone.”

    Please check this link: http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1102005131
    I do hope you would find the real comfort that only the bible could give us.
    Thank you.

    • RinaPeru says:

      Thank you for taking the time to connect with me, MB. I have no other hope and comfort but the Lord Jesus Christ. If you try to read my weekly blog posts, I talk of no other but how He moves in my life, through suffering and healing.

  21. Patti says:

    I had to write my thoughts here to you. I know it was the Lord that lead me to your blog today. I think I was much like you…I was working so hard. I’ve been a nurse and made more money than ever in my life. I was struggling though…I’m 62 and the 12 hours shifts were hurting my body so bad. But I would trudge on. Praying and leaning on the Lord. He’d tell me, I’m here in the midst of you…Rest in Me. And in a way, I would…but I wouldn’t let go and rest. Then one day my knee hurt so bad I couldn’t walk. Then the next week I had knee surgery. Now I can hardly walk at all, and I can’t work. And He is telling me REST! Now I have no choice. I’m letting go and letting Him lead me to that place of rest in Him. Thank you for your wise and wonderful words. God Bless You!!

    • RinaPeru says:

      I thank and praise our merciful Savior for leading you to my corner, Patti, and for blessing you while you’re here. God turns our lives upside down when we don’t know how to really live. We don’t have any choice but to lose the life we have chosen and love and find it in Him. The life we find in Him is the true and eternal life. Praise God for His wonderful workings! Blessings to you!

  22. Gayl says:

    What a beautiful family you have! I love what you are doing here with your blog. I’m sure it blesses many. I’m glad to have found you!

  23. Bill Wisch says:

    Dear Rina,
    I just read, and thoroughly enjoyed your wonderful, “Resting in the Lord” post.
    How incredibly insightful your words and understanding are. Thank you and praise You, Lord, for allowing me to partake in this gifted and blessed servant’s writings. Thank you, Rina!

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