Anything Goes with the Bonis
A 2020 Christmas

A 2020 Christmas

December 8, 2020

We're back! Thanks for the encouragements!

Time Codes:

02:10 Joe is into the Impractical Jokers (AGAIN)

03:08 Carla is into Chicago Typewriter

06:53 Joe disliked Pearl Harbor (the movie)

09:06 Topic of the Day: Christmas 2020

16:34 Our Favorite Christmas Songs

32:14 Our Favorite Christmas Movies

32:56 Carla Knows Joe’s Favorite Christmas Movie

33:15 Joe Reads a Poem That Settles a Debate

35:42 Favorite Christmas Books

37:14 Not the Ghost of Bob Marley

43:40 One Advantage 2020 Has

48:07 Favorite Christmas Traditions

01:00:50 Question and Answer


Songs Mentioned

  • O Holy Night
  • Hark the Herald
  • Gabriel’s Message
  • It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
  • One Quiet Moment
  • Still My Little Boy


Books Mentioned

  • Because of Bethlehem by Max Lucado
  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • Goodness and Light: Readings of Advent and Christmas
  • The Dawning of Indestructible Joy by John Piper
  • The Crippled Lamb
  • The Jesus Storybook Bible
Our Anything Goesiest Episode

Our Anything Goesiest Episode

October 21, 2020

00:46 Carla is into Finding Fans

07:26 Joe is into Kangkong Pesto

09:50 If you could rid the world of one disease, what would it be?

12:33 What’s your favorite day of the week?

13:11 What is one thing you’d like to become better at?

14:40 If you found $100 what would you do with it?

15:30 Would you rather lose an arm or a leg?

17:12 What would you want your last words to be?

19:49 Would you rather be granted three wishes of your choice ten years from today or one wish today?

20:53 What’s your least favorite thing about this week?

22:05 What kind of music do you like to listen to?

28:22 Are you a clean or messy?

28:49 If you only had 24 hours left to live, what would you do?

34:11 Who in your life always stresses you out and who do you rely on to calm you down?

37:18 What brand are you most loyal to?

41:37 What is the biggest waste of human potential?

42:07 Do you think children born today will have better or worse lives than their parents?

44:01 What’s the best type of cheese?

45:43 What easy thing do you most often screw up?

53:39 What piece of media changed the way you view the world and it what way?

01:07:06 Q&A What is one film that other people can watch to get to know you better?

History, Poetry, and the Home Edition

History, Poetry, and the Home Edition

October 13, 2020

Welcome to our Home Edition where we narrate our journey in making a home together with lots of learnings, mistakes, and faithfulness of God.

  • 02:02 – Joe is into his history devotional
  • 03:33 – Carla is into Poetry for the first time
  • 15:46 – Home Edition
  • 01:10:42 – Q&A
The Social Dilemma, BTS the Band, and BTS to Carla’s Vlog

The Social Dilemma, BTS the Band, and BTS to Carla’s Vlog

October 6, 2020

We discuss The Social Dilemma. Besides our regular sections, we talk about the Behind the Scenes of one of Carla's recent house tour vlog.

  • 07:55 – BTS on Carla's House Tour Vlog
  • 14:36 – Carla's Into BTS
  • 18:47 – Joe's Into the PC Master Race
  • 20:11 – Topic of the Day: The Social Dilemma
  • 1:23:25 – Question and Answer
It’s Okay Not To Be Okay

It’s Okay Not To Be Okay

September 29, 2020

Our longest episode yet! Glad to be back!


  • 3:52 – What We're Into
  • 12:47 – Joe and Carla's Special Offer
  • 13:47 – Topic of the Day: It's Okay Not To Be Okay
  • 46:19 – Pete Scazzero quote: “Allow yourself to experience the full weight of your feelings. Allow them without censoring them. Then you can reflect thoughtfully and decide what to do with them. Trust God to come to you through them. This is the first step in the hard work of discipleship.” See the other podcast mentioned here.
  • 1:24:27 – Question and Answer
Five Questions For Reflecting on the Pandemic

Five Questions For Reflecting on the Pandemic

June 18, 2020

Our flight home was canceled so we're still here. Here are some of our thoughts reflecting on this pandemic.

  • 02:21 Carla is into
  • 05:50 Joe is into reading The Hobbit to Philip
  • 08:45 Philip is into cartoons
  • 09:54 Topic of the Day: Pandemic Thoughts
  • 10:28 What would you do differently if you knew there would be a pandemic?
  • 16:19 What are some of your unexpected pains in this pandemic?
  • 27:43 Hebrews 11 and the Philippines
  • 30:37 What are some of your unexpected joys or benefits in this pandemic?
  • 38:30 “I don’t want to do a call when a text would have done. I don’t want to do a face-to-face meeting when an online call would have done.”
  • 39:42 How has this pandemic affected your values?
  • 45:22 What are you learning about God during this pandemic?
  • 54:10 Q&A: “Is it selfish of me to want my husband to make me happy?”
From the West to the East, From the Womb to the Mountains

From the West to the East, From the Womb to the Mountains

June 8, 2020

It's a special Manu episode!

  • 00:50 Joe is into Westerns
  • 04:14 Carla is into everything Korean
  • 15:25 Michael Breen and Mike Breen are different people
  • 16:40 Philip is into Japanese Stuff
  • 18:22 Special Episode: Manu Episode
  • 19:56 Challenges in Having Children
  • 22:08 The Husband’s Role in Loving and Leading His Wife Through Reproductive Challenges
  • 26:35 The Wisdom of God in Providing a Man and Woman as Parents
  • 35:27 The Tension When One Parent Has Stronger Faith for an Issue Than the Other
  • 39:52 Carla’s Default Mode
  • 42:07 Joe Defends People Named Karen
  • 43:40 The Idea for a Potential Homebirth is …birthed?
  • 59:35 Manu the Unpredictable
  • 01:05:34 Question of the Day: Dream Hiking Destination
Reply 1988, Long Drives, Calling and Passion Fruit

Reply 1988, Long Drives, Calling and Passion Fruit

May 31, 2020

Carla is into another KDrama. Joe likes driving long distances in the US. We get more into calling and passion fruit gets a surprising mention.

  • 01:00 Carla is into Reply 1988

  • 06:40 Joe is into long drives in the US

  • 12:00 Topic of the Day: Calling #2

  • 16:30 Finding Meaning in whatever you’re doing and the downside of doing that yourself

  • 20:35 Are we called to change the world?

  • 24:52 Until you fix it here (heart) And address it here (home) Nothing changes here (world)

  • 26:26 Mission without Discipleship will Fail / Discipleship without Mission is a Pyramid Scheme / Discipleship with Mission is God’s Kingdom

  • 31:17 How do we know our calling?

  • 36:00 How other people confirm your calling

  • 37:33 Can other people decide your calling for you? What’s the role of community?

  • 45:33 How do you deal with burnout or callings in toxic environments?

  • 51:41 Side Topic: Is being a pastor’s wife a calling?

  • 54:19 Does every callig have to do with making disciples?

  • 57:45 Question and Answer: How do you keep your kids in the car seat?

Calling, Cavities, Authors, and Dude Perfect

Calling, Cavities, Authors, and Dude Perfect

May 24, 2020

Joe is into the Dude Perfect documentary. Carla is into cavity build up. (?!) We talk about calling. If there are a lot of questions, we'll make it into a series. Also, the kids are in the room. Listen till the end for the bloopers.

Time Codes:

  • 00:00 Why we missed a week

  • 05:36 Joe is Into Dude Perfect

  • 07:16 Carla is into the build up of cavity (?!)

  • 09:54 What is the last name of Joseph, the husband of Mary?

  • 11:00 Topic of the Day: Calling

  • 13:57 Wrong Ways to Understand Calling

  • 15:29 Three Parts of the Call of God in our Lives

  • 27:14 The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet. (Frederick Buechner)

  • 29:06 The Dude Perfect Documentary and Calling

  • 34:20 The Importance of Creating Value

  • 39:37 The Beauty of A Life in the Middle of God’s Call

  • 41:24 Sometimes One’s Calling Comes in Parcels

  • 44:31 Our Four Point Grid for Guiding Our Call (Calling over Career, Message over Brand, Character over Image, Service as Success)

  • 52:38 Q&A: Some of our favorite authors (including Philip’s!)

  • 01:03:00: Bloopers
Motherhood Episode, Carla Follows More Podcasts, and Joe’s First (Only?) Videogame Entry

Motherhood Episode, Carla Follows More Podcasts, and Joe’s First (Only?) Videogame Entry

May 10, 2020

We talk about motherhood: the impact our mothers have had on us, the darkside of motherhood, and how we honor our parents when we feel God is telling us something else from what they want us to do.


  • 01:14 Joe is into Rome: Total War
  • 05:50 Carla is into Brené Brown's podcast
  • 16:21 Topic of the Day: Motherhood
  • 17:04 Carla's Lesson from Her Mom
  • 21:15 A Dad's Influence Compared to a Mom's Influence
  • 23:05 Joe's First Lesson From His Mom
  • 25:30 Motherhood and Space
  • 40:40 The Difference in our Footsteps
  • 44:34 The Danger of Idolizing Motherhood
  • 49:14 Carla's KDrama Mentoring Group
  • 50:58 Valentine's Day in the Bonifacio House
  • 55:11 The Danger of Idolizing Children
  • 01:03:02 Honor Doesn't Mean Obedience
  • 01:06:44 Question and Answer: How to Honor Toxic Parents
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