Enjoying the NOW

Many of us do not enjoy the present. Either we are haunted by our past, or occupied with worrying for the future. Which of the two distracts you from enjoying what you have now? When we become mindful of the present, we learn to become more contented, more thankful, more peaceful, and more joyful. Many... Continue Reading →

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Expecting Without Being Disappointed

The first week of this year has ended. How was it? What blessings did you receive? What troubles did you meet? What favors did you enjoy? What stresses have you experienced? If your first week can be summarized into one word, what would it be? Some may already have their first bout of troubles. It's... Continue Reading →

Thankfulness Heals

These past few days, I had the opportunity of sharing to others some sad and disappointing moments in my life. These are the life stories that others would not want to share. These are the moments that tested my faith and strength. These are the moments when others take advantage of me or I made... Continue Reading →

Have You Received the Best Gift Yet?

Christmas is not Christmas without gifts. For me, December is always a special month not only because of the Christmas season but because on this month, 25 years ago, I received the best gift every human being can have. I have already received the Best Gift ever! The gift is not wrapped in colorful packages,... Continue Reading →

When the Cogon Tops are White

When the "Ber" months kick in, an annual natural event always amazes me. Traveling across the provinces, I cannot help but notice the white blossoms carpeting the grass fields. These are the white flowers of the cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica).  When I was in high school, one of the feature articles I wrote which had a... Continue Reading →

Life is a Joyful Gift

Life is a gift. It is free It must be lived joyfully. If sometimes storms arise, it is only to make your joy more "unspeakable and full of glory". There's a secret to lasting joy - it is having a relationship with the Source of Joy. Come to know Him and lavish your daily living... Continue Reading →

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