Monthly Archives: November 2013

There Are My Brothers. These Are My Sisters.

It is very disheartening to see and hear all the bickering, bitching and back-biting going on right now as the relief and rescue operations continue in the aftermath of Yolanda. But there are more heartening stories of bravery, courage, generosity … Continue reading

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Life Is An Echo

Life is an echo. Another one of the paradoxes in life. How I see life is how life treats me. If I see life as a gift and as a blessing, gifts and blessings will abound in my life. If … Continue reading

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Just Passing Through

There is more randomness to life than there is certainty. We are certain that they sun will rise again tomorrow morning and we plan and live our lives according to that certainty. We dream, we build and we create things … Continue reading

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Mercy, Faith And Blessings

Luke 18:35-43 As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. When he heard a crowd going by, he asked what was happening. They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.” Then he shouted, “Jesus, … Continue reading

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God Works With Worms?

Anabelle and I were with some friends yesterday in a vermiculture farm. These tangles of worms look so slimy, dirty and even abominable. Yet, they are part and parcel of the beautiful cycle of life. They are raised for the … Continue reading

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My Prayer Today

Prayers these days seem so inutile in the face of all the pain and misery brought about by destruction and devastation wrought by typhoon Yolanda. We prayed mightily as a nation for God to spare us from the storm, to … Continue reading

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Inane Verses In the Face of Our National Calamity

Life is short and life is fragile We live on this earth but for a while It is just like we are passing through Seeking to make sense of what we do. Man works hard and tries to build up … Continue reading

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Kintsukuroi

Life is fragile, subject to constant changes. Entropy is the law of nature, Everything eventually breaks down. Sudden upheavals happen with such regularity that the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry. Yet people are averse to … Continue reading

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Counting Blessings in Times of Sorrow

Today is the fifth day since the typhoon. Help from all over is pouring in. But the devastation has been so widespread not everyone who needs help is getting it right now. There is great difficulty is getting the aid … Continue reading

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The Filipino Spirit and Adversity

Vitavi denique culpam, non laudem merui. ~ HoraceI do not deserve any praise just because I have avoided fault or avoided making a mistake. In the same way, doing an act of courage and bravery does not make me a … Continue reading

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