Monthly Archives: January 2018

Musings on MLKJr Day

Last Monday was MLK Day in the US. His message and work for freedom, justice and equality remain relevant to this day. The bias and prejudices he opposed are still around even today. Many of them are deeply embedded in … Continue reading

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This Is Probably What Prayer Is About

Yesterday, Anabelle and I again went on a hike at Pulgas Ridge in the Santa Cruz mountains. It was slightly overcast and a bit chilly. But that made for an invigorating and salutary hike. As we were walking, I was … Continue reading

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What It Means To Be A Christian Today

I seek to be good because of the challenge of Christ for me to be perfect. And yet when He came and proclaimed the good news; He sought out sinners, loose women and tax collectors (who even then were already … Continue reading

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What Are The Odds?

Since time immemorial, men have always looked up the skies in wonder and awe. Distant and vast space might be, men have looked to the stars, planets and the moon as having influence on their lives, even ascribing divine powers … Continue reading

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Caring For The Elderly

Alzheimer’s disease is a dreadful condition for those afflicted. Imagine slowly losing your memory and mental faculties day by day. Ulianin, is how we used to call them in Filipino. A distorted version of Benjamin Button, where as one ages … Continue reading

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Sleep And Be In God’s Presence

Today is the birthday of a mentor, a brother, and a friend. He has gone to sleep in eternity. I am sharing one poem he wrote:   There are nights when sleep does not come right away Go to bed, … Continue reading

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Boon Or Bane?

Today, I read the story of a dutiful son who took care of his mother with Alzheimer’s disease. It was a very touching and poignant story. People with Alzheimer’s lose their memories due to the gradual degeneration of the brain. … Continue reading

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Magi And Epiphanies

Today is the Feast of the Epiphany. Traditionally, this is the Christmas celebration in the Eastern Orthodox Church. In many countries in the West, this is the Feast of the Three Kings, when children, specially in Spain, get to receive … Continue reading

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Questions And Answers

Man yearns and searches for certainty and answers. A lot of questions usually crop up in his searching. Easy answers answers are usually the wrong answers. And so are obvious answers often. Can a helpless baby born under simple, humble … Continue reading

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The Magic Of Christmas

The magical season of Christmas is about to be over. Driving around the neighborhood today, I noticed that many homes have taken down their Christmas trees now laying by roadside waiting for pick-up by garbage collectors. The presents under the … Continue reading

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