Monthly Archives: June 2019

I Will Follow You

As they were proceeding on their journey someone said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.”  Jesus answered him,“Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to rest his head.” And … Continue reading

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The Stories That We Tell

String words together and a story is told. People always love a good story. A good story must have conflict and an end. Complications, difficulties and problems are the conflicts that drive the action. It is the quest for solutions … Continue reading

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It’s Only Words

I have always been fascinated by words. I enjoy reading them and I just love writing them. When I am happy I turn to words to express my happiness. When I am sad and down, I turn to words to … Continue reading

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Cheap Grace

I follow Christ because of his Gospel of joy, love and forgiveness. It is sad and ironic that so many wars and acts of violence, so much inquisition and persecutions, the subjugation and domination of peoples, so much pain and … Continue reading

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Some Covey Insights

I have learned a lot from Covey and his books and his workshops. He popularized the word ‘proactivity’, the ability to put a space between the stimulus and my response to situations. In talking about proactivity, he explains that the … Continue reading

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Birthdays and New Life

I celebrated my seven decades of a grace-filled life yesterday. And my youngest just reminded me that in those seven decades I have been responsible for seven new lives coming into the world. Sevenfold blessings for my seven decades of … Continue reading

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My Seventy Years

So yesterday was a landmark birthday, my 70th. It was spent in the loving company of family. At the end of the day, Msgr. Pagulayan, whom we endearingly call Peggy, came and gave us this most beautiful present. It is … Continue reading

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Taken, Blessed, Broken, Given

Then taking the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he said the blessing over them, broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd. They all ate and were satisfied. Often, … Continue reading

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My Here and Now

Learn from the way the wild flowers grow. They do not work or spin. But I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was clothed like one of them. If God so clothes the grass of the … Continue reading

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The Real Treasure

The great savant Carl Sagan once remarked that it is the height of self-conceit for man to believe that he and the earth he lives in is the center of the universe. Indeed, in the vastness and grandeur of the … Continue reading

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