Category Archives: Faith

The Attitude of Gratitude – Day 8

    Thank God for Wednesdays! Many of our close friends and people who have known us for years know about our Wednesdates. When we were planning our wedding almost fifty years ago, we had a longish guests wish-list but … Continue reading

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The Attitude of Gratitude – Day 6

I woke up early this morning, in my own room, in my own bed, snuggling in the warmth of the woman who has loved me unconditionally for more than half a century now. Between coming into full wakefulness and getting … Continue reading

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The Attitude of Gratitude – Day 1

In the great Christian tradition of novenas, I am starting today a nine-day preparation for Thanksgiving Day. All major and important holy days in Christianity are celebrated with a nine-day preparation, culminating with the feast itself. Gratitude is a deeply … Continue reading

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True Faith Is Always Extraordinary

And the Apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.” The Lord replied, “If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would … Continue reading

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Our Greatest Fear

Our greatest fear is death, that someday we will be gone and be gone for good. That everything we have lived, worked for, will be gone forever. That all the good we have done, all the pains we have gone … Continue reading

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Beauty Over And Out Of Ugly

This is a burl. A burl is a rounded knotty growth on a tree, seen by many as an imperfection, and maybe even as a symptom of a disease or the sign of a faulty growth. But in the hands … Continue reading

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What Are The Odds?

Recently, all of Manila was agog over a first-time ever one billion pesos Lotto jackpot. Many who haven’t played Lotto before did so for the first time. There ws an air of pregnant expectancy in the air for several days … Continue reading

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