Category Archives: Marriage

Circles of Love

Our wedding anniversary yesterday was quiet. It was just another ordinary day. Like, we spent most of the afternoon catching up on sleep. But it was loud and busy on social media. Throughout the day and through out the world, … Continue reading

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Thanking God for 39 Years

Today is our 39th wedding anniversary. We have known each other for 44 years and have been married for 39 now. Every morning that breaks, I whisper a prayer of gratitude to God for bringing Anabelle into my life. We … Continue reading

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Making the Family Strong

I was born and raised in a culture that is very family-centered and family-oriented. Our lives are punctuated by many family gatherings. Our family always comes in as number one. Parents would go to great lengths to provide not only … Continue reading

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All It Takes Is a Tiny Spark

I have often dreamt of doing great things And making the big difference. In my time, I have done some great things And made some big difference. But in the grand scheme of things Whatever I have done, whatever I … Continue reading

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Perfect Combinations

There are certain things in life that do not just go together, like oil and water never mix. But there are also certain things that, as we struggle through life, seem to go naturally together, like blood sweat and tears. … Continue reading

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A World Without Children Is a Sad World.

I came across this news item recently (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/14/cost-of-raising-a-child-usda_n_3757365.html), which placed the cost of raising a child today till the ageĀ  of 18 at a quarter of a million dollars. In the Philippines, some of those who championed the RH bill … Continue reading

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Ignatius of Loyola

A treasure I have found that has been a source of great joy for me is Ignatian Spirituality. I start each day with my prayer moment. This practice has been the source of great joy and consolation, of strength and … Continue reading

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A Successful Marriage Is A Decision

I have received countless blessings in my life. And the greatest of these is my marriage to Anabelle. Our good friend Cora once told me that I can’t start counting my blessing unless I start with Anabelle. And those words … Continue reading

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