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The Greatest Commandment

  “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one … Continue reading

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White Noise

Anabelle and I were in the US to visit Mihaela, our fourth grandchild. She is so adorable. And what a fortunate baby she is. We were impressed at how hands-on as parents Mickey and Iulia are. I do not remember … Continue reading

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Words and Reality

Words and their power are what make humans who they are, Our capacity to communicate through words has enables us to build civilization. But often, human language is  inadequate to express what we truly feel and know deep within us. … Continue reading

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When Sea and Sky and Land Meet

There where the sea meets land and sky is where I encounter the Most High. Any such coming together is productive. That’s when the magic of life is most active. Don’t you love it when things come together Be it … Continue reading

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On Friendship

Friends are among life’s greatest treasures. I thank God daily for my friends, both far and wide, seen and unseen, present or absent, still around and those long gone, friends who have become family, and more delighting family who are … Continue reading

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The miracle of life is the miracle of love

The birth of a baby is always a tender and heartwarming moment. And there is nothing more tender and loving than seeing a beautiful child cuddling a new-born babe. Yes, the miracle of life is a miracle of love. For … Continue reading

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Grand-Parenting

T.S. Eliot said it again for me so eloquently – “to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” I have been on the parenting journey before. And I enjoyed every moment of it. Grand-parenting is arriving where … Continue reading

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I’m Coming Home

Nothing evokes as much peace and joy for me as the thought of coming home. Home is a place where I can be myself, where I can put down my masks and scratch where it itches. Home is where I … Continue reading

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The Faith of Filipinos

Today is the Feast of the Black Nazarene of Quiapo. Thousands will gather to join the annual procession of the statue of a black Christ carrying his cross. Because of the huge crowd, the traslacion from the Luneta to the … Continue reading

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When It Is a Cold and Gray December

When it is a gray and cold December post-Christmas day, it is good to go snorkeling. There has a storm brewing the past few days and the cold and gray weather it brought matched the feelings in our souls. For … Continue reading

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