#Thankful For YOU

Dearest friends, THANK YOU for spending a few moments of your busy day to let me know you thought about me today. I TRULY appreciate that GIFT of TIME that you gave me, which, if you think about it, is really more valuable than money. A wise author, community builder and friend, Carissa Villacorta, once … Continue reading #Thankful For YOU

#ThankSeries: To the Man with the Biggest Heart

"Di man siya matangkad, tinitingala ko siya." That was the first line I wrote in an essay about my father, which won me first place in a national exam back in the '90s. My Dad stands 4'11" tall, some say like his namesake, Napoleon Bonaparte. And, of all the things he could have passed on … Continue reading #ThankSeries: To the Man with the Biggest Heart

Emmanuel

A good friend of mine knows that each time someone dear to me passes on to eternity, I put up my John 11:35 profile picture on Facebook. But this  friend asked me why I posted this profile at this time, when (thankfully) no one in my family passed away because of Typhoon Yolanda? This passage … Continue reading Emmanuel

Connection to Life

"The pain you feel, and will continue to feel, is a sign of life and love..." ~ Philip Yancey Mr. Yancey said those words in a sermon back in 2007. He recounted his experience after he broke his neck in a car accident. His doctors kept probing, moving his limbs and asking, "Does this hurt? … Continue reading Connection to Life

Days of Awe

‎"As for the foreigner who does not belong to your people Israel but has come from a distant land because of your great name and your mighty hand and your outstretched arm—when they come and pray toward this temple, then hear from heaven, your dwelling place. Do whatever the foreigner asks of you, so that … Continue reading Days of Awe