Often, I’m astonished. No matter how often people get the same information, it never registers in their minds. I often speak to an audience—each Sunday I talk to a specific congregation interested to hear God’s Word from me (sometimes I get invited to speak to other audiences, too) and they usually nod their heads in agreement with what I say. I even ask them now … Continue reading Why Life is Not Always Data in-Data Out
One day during a quieter moment alone, and as I was pondering on the book of Ecclesiastes, it dawned on me. You won’t benefit from any spiritual advantages offered in Scriptures, even if you totally agree with them, if you don’t live in their realms. The same goes for any maxim, in fact, be it Scriptural or otherwise. Take this old Filipino adage, for instance: … Continue reading Sublunary or Preternatural: Which Dimension are You Living In?
Saturday mornings are often laundry times for me and my wife. After I teach Filipino martial arts at the plaza early in the morning, the wife and I proceed to our laundry “date.” Yup, we have made it into a date—you know, a sweet time together with the one you love and you build your dreams and see them complete with some help from your … Continue reading How We Turn Laundry Day into a Romantic Date–and Look Forward to It
I’m a shadow, a part of everything and involved with everyone and yet remaining on the sides or at the back, outside the limelight, almost unseen or unnoticed. I’m often just lurking in the background or dimly lit corners. If I’m cast in front of people, they step on me. As long as there’s light, I’m visible. I’m never useful in the dark though I … Continue reading I’m a Shadow
It’s not really the kind of bargaining you do in Divisoria, though in some sense it is. A lot of times I bargain with God, something like what Abraham and Moses did, but theirs were more consequential or significant. They involved cities and nations and lots of people’s lives. Mine are just petty concerns—nice shirt, leather shoes, a Burger King meal, a cab ride, or … Continue reading Bargaining with GOD
I’m a seeker. I want getting to the bottom of things. So I often stroll around to examine things and observe life. And among things I often see are tummies, bulging tummies. I wonder why they bulge, and that without effort. I mean, you exert effort and spend money to grow your muscles big, right? But tummies just bulge. Life would be smooth sailing if … Continue reading Real Reason Why Tummies Bulge
After so many years, I find myself back to one of my real loves in life—gardening. They say most old folks really end up with some kind of gardening at home when they run out of outdoor hobbies to do because they can’t go out as much anymore. Most times, yes—and I think it’s among the best hobbies to do when you’ve had enough wisdom … Continue reading Back to One of My Real Loves in Life–Home Gardening