It’s been three weeks since the unrelenting call for an ascent to a Christ-centered faith: to think, act, live, and love like Christ. To love, most especially. It was also a call for an ascent in love. … More An Exercise In Loving
The mini-recollection was, for certain, enlightening. But Fr. Efren’s presence on that day was one worth keeping in my heart’s memory chest, something I will treasure for the rest of my life. … More A Church Down Memory Lane
It was the same desperate prayer/s every single church day. To a seemingly deaf God. Because nothing seemed to change. But in the midst of God’s silence and what appeared to be His indifference, He was planting seeds. … More Of Prayers And Devotions
“You know me and You love me.” … More Presence
“I do look forward to the day when I look back into this chapter in my life without feeling any more pain.” … More Trials
I am grateful for a grateful heart that is touched by His grace. For a heart that is able to see how His blessings abound, how His blessings never run out… Because He never runs out of love for us. … More Thanksgiving
Perhaps it is in the “drumming of thunder” or in the “bolts of lightning” that we feel powerless and we are made to realize that we are in need of a much Higher Power. … More Changing Seasons
… it is necessary for us to detach from our problems, worries, and anything that occupies our minds, in order to have a full encounter with God, which is most difficult to do because we feel like there are a lot of things that need to be done. … More Encounter
If we are willing to make our lives a journey with God and for God, His light illuminates our hearts and vanquishes the darkness within. … More The God Of Light
More than just a Father, He is a loving Companion willing to go with us through it all. … More God Of Comfort, God Of Love
We are children who are in need of a Father. … More The Child In His Eyes
Jesus showed us that an act of surrender is an act of love for His Father. … More The Perfect Surrender
We are all works in progress in a life that can be messy, disastrous, chaotic. … More You Are The Potter, I Am The Clay
There is and will always be a God who loves us without limit… … More God Forever And Ever
We need not be extraordinary in order to do God’s work. … More Blessed Art Thou Among Women
We are only pilgrims. This life is just a journey. Heaven is our destination. … More Faith In The Alpha And The Omega
And isn’t our fallen nature the very reason why we need God’s unfailing love? … More Faith In God’s Love
Even if we do not see Him, we acknowledge the presence of a Higher Power who is responsible for things beyond what human is capable of. … More Opening The Door To Faith
I’ve had a soulful celebration of the Holy Week.
It was a retreat from the noise of this world to listen to God, to get to know Jesus.
It transformed me. … More A Lenten Walk With The Lord
All Saints’ Day is fast approaching.
This is going to be the first time my mom will be celebrating this occasion no longer as one of us, but as one among those who have gone before us. … More Learning To Live With The Pain
If anything, the untimely death of one our beloved dogs followed by my mom’s passing a few days later shook me to the core.
They reminded me of the fragility of life, of the transitory nature of all things in this world.
They showed me that death was real.
So real. … More A Story About Death And Dying (Part 1)
Choosing The Riches Within “Today’s world, drugged with material ambitions and obsessions, needs to be reminded of the liberating richness of hands emptied of material resources but filled with love. Our world needs to see that the real treasure is “within” each human person. It needs to see this truth lived out in me and … More Guiding Words For The Soul: A Collection Of Readings That Enlighten And Nourish The Soul
All those months when my mom was sick with liver cirrhosis I lived each day in denial and anger, all because of my fear of losing her.
And it didn’t occur to me until today, more than a month after her passing, that while we were all too preoccupied with doing everything that we think would prolong her life, she was very much prepared to come face to face with our Creator. … More She Was Ready To Meet God
Grieving is not an easy journey.
But I am never walking this road alone because God always makes sure to send angels to keep me company. … More Angels Without Wings
I thought it gets easier as time passes by.
But there are days when the memories seem so fresh as if they happened only yesterday. … More Grieving Is A Process
I suppose that’s how it is when you lose someone so close and so dear to you – you would want to know how she is doing even in the afterlife.
There is no other way to find out, however, but through God and God alone. … More Searching For Truth
I do often wish that my mom is still around to be with us.
But everytime I see traces of her suffering from liver cirrhosis, it makes it easier for me to just let her go. … More Maybe It Is Better This Way
My mom’s passing gave me a better insight of the continuity of life from this world to the eternal.
My mom’s life did not really end – her body only took the spiritual form. … More She Is Never Really Gone
I used to be so afraid that grief would pull me to a place of darkness.
But I found myself journeying into the light instead. … More Early Days Of Grief