Tag Archives: God

My Useful Tips Holy Week Reflection

For us Christians, Lent is the time of being quiet and reflective, stepping away from the “world’” to focus on the commemoration of the passion and death of Jesus Christ. It is during this season that we are encouraged to undertake small or big gesture of sacrifice (prayer, self-denial, service, etc.) which will hopefully lead us closer to God. It is also the season of the year where we prepare for Easter time….more joyful, more generous and encouraging! Regardless of how we formulate our Lenten discipline (or even if you don’t), I hope that it will help us turn towards … Continue reading My Useful Tips Holy Week Reflection

A Happy New Year and A New Faith To All!

When I was young, I have learned in my catechism classes that there are three basic tenets in our Christian life so as to gain everlasting happiness with God in Heaven: to know, to love, and to serve God. I have observed that as one grows older, the said “childlike” tag line had seemed to be a mere precept sourced from an “old catechism school”, a remnant of our grandparents’ age, so to speak, which have already been forgotten and unheeded by many of us including the children and the children’s children. Various factors could have contributed to the said … Continue reading A Happy New Year and A New Faith To All!

Reminiscing Unfriendly Haiyan (“Yolanda”): A Yea After

A year has passed after powerful Typhoon Haiyan (“Yolanda”) severely hit certain islands in the Philippiness (specifically Leyte and Samar) on that fateful early morning of November 8, 2013. Based on accounts, Yolanda was the strongest typhoon recorded in recent history. It left approximately 8,000 people dead, about 1 and a half million (1.47million) families affected (less than a million displaced) and about 1.17 million houses damaged. Most of the victims and survivors have still vivid harrowing memories of what happened on how the 315kph winds and 380kph gusts lashed the said places, leaving behind a trail of death and … Continue reading Reminiscing Unfriendly Haiyan (“Yolanda”): A Yea After

The Online Romance of “Brad and Angelina”: Tips and Thoughts

For confidentiality, let’s call the main characters of this true to life story: “Brad” and “Angelina”. Objectives: To raise awareness about online romance in social networking sites; To provide tips on how to survive after a failed marriage; and To prevent similarly situated cases from occurring in the future Overview: Social networking sites are sources to millions of people worldwide for anything, e.g. business, job search, love, marriage, as in name it, you got it! It was here that Angelina, a pretty, single and young urban professional Filipina in her late 20’s met her husband Brad, an Australian of her … Continue reading The Online Romance of “Brad and Angelina”: Tips and Thoughts

The Resurrection of Christ: Its Impact On Us

Easter Sunday is one of the favorite holidays not only in the United States but in other countries as well. However, it appears that the real essence of Easter has been changed by its commercial dimension. It has been highly commercialized for sometime now instilling in us particularly the kids that Easter Sunday is about fun and fancy with candies, baskets, bunnies, jellies, plastic things and other egg hunting related activities. While interesting and fancy activities may bring joy to kids and families on Easter Sunday, we have to be reminded that its spiritual aspect (e.g. hearing mass, etc. ) … Continue reading The Resurrection of Christ: Its Impact On Us

Who is JESUS to Me? – A Special Lenten Offering

Jesus is my Lord and Savior, my Master, my friend and my lover. Jesus is also my provider; giving me good things and  my needs. He is the only One who is true and sincere, faithful and loving. He is true to His words and promises. He is the One who truly loves me and cares for me. He is the person who eases away my pain, washes away my sorrows and shares my joys and happiness. He is a true man and a true God. He saves me from all my troubles including impossible problems and hardships. He is … Continue reading Who is JESUS to Me? – A Special Lenten Offering

Killer Earthquakes:The “First Quarter” Massive Destruction – A Moment of Prayer

Engaged in an online conversation in the wee hours of the morning when I learned about the 8.9 magnitude earthquake which hit Sendai, the epicenter located in the northeastern coast of Japan. I was directed to view the CNN video which at that time was simultaneously being played while the tsunami was reaching the waters under a certain city bridge and which quickly rose to a higher level, and where owners of cars and trucks passing thru the bridge were rushing to and fro to take their refuge. It was horrific to see various videos and photos of how people … Continue reading Killer Earthquakes:The “First Quarter” Massive Destruction – A Moment of Prayer

How Money Pollutes People’s Minds – Tips and Thoughts

Last year, I shared with you a meaningful Valedictory Address which pretty much jogs our understanding about the value of everything, however trivial it may seem. The said blog likewise encompasses the influence of money on people’s decisions, how it poisons people’s minds to do certain things, good or bad, and its profound significance to us, specifically how it would help us to achieve true success in life. Business Economics (101) taught us, inter alia, that money refers to any good that is used as a medium of exchange for transfer of goods and services from one person to another. … Continue reading How Money Pollutes People’s Minds – Tips and Thoughts

How Powerful is People Power – A Different Perspective of Tips and Thoughts

How powerful can people power be? Can it be a means to an end? As the old proverb goes, vox populi, vox dei, the voice of the people is the voice of God! Considering my faith in God’s power, I quite agree with the said old adage. It can be deduced in a way that some sort of Divine intervention could have played a vital role in a successful people power revolution, especially in a non-violent and bloodless scenario. This could probably be a way of God’s response to the impassioned plea of the majority of the people for help, regardless of … Continue reading How Powerful is People Power – A Different Perspective of Tips and Thoughts

The Bare Essence of Life – Tips and Thoughts

During our childhood days, some of us may have been taught by our first teachers about the virtue of Faith. We’ve learned then that there are three basic tenets why human beings are created, i.e., to know, to love and to serve God. As years passed, the more we’ve learned more things and gained experiences, the more the said tenets are taken for granted and kept back to experiment and cherish on “material” things (e.g. love of money, career, achievements, prestige, honor, self acclaim, etc.) which act as decoys of the evil spirits to drive us away from  focusing on making … Continue reading The Bare Essence of Life – Tips and Thoughts