Grace, Grief and Loss, Inspiration, Midlife

50. Everything is on loan

I think it helps a lot if we consider everyone to be on loan to us. Child, spouse, partner, parent, lover, friend, colleague. When we think of relationships in this way, we will learn to value people more knowing that tomorrow the person may be gone, or that the relationship may be over. Lahat ay… Continue reading 50. Everything is on loan

Friendship, Grace, Inspiration, Love, Love Actually, Midlife

When Love Doesn’t Win

I think forgiveness is a very brave thing to do. More often than not, we really can't do it on our own, and this is when the grace of God steps in. I always used to tell my children when they were younger, "Hate is a very strong and powerful word. Do not use it."… Continue reading When Love Doesn’t Win

Grief and Loss, Philippine News

An Open Letter to General Bato 

Dear General Bato,  What is happening to our country? Last Monday evening, 24 year old Em-J Pavia who was a model student, son, friend, and teacher was mercilessly gunned down a mere five minutes away from his home. Yesterday, it was 27 year old Lauren Rosales, soft-spoken, caring, loved by everyone she worked with.  She… Continue reading An Open Letter to General Bato