The Allure of Italy Couldn't keep my mouth closed looking at Italian catholic churches. Ornate, intricate, complex seem soft to describe them. The marble, the color, texture, shape and art; the work, chisel, stroke; the time, money, effort; and the focus, will, and resolve to finish is mind-boggling to say the least. It seems they … Continue reading THE ALLURE OF ITALY
Love me? Would you love me Like I love you And end this pain Inside Would you hold me And comfort me I want to hold you So tight Please smile at me When I look at you Do not ignore My plea I'm not perfect But I love you Would you love me As … Continue reading LOVE ME?
THE ROAD TO (UN)SUFFERING I say suffering is a dearth of love. We suffer when we lose a loved one, or when a loved one refuses to love us, at least the way we want to be loved. The mental and emotional anguish cannot be quantified. No one wants to suffer. We all want to … Continue reading THE ROAD TO (UN)SUFFERING
The JUSTICE in Dengvaxia The truth is we will never know the truth. No matter how elaborate the inquiry. People are clouded by emotions, self-interests, biases, even science. Highlighting bad science (bad decision) that offsets the good of science (much needed, time-tested immunization program) is failure of science. Who really is at fault? That may … Continue reading The JUSTICE in Dengvaxia
DEAR WOMAN... Do not let any man see you less than who you really are. You are similarly precious in God's sight. Do not let anyone determine the limits of what you can do and who you can be. God's purpose for you is as noble as God's purpose for anybody else. You can speak … Continue reading You’re One Dear Woman!
DEBATE? D'BAIT? ('di)*ABATE? Debate- arguing especially in a formal manner. I don't like debating. But somehow in many circumstances I find myself arguing for my position. My highschool classmate thought I was going to be a lawyer since we debated often (did you win Ninang? "He said, always 😋"). But I want to believe I … Continue reading DEBATE? D’BAIT? (‘di)*ABATE?
SOME KIND OF PONDERFUL (NINANG PONDERINGS 3) 1. If Love should be spelled T I M E? Shouldn't we spell time as L O V E.. Fair enough? 🙂 "So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love." (1 Corinthians 13:13) 2. Joy is living the hope ahead. … Continue reading SOME KIND OF PONDERFUL
How to be C.A.L.M. (From Max Lucado's "Anxious for Nothing") C- Celebrate God’s goodness. “Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!” (Phil. 4:4). Focus on God's love, power, and grace. Rejoice that His will is indeed Best for you. A- Ask God for help. “Let your requests be made known to God” … Continue reading CALM UP (Down Ninang!)
Répondez s'il vous plaît (Tu parle francais Ninang?) Please respond. That's the literal translation of the commonly used acronym RSVP. It's normally used for social invitations. Respond please. And though it's just a choice between "attending" and "not attending", many people have difficulty signifying their intention. Probably because of the "maybe", and the "I'm not sure"- … Continue reading Répondez s’il vous plaît
Just Love Can we run out of love? Surely we are human. How long can you put up with a child who defies you and shows no respect? Until when will one allow a philandering spouse to have the company of another before the martyr spouse finally leaves? When will you stop being a friend … Continue reading Just Love (Kapamilya Ninang?)