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
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
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?)
THE DARK SIDE Once in a while we all grope in the dark. Some are used to it and find the light themselves. Some succumb to it and need a hand to find their way. Others bask in darkness for they haven't known what light can bring. Extreme loneliness, an unbearable challenge, hopelessness, sin - … Continue reading THE DARK SIDE
GOOD VIBES.. BAD VIBES (Vibes tayo Ninang ha!) I envied people with good vibes. People like them. I like them. Without speaking, without smiling (well maybe a little), they make people comfortable just being there. Charismatic, trustworthy by default, they speak, and we loosen up. I needed more effort to be liked. I don't give … Continue reading GOOD VIBES.. BAD VIBES (Vibes tayo Ninang ha!)