It's a Ponderful Life! (NINANG PONDERINGS 4) 1. Our hardwork is not meant to justify our demands of others but to inspire others to demand of themselves. "Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." (Galatians 6:9) "Choose Gentleness.. … Continue reading It’s A Ponderful Life! (NINANG PONDERINGS 4)
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
NINANG PONDERINGS 1. The more we can and the more we "think" we know, the more we demand of others. What of that we can't, and what of that we do not truly know, but others can and others really know? "Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you … Continue reading NINANG PONDERINGS
WAY TO GO! How fast we get to our destination depends on how well we take directions. Easy? Nope! On my way to answer an emergency medical call, I was detoured to another direction due to a marathon around the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) complex early Sunday morning. I thought the new route … Continue reading WAY TO GO! (Where Ninang?)