EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO BE HAPPY IS WITHIN YOU     It was Sydney Smith who said, “To love and be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.”  I believe him.   At the end of the day, there’s only one thing that can make you happy.  It’s called love.   A cliché?  So what?  It’s the truth.   You’re born […]

The Bias of Fathers

One day, I was at a Christmas party. And parents were forcing their small kids to sing, bribing them with lollipops to banana splits to doll houses to Boracay vacations. One father — a friend of mine whose name I won’t divulge as it would be hazardous to my health — brought his little five-year-old […]

Just Do It a Little Bit Differently

  I love the story of Peter’s failed fishing expedition. One day, he told Jesus, “Master, we worked hard all night and caught nothing.” In fact, they’ve been fishing the whole night and couldn’t even catch a skinny shrimp. But Jesus told him, “Lower down your nets one more time. But lower it at the […]

Are You Ready To Work?

  Friend, if you want God’s promise of abundance to happen in your life, you’ve got to dirty your hands. You want a greater marriage? A more intimate family life? A more successful business? A better job? Stable finances? Better health? You can’t stop at saying that you want it. You have to stand up […]

Seeing Only Red in a Sea of Blue

    In my talks, I often play this game with the audience. I ask them to look around the room and count how many red shirts there are. After half-a-minute, I tell them to close their eyes. I ask them, “Are you ready with your answer?” They all reply with a resounding yes. Then […]

Prophesy Their Beautiful Future With Your Words

  If you’ve got kids, it’s important that you paint a picture of their beautiful future. Some parents who have temper problems don’t get this. They’re so flippant with their cruel words. In their rage, they tell their child, “You won’t amount to anything! You’re so irresponsible, you’ll end up a bum in the streets.” […]

Get Serious About Your Health

  If not now, when?   I believe that for many people with persistent health issues, they need to get out of your daily routine and busy schedule, and simply focus on their total health (body & soul).   I have doctors and health mentors who can help. I’d like to introduce you to my […]

Praise Someone Today!

  The literal meaning of the word “blessing” is “to bow down.” When I bow down in front of someone, I give that person value. I say to him, “You’re important.”   And the easiest way to do that is through praise. When you praise the people that you love, you’re actually blessing them. Here’s my […]

Choose Your Battles

  There are two kinds of parents. Parents who bless and parents who curse. What kind of parent are you? Face it, your kids will always make mistakes. So here’s a million-dollar advice: Choose your battles. Many parents simply have too many battles with their children: Unruly room.  Loud music.  Low grades.  Ugly penmanship.  The […]

Bless Your Loved Ones

May I share this with you? My friend sent it to me and I found it…uh…enlightening (I think). What I Learned From My Mother (Anonymous)   My mother taught me about Priorities.  Because when my brother and I fought, she’d usually say, “If you want to kill each other, go outside because I just cleaned […]