I love Christmas.
I love the Christmas meals.
Not just the food, mind you.
Like a few minutes ago, I just came from my Mom’s house for our Christmas lunch.
My sisters, their husbands, and most of the kids were there—and we ate and talked the whole time.
We had a seven-hour lunch!
As most of us were trying to be […]
I love Christmas.
I turned 44 this month.
I’ve noticed something: The older I get, the more I believe in miracles. In fact, I believe I’m surrounded by an ocean of miracles.
Everyday, I see God-Coincidences.
More and more, I believe in the unexplainable, beautiful, mystical work of God in our lives. That no matter how impossible the situation, […]
If you grow yourself, you grow your wealth.
Because your growth happens in two ways.
Imagine an ordinary plant.
The plant always grows in two ways.
The visible growth is the branches, twigs, leaves, and fruits. But beneath the visible growth is the invisible growth—the network of roots underneath the ground.
And all that […]
My birthday was a blast.
I received 280+ text messages and almost 600 e-mails—not counting greetings from Facebook, Multiply, Friendster, etc… On the day itself, I received phone calls from Canada, Australia, Singapore…
And yesterday, at our Sunday prayer gathering (which we call the FEAST), I probably received a thousand hugs! If we had more […]
Tell me if I’m right.
90% of the things you were so worried about ten years ago, you laugh about them today. Am I correct?
What were your worries just ten years ago?
· You were worried about school projects and exams.
· You were worried whether your classmates would laugh at your hairstyle. Today, you laugh at everyone’s hairstyle.
· You […]
It happened more than 60 years ago.
A frail, pale, and bedridden woman named Magdalena was suffering with tuberculosis. Breathing was very labored.
An only child cared for her. A 19-year old beautiful girl named Pilar.
One day, Magdalena said, “Pilar, I want to go to Pacita. Today!” She was talking about her sister. Both were very close to each other. Tragically, like her […]
October 23, 2007
Astoria Hotel, Ortigas area
I was in Jersey City fighting my jet lag. At 3am, I was wide awake and I thank God I was, because I was able to watch this incredible video. (Thanks Catherine for sharing it to me.) This is a video of the last lecture […]