I have a confession to make.
When I was a kid, I didn’t like taking a bath.
It was my unique solution to the water shortage of the world. I felt that taking a bath was totally unnecessary—a vanity that modern people invented.
When I studied history, my hunch was confirmed.
For example, the monks of the middle […]
I have a confession to make.
No long article from me today.
This will be short.
My message today: The keys to success are simple. I believe that real genius lies in sticking to the simple.
Today, I’d like to “spoon feed” you.
I’d like to give you 29 simple things that you can do this year that will revolutionize your life.
I date my mother every week.
And she loves telling me stories about her life.
So every week, I get a lesson in Philippine History.
Remember that my mother is 85 years old—and anything about her life is Philippine History.
When I was a little boy, I asked her, “Mom, did you see Jose Rizal?”
“Uh, that’s a little […]
In order to flow in abundance, you need to wish God’s wishes.
Let me begin by talking about Science.
I Flunked Science
When I was in school, I was never a fan of Science or Math.
In fact, I flunked in Biology, Algebra, Chemistry, Trigonometry, and Physics. (Why someone had to invent the complexities of Trigonometry is beyond me!)
Eagles are amazing parents.
I didn’t know how special their nest was for their babies.
To make it, Daddy Eagle picks up sturdy twigs and sharp thorns to build this special home. But to make the nest comfortable, he’ll cover the twigs and thorns with soft grass.
And here’s the amazing part: Mommy Eagle will pluck her […]
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 […]
A college student in Manila called up his Mom in the province.
“Mom, I need money,” he asked. “Can you send money over please?”
“Sure,” the mother said. “By the way, there’s a Math textbook you left here at home. I’ll send it over with the money.”
“Uh, oh yeah, Ok,” her son answered.
His mother sent the […]
Three days ago, Marowe lost her baby.
She was 7 weeks pregnant.
And it was her third miscarriage.
We have three kids in Heaven: Angel, Benjamin, and now, Mikki.
But for the first time, I was able to go into the operating room. I sat in the corner, praying for Marowe. After a few minutes, Dr. […]
May I disturb you?
Last Sunday, I disturbed the 6000+ people attending the Kerygma Conference.
Because that morning, God disturbed me too.
He woke me up and told me to totally change my talk. Just like that. I had barely a few minutes to prepare, so I didn’t even know everything I was going to say.
On stage, I opened […]
Alvin Barcelona serenading Tita Neneng.
This morning, Tita Neneng died.
My dearest friend was 83 years old.
Who was she? She was God’s love to me. Really.
Let me tell you her incredible story.
She was a short, plumpish, silver-haired, never-been-married woman with a contagious laugh and a heart as big as a boat.
For years, she was a very successful businesswoman […]