It's been 218 (of 365) Days since we started this journey of #PrayersWrappedInQuotes! 🙏 🕯️ REFLECTION GUIDE below ⬇️😊 as you read this! Your day is going to be awesome after spending the next 10 mins reflecting! 🕯️: Today, you can continue your reflection on yesterday's quote, if you're still getting some fruit in that; or … Continue reading PWinQ #218: Family
#32: Edit Your Life: Commitments
I’m a former newspaper editor, and one of the things I learned was to edit brutally (no sarcastic comments about why I don’t do that with my blog posts). Cut out everything that’s not necessary, and you’ve got a more meaningful story. I highly recommend editing your life.
While scrolling through the newsfeed of my account, I found a link that someone had posted. It read “The Birth of Jesus in Art: 20 Gorgeous Paintings of the Nativity, Magi and Shepherds.” The site did not disappoint. Indeed the paintings were gorgeous and they depicted very creatively the wonderful scenes that we’ve all come … Continue reading Family
See You On The Other Side!
Yesterday, I got married. Tomorrow, we fly to Macchu Picchu, And then we move to China! I won't be blogging for awhile, at least until I settle down in Shenzhen and start another adventure. I'm excited to write about that next time. In the meantime, you might want to check out the following articles from … Continue reading See You On The Other Side!
In less than a month, my life will be full of transitions. I have resigned from the three companies I work for. And then I’m going to get married towards the end of the month. And as if that is not enough, I’m moving to China with my wife. A friend of mine asked me … Continue reading Change
The Happiest Place on Earth
Originally written in TACKED THOUGHTS for The Freeman by Nancy Unchuan Toledo I got a chance to visit Disney World with my sisters, brothers-in-law, nephew and nieces a few months ago and I had a blast. The last time I had visited had been more than ten years earlier and I was still a teenager. … Continue reading The Happiest Place on Earth
You Are Not the Messiah
Over the weekend, I brought along my family with me to Tagaytay where I gave a one and a half day retreat. During one of the breaks in the sessions, I took my three year old daughter Robelle for a stroll around the sprawling grounds of the venue.
I remember being struck by a song in a popular children’s video I was watching with my daughter. The song was about families and how we have different kinds (there was one where the dad was “far away”, one where the head was the grandma, etc.). The main theme of the song was for us to accept that families now come in “all different sizes and different kinds”. Some families have both parents; others live in a single parent household; some live with a caregiver. And in all instances, you are still a complete family. The song made me realize that we now live in a very different world from when there was typically a Father, a Mother and Two Children.