Here's Part 1: Tips on Practical Spirituality I Spirituality is having the belief that there is a power greater than oneself; that there are things outside one's control. It is living life in a deeper, more profound way, having a deep sense of life's 'truths'. For some, religion plays a deep role in their spirituality. … Continue reading Tips on Practical Spirituality (Part 2)
Last night, as I was putting the girls to sleep, Isabela asked me a question. “Mommy, when will the virus end?” Such a loaded question coming from a 4-year old. Some parents may feel obliged to protect their kids from trauma and thus withhold the truth from them. But my personal stand with my kids … Continue reading Parenting in the Time of a Pandemic
Spirituality is having the belief that there is a power greater than oneself; that there are things outside one's control. It is living life in a deeper, more profound way, having a deep sense of life's 'truths'. Spirituality has been defined consistently by scientists as the search for or connection with “the sacred”. The Sacred … Continue reading Tips on Practical Spirituality (Part 1)
When you have found your happiness, ironically that is when the real trouble begins. That is when the real battle, as it were, for your soul starts. Life is not as easy and as simple as forsaking the world and gaining your soul anymore. Our life in the marketplace and the world of work points us to the possibility of great success and the potential to do great, life-giving and meaningful work.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve noticed several disturbing photos coming out on my social media newsfeed – photos of young children allegedly being put to death by Iraqi soldiers (I can’t even get past the first one), photos of a young boy holding a severed head of a man, photos of Palestinians weeping over … Continue reading Crisis
Lost is a fairly recent American drama series that ran from 2004 until 2010. The main premise is that airplane crash survivors find themselves stranded in an island. Throughout the seasons, the audience gets to know the backstory of each of the main characters and the choices they made that led them to the island. … Continue reading No Strangers
Originally written in TACKED THOUGHTS for The Freeman by Nancy Unchuan Toledo Over the summer, I went to Manila for a short seminar. Since I had gone to a university that was unfamiliar to me, I had the experience of being directed from one office to another while the staff tried to figure out how … Continue reading Face to Face
Originally written in TACKED THOUGHTS for The Freeman by Nancy Unchuan Toledo Many spiritual books, the foremost of which is the Bible, assert that we should put our hope in God. The saints, too, remind us, that if we would only be patient and trust God, we will find that God answers our prayers. Look … Continue reading Hopeful