I remember planting two avocado seeds back in year 2000. Both bore stems and leaves after what seemed like forever. A few weeks after, one of the small trees died. So I took better care of the remaining one, worried that, it too, would die on me. Seeing it was getting stronger and sturdier, I decided to pick a spot in my mom’s front yard, and there it was until now, almost 16 years later. It’s not a very big tree as I had envisioned it, but what really frustrates me is that, up to now, it never bore fruit. You know what they do about fruit trees that don’t bear fruits. You cut them down to be used for timber or firewood or for whatever other purpose, other than just occupying space. Thankfully, the tree is still there. No one has decided to chop it down yet. Continue reading →
I was looking for my Purple Book and for some reason, it has decided to hide itself. Forgetful me… or maybe it’s time to really clear the clutter. But as I was looking for that booklet, which still evades me as of this writing, I found something that I wasn’t even looking for. (So maybe I should stop looking for the booklet as it will turn up eventually, when I don’t need it hahaha!) Continue reading →
Have you ever been in a situation when you had to let go of someone? I did, on many instances, but there are those times that really made their mark, like when my father passed away. I really didn’t have much choice back then. But I was stubborn and I held on to the pain for so many years. Deep inside, I was angry at God because I believed then that there was really no good thing that came out of his “untimely” demise. Continue reading →
All companies experience setbacks once in a while. Working in the same company for almost 19 years now, we’ve experienced those valleys, but we always bounce back somehow. Recently however, things are not turning out quite well, which leaves me wondering if I should begin looking for a new job. You see, it’s not only financial setbacks we’re experiencing but there is discord within the whole organization. Continue reading →
This morning, I was talking with a good friend on the topic of generosity. I was reminded of this person who is in my team. In the manufacturing area, I supervise a small team of men in charge of preparing the chemicals needed for production.
I told my friend about this particular man named Rene, a widower with two daughters. Continue reading →
More than a couple of months ago, I joined a discipleship group for women. It was a step of faith, and a big step out of my comfort zone. You see, for the past years, I have been contented going to church services on my own. I do know a handful of people at church. Sometimes, I would meet friends and say hi and hello, maybe have lunch or snack together and talk after the service. But that was an occasional thing. Most times, I go to and leave the church building on my own. Continue reading →