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DAILY GRACES

The Touched by Grace Blog

 

On Weeding

Many decades ago, weed did not mean the same thing as it does now. :D In the seventies, Mom used to weed the grass Saturday afternoons,...

What Would Transform You?

'When Jesus arrived at the official's house and saw the flute players and the crowd who were making a commotion, he said, "Go away! The...

Mother's Day Regrets

When I was young, Mom often shared her stories. More often than not, if I already knew her story, I told her that I had already heard it....

On Firsts of the Month

I've blogged many times that I love new beginnings - New Year, Easter, Christmas and the firsts of the month. I feel I can restart my...

On Habits

2021 is a quarter done! If you set some NY resolutions this year, how are you doing? It's been a couple of weeks now since I started...

On Saint Joseph

I graduated K-7, 9-12 from St. Joseph’s College. (Colleges in the Philippines can have an elementary and high school education.) Yearly,...

Ides of March

I am fascinated by Shakespeare's Julius Cesar. In high school, we even memorized the speech of Marc Anthony after Cesar's murder. For...

Dig Deep

Dig deep. Go the extra mile. Give it your best shot. Those are words from highly accomplished people. Paul and I attended a funeral of...

On Nourishment

Do you remember what you had for breakfast yesterday? How about dinner last night? And how about lunch yesterday? For whatever reason...

On Spoiling and Tough Love

Spoiling love is best manifested with new babies. Parents couldn't think of much else. This is a special privilege of grandparents too....

Love lasts.

It's February, and Valentine's Day reminds me of love. A few months ago during homily, the priest said that we can't take anything with...

On Being a Christian

Gandhi's story about Christianity is very sad and embarrassing, but very true. Gandhi liked Christ and his teachings. He wanted to follow...

On Christmas Gifts

Last year, our church group had an early December gathering, and we shared what our best Christmas memories were. Someone said that...

On Managing Emotions

Wouldn't it be wonderful if we always feel happy, good, loved, among many other positive emotions? Though emotions are only a part of us,...

Better to Have Loved...

There was a couple who after years of trying to have a child, finally decided to adopt one. They were very happy with their daughter who...

Feast of the Guardian Angels

On today's Feast of the Guardian Angels, let me share a story with you. One morning, while driving on a nearly empty Alvarado Street in...

Is Happiness the Goal in Life?

A celebrated intellectual said that happiness is not the goal in life. For if it is, then someone who has only known abject poverty will...

When Compassion is not Enough

Compassion is defined as a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire...

Father's Day

A woman called Sonora Smart Dodd was an influential figure in the establishment of Father's Day. Her father raised six children by...

 

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