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I Blew It!

I Blew It!

How many times have you and I uttered this line―aftermath of our wrong decisions, hastily-formed opinions or careless utterances? Some of the consequences? Missed opportunities or promotions. Even soured relationships. Oh, I could write a book about my own duh-moments...

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This Little Boast of Mine

This Little Boast of Mine

Who's more euphoric when a child does something exceptional? His parents? Or his grandparents? Yes, this sense of jumping for joy and shouting alleluia, plus the urge to show these feats off. This lola is guilty as charged. Believe me, it takes a lot of self-control...

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Hungry

Hungry

By Yay Padua Olmedo My granddaughter Coco is always at it—eating! Her all-time favorite? Blueberries, yum! Her mom Opalyn fondly calls her "my very hungry caterpillar," referencing Eric Carle's very popular and multi-awarded children's book. So naturally, when Coco...

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STATUS: In A Relationship

STATUS: In A Relationship

By Yay Padua-Olmedo Our universe and earth-life are all about relationships, symbiosis or mutuality. The sun's radiation and rotation affect not only our climates and sense of night and day but also our health and overall well-being. Plants―while giving us shade,...

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Dust and God

Dust and God

By Yay Padua-Olmedo "Prove to me that there is a God and I will resign," said the President. We don't know God's "how" and "when" but he's in for a knee-shattering response—if he has not gotten it yet. A humbling fact: He's but dirt. You and I are. We need to be...

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Words

Words

We get inundated daily by a torrent of words — some plain gibberish, others informative or inspiring, a lot of them we wished we never heard because of their crassness or irreverence. Words, it seems, have life. Because their meanings or implications fuel our...

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Heartschips

Heartschips

When was the last time you said, "I can do this, I'm in control;" then you come crashing down, embarrassed that you bungled it? All because you depended entirely on yourself. Oh yes, I have a lot of this faux fax. I had one recently. Trite, really, but humbling...

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Beyond Ooh La La

Beyond Ooh La La

What's your favorite fruit? Mine's pomelo, known too as grapefruit. But for now, make that orange for the point this blog wants to make is about "love". Galatians 5:22, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,...

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Anti-Social Media

Anti-Social Media

By Yay Padua-Olmedo t's fascinating that with Facebook, Twitter, and other social media channels, folks from all over the globe are able to seamlessly connect wherever and whenever they please. That wasn't so in my heyday. That was when we wrote...

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Mother, A Well of a Heart

Mother, A Well of a Heart

by Yay Padua-Olmedo When God created man, He must have spent more time on the woman’s heart, stretching it, making it as deep as a well for the heart-arresting issues she would need to contend with later. The yawning gap between a man and a  woman becomes really...

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