Amazing Grace!


Mary Jane’s life was spared from execution.

Miracle indeed!  Considering that nine others were not spared.

Forget about the politics behind the tragedies.

For Mary Jane’s two boys, they have not lost their mother after all.


Miracles do happen everyday.

The woman pulled out of the rubble unscathed after three days.

Watching the devastation in Nepal, I cannot imagine how anyone could survive.

With buildings crumbled people were instantly crushed to death.


In my view, I have a very high regard for the hand of God.

If it isn’t your time to go, you simply will not go.

No matter how much credit you give to those who helped to save a life,

For me, the bottom line is timing and fate.


Only God determines your time.  

All the help one receives towards saving a life are instruments.

They too have their own purpose in life.

For the individual near death that has not come to an end,


It’s because it was not their time to go.

That’s the miracle of life!

Circumstances may look as grim as can be and if it’s your time it’ll happen.

If not, the miracle will take place.


Such a wonderful mystery about life!

Certainly it’s worth valuing and appreciating.

The instruments that surround serve to teach us lessons.

They serve as examples and second chances for us to embrace.


As elated as I feel for the loved ones of Mary Jane is as devastated as I feel for the families of the nine others.

Depending on where you’re standing, the end result is either grief or relief.

Give as much credit as one wants to politics or whatever.

At the start and end of day, here on earth, God is the only master of our destiny.


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Rosy Cole
I wholeheartedly believe this, and thank you for expressing it so clearly and passionately, Rina. Miracles do happen. Sometimes t... Read More
Tuesday, 28 April 2015 23:50
Virginia M Macasaet
Amen Rosy! Amen!!
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 12:31
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Six Years and Still Counting

Today is mom’s 6th death anniversary.

Remembering her every year helps to keep me grounded.

She reminds me to keep the faith no matter what.

Does one ever stop counting?

Does one ever forget?


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Stephen Evans
I hope not.
Monday, 16 March 2015 04:12
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Faith and Grace


I think about dad a lot.

I don’t see him as often as I should.


There is nothing to explain really.

It’s just the way things are.


Yes I know.

I should, I must, I have to.


My point is about something else.

I think about Faith and Grace a lot.


I do what I can to keep the faith.

I believe that with grace, nothing could ever be lost.

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These are nice thoughts, Virginia. Why don't you do a little biographical essay? Tell a little about yourself and where you came f... Read More
Saturday, 07 February 2015 19:27
Virginia M Macasaet
thank you charles! I may take you up on the writing challenge! :-)
Sunday, 08 February 2015 06:08
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One Man's Mysticism

The entire nation waits.

Work and school cancelled to pave the way.

The morning is quiet.

Malls are without crowds.


Everyone is on the other side waiting.

Hoping to get more than a glance of him.

A predominantly catholic country we are.

Not to mention a population of 98 million as of 2013.


He is not just any individual.

He is Pope Francis.

The closest connection to God that one hopes to see.

To touch, to embrace and if a miracle happens, to be noticed.


I’d like to see him in person.

But I’m not willing to brave the crowd.

It can get rowdy and messy depending on the impact of his passing by.

I shall watch from a distance.


We’ve all been reminded to keep calm.

Hopefully we learn self-restraint and self-discipline.

To touch him, to hold him, to be seen by him is a matter of desire.

Desperation for others, regardless, everyone has a need awaiting fulfillment.


Like everyone else, I await his arrival.

Only that I have chosen to wait from a distance.

His impact on me will be just as impactful as it will be if I were among the crowd.

It’s all a matter of faith.


I believe that even from the far end God hears me.

I believe that even in silence God sees me.

And I believe that no matter what, I matter to God.

It really makes no difference from where I stand.


The countdown reads 1 hour 14 minutes and seconds ticking.

I’m done for the day with errands.

Dinner will be in front of the television.

Mabuhay Pope Francis!

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