When God Says No
by Katherine Oyson (Life Essence) - October 15, 2023 - 12:00am
I have been praying for some time that a form of financial windfall would happen for me and my children. God has not answered my prayer so far, but I am aware that He has reasons that’re known only to Him...
Persona non grata
by Ligaya Rabago - Visaya - August 12, 2023 - 12:00am
One must be a part of and get along with others in a tight-knit community that values social interaction in order to uphold such a social tie.
The power of surrender
by Katherine R. Oyson - March 25, 2020 - 12:00am
I have learned through the years that there’s nothing like to surrender or let go of things, situations, circumstances, or events that we have no control over.
Man proposes, God disposes
by Katnerine R. Oyson - March 4, 2020 - 12:00am
The idiom “Man proposes, God disposes” is a reminder that there are times in life that no matter how careful we are in planning to reach a certain goal, sometimes it does not come up to our expectations....
Embracing the uncertainty
by Katherine R. Oyson - February 26, 2020 - 12:00am
Life is uncertain and there’s no doubt about it. Because of this, we cannot help having fear lurking in our inner being.
Don’t let anyone push yours buttons
by Katherine R. Oyson - February 19, 2020 - 12:00am
There are people we meet in life that get our day ruined because of their tactless comments.
Food for the Soul
by Katherine R. Oyson - February 12, 2020 - 12:00am
I had the chance to visit the museum in Copenhagen, Denmark last month, together with my son Saldy and daughter-in-law Ragna Lauridsen Oyson.
Time wasted is time lost forever
by Katherine R. Oyson - February 5, 2020 - 12:00am
When my eldest son Saldy brought me to Tivoli, Copenhagen, Denmark last month.
Stop Clinging to Things
by Katherine R. Oyson - January 29, 2020 - 12:00am
Monk Thich Nhat Hanh says, “At any moment, you have the choice that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it.
When Expectations Don’t Happen
by Katherine R. Oyson - January 22, 2020 - 12:00am
In life we have too many expectations.
Benefits of Mindful Breathing
by Katherine R. Oyson - January 15, 2020 - 12:00am
After a few days of my arrival in Denmark, I got a message from a relative back home through Messenger that there was a problem in our house of which the solution was beyond my control because of my absence.
When Life Punches you in the face
by Katherine R. Oyson - January 8, 2020 - 12:00am
At any given moment, life can throw us some hard punches to cause imbalance in our equilibrium.
Life becomes easier with Prayer
by Katherine R. Oyson - December 8, 2019 - 12:00am
There’s a story by Vikas Malkani in his book, “Enlightenment Made Simple”: In olden times, where farms and people lived in the countryside, a father came to his farm one day and saw his son out...
Gentleness of the Soul
by Katherine R. Oyson - November 20, 2019 - 12:00am
In his book, “Just A Moment,” Fr. Jerry M. Orbos, SVD. Remarks: “Someone once said that if religion has done nothing to your temper, then it has not done much to your soul.”
Can you live a simple and beautiful life
by Katherine R. Oyson - November 13, 2019 - 12:00am
In this modern world where demands of living can be overwhelming, can you live a simple and beautiful life? Here’s a story I want to share with you written by Fr. Jerry M. Orbos,SVD , in his book, “ Just...
Embrace the Season of Your Life
by Katherine R. Oyson - November 10, 2019 - 12:00am
There are times in our life when it can be exciting or dreadful because of the uncertainty of the future.
Keeping a positive attitude even in bad times
by Katherine R. Oyson - November 6, 2019 - 12:00am
In the Bible, God never promises that life in this world is problem-free. In fact, life is full of tribulations and sufferings. Our patience and endurance are tested, and our faith and trust in God is strengthe...
The Secret to Happiness is Helping Others
by Katherine R. Oyson - October 30, 2019 - 12:00am
There are people in our midst with whom whenever we ask a favor there is always a premium on it. They may not have realized that the secret to happiness is helping others.
The Pain of a Mother
by Katherine R. Oyson - October 23, 2019 - 12:00am
My heart bled upon watching on YouTube the burial of the late Cadet Fourth Class Darwin Dormitorio, who died from hazing in the hands of his fellow cadets in the Philippine Military Academy
The most challenging role of parents in these modern times
by Katherine R. Oyson - October 20, 2019 - 12:00am
In these modern times, raising children with values as children of God, and as good and productive members of society can be challenging.
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