LIFE'S ESSENCE
Never take your loved ones for Granted
by Katherine R. Oyson - July 14, 2019 - 12:00am
During the eulogy for the late actor Eddie Garcia, his lifetime partner Lilibeth Romero expressed her sadness and regret, by saying, “I thought he was immortal. I wasn’t able to say goodbye to him....
Mental health is as vital as our physical health
by Katherine R. Oyson - June 30, 2019 - 12:00am
One of the striking questions during the recent Miss Philippines competition was raised by actor Daniel Padilla: “Is mental health as important as physical health?”
Turn Anger into Loving-Kindness
by Katherine R. Oyson - June 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Rissa Singson Kawpeng, in the book “Didache 2015,” shares a story: “were two monks who lived together.
Stay Positive and Be Healthy
by Katherine R. Oyson - June 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Our attitude in life has a strong bearing in our health. If we entertain negative thoughts, our attitude will be affected and so is our health, according to a research. If we have a positive attitude, we can survive...
Life Is like an echo: Do good and it will come back
by Katherine R. Oyson - June 9, 2019 - 12:00am
There’s this story written by BurgerPatty04 of wattpad.com website: “A little boy got angry with his mother and shouted at her, ‘I hate you, hate you!’ Because of fear of reprimand, he ran...
Choices Have Consequences
by Katherine R. Oyson - May 19, 2019 - 12:00am
In life, many choices are thrown into our path and it’s up to us to make the right picks. However, being human, we often make the wrong choices.
Quit Giving Away Your Joy
by Katherine R. Oyson - May 15, 2019 - 12:00am
There are times in our life when we are robbed of our joy in living because of some uncomfortable circumstances and people.
We Are All Just Passing in Life
by Katherine R. Oyson - May 5, 2019 - 12:00am
Whatever situation I would be confronted with, be it favorable or challenging, I always tell myself, “This too shall pass.” I’ve seen that nothing is permanent in this life and nothing lasts forever....
When Trouble Knocks at Your Door
by Katherine R. Oyson - April 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Life is not problem-free. Troubles come in different sizes and degree. No one is exempted from troubles or sufferings in whatever walks of life one belongs.
In the Midst of Suffering, Trust God
by Katherine R. Oyson - April 3, 2019 - 12:00am
In the book, “Didache, January-December 2018,” Marie G. Ferrer shared her story: “When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I focused on beating it and immediately submitted to treatment –...
Life Lessons from the Elderly
by Katherine R. Oyson - March 27, 2019 - 12:00am
One morning the husband of my friend commented, “If only we had known that our children would not take care of us in our retirement years, we should have not sent them to school and sacrificed for them so they...
Life Takes Us by Surprise
by Katherine R. Oyson - March 17, 2019 - 12:00am
If there is one thing in life wherein it can overthrow us, it’s when it takes us by surprise. Like what happened to the daughter of a friend.
Life is an Echo
by Katherine R. Oyson - March 10, 2019 - 12:00am
A story goes: “There was a father and son who went mountain climbing. As they were on their way, they found a cave.
Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother
by Katherine R. Oyson - March 6, 2019 - 12:00am
The homily of Fr. Raffy de Gracia during the 75th birthday celebration of my brother-in-law, Rafael “Pepe” Serafin (the husband of my sister, Jo Ann de los Reyes- Serafin), last February 24, which was...
Let Go and Let God
by Katherine R. Oyson - March 3, 2019 - 12:00am
Fear engulfed my inner being when I’ve learned lately that there might be some changes in my finances in the near future.
God Uses Our Trials to Build Our Faith
by Katherine R. Oyson - February 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Life can at times be so stormy and tough that it can test our faith in God.
Teaching Our Children How to Face the Challenges in Life
by Katherine R. Oyson - January 30, 2019 - 12:00am
I must confess that I am an overprotective mother. When my children were growing up I would tell anyone, “You can hit me, but not my kids.
Today’s Thorn is Tomorrow’s Flower
by Katherine R. Oyson - January 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Are you undergoing trials and challenges in life that you sometimes feel like giving up because it has not been granted? Here’s a story for you to ponder on:
Are You Easily Upset or Angry?
by Katherine R. Oyson - January 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Are you one of those who easily get upset or angry even in trivial matters? Here’s a message for you by Fr. Jerry M. Orbos, SVD in his book, “Just a Moment”:
Mend the Bridges Before It’s Too Late
by Katherine R. Oyson - January 6, 2019 - 12:00am
In the midst of our conversation during the birthday celebration of my sister, Gretel “Tellie” de los Reyes-Boiser, in a plush hotel, she mentioned a mother who never talked to her daughter for a ye...
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