LIFE'S ESSENCE
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.
Family Relationship is of Utmost Importance
by Katherine R. Oyson - October 16, 2019 - 12:00am
A friend of mine told her son to settle the conflict they had within the family in a diplomatic way.
Our body is the temple of God – Do not defile it
by Katherine R. Oyson - October 13, 2019 - 12:00am
I had the chance to talk to Dr. Grace Sendrijas-Avila, FPCR, FUSP, FDBISP, radiologist of Chong Hua Hospital when I had my annual breast ultrasound and mammogram last week.
The Value of Prayer in the Family
by Katherine R. Oyson - October 9, 2019 - 12:00am
My late mother, Antonia Uy-de los Reyes was a prayerful woman.
God is in Control of Everything
by Katherine R. Oyson - October 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Do you sometimes wonder why things are overwhelming and you ask God why He allows these things to happen?
The Envy Trap
by Katherine R. Oyson - October 2, 2019 - 12:00am
In the lanes of life, there are times when the inner fiber of our being is contaminated by the poisonous potion that makes us unhappy and miserable – and that’s envy.
Patience is the greatest prayer
by Katherine R. Oyson - September 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Our patience is tested every day as we go through the path of life.
Are You a Battered Wife Crying in Silence?
by Katherine R. Oyson - September 18, 2019 - 12:00am
I felt nauseated upon seeing in the “Oprah Winfrey Show” a woman with a burned face inflicted upon her by her abusive husband.
Resolving a Family Feud
by Katherine R. Oyson - September 15, 2019 - 12:00am
A man was admitted to the hospital due to difficulty in breathing. Upon being wheeled into his room, he requested his nurse to call his daughter whom he had not seen for years and were not in talking terms with...
What legacy will you leave for this world
by Katherine R. Oyson - September 11, 2019 - 12:00am
I must confess that I felt pain in my heart when Gina Lopez passed away last August 11 after a brave battle with cancer that started in her breast and metastasized into her brain and other organs of the body.
Don’t give up, God is in control
by Katherine R. Oyson - August 28, 2019 - 12:00am
One afternoon as I was browsing Facebook, this message quite hit me – as if God was talking to me: “My child, you are worrying too much.
Letting go gives us Freedom
by Katherine R. Oyson - August 25, 2019 - 12:00am
There are things in life that are beyond our control – like relationships, our job, illness, our plans and dreams, our children, and many other things.
Illness brings us closer to the Lord
by Katherine R. Oyson - August 21, 2019 - 12:00am
One evening while I was at a pharmacy, a man seated next to me blurted, “Maam, as we age we could not help having aches and pains in our body. I believe that our illness brings us closer to God. If we are in...
The most precious gift we can give to our children
by Katherine R. Oyson - August 18, 2019 - 12:00am
The other day a relative dropped by at my house on her way to their class reunion.
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