Posts by marjorieduterte

Seize Your Day

The day is almost over! Where did the hours go?  “Time flies so fast” won’t be a cliche if it weren’t so true. Just how exactly do we redeem the day? How do we make our days more fruitful, more purposeful, more seized? These three questions developed by John Maxwell have been particularly helpful to…

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Dare to Dream

When I was young, I wanted to become an astronomer but this dream faded away like a comet gone too soon. Maybe you wanted to be one too? I feel you! Perhaps most dreamers always want to aim for the stars. 🙂  And there is nothing wrong with that. 🙂 Yet back on land, I…

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Love is Remembering

I’m a sucker for love stories. I like listening to couples share about how they came together.  I’m fond of asking random questions that put couples in the hot seat. Questions such as how you met, what you liked about each other, how did you know he/she is the one (to which people always answer,…

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It’s About Time

“There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every affair under the heavens. A time to give birth, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to uproot the plant. A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to tear down, and a time to…

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Human Being vs. Human Doing

“God is concerned about YOU.” – Fr. Alex Balatbat It was nice to see Fr. Alex again, it’s been over a month since he visited Feast Greenhills. It seemed like he lost weight and he did say, around eight pounds. He mentioned that he had hiked Mt. Batulao and followed Bro. Bo Sanchez’s advice to…

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Keep it Simple

It is a joy to eat one of my favorite pizzas in the whole wide world. Yet it’s so simple – just garlic and cheese on a pesto based dough. Life should be like this pizza – simple and uncomplicated. A simple smile, a simple touch, a simple word of encouragement is enough to make…

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Moving Forward

“Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”  (Philippians 3:13-14) This is one of my favorite…

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Eat Ice Cream

A friend of mine once said you cannot eat ice cream and be angry at the same time. So every time he gets upset or is tempted to blow off his top, he goes away and buys an ice cream for himself. Sometimes, he also buys one for the object of his upset  and they…

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What is Self-Worth?

What is Self-Worth? When I was growing up, I did not value myself. I realize that I didn’t really understand what it meant to have a healthy sense of self-worth. Wikipedia defines it as self-esteem. Other related words include self-regard, self-respect and integrity.  Psychologist Carl Rogers observed in his clinical practice that many of the…

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Take a Bath

I know this advice sounds funny! But when you’re feeling emotionally unwell, all you want to do is sulk in your old t-shirt and pajamas and hide under the covers. I feel you. But you must help yourself. A long, nice bath or hot shower can help comfort your heart. Let the stress or the…

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