Talks with My Parents

“Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.” Proverbs 17:2 During this lockdown, some of the things we do for entertainment are play games The other is talk to my parents. The conversations are usually quite uplifting. “Hi, Dad,” I said to him recently . “What are…

Service: Sowing Seeds of Friendship

“Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.” Luke 6:38 Our building has an outdoor viewing deck that management allowed us to visit, mostly because I think they…

Oh, the Games People Play

“I said to myself, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good.” But that also proved to be meaningless.  “Laughter,” I said, “is madness. And what does pleasure accomplish?” Ecclesiastes 2:1-2 We’re near the end of the lockdown (hopefully). Here are some ways we’ve been passing the time: Making…

Living La Vida Lockdown

“Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good,  to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and always to be gentle toward everyone.” Titus 3: 1-2 Our building’s total lockdown was lifted 2 days early on April 28. We rushed out…

Service: Pray for Others

“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.” Ephesians  6:18 I believe in prayer. Once, when I was in high school, I lost one of my contacts. Because my eyesight (plus astigmatism)…

Love in the time of Covid-19

  “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts,…

Service: Do What You Can

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10 How do you do service for others when you’re stuck inside and not allowed contact with the outside world? Last week, Tagaytay had its first Covid-19 case, a medical frontliner, which…