What’s In a Name

My almost 10-pound baby at birth Gabriel Dominic at a little over 3 weeks old in this picture.   You might think that names are just words and that they do not have a significant impact on a person or something. But all words, which are composed of shapes and sounds that can trigger an … Continue reading What’s In a Name

Seven Things Our Kids Should Remember Most About Us

Whether we realize it or not, we’re always given a chance to make a memory at every moment. We’re more than capable of creating good and bad memories every single day. It’s all up to us. Sure, we all have regrets and disappointments. We all have moments of despair, of hopelessness, and brokenness. We all … Continue reading Seven Things Our Kids Should Remember Most About Us

Our Constant Prayer As Parents Should Be For Our Children to Come to Know God As He Is As Much As We Did

  When my son Nathaniel was walking toward the direction of a priest for a blessing after a holy mass celebration two years ago, he (the priest) was telling my son to try becoming a priest like him when he grows up. Then the priest looked me straight in the eyes as we traded smiles. … Continue reading Our Constant Prayer As Parents Should Be For Our Children to Come to Know God As He Is As Much As We Did

Some thoughts on family and the role it has to play in our society

It has been said that a home that’s filled with the light of Christ’s truth and the warmth of his love radiates joy far beyond its walls. The family, especially in the Christian sense of it, plays an essential role in our baptismal call to be disciples and missionaries. Each member of the family is … Continue reading Some thoughts on family and the role it has to play in our society

A Prayer for World Peace and Healing

In our deepest, darkest moments, a prayer serves as the source of our strength, joy, hope, and love. We're living in a very cruel, evil world now. When you try to look around, or watch in the news, killings seem to be just an ordinary thing for some people. People are being killed just like … Continue reading A Prayer for World Peace and Healing

Teachers as facilitators of learning and as second parents

Today is Happy Teachers’ Day. As we celebrate this special day for teachers around the world and for their hard work, we must never forget that one of their greatest contributions is to help young minds learn and grow. Aside from teaching children to behave and to judge what is right and wrong, teachers play … Continue reading Teachers as facilitators of learning and as second parents

The gift of fatherhood is one that should allow Christ to transform our lives

Although Jesus Christ, during his brief stay on earth a little over two thousand years ago, did not marry someone and to literally bear children with any woman, he was the head of the spiritual family he was establishing. It’s like a flock of sheep where offsprings (represented by lambs) follow their Shepherd. Christ plays … Continue reading The gift of fatherhood is one that should allow Christ to transform our lives

Parenting is the realization of God’s work within us

Parenting is about who we are as a person in the first place. It is learning about our flaws, needs, growth, and potentials. It is about our concern, as parents, of our own sinful behavior and how we’re going to make it right. The apostle Paul has this to say for parents in Colossians chapter … Continue reading Parenting is the realization of God’s work within us

The importance of helping the child to learn who his or her parents are while the child is learning who he or she is

Whether you like it or not, as your child grows up, he or she is more than capable of engaging in the process of becoming his or her own person because of a remarkable built-in potential he or she has had since birth. His experience would enable him or her to develop the ability to … Continue reading The importance of helping the child to learn who his or her parents are while the child is learning who he or she is

Finding authentic love and communion through fatherhood

It must be learned from the Heavenly Father. God is the Father who takes care of His children. He watches over and guards all of His creation. God has mastered the art of parenting. He is the Father of the fatherless, to quote from the Book of Psalm chapter sixty-eight, verse five, and defender of … Continue reading Finding authentic love and communion through fatherhood