Shooting Stars

    I have only moved less than 30 miles, just a short distance away in the neighboring state right across the Potomac river. Because there is no bridge nearby my town, I had to drive almost double the distance. This place feels worlds apart but one thing keeps me connected to my old city…

Something Greater

There was a time when going to the weekly Eucharistic Adoration was the only thing I looked forward to in my life. It gave me hope to endure my struggling week and it gave me strength to carry on another week. This powerful hour of silence in God’s presence was my everything. I faithfully observed…

The Daily Dose

I have a few enemies. If they deserve the honor of a combat, I am ready to fight. If they don’t, I just ignore them, and they become outdated. – Paulo Coelho I read this quote a few days back. It touched something in me and I kept it in my heart. I am glad…

Slowing Down

Relaxing morning here, meditating and reading. It’s good to sit down by the sunny balcony while filling my mind with serenity. “Tsunamis are frightening not just because of the water, but also because of the objects hurled at us by the water. Tornadoes are terrifying not just because of the wind, but also because of…

Ice Age

I don’t know why this song started streaming in my head after more than ten years have passed. A decade is a long time. So many things have changed during that time. So many changes have occurred in my life, too. A broken relationship, a healing move to Hawaii, and back to my old, familiar…

What do you value?

The way we spend our time says a lot about what we value. For me, observation of sunrise and sunset is one of the most valuable times of my whole day. It’s the opening and closing of a very valued book. It is a sacred encounter in the deepest and most meaningful way. The sun was…