A Real Change

We are living in a time of dramatic change, as people all over the United States and the world are speaking up more loudly about the need for greater civil rights for all people. Many people of the older generation are asking the obvious questions about the need to speak up loudly again, as the fight for gender equality and racial inequality issues still has to be fought, and fought hard.

The Sixties

Today isn’t the only time that protests movements took over the news. The 1960s was another time of great drama in US culture, as changes came fast and furious with the advent of the Civil Rights movement, followed by protests against the Vietnam War, and then after that, the fight for gender quality for women, with the Women’s Movement. What we’re seeing now is that the overall fight for equality is far from over.

There was definitely a sense of complacency that set in after the movements of the 1960s and 70s brought in changes in the workplace and the culture at large. Many people likely assumed that we had made all the positive changes that were needed to ensure that people could work without being harassed sexually, and that people of color would be given the fairness they deserved by the culture and by the police. The major stories that have come out in the past few years about harassment in the workplace and about police brutality towards people of color have sadly shown how much more needs to change.

Facing Change in a New Year

As a new year begins, there are many questions being asked about where we are as a culture. We have people showing up for dramatic protest marches against sexual abuse, bigotry and police brutality. At the same time, however, we have a government in place that seems to be using its power to line the pockets of the wealthy, at the expense of the working and middle class. How much more must be done before we will see real change? Can people bring about change by protesting, and will people vote in the next major elections to help to enact real change? Only time will tell. As the new year opens, we have to hope that people will continue to fight for real change in a way that is positive for our culture, and for people everywhere.

Straight from the Heart

I wrote a poem 5 years back and I wanted to share it with you…

Ever since I was small
I’ve always felt the hole
In my heart
Always felt like I didn’t know where to start

21 years have gone by
When I first heard about your love
Finally understood only you can complete me
And truly set me free

The journey hasn’t been easy
I failed if it was up to me
But you’re always there
Taking care of me

Through heartahces, struggles and pains
You gave me love again and again
Everything became meaningful
Life became purposeful

Everything I now do,
I do it all for you.
I give you my best
You deserve nothing less.

You are my all in all
I’m no longer afraid even if I fall
I love you Lord with all my heart
my mind, my strength and my soul.


Artwork by Kyla 

Do You Need A Guitar Case?

If you have a musician at home, specifically a guitarist, you would need a durafoam guitar case to protect the guitar as it can easily be scratched if it is stored without a casing. I remember my husband’s bass guitar didn’t have a cover and it fell to the ground after being hit. It suffered scratches on its green surface! Ouch!
So if you are investing on a guitar for your children, don’t forget to purchase the case along with the guitar. It is worth the investment!

Flowers For Every Occassion

If you are looking for the perfect gift, flowers are the perfect choice.


Flowers are a great present for every occasion. Flowers are present in weddings, birthday parties, shows, graduation, anniversaries, birth, sickness and death. They are a part of our every day life. Flowers bring a smile to a woman’s face. It often signifies thoughts and warm feeling towards another. It also refreshes the area where it is planted. It warms the room and lights up the room. The surroundings become alive and vibrant and serene at the same time.

But purchasing the right flowers can be hard. Thankfully, there is flower delivery Sydney and surrounds area. You can just check online via websites which flower you like and have it delivered without the hassle of getting stuck in traffic and buying the wrong flowers.  You can also choose to have bouquets arranged according to your preference.

I share this quote from Ms. Jane Goodall  “It’s been proven by quite a few studies that plants are good for our psychological development. If you green an area, the rate of crime goes down. Torture victims begin to recover when they spend time outside in a garden with flowers. So we need them, in some deep psychological sense, which I don’t suppose anybody really understands yet.”

Flowers are not just for aesthetics but it does bring something positive in our life. Go and send flowers to your loved ones today.

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On Meeting Friends

I don’t have a very active social life. I usually stay home and only go out on selected occasions. I guess transferring outside of Metro Manila did that to me. Not driving, it is more difficult to commute here and thinking of the logistics that I have to bring both my kids along makes me rethink of going out and commuting to the metro to meet with friends. In turn, I have missed reunions and get togethers and opportunities to attend events.

It is safe to say that I have embraced fully this slower pace of my life. I have also a fewer set of friends. The friends that I spend time with are either from our homeschooling group in our area, church friends or my family members. This way, I get to build deeper relationships with people and not spread myself too thin. I am an introvert by nature and it does take a lot of energy for me to join group events.

Though I do want to meet new people from time to time, like-minded individuals who share the same passion as I do. It is my prayer that God will bring people who I can minister to or who loves Jesus and people I can learn from. I believe that God knows the desires of my heart and I can trust in His perfect timing. Through the years, I have learned that friends come and friends go, but God will always provide the friend that I need.

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