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To Each His Own

Each of us is an individual who have its own personal goal. This personal goal if it is a spiritual in nature, ultimately ends up in going home to its creator. Think of it like you are traveling and is on the road. On the road, you would meet different persons who are also in […]

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Child Rewarded With Ice Cream

Do You Punish or Do You Reward?

A four-year-old was sulking under the table. He had been refused a second helping of ice-cream. His mother ordered him out, but the boy wouldn’t budge. She fried coaxing, but nothing doing. When finally she promised him the ice-cream, he trotted out triumphantly and they both went out to get his reward from the fridge. […]

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Reflections and motivational stories - Hope and Perseverance

Hope and Perseverance

Many years ago, there lived a very old man in North China. His house faced South and right in front of his door stood the two gigantic peaks of Taihung and Wangwu. They blocked his way to the south. So, he sat down with his sons and made a solemn promise and then got out […]

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Reflections on Possessions, is there a guaranteed way to happiness and heaven

Is There a Guaranteed Way to Happiness and Heaven?

Reflections on Material Possessions A hermit was sitting in front of his tiny hut and gazing across the expanse of the prairie around him. A young man approached and asked him, “Is there some guaranteed way to happiness and heaven?” “Oh yes,” replied the holy man. “But it is only for athletes.” “Great!” said the […]

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Reflections on Relaxation

Reflections on Relaxation

They say that St. John the Apostle liked to play with his pet sparrow from time to time. One day a hunter came to visit him and was surprised to see such a famous man playing.  He surely could use that time doing something good and important. So he asked the saint “Why do you […]

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lenten reflections love and laws

Lenten Reflections – Love and Laws

Notice how the world has upheld the notion of love as triumphant defiance. From the classic Romeo and Juliet, to the recent Twilight series, people are enthralled by tales of lovers defying directives, dispositions, decorum, death, and destiny. Today’s First Reading, however, upends that notion of love. The Exodus lists the Decalogue as a code […]

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Story of the Shoemaker

The Wealthy Man and the Shoemaker

Sometimes we do wish or pray that we win the lottery or get rich with lots of money. Our shoemaker on this story got that wish unexpectedly, but he was not happy. Check it out.. There was once a poor shoemaker who was always in a good mood.  He was so happy that he sang […]

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Pick Only Once Choice

Pick Only One Choice, please

There was a donkey, a turtle and a fruit-fly which lives only one day. “If I had more time”, complained the fruit-fly, “then everything would be easier.  Can the two of you imagine what it means to have only twenty-four hours in which to do everything? To be born, to grow up, to get some […]

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Too Good To Be True

Too Good to be True?

Not all good offers has a catch.  To grab a chance, sometimes you just have to step ahead with a leap of faith. This simple story tells about it.  Read on.. A wealthy businessman in a mid-western town had signs printed and placed all over the town. They stated that if any man in the […]

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Tennis Lessons on Life

Tennis Tips – On Life

It takes two to play tennis, and life, like tennis, is never a one-man game.  Find yourself a partner and do not fight life’s battles alone. Remember, life is not about winning but about how you play the game. Do not score your life by the years but by the fellowship and friends you have […]

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Don’t Quit

When things go wrong as they sometimes will, When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill, When the funds are low and the debts are high, And you want to smile but you have to sigh, When care is pressing you down a bit… By all means pray, and don’t you quit. Success is failure […]

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