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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Dina Mananquil-Delfino

Hidden roots

“There was silence throughout heaven for about half an hour… then… incense was given to him to mix with the prayers of God’s people.” - Revelation 8:1, 3 At home, we needed to transfer a row of 8-year-old English boxes from...

New perspective of Christmas

When I was a child, Christmas was an exciting adventure because of the new dress, shoes, toys, presents and money I would be receiving. The carolling with friends around town made it more delightful because of the extra pocket...

A prayer and a candle

One of my granddaughter's (aged 7) favourite DVDs is “The Book of Life”, a 2014 musical fantasy adventure comedy about the Día de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead. Some Christian reviews are negative—“families that choose to go...

The blessings of honouring

“Honour is a gift that you give freely”…Craig Groeschel Every year, my ministry in grief and bereavement increases. During funerals, people express their deep love for their deceased through eulogies. However, I hope that those beautiful thoughts could have been...

60 years of hugs

2017 is a special year for the Catholic Church. It celebrates oneness of all Christians as Pope Francis joins in the prayer of unity in the commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, devoutees honour the Blessed...

40 stitches

“And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself.” -- John 12:32 Sometimes the Lord unfolds a situation that I can cling to as part of His divine revelation. I went back to...

Own the moment

“Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.” Proverbs 27:1 One day I was having lunch with my husband. The words on a man’s hat nearby caught my eye: “Own the moment!” My...

Step into the light

“Your light shall rise in the darkness and your gloom be like the noonday.” Isaiah 58:10 A friend once called me, distressed that she is in a horrible place – she seems to be losing everything due to her alcohol...

Song of thanksgiving

O give thanks to the LORD, for He is good: for His mercy endures forever. Psalms 107:1 When I hear my daughter say: “Thank you mom for dinner… for coffee… for picking up Eva…” my heart leaps. The spirit of...

The “Y” factor – are you ok?

Colours of Life By Dina Mananquil-Delfino I like watching shows like X factor that promote talents and give them the opportunity to shine in the competitive world of music.But I have also heard of the “Y” factor which means a lot...
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Victorian premier orders shutdown of workplaces in Melbourne to stop coronavirus spread

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews revealed today the industries that will be shut down following his declaration of...
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Victoria now under state of disaster, curfew declared

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced that a state of disaster in Victoria will come into place from 6:00 pm tonight.

Build and protect your credit standing

Robert Kiyosaki likes to say that the quickest way to create wealth is to use other people’s money. The problem, of course,...

PAL offering limited special flights between Australia and the Philippines in August

Philippine Airlines has announced a limited number of direct flights in the month of August between Manila and Sydney:

Getting through our collective grief

As I write this, the state number of new cases for COVID-19 has just ticked over 700, and a baby has been...