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Kind and Simple Cohabiting: Living with My Parents

“Honor your father and mother.” – Exodus 20:12

In American culture, turning eighteen includes “moving out of my parents’ house” as a rite of passage.  From my understanding, in the Filipino culture (and in several other Asian cultures), it is not abnormal for a person to continue to live with one’s parents through his or her twenties and EVEN thirties until he or she is married, then moving in his or her spouse to live as “one big happy family.” Either as a means to save money for a down payment on a house, to care for elderly parents, or to pledge an extended allegiance, I know several people who live doubled up like Shane, Liam and me.   812 more words


Gratefulness in Practice: Finding the Good in Your Day

“Give thanks to the Lord for He is Good; His loving kindness is everlasting.” -1 Chronicles 16:34

What is the first thought that pops into your head when you wake up? 181 more words


The gamut of ideas

When thoughts are in your head, they are your little secret. Never admitted, they can easily be denied or washed away.  But once in print, thoughts are tangible and subject to interpretation and scrutiny, as if to define you or as if they are suddenly more real.   342 more words

On Simple Living.

On Kindness

“The world takes from us relentlessly. It takes our friends and first loves. It takes our parents. It takes our faith. It takes our dignity. It takes our passion. 74 more words


On Kindness

“I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.”

Khalil Gibran… 136 more words

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