All posts tagged: enemies

“In the presence of my enemies”

I have mentioned in my previous post, Who and Why, that we are dealing with some vexatious individuals, who are related to each other and have been harassing us in various ways. Today, I finally received the subpoena for the first of the string of criminal and civil cases that I have filed against them. I cannot begin to tell you how happy I am that finally, there is now a schedule for the preliminary hearing at the City Prosecution Office for the first case(s) that I have filed. To me, that means justice is on its way. I can’t wait to see these people behind bars, who are also rumored to be members of a drug syndicate and are apparently notorious for their ill manners and violent nature. They may have instilled fear in us at one point in time, especially among my children, but shall do everything (legal) to make them own up to all their crimes against my family and me. One of their victims and a witness to their evil deeds, my father, died recently. …

Listening well

Lately, my patience is being tried and tested in so many ways.  And last Sunday, as I attended the 6pm worship service at CCF, I was reminded again of this verse: James 1:19. It’s ironic that my schoolmates in highschool used to refer to me as a  quiet person, a good listener, and someone whose words are worth listening to.  I feel like I’m a totally different person now!  If you’re going to test my listening skills–I mean real listening skills–I think I’d fail right away!  And it’s like every time I speak, it’s only to complain or to refer to another person’s wrongs. I am so ashamed of how I’ve been behaving lately.  Be it for the reason that I was just so stressed out, or I was just plain mean… well, there’s no excuse to how I’ve been behaving. I hate to hear my children make so much noise.  I don’t really listen to what they’re trying to tell me that sometimes, my 5-year old daughter would actually beg me to listen to her.  What …

Losing and blessing

God bless you! For the first time in my life, I finally understood how some people could say “God bless you!” even after they’ve been wronged. I’ve always thought that these people are either living in a glazed world or are simply hypocrites!   Until I found myself doing the same thing to my cell phone thief two days after I lost it. I took a quick trip to the ladies’ room just a few minutes before my 530 KT class started.  I was in a hurry to get back to my seat and start an online group class.  It wasn’t until my class ended when I realized that my cellphone’s not in its usual place:  on top of my paper holder next to my computer monitor.  I tried to keep calm as I quickly went back to our office rest room. Alas, it was no longer there!  I asked a friend to ring it, but the person who took it has already turned it off.  Still, I tried to keep calm even as I rushed to our IT guy to help me send a …