Word for Moms: Nancy Koe

Moms go through evolving seasons of expectation, exhilaration, exhaustion, empty-nest. Today is for encouragement. You may be one of the lucky ones with unconditionally-loving-and-forgiving, always-grateful-of-your-sacrifices children. Wow praise God!! But in case not, please read on. You may not get formal notice of promotion from CEO to Consultant (on an “as needed” basis) but if…

When a Child or Loved One Seems To Have Gone Off-Course: Manel Diwa

Have you ever been discouraged in your parenthood journey? Do you have a loved one who seems to have gone away from the Lord? Manel Diwa, wife of Dr. Russell “Butch” Diwa, talks of a time when the results of her earnest  effort to raise her daughters right still left her “spinning with disappointment.”  Years…

Casa Daza Dad’s Recipe for Enjoying His Young Adult Kids

(Extension of Fathers’ Inspirational stories for Fathers‘ Month of June) Cool dad, Sandy Daza, has four young adult kids.  Franco (28 years old), Ali (24), Turo (23), Danielle (20) inherited their beautiful mother, Tessa’s, and dad’s good looks and talents. Franco just graduate from college. Turo is a VJ in MYX at ABS-CBN. Both men…

Anthony Pangilinan: 5M’s to Lead Your Family to The Lord

(Extension of Fathers’ Inspirational stories for Fathers‘ Month of June) When I chanced upon the Instagram account of Universal Records’ new artist, Donny Pangilinan, I noticed his tagline says, “Glory is all His.” I found a music video  among his recent posts; in it, I recognized Hannah Pangilinan [who was just at my shop last week……

When Godly Parenting Looks Fruitless -Dr. Russell “Butch” Diwa

I could be president of Nika Diwa’s Fan Club.  Well, okay maybe with all the things I have to juggle, at least an avid member! I love what she’s doing and how she’s empowering women through fashion. Her mention of a time of rebellion and this post below caught my attention: I thought it would…

Ptr. Joby Soriano: 4 Things We Can Learn from the Original Standard of Fatherhood

If you watched Philippine movies from the 60’s and 70’s, Ptr. Joby might look familiar to you. That’s because he bears a resemblance to his actor father, the late Nestor de Villa.  If you read the Bible a lot, you might also find the resemblance between Ptr. Joby’s demeanor to that of his Heavenly Father….

Francis Kong: 5 Fatherhood Lessons to Share

International Speaker, Francis Kong, is one of the most in-demand speakers in the Philippines. He is an entrepreneur, author, columnist, broadcaster, speaker, and trainer. Would like to quote my previous introduction of him in a previous post… Couldn’t keep up with the flashing words on the screen. “Magna Cum Laude.  MA degree in Trinity College. Continuing…

Glenn Yu: 5 Fatherhood ABC’s

Glenn Yu, President and CEO of SEAOIL Philippines, Inc. (the leading and largest independent, proudly-Filipino fuel company in the Philippines), was featured in Butterflyinthespring’s previous posts: Impact of An Inspiring Businessman  about how a businessman’s impact motivated him to be the businessman/person he became until he in turn mentored younger businessmen himself. Losing the Long-Awaited Child, the story…

3 Tips for Fathers Who Started on the Wrong Foot

June being the month for Father’s Day, I’ve asked some dads to give some encouragement for other fathers. Ptr. Albit Rodriguez went to La Salle Greenhills, Vancouver College, and University of San Francisco. He is the President of Strongtower Energy Services Corp as well as the Pastor of Christ’s Commission Fellowship (CCF) Makati (at A-Venue). Butterflyinthespring featured Pastor…

Felichi Pangilinan-Buizon: Growing In Grief

Felichi Buizon is one of the hosts of CBN Asia’s 700 Club whose website describes her as a “home-schooling mom, gospel songwriter, and seminar speaker on parenting and early childcare. She is involved in the ministry of teaching at her local church, Christ’s Commission Fellowship.” I met Felichi one Wednesday at CCF last year when…