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…

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…

An Unexpected Opportunity to Meet the President

My cousin, Grace, wrote, “I didn’t see you reply.  Did you see… Tita Day is organizing a trip to Malacanang in two days!” Who, what, when where?  It was my dormant Facebook account in the loop so I was unaware until then! Just the week before, I pulled some good muscles that made walking and standing…

Redecorating Project

Sometimes God does not hand cash out but blesses financially nevertheless!  Not having to get medicine or specific foods to make our bodies function properly, not getting run over, a friend sending some food, an unexpected discount or gift.  The list goes on endlessly.  The blessing I want to thank God for is enabling me to…

Mai Kaufman: Tackling Homeschooling and Cancer

It comes as no surprise that the beautiful and stylish Interior Designer, Mai Kaufman, would find herself on the country’s most fashionable lists. She was one of Philippine Star‘s 10 Femmes of Fashion for Culte Femme and Women of Style, ABS-CBN’s Us Girls‘ Best Dressed Celebrities,  Preview Magazine‘s Best Dressed, one of Mega Magazine‘s Most Stylish Ladies, Pond’s and Plains and Prints‘ Fashion’s Finest and Beauty’s Best, Highly…

Venus Raj: Message of Major Importance

Venus Raj is a Filipina television and film actress, model, and TV host who is a five-time co-winner as PMPC Star Awards Best Morning Show Host (shared with Umagang Kay Ganda hosts). Venus is also a beauty queen, having won the titles of Miss Philippines Earth 2008, Bb. Pilipinas Universe 2010, and 4th Runner Up Miss Universe…

Ramon Manzana: Advice for Start-up Entrepreneurs

Ramon Manzana is an unassuming humble man who has interests in the Banking and Motorcycle industries.  He happens to be President of Honda Prestige Traders Inc., Managing Director of Bank of Makati, among other business concerns. He is also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Tanglaw ng Buhay Foundation and an Elder at Christ’s…

Beth Sanders: Portrait of a Mentor

Beth Sanders, the former Miss Austria (the latter being her maiden name), had a flourishing career in banking.  She and her husband, Martin (an engineer) had started to get settled into their beautiful home on the hills in the pretty suburbs of sunny San Diego, California raising their children Leah, Bekah, and Andrew (as well…

Chef Sandy Daza: Food Imprints

Do you know how Chef Sandy Daza‘s restaurant, Wooden Spoon, got its name?  Straight from this Cornell graduate (in Hotel and Restaurant Administration)/ tv host / over-two-decade-long PDI food columnist/ restaurateur/ cookbook author/ food consultant whom you might consider as having Philippine royal culinary pedigree, he explained, “When I had my cooking show, everytime I talked…