Ernie D. Delfin

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Different shades of success in this world

This summer, I was fortunate enough to attend two international conventions.  One was the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta last June, where over 30,000 delegates from about 200 countries attended.  The other one was this month’s (August) huge three-day Breakthrough … Continue reading

September 02, 2017

Why a man must save and invest

Our education, experiences and memories are three things that we can never bequeath to our heirs.  When we die, all these “precious” things go with us and are gone forever.   After living over half century on Earth, as a … Continue reading

August 11, 2017

Prison ministry work makes a person more grateful and fulfilled

(Part 2 of 2) The environment in jails especially crowded ones, is NOT conducively healthy for everyone, as one can witness the very militaristic or sometimes inhumane treatment of people.  The 1994 movie “The Shawshank Redemption,” starring Tim Robbins and … Continue reading

August 04, 2017

Prison ministry work makes a person more grateful and fulfilled

(Part 1 of 2) What do you do when you feel a little bit less energetic or somewhat depressed to do anything? That was a predicament that I had to fight back for about week when I lacked the stimulation … Continue reading

July 28, 2017

What matters most when we celebrate our birthdays

America recently celebrated the 4th of July national holiday, the country’s 241st Independence Day, and at the same day, I also celebrated another birthday. This summer holiday started with a thanksgiving mass, followed by our annual family get-together with close … Continue reading

July 14, 2017

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