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We’re halfway there!

Whoa! We're halfway there! Miriam is officially 4 1/2 months pregnant today. So 4.5 months to go until the big day. One doctor says it looks like a boy based on the sonography. Another doctor says the baby sounds like a girl, based on the heartbeat. [caption id="attachment_1199" align="aligncenter" width="300"] We're halfway there! Four months and a half to go[/caption] Anyway, we'll find out by next week. What do you think the baby will be? I'm wishing for a boy but a girl will be

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An “out of body experience”

I learned today that what are somewhat ordinary days for some of us, are very, very special days for others. Like take today for example. Amidst the storm, people still flocked to the Manila International Book Fair at the SMX MOA. Including Philip Roa, a young 20 something writer, and co author of the new book, Ang Allowance na Hindi Bitin. "All are invited to the book signing of the authors of Ang Allowance na Hindi Bitin... Ardy Roberto and Philip Roa..." When Philip heard his name being

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3 tips on how to affirm and build up your child

One thing I learned today is that…affirming your child’s character or past behaviour is one of the best and cheapest ways to build up your child. It won't cost you a peso—just laway—and it will last a lifetime. Here are a few tips about the power of praise and affirmation, that I learned from the parenting seminar that was organized today* by The Learning Hub Alabang and led by Gerry Argosino, a homeschool Dad, and former colleague in the advertising and direct marketing industry: #1.

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The Biggest Bookshop in the Philippines – The Manila International Book Fair (MIBF) Opens today

The biggest "bookshop" in the Philippines is opening today and it's only open for a few days. Today is the first day of the Manila International Book Fair (MIBF). I'll be launching a new book. Ang Allowance na Hindi Bitin that I co-authored with Philip Roa. Book signing for that book is on Saturday, September 15, from 1:30pm to 3:30pm at the OMF Lit booth. See details on all the other things happening at the OMF Lit booth in their promotional email letter below. Please also pray that my

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The Gratefulness drug



One thing I learned today is that…gratefulness fills the heart with joy. I was doing my to-do list for the day and while I was at number 7 or 8, I was overcome by this gratefulness for all the blessings that God has given me. I have so much work to do! So much service to be rendered for my God, my family, my wife, my people in my businesses, my partners, my clients, my country…my readers… I had to stand up and go to my wife (she's at the next desk—my hot office mate) and hug

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Palms Country Club now offers Ardy Roberto's Project Author

Join Project Author and start writing that book that’s been inside you

[caption id="attachment_1035" align="aligncenter" width="470"] Ardy Roberto's Project Author at Union Church of Manila - April 28, 2018[/caption]

"At last, now you too can get your dream of writing a book fulfilled!" Since founding Project Author in 2011, a number of aspiring authors – my students—have become published authors (even best-selling authors). Thanks to Union Church of Manila - I am leading this workshop again. This time the theme of Project Author is : write to

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Our wedding.

Questions about marriage, remarriage, annulment, divorce and happiness

Between Miriam and I, we've been married four times. That's twice for each of us. My first marriage lasted 17 years and was ended by the death of my first wife, the wonderful Margot "Tingting" Pelaez Linsangan Roberto. She was 50 when she passed away after battling Systemic Lupus. (Read about her and our story featured in GMA News online here.) My second marriage came quickly and quite supernaturally. So many friends were praying for me and my grief, and so my widower-hood was short

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Writing to share the good news

Hi guys, I'm leading a 45min webinar on writing to evangelize tomorrow December 12 at 8am Chicago time or 10pm Manila time. Just sharing the link here below. You and your friends are welcome to join. It's free, just like salvation :) Click the link below for details and to register.

https://littworld.org/events/write-to-evangelize/

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I love reading letters from my readers, but this one you have to read for me…

Well, I don't know if you could call them "letters" anymore in the old fashioned way. No one gets hand written letters anymore. You know pen and paper kind of letters. As an author, I get private messages or PMs, emails and the like in my inbox. Here's one that's pretty simple, but encouraging: "Good morning Sir. We are truly blessed with your message yesterday on our church at Crossworld. Thankyou po for making me realized na there's hope from fornication to salvation. Salamat po ... Gusto

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4 Ps of writing for Christ followers

Last Saturday, I spoke at a Discipleship Conference and encouraged the pastors and leaders in the audience to write and evangelise. Someone in attendance named "Glenn" from the host church, Crossworld, wrote to me asking that he wants to start writing. He felt that the Lord is leading him to write even before he attended the conference. So just sharing these quick tips what I just emailed to him. (It was only halfway that I realised that this could be the 4Ps of Writing for Christ

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Ducks quack, Eagles soar!

Ducks quack, Eagles soar! A customer service parable (adapted from the original by Harvey Mackay) “No one can make you serve customers well. That’s because great service is a choice.” – Harvey Mackay More than a year ago, I decided to hire a private car from the airport. When the service came to pick me up, the first thing I noticed that the car was shiny, waxed and very clean. The driver came out and I noticed how smartly dressed he was in a short sleeved, linen work barong, and bagong

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Ardy Roberto

Ardy Roberto

Best-selling author of 8 books; Co-founder of Salt & Light Ventures and Inspire Leadership Consultancy; Husband to Miriam Quiambao and father to Joshy Boy.

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