Saturday, April 30, 2011

Celebrate God all day, every day. I mean, revel in him!*

There comes a time when gratefulness is covered by insecurity. We know there are blessings out there but we choose not to appreciate it because we are asking for more or we want something else that we think is better. This is the reason why i didn't post a blog last Friday. I was blinded by doubts then and that i knew i was under attack by the enemy. And so I cried my heart out the Greatest Lover of all time and shut up the voices of the liar.

Because God always knows best. He's God and He knows what's He is doing. And I am grateful for that. This gratefulness is enough to cover and bury the doubts I had. I praise and thank God for being who He is-so awesome, so loving, so forgiving, and so wise.

And so I continue to praise and thank Him for all the blessings of this life with Him...

For Friday...
431. intimate talk with God
432. rain
433. increase
434. patience
435. super baet boss

For Saturday...
436. breakfast with GK friends
437. swimming
438. Thor cinemas were full
439. chef tony's mochaccino popcorn with almonds
440. alika kissed me twice this morning

Jesus saved me once again.

*Philippians 4 (The Message)

4-5Celebrate God all day, every day. I mean, revel in him! Make it as clear as you can to all you meet that you're on their side, working with them and not against them. Help them see that the Master is about to arrive. He could show up any minute!

6-7Don't fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God's wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It's wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

...Quit asking questions and simply worship in holy fear.*

426. coffee date with ex-co-teachers full of loud laughters

427. 10-minute talk over the phone with totskie
428. successful experiment in the kitchen: mac and cheese
429. groceries
430. God's comforting and reassuring words

*from Ecclesiastes 3 (The Message)
9-13 But in the end, does it really make a difference what anyone does? I've had a good look at what God has given us to do—busywork, mostly. True, God made everything beautiful in itself and in its time—but he's left us in the dark, so we can never know what God is up to, whether he's coming or going. I've decided that there's nothing better to do than go ahead and have a good time and get the most we can out of life. That's it—eat, drink, and make the most of your job. It's God's gift.

14 I've also concluded that whatever God does, that's the way it's going to be, always. No addition, no subtraction. God's done it and that's it. That's so we'll quit asking questions and simply worship in holy fear.
15 Whatever was, is.
Whatever will be, is.
That's how it always is with God.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

My promise is true, and it will not be changed.*

421. dinner with the best sisses in the world

422. tortang dulong+choysuey=healthful lunch!
423. revised contract
424. bought plants with mama at the garden show
425. my first plant after 100 years
*Isaiah 45:23

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The sun rises, and the sun sets, and then it rushes back to the place where it will rise again.*

416. laughing alone
417. my almost clean room
418. fried chicken for lunch, my peborit
419. my office is surrounded by beautiful sceneries

420.Ate Da, my hh head, finished her MS at UP
*Ecclesiastes 1:5

Monday, April 25, 2011

If you desire something, offer something.

411. fasting starts today (Yes, I know it's late for the Lent. But this conviction is brought about by the Lenten reflection.)
412. Relaxed Monday (Cramming starts on Tuesday)
413. Veggies
414. Smiles
415. Crazy Little Thing called Love (Thai Movie from Donna, soooo high school but very cute!)

Sunday, April 24, 2011

I know He lives as He has promised

401. back to singing in choir. thank You God magaling na ko after 3 weeks!:)
402. Donum Camena Dei (my choir group)
403. Early morning stomach upset is gone
404. Easter mass and lunch with family
405. Easter sermon about Mary Magdalene. Reminded me of her song:

406. 4 days vacation and rest and time for family
407. soft biscocho from ilocos
408. realizations and resolutions
409. free medicine
410. kwentuhan at Freedom Park bench with friends

Saturday, April 23, 2011

We must thank the Lord for saving us every minute of our lives.

396. Thanks to Alika's angels. She fell from bed this afternoon but got no injuries. Thanks to Tito Toto for his gift-rubber mats on the floor where she fell. Thank You God for protecting our little angel.
397. time to reflect
398. I successfully baked white choco chip cookies ala Mrs. Fields (feeling lang, hehe)
399. YFC songs and best memories of service
400. Jesus saved us from our sins because He loves us so much. Worth more than all the other blessings I wrote in this blog.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Everyday is a celebration of our salvation.

391. finished one article for BioHub
392. visita iglesia with relatives
We do this every year and I was always assigned as the prayer leader. But since I have cough, I asked my nieces to read the prayers for the some stations.;)
393. encountered long lost friends

We used to serve with Em when we are still youth leaders at YFC. We also saw other 2 YFC friends at Nuvali.
394. me time
395. time with God

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Stubborn Love

386. 51st date with Totskie: shared buko ni fruitas halohalo
387. luv letter <3
388. new book by Og Mandino
389. cool weather
390. lunch dates with officemates

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Gratitude is the best attitude.

381. Airchon sa office. it's impossible to work w/o AC!
382. Marichuy is the best helper we've got. She's a member of Youth for Christ and SIGA (GK's youth program-Serving In God's Army). Alika loves her so much. Hope we'll find a clone when she leaves this May for school.
383. Krispy Kreme pasalubong
384. submitted report before deadline
385. contract in unofficially renewed. yey!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude.*

376. cool wind at Freedom Park
377. quiet time with Totskie after jogging
378. looooong sleep
379. Ritter Sport white chocolate with crunchy macadamia nuts

380. my loving father
*Joseph Wood Krutch

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.*

371. Alika's Christening

372. House is blessed
373. joint household fellowship
374. midnight coffee and kwentuhan with good friends
375. biglaang swimming
*Albert Einstein

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Fill us each morning with Your unfailing love...

366. dinner at Shakey’s (Melai’s treat)
367. creative juices
368. odesk invites for interview
369. new odesk contract (topic is not too technical)
370. morning walk with God

*Psalm 90:14

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Teach us to number each of our days so that we may grow in wisdom.*

361. internet mktg 101 with http://johnmarvincruz.com/

I've been wanting to attend this seminar 2 years ago but it was expensive. Today, I got it for free!:)
362. hh date with ate dada and ate lorns
363. cereals for breakfast, yum!
364. it's a sunny day! summer is here!
365. 365 days at ISAAA :D
Whew! Those days were so meaningful, challenging, and fun! Looking forward to more years of writing towards knowledge and food security!
*Psalm 90:12

Monday, April 11, 2011

God will bless you wherever you are.

356. new toilet and bath stuff
357. team mtg/chikahan about Sg
358. froyooooooooo
359. time to be with Momsi
360. my boss paid for my lost/missing CA (alleluia chorus!!!)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.*

351. flight is delayed for almost 2 hours due to heavy rains, but we safely arrived Manila on the same day
Another good thing, our bags were not as wet as the others'.

352. pork spareribs in prawn soup (I ate this twice during our stay, but Clem ate it thrice. adik!)

353. free massage at the airport
Other Pinoys came flocking right after we used this. Nalaman kasi nila na free. :D

354. our hand-carried bags were not weighed (a Filipina was complaining about paying for the excess wgt of her hand-carried shopping bags)
If these were weighed, we would have paid US$178.
355. family loved my pasalubongs

*Luke 12:34

Friday, April 8, 2011

Bursting with gratefulness

I just have a few hours left here in Singapore. I know the day isn't done yet so my search for top 5 blessings must go on. But I can't help it. I'm bursting with gratefulness. God is so awesome.

I give this whole week 5 slots of blessings (so that's 345 to 350). My reasons:

  • It's my first time to go out of the country
  • Plane fair c/o ISAAA.
  • Presented in an international conference and I feel that they liked it
  • Have lots of pasalubong for my family, especially for my parents. 
  • Singapore is sooo beautiful
  • Lost some money but I got free treats and the euphoria is priceless
  • Met new friends from different parts of the world. We may speak different languages, but we had fun spending time with each other
  • Though I am away when Momsi got sick, Papa was there and not on trip
  • MRT/monorail rides
  • Bonding with teammates
  • Saw one of my best girl friends and watched a show which we have not done for so many years
  • Brought be back to my appreciation for my job
  • Had a short break from busyness
  • I'm going home in a while
  • Somebody in the Philippines is waiting for me :)
I can go on writing my reasons because every minute that I spend here is a great blessing. God never fails to make me fall more in love with Him. My God, thanks for everything. 

Bringing Heaven on Earth

341. universal studios
I will never forget that feeling I had when I saw the entrance. Naiiyak ako. Libre ba tlga to God?!?
342. the hive experience
343. Waterworld!
344. katinko, the worder drug
345. mom's feeling better. she'll go out of the hospital tomorrow.:)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Beg for knowledge, plead for insight.

336. watched songs of the sea with Cheek and Macky

337. slept at 2am, woke up at 8am. probably the longest sleep i've had this week
338. vivo city and sentosa
339. pretty chinese dresses for my nieces
340. camera for capturing moments

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Unexpected blessings are counted twice.

331. universal studios ticket from tita sonny
332. pasalubong for my lovedones
333. BIC meeting is over!!! (bosses are going home tomorrow, haha)
334. shopping frolics
335. watched a biotech-inspired fashion show

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The joy of living comes from loving.

326. life-saver front desk officer
327. super touching message from Totskie
328. multi-cultural new found friends from the BICs
329. realizations and affirmation: God continuously equips us for our next journeys.
330. my presentation turned out well :D

God's love is constant.

321. finished powerpoint presentation at 3am (still got 3 hrs to sleep)
322. fisherman's friend for my soar throat
323. breathtaking nanyang technological university, our conference venue
324. yummy vegetarian food
325. God's continuous guidance

Sunday, April 3, 2011

The LORD never forgets His servants.

316. SINGAPURA
This is definitely one of the best blessings of 2011. :) Thank You God!
317. lessons learned and best practices practiced
318. stationery superstore, i <3
319. Clementine, the guardian
320. Momsi woke up early for me, so sweet. Kwentuhan galore while waiting for my sundo.

Shout for Joy!

311. lilac nail polish terno sa luggage bag, haha
312. haircut
313. biglaang dinner sa Atoy's @ Calle Pogi
314. Acedone, our cutie 3yo neighbor
315. Chichi (Melai's caru)

Friday, April 1, 2011

You are Awesome, God.

306. God's power in meds
307. Ma'am O's motherly love
308. forgiveness
309. lunch time power nap
310. God's hands

Slow down.

301. Clem got her passport
302. Discovery channel
303. comfy clothes
304. ever caring totskie the nurse
305. sleep and rest

The LORD is good.

296. cool boss (niyaya n'ya kami manuod ng azkals during office hours. shhh!)

297. time to jog
298. hot pandesal in the afternoon
299. milk-o-jel yumyum
300. 300 blessings?!? WOW.