Tuesday, May 31, 2011

And cultivate thankfulness.

551. the phone rang in the middle of our meeting. that gave me a chance to pee! haha.
552. happy days are here :D
553. TVI (good more-earnings!)
554. creative juices
555. so inspiring sister Karen <---click this to know her inspiring story. she's now in the hospital due to lack of oxygen in her body. but when i visited her this afternoon, she made me laugh more than i made her smile. i felt blessed and nourished after listening to her stories.

Colossians 3:15-17 (The Message)

Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other. None of this going off and doing your own thing. And cultivate thankfulness. Let the Word of Christ—the Message—have the run of the house. Give it plenty of room in your lives. Instruct and direct one another using good common sense. And sing, sing your hearts out to God! Let every detail in your lives—words, actions, whatever—be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy are those who are grateful.

546. accomplishments
547. afternoon snacks with donna, clem, and kuya ej
548. nearby sari-sari store (wala nun dati sa bundok)
549. passion for photography
550. my second pocket K

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Make others grateful.

541. Sleeeeeep and rest galore
542. Morning chikahan and tawanan with Helen
543. Shopping groceries with Momsi
544. Di plinanong siesta
545. Singing for the mass

Love God. Love your neighbor.

536. SFC San Pablo pips
537. My heart, Your home (new fave song for God)
538. Jops and Phia's wedding

539. instant date with Ching, Eyna, and Carla

540. sleepover with Helen and Melai

Give love everyday. No questions asked.

531. survived another Friday
532. on time release of the newsletter
533. understanding and love for a friend in need
534. start of the rainy season
535. time to prepare for my talk

Friday, May 27, 2011

If the forgiveness is minimal, the gratitude is minimal.*

526. Dan Friedman

527. instant household date with camille and majo
528. tilapia sisig
529. cold weather
530. buko express sa robinson

*Luke 7 (The Message)
 43-47Simon answered, "I suppose the one who was forgiven the most."
"That's right," said Jesus. Then turning to the woman, but speaking to Simon, he said, "Do you see this woman? I came to your home; you provided no water for my feet, but she rained tears on my feet and dried them with her hair. You gave me no greeting, but from the time I arrived she hasn't quit kissing my feet. You provided nothing for freshening up, but she has soothed my feet with perfume. Impressive, isn't it? She was forgiven many, many sins, and so she is very, very grateful. If the forgiveness is minimal, the gratitude is minimal."

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Breathe in, say thanks.

521. inspiring stories of abundance
522. BIG dreams
523. accomplished work
524. deeper love
525. Tuding's porkchop, masarap na mura pa!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

100 Thank Yous.:D

516. Tuesdays with Cha
517. Sumptuous breakfast
518. Fixed part of the database
519. Momsi is in Ilocos (it's her 1st time, so happy for her!)
520. This is my 100th post!:D

Monday, May 23, 2011

...a home for You.

511. baan thai dinner with family
512. learned how to enter an article in wiki
513. donna's mom is here in lb
514. worship with Totskie
515. talk on Saturday

Sunday, May 22, 2011

I am the LORD, and there is no other.

506. sunday service: singing at the mass
507. fun sunday lunch with family
508. medicines for me, alika, and fei2
509. loooong sweaty siesta on alika's floor mats (and funny dream)
510. submitted assignment at odesk

I will sing forever.

501. Totskie is here!
502. Alika is here!
503. food trip at SM
504. funny nayeli

505. practice with Camena

Your beauty and love chase after me every day of my life*

496. overcoming mountains
497. surprise bday partey for geli
498. chikahan with ninang jean and icker icy
499. forgiveness
500. 500 blessings!!!:D
*Psalm 23:6

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Happy Birthday, Momsi!

Dear God,

If there’s one day that I would be most grateful of, that would be today. Because at this same date a couple of years back, the greatest reminder of Your love was born. I thought it was just in the movies that angels go down on earth, until I realized that I have one beside me.

Thank You, God, for sending me this angel. That even though I’ve been stubborn and undeserving of love and attention, my angel still protects, guides, and saves me.

Thank You, God, for revealing Yourself to her. Thanks for being her Master. If not so, I would not have known You at an early age. Without her, I would have grown up just like the others. Because of her, I cling to You.

Thank You, God, for letting me spend my life and the next years of my life with her. She’s always been my inspiration, my source of joy and strength and care. She taught me to love the poor and to offer a helping hand to a friend in need. I got the most important life lessons from her.

Thank You, God, because she also feeds me with goodness and goodies. She provides me with things she never had when she was young. She supports me 100% in all my endeavours; even of sometimes she thinks it’s not best for me. Though it could cause her pain, she lets me err, so I could learn, be pruned, and grow lavishly for Your glory.

Thank You, God, that you’re giving her more years to bring light to Your kingdom. Thank You that she continues to find joy and satisfaction here on earth. May Your purpose continuously be done through her.

Thank You, God, for my angel—my mother, who carries the gentleness of Your mother, and the wisdom of Your son. She’s never afraid of the future, so she laughs at days to come.


I cling to You.*

486. ionizer (bought at a discounted price!)
487. gifts for momsi
488. alika is here!
489. peace
490. free lunch from pyesta
*Psalm 63:8

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Nothing can separate us from the love of Christ.

481. i'm back to blogging
482. inner strength
483. wisdom
484. honesty from Above
485. summer tours ahead (Beach, here I come!:D)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

We can never outdo God's generosity.

476. preacher in blue jeans
It's been a while since I last watched these videos. It was an instant dose of spiritual energy. I watched it first time this year. Topic today is GOD'S GENEROSITY. sakto!

477. milk date with Eyna last night
478. financial blessings
479. answered prayer for Melai
480. patience to wait for God's answers

Salamat sa Panginoon para sa Aking Ina...

471. the good genes of momsi :D 
Yes, she's prettier and sexier than me!
472. my understanding mother 
I know her love is always unconditional. It's the closest kind of love to what God gives to me.
473. my generous mama 
Gave me not just my needs but also my wants (sometimes). :p
474. my joyful best friend
She always looks at the brighter side of things. And she's contagious.
475. my caring and loving mom 
Takes care of me when I'm sick, cooks yummy food for me, cleans my room when I'm busy, corrects my negative attitudes, encourages me when I'm losing faith, always believes in me...and the list goes on and on...

Happy Momsi's Day!:D

I first heard Jesus from her.

Thank You, Momsi! I love you!

This video is also for you...

Monday, May 9, 2011

Take hold of the dreams you've reached. Then dream again.

I officially started my summer this weekend. Together with a bunch of SFCs, we went to Laiya, Batangas for SFC Heat, a summer conference. It was cloudy! I took it to my advantage and put on few amounts of sunblock on my skin (still got 2 beaches to go this summer!).
After months and months of busyness from work, I'm finally back to serving Him thru our ministry. I did a 15-min disk jockey task (kuno kuno) for HEAT RADIO. Then we started the conference with praise and worship. Beach is the best place to worship. At least for me. Whenever our elders would ask us to reflect during yfc days, I would imagine myself with God at the seashore.

We were asked to bring tents but for the last three years, we used to get rooms in the nearby resorts. Sawa na ko sa camping nung yfc! hehe. So we got a room at Dona Nene Resort for 4k (divided by 8, not bad).
After the breathtaking mass celebration and sumptuous dinner, we were off to start the evening program. But it rained. cats and dogs. So we started to pray together. But the rain didn't stop. May bagyo pala naman kasi. Super thank God for our room. The others got their things and tent wet.

The evening program was cancelled. And I remembered Believe RYC where I served as production head back in yfc days. Rain was pouring before, during, and after the conference. But it changed so many lives. Mine included, of course. And the YFC youth camp of Carla and Chanot, which pushed thru amidst thunder and winds. So I realized that the devil never learned his lesson. The army of God becomes mightier with oppressions.

So we had the talk on Sunday morning. It was so powerful! God spoke to us and gave us specific instructions. The conference ended with a surrendering worship.

Finally, the heat is on! Again.

461. Cloudy day on the beach
462. Rainy night (sarap matulog!)
463. Being with good friends
464. Yummy dinner with SFCs
465. Worship at the beach/SFC heat
466. Tangled
467. SFC heat talk: God’s msg and realizations
468. Journey home with 4 of my closest friends in sfc-gail, ian, melai, and totskie
469. Huge waves and sand castles
470. Dona Nene Resort's owner and Kuya Sammy

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Say Thank You in Advance.

456. superwoman mode (done: edited 2 journal articles, wrote 10 articles, packed food and clothes for SFC Heat)
457. manicure & pedicure
458. healthy food (biscuits for breakfast, ginisang patola for lunch, and pesto for dinner)
459. safe trip to Laiya
460. great weekend ahead

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.*

451. 3 hours of sleep (kaysa wala)
452. text msg from my brother
453. preyzur!
454. free lunch
455. dinner kwentuhan with family

*Psalm 73:26

Monday, May 2, 2011

Stand on grace.

446. bagong raket
447. our expanding herb garden
448. fun core meeting with SFCs at our house
449. murang bilihin, hehe
450. God's protection for my Kuya

Never let the fire die down.

441. Got a cute ring from xoxo at 70% off!:)
442. Bonding day with Mama and Totskie
443. Joey Pepperoni
444. Going home is easier now (kaysa umakyat ng bundok)
445. sweldo