Monday, October 29, 2012

No one who runs to Him loses out

Psalm 34
The Message

I bless God every chance I get;
my lungs expand with his praise.

I live and breathe God;
if things aren’t going well, hear this and be happy:

Join me in spreading the news;
together let’s get the word out.

God met me more than halfway,
he freed me from my anxious fears.

Look at him; give him your warmest smile.
Never hide your feelings from him.

When I was desperate, I called out,
and God got me out of a tight spot.

God’s angel sets up a circle
of protection around us while we pray.

Open your mouth and taste, open your eyes and see—
how good God is.
Blessed are you who run to him.

Worship God if you want the best;
worship opens doors to all his goodness.

Young lions on the prowl get hungry,
but God-seekers are full of God.

Come, children, listen closely;
I’ll give you a lesson in God worship.

Who out there has a lust for life?
Can’t wait each day to come upon beauty?

Guard your tongue from profanity,
and no more lying through your teeth.

Turn your back on sin; do something good.
Embrace peace—don’t let it get away!

God keeps an eye on his friends,
his ears pick up every moan and groan.

God won’t put up with rebels;
he’ll cull them from the pack.

Is anyone crying for help? God is listening,
ready to rescue you.

If your heart is broken, you’ll find God right there;
if you’re kicked in the gut, he’ll help you catch your breath.

Disciples so often get into trouble;
still, God is there every time.

He’s your bodyguard, shielding every bone;
not even a finger gets broken.

The wicked commit slow suicide;
they waste their lives hating the good.

God pays for each slave’s freedom;
no one who runs to him loses out.

All praises and glory go to You, my God. 

best team

i thank the Lord for giving me the best officemates in the world. because i told them i'll be off from work tomorrow they surprised me by barging in my room singing the happy birthday song.:) simple act but surely unforgettable.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder*

Long weekend meant long list of blessings.:)

Last Saturday, we went to Cavite to accompany my Tito in the turn-over of their house from Will Time Big Time. The event also gave us an opportunity to gather as a family and be thankful. God is sooo good.

Today, I finally went to the parlor to have my hair straightened. I've been planning to do that since after the wedding but it was only today that I gave in with the excuse that it would be a good birthday gift to myself.

I got a surprise blessing today wheb I attended the mass. I saw Laina! We had an instant church date.:) Good thing we arrived a bit early so we had some time to talk be updated about each other. So the whole mass, I was thanking God for that blessing and this opened my heart to more of God's prepared blessings thru the Word of God.

*GK Chesterton

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

You will see heaven open


So many good news are roaming around me, making me feel giddy to wake up each morning to ask God, "So what's for today?" :)

And today, he started with a promise: “Very truly I tell you, you will see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.” (John 1:51)

God just made my day with this rainbow promise. Truly we have so many things to thank for, and look forward to. And so here's my list, mostly are answered
prayers:

  • My best friend chingching is pregnant!!!:) I'm so excited to see her baby!
  • My friend Melai got the job she's been praying for!
  • My friend is graduating from college!
  • My mom has perfected the cupcake factory yogurt!!!
  • We've got a number of orders this week!
  • I went back to Rural for our exhibit and felt sooo high school!
  • Totskie is not soo busy at work this week (and next week, which is my bday week :D) so we have more time for each other !
  • My friend got a "wait" as answer to her prayer, that's a whole lot better than a NO, isn't it?!
  • New "babies" to work on in the office before the year ends!
  • Alika and Fei are staying with us for the vacation!



Monday, October 22, 2012

hungry for dates

i'm back to my normal weekly routine of having at least 2 dates with friends. and yesterday, i had a good share of laughs with Donna. :) she's a constant reminder of God's patience, providence, and gentleness. :)

Friday, October 19, 2012

one month of bliss

yes, totskie and i have been married for a month. sometimes i still can't believe that our long wait is over... that im now living my dream.

thank you lord for this love!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Close your eyes and keep on dreaming*

Sometime last year, I added another bullet in my dreams list: to write a storybook for kids. And this week, my boss asked me to write one. :D Sabi nga ni Anne Curtis, "Dreams do come true." :D

Then this afternoon, my friend Melai and I added another one in our list. But since it is not yet in our hands, we will just pray for it and work hard on it in the next days/months/years. This one is quite hard to achieve but we strongly believe that our God makes all things possible. :)

It's just amazing how God plants these dreams in our hearts to motivate us and inspire us everyday. With much dreams in our lists, we have more fuel to push on and fight hard 'till the end of our days. God is sooo good and loving to have created dreams to put rainbow colors in our lives.

Bless our hearts O Lord, that our ultimate dream is to be with You everyday and forever. Amen.

*A line from a song composed by Beef Cake, a band from UPRHS :D 

Monday, October 8, 2012

Accomplishments

1. Accomplished morning wifey tasks: cooking breakfast for totskie, preparing his clothes and stuff

2. Accomplished office tasks: reportssss

3. Another unexpected gift

4. Complete requirements for a joint account (which I just found from old files)

5. Accomplished evening wifey tasks: a surprise welcome home banner for totskie, preparing his clothes, heating water for his bath

6. Sweet family prayertime

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Imperfect past can be perfect for God's purpose.

1. Blogger mobile

2. Yummy breakfast at home (Last night, Totskie said that when we already have kids, they will choose home-cooked food than food from restos or fast foods because they will taste the best meals at home.)

3. Meetings galore turned sipag mode on

4. Paid bills

5. Friendly bank manager at Metrobank, Los Banos

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Back to the list

1. Unexpected gift from my boss
2. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner with my hubby
3. Totskie's feeling better
4. Books from a friend
5. Heartfelt Wednesday mass

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Blessings galore


The message in this video is just so true to me today. Just when I thought I have enough blessings, God sent me even more. :D Thank You, God!!!