Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Gratefulness is contagious

Hear out somebody's rants and you'll feel irritated and would want to rant about him too. Hear out somebody who shares nothing but how blessed he is then you'll end up being thankful as well. So let's voice out our gratefulness about things that happen to us. Blessings, whether big or small, are graces from our Father. So no matter what He has given, let us be thankful. And share it to the person next to you. 

Let me start this gratefulness cycle by saying I'm thankful today because I woke up with this adorable baby beside me begging for my milk. :D


Monday, November 11, 2013

Fight!

Photo credit: http://www.philstar.com/nation/live/super-typhoon-yolandaupdates

Another heartbreaking disaster hit our land last week. When a journalist was asked what could have been done to prevent the damage brought by Yolanda, he said that there could be none. The typhoon was too strong to fight with. And just like some problems, no matter how hard you fight the battle, it only seem like you will never gain control. 

I will never forget the feeling of relief after the storm passes our place. The sun shines and this fills us with hope. Who says the battle is over? The actual fight begins right after the storm. When you kept your grip and then managed to stand up once again, then you are winning. We only lose the fight when we stop fighting.

Yes, all things work for our good for those who love the Lord. In Our Father's presence, we are always always in good hands.

Bangon, Tacloban. Fight!

P.S. Let's help them in this battle. Let's do something to keep them hoping.

Steadfast Love

Have you ever felt like the entire Bible passage you are reading was written for you (even if you have read it before several times)? I just felt this after my prayer time today. It was a strong feeling that brought me to tears. It felt like the Lord embraced me in His loving arms and captured me with His steadfast love.

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
His mercies never come to an end;
They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:22-23

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Never Forget

The recent Bohol disaster broke my heart. Totskie and I had our honeymoon last year in Cebu and Bohol. For me, both places are pieces of paradise.

But thank God the people there are still grateful. I felt peace when the Loboc Children's Choir sang in the news and filled our hearts with hope that grace will come. And I can't wait to see them rise up once again and magnify the Lord with their great deed of taking good care of the riches of His creation.

Thanks to the Boholanos and Cebuanos for teaching us a great lesson: Never forget to be thankful.

source: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/519227/thank-you-signs-sprout-up-in-bohol

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Birthdate

Since Kaitlin arrived, our lives totally changed. That includes having less time to date with my hubby. Our usual dates out were replaced with in house family bonding changing nappies, bathing the baby, and the like. But because it was my birthday last Wednesday, my hubby took me out on a date. We left Kaitlin to her Lola Mommy in Binan and then off we went to Acacia Hotel in Alabang to eat our hearts out. :D







Thank you thank you

Have you ever said "Thank you" and felt like it's not enough that you wanted to say it twice??? That's how I pray right now. I'm thanking God because with the passed struggles I've faced, He never let me go by myself. His comfort and assurance became my light of day. So on my 28th birthday, I felt grateful and victorious with God on my side as my mighty warrior.