Jesus Saves!

Something Good No Comments »

As I mentioned in my previous post I needed to write my articles on a paper first then post it later on. I needed to write my thoughts right away, otherwise I may forget about it. Oh yeah! Since, I gave birth I become so forgetful. Many people would tell me that it was caused by the anaesthesia injected in me. I had a painless delivery and I had general anaesthesia.

Going back to my crashed computer (which giving me a lot of headaches these days), it won’t boot up. I tried repairing the Operating System but it cannot be repaired. I tried to format it and reinstall Windows anew, but the hard drive will not allow the installation. It doesn’t give me an option to select which partition I will install the OS into. The computer’s BIOS still detects the hard drive but I am not able to install the Operating System. :(

I must admit that I have been so dependent on my computer since I got it. I know that it is just a regular home computer, and not like an Industrial pc, yet the components I have selected for it were manufactured by top and trusted brands. However, like what I always tell my customers on the phone, components inside a computer are electronic components, too. Those components may fail the least we expected them to. That is why, it is recommended that we back up those files, pictures, music and videos that are important to us and irreplaceable.

I guess I learned my lessons the hard way. My other hard drive crashed first where my daughter’s baby pictures and videos are saved. Then, I found some of her old pictures in the C drive of my other hard drive, and yet I didn’t take the time to save it on a media. :( I am still not losing hope that I would be able to recover those files.

With this incident, I cannot help but remember a popular modern day parable about Jesus being a Saviour.

One day Jesus and the devil were both working on a document through a computer. Their projects were about to be finished, when an unexpected power outage happened. Their computers shut down unexpectedly, too. The devil was so frustrated and cursing, for it needed to type the paper over again! On the other hand, Jesus was smiling and stayed calm. :) He was saving the documents He’s working on every step of the way. :)

Thus, Jesus really saves!

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Ciao! :)

One More Gift

Something Good No Comments »

Count Your Blessings

Something Good No Comments »

I was feeling low yesterday. :( I feel that my self-esteem is going down these past few days. I even cried in the office yesterday because I didn’t like the way I am treated by one of my support person in my team. I believe that he didn’t want me to feel that way, and he doesn’t intend to hurt my feelings. But I guess, he should also be sensitive on other people’s feelings. These past few days were really a disaster to me. :( I am losing my self-confidence because he made me feel stupid. The way he talked to me and asked me to do things made me feel an idiot. I know that I am not. I just cannot take the hurt and the pain that I just cried yesterday. Thank God, I have my friends to comfort me. I have my previous RS’s to lift my spirit. Thank you guys, and I love you all. :)

On my way home yesterday, I started to ponder why my life has been a mess. Well I thought so. I know that I have sinned and I know that I have to pay for it. But I also know that God, is a loving and a forgiving God. I even asked myself, why I have not been so lucky at work and in love. Many people would say that if you’re not lucky in love then you will be lucky in work, and vice versa. I do not say that I am that less fortunate in love. My relationship with ney is okay. Like a calm water in lake. Stagnant. Just there, not moving, not growing. Just all right.

I have been struggling with my sales skills at work. Add to that is the way I am being treated by my team based support. :(

I feel so sad and low.  I know for sure that these things happen for a reason. I believe that I will not be in a position like this if I cannot handle it. I tried to be positive as much as I can. Then, I decided to count my blessings. :) I have issues at work and I have issues in love. Yet God has given me so much blessings that I sometimes overlooked. I counted and counted every single blessing that I receive and continue to receive, that I got tired of counting and I just stop, smiling. :)

I realized that life would be boring and dull without challenges. Problems, difficulties or troubles whatever you want to call it, are there to make us strong, to teach us lessons and to teach us to be faithful.

I was in tears while I pray before I go to bed yesterday. I told God that I believe in His love for me and that He will not forsake me.

When I woke up last night, I checked my phone and one of friends sent me a text message. I was teary eyes when I read his message;

“No one is secured than the one who is held in God’s hands! Safety is not found in the absence of danger but in the presence of God.”

It may looks like a coincidence, but I believe that it God’s way of assuring me that He will always be there for me no matter what; that I should be faithful all the time. Amen.

Ciao! :)

Amazing Creations

Something Good No Comments »

We are watching Kap’s amazing stories last night. The featured stories are about Life. The show presented how a fish called Goby climbed a rock to get over the fresh water and lay eggs in there. The show also presented the mutual relationships of a Barbel fish and a Hippopotamus. The Barbel fish fed on the parasites that are on the Hippo’s body. It is so fascinating to watch how the Hippo opens its mouth for the Barbel can clean its mouth and eat the left over food in there! :)

We also have seen how small fish protects each other from big fish like sharks. It is so touching to watch how a daddy clown fish takes care of the newborn eggs in the protection of the coral reefs! I cannot help but to remember the movie, “Finding Nemo” as I watch the daddy clown fish!

The sea could be a dangerous place but its inhabitants have learned how to survive in the big sea! God’s power is so overwhelming by simply looking on those sea creatures, and the way they mingle with each other. :)

Geography reports that the earth is composed of 25% land and 75% water. Men could have located Titanic but the ocean is so vast that there could be more things, creatures or even civilizations that are hidden from men like the Atlantis. Many would say that it is just a fictional civilization, but the enormous water that surrounds our land, would just be hiding Atlantis!

Well, only God knows whether He will allow us to discover the underwater or the universe’s secrets! What is important is that we have known His powers and His love for us; that we should always be faithful and grateful for all the wonders around us!

Ciao! :)

The Art of Acceptance

Something Good 1 Comment »

I sat on one of the pews in the church yesterday. I have not heard the mass on that schedule for a long time. I came in about 5 minutes earlier. The priest and the church servants are already lining up outside the church, getting ready for the processional. As the commentator finished introducing the priest to lead the mass, the choir started singing the entrance hymn.

He really plays the piano so well. As I listen to the soothing sound of the choir’s voices and the music that accompany their song, my memory began to go back in time. I have known him since I was 18. I have been part of their family not because of any romantic relationship we had but his brothers and sister and his parents treated me as part of them. I remember spending a new year with them. I have witnessed him cry and got broken hearted. I was his silent absorber. :(

I have cried because of him a long time ago. I had fallen in love many times after him but those are all long gone and forgotten. But, he remained in my heart. The last serious talk that we had was before he got married.

I told him that I’m going to get married too because he’s getting married already. He told me that I have a bright future ahead. He said that I should take care of my family and give my mother a good life. He told me not to get married yet. That talk happened about 5 years ago. :(

The Lord knows everything that is inside my heart. As I kneel down and pray, a reflection came into me. God showed me the three men I have love in my life. Two of them were just an unrequited love only; or what my Ninang Cher called as a “One Way Street” love. God showed me my pianist, my TM and my first love. As I looked each one of them, I told the Lord that in reality I would have picked my first love, because he knows and accepts me as I am. However, we have many differences especially when it comes to faith. Then, I whispered to God that if I would be given a chance, to choose whom I would want to be with for the rest of life, then it would be my pianist.

The Lord answered back; He told me that I have known him for more than a decade. My pianist had the chance on me many years ago. The Lord told me that if he has a feelings for me then, then he should have taken the chance to let me know about it. He is now married with two sons. The Lord made me realized that if he didn’t love me then, he would never will, especially now. :(

As I end my prayers, I felt the hurt, but also felt freedom. I learned to set myself free from that unrequited love; a liberation that I should have done a long time ago. I should have accepted that truth about five years ago.

In our lives, we have a lot of hopes and experiences that we should have let go a long time ago. Instead, we continue to hold on to those things that hinders us to move on. I know that it is not easy to let go of something that you are hoping to happen or to get. But, it could also be the reason why we’re not able to notice the better things given to us instead of it.

Learning to accept the things or people we can never have will make our lives easier and happier. The process may not be that easy though. Cry if you would but always remember and believe that God has prepared the best for us. That He would reveal His gift in His own sweet time.

Just have faith. God loves us!

Ciao! :)

Faith

Affirmations, Something Good No Comments »

I am experiencing financial difficulties now a days. There are so much debts to pay but the money I have is not enough to pay for all the bills. I really don’t know how or whom I can borrow money from, but I am not losing any hope. I keep my faith and spirit high. I believe that help from God will come somewhere.

While I am taking a rest, I go through the pages of Chicken Soup for the Soul. I stumbled on this article. I hope that this will make you feel secured. God loves us!

A Creed For Those Who Have Suffered

I asked God for strength, that I might achieve..
I was made weak, that I might learn humbly to obey..
I asked for health, that I might do great things..
I was given infirmity, that I might do better things..
I asked for riches, that I might be happy..
I was given poverty, that I might be wise..
I asked for power, that I might have the praise of men..
I was given weakness, that I might feel the need of God..
I asked for all things, that I might enjoy life..
I was given life, that I might enjoy all things..
I got nothing I asked for – but everything I had hoped for. Almost despite myself,
my unspoken prayers were answered.
I am, among men, most richly blessed!

Ciao! :)

God, open my Eyes

Something Good No Comments »

I found a book for Antoinette while I am in search for Nancy Drew’s Mystery Stories book number 1. My eyes were caught by the book’s design and title. :) It was only this afternoon when I was able to browse the pages of the book. I am glad that I got this one for her. :)

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

The book is called Precious Moments of Inspiration: Verses by Helen Steiner Rice and Illustratios by Samuel J. Butcher. It’s full of very encouraging lines that would really uplift our spirits especially during the lowest point of our lives. Let me give you a sample.. Hope this will enlighten your weary heart.. :)

God open my eyes so I may see and feel Your presence close to me. Give me strenght for my stumbling feet as I battle the crowd on life’s busy street, and widen the vision of my unseeing eyes so in passing faces I’ll recognize not just stranger, unloved and unknown,  but a friend with a heart that is much like my own. Give me perception to make me aware that scattered profusely on life’s thoroughfare are the best gifts of God that we daily pass by as we look at the world with an unseeing eye.

Ciao! :)

On Marriage!

relationship, Something Good No Comments »

This is cute and inspiring! Read on.. :)

Marriage

There was once a man and woman who had been married for more than 60 years. They had shared everything. They had talked about everything. They kept no secrets from each other except that the old woman had a shoebox in the top of her closet that she cautioned
her husband never to open or ask her about.

For all of these years, he had never thought about the box, but one day the little old woman got very sick and the doctor said she would not recover. In trying to sort out their affairs, the
little old man took down the shoebox and took it to his wife’s bedside.

She agreed that it was time that he should know what was in the box. When he opened it, he found two crocheted doilies and a stack of money totaling $25,000. He asked her about the contents. “When we were to be married, she said, “my grandmother told me the secret of a happy marriage was to never argue. She told me that if I ever got angry with you, I should just keep quiet and crochet a doily.”

The little old man was so moved, he had to fight back tears. Only two precious doilies were in the box. She had only been angry with him two times in all those years of living and loving. He
almost burst with happiness. “Honey,” he said “that explains the doilies, but what about
all of this money? Where did it come from?” “Oh,” she said, “that’s the money I made from selling the doilies. 

 

Nice… What do I do when I get mad with honey? Well, I just sing and read books! :)

Ciao! :)  

Gold Wrapping Paper

Something Good No Comments »

I received this from a friend who had a choice to make. It said that I had a choice to make too. The choice are to send to other friends or not. I know that this will be able to reach a lot of people if I post it here, so I did.

The story goes that some time ago a mother punished her five year old daughter for wasting a roll of expensive gold wrapping paper. Money was tight and she became even more upset when the child used the gold paper to decorate a box to put under the Christmas tree. Nevertheless, the little girl brought the gift box to her mother the next morning and then said, “This is for you, Momma.” The mother was embarrassed by her earlier over reaction, but her anger flared again when she opened the box and found it was empty. She spoke to her daughter in a harsh manner.

“Don’t you know, young lady, when you give someone a present there’s supposed to be something inside the package?” She had tears in her eyes and said, “Oh, Momma, it’s not empty! I blew kisses into it until it was full.”

The mother was crushed. She fell on her knees and put her arms around her little girl, and she begged her forgiveness for her thoughtless anger. An accident took the life of the child only a short time later, and it is
told that the mother kept that gold box by her bed for all the years of her life.

Whenever she was discouraged or faced difficult problems she would open the box and take out an imaginary kiss and remember the love of the child who had put it there.

In a very real sense, each of us, as human beings, have been given a Golden box filled with unconditional love and kisses from our children, family, friends and GOD. There is no more precious possession anyone could hold.

 

I really had goosebumps while reading this email. This is very timely to me.  I hope this one did a something good for you. You are free to share this through email or post it on your site.

God loves us very much! I am holding on it for all the days of my life. :)

Ciao! :)

A Happy Ending

All About Faith, Something Good 1 Comment »

It has been a week since Chichi died. My sister is still grieving though. I must admit that I also miss our “tough guy”.

Talking about “ending”, I wasn’t able to share my thoughts about the recently concluded teleserye of Channel 2, “May Bukas Pa”. The said teleserye was based on a Spanish story, Marcelino Pan Y Vino. A day before the said teleserye aired its last episode, I research the story of Marcelino; what’s it about and how it ended. In the story, Marcelino was carried by Jesus on His arms, where He asked him to sleep. It was a scene where Marcelino left the world and joined Jesus in His paradise. Since, May Bukas Pa was patterned with it, I know that Santino will die in the series. I decided not to watch the ending because it will really make me cry. I was telling my sisters that, since ABS-CBN did a lot of changes in May Bukas Pa (far from what Marcelino Pan Y Vino), they should have at least do a little twist on its ending. Well, they actually did! ? Good job!

I was able to watch the scene where Bro (Jesus) took Santino to a place that I want to go to as well. He introduced him to His own mother, Mary and fulfilled Santino’s greatest wish, to see his mother. In spite of all his hardships he was blessed and was given sometime to be with his beloved mother. He was given a chance to be with his father as well.

To top it all, I am glad that Santino didn’t really die at all. He was just in a deep sleep, enjoying the company of Bro and his parents. ?

I know that Santino has been truly love by his foster fathers, the priests, and most especially by his adoptive father, Father Jose. If I am not mistaken, Dominique Ochoa who played Father Jose, gave Zaijan (Santino) an xbox 360 for his birthday. Wow!

May Bukas Pa taught us not to give up and always be faithful. God would have not created tomorrow if He meant today to be perfect. We may face many challenges in our lives, and we just find ourselves crying. It’s okay to cry, what is important is that we never forget to call on to God, who is always loving, forgiving and caring. He will never leave us.

Here are the 2 last scenes of May Bukas Pa..

\

This episode is so sweet…

I had goosebumps when I watch this!

Ciao! :)

Lessons are learned through Pain

Something Good No Comments »

Some Lessons are learned through pain…

Sometimes, our visions clear only after our eyes are washed with tears…

Sometimes we have to be broken so we can be whole again…

If God meant the day to be perfect, He would not have invented tomorrow…

So, don’t worry if today wasn’t perfect because you still have tomorrow…

And, if there is anything in your heart that feels right, go after it no matter what it takes…

God bless you…

Ciao! :)

One More Gift

Something Good No Comments »

My family heard mass last Sunday at 11AM. We decided to hear mass early for we will go to Pasig City Rainforest in the afternoon to play badminton and to tour the kids on its mini zoo. It was Communion time and the choir sang a song that really strike my heart.

I was watching the news the other night,  and was saddened about the terrible earthquake that hit the country Haiti. Up until today, there are still deceased bodies which have not been recovered yet. I’ve seen in the news how the people fight over the food and water. I heard that they are experiencing food and water shortage in there. While the choir continues to sing One More Gift, I told God, that there is nothing I can do but to pray for those people. I am not rich and I will not be able to be there personally. Yet, I believe that my sincere prayers for their healing and recovery will be heard and answered. A prayer not only for that country but for the world.

In times calamities and challenges, we should always look at the positive side. God is always loving and forgiving. He is always caring. I believe that His reason why the world experienced so many troubles and challenges is for all of us to be united. That in spite of all world’s problems, He still would want to peace to prevail.

In situations like this, I always remember the lesson given in the movie Evan Almighty. When you pray before God to be strong, what He gives is the opportunity to  be strong. So, when we pray to God for peace, He gives us the opportunity to have peace and we should always grab that opportunity. :)

If there is one more gift
I ask of you lord
It would be peace here on earth.
As gentle as your children’s laughter
All around,all around.

Your people have grown weary
From living in confusions
When will we realized
That neither heaven is at peace,
When we live not in peace.

If there is one more gift
I ask of you lord
It would be peace here on earth.
As gentle as your children’s laughter
All around,all around.

Grant me serenity,within
For the confusions around
Are mere reflections of
What’s within,what’s within me.

If there is one more gift
I ask of you lord
It would be peace here on earth.
As gentle as your children’s laughter
All around,all around.

Ciao! :)

WP Theme & Icons by N.Design Studio
Entries RSS Comments RSS Log in