"The sky exhaled more hues than I imagined possible and I found myself
caught up in the "wonder." I still savor the encounter and live hopeful
anticipation of another.
On many nights, you'll still find me scouting the sky in hope of catching
another glimpse of the "wonder."
Have you missed your cues in your life because they presented themselves
to be at times random, insignificant & metaphorically?
Thus, we keep losing heart...
Come to think of it; we fall in love, fall out of love or perhaps
the other person falls out of love with you. Powerful crucial moments
yet we settle for the uncertainty. November should be a good month
to reconsider better perspective on things that matter most.
Clarity is here. You are.
You Take care Always
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Have A Blessed, Joyful Friday
"It's usually through our hard times, the unexpected and not-according-to-plan times, that we experience God in more intimate ways. We discover an unquenchable longing to know Him more. It's passion that isn't concerned that life fall within certain predictable lines, but a passion that pursues God and knows He is relentless in His pursuit of each one of us."
"A living, loving God can and does make His presence felt, can and does speak to us in the silence of our hearts, can and does warm and caress us till we no longer doubt that He is near, that he is here."
"Before me, even as behind,
God is, and all is well."
You Take Care Always
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Saturday, October 12, 2013
I've been an avid subscriber of Traditional Home magazine for more than a dozen of years. This is the reason why I do. Their showcasing of their subjects are well-thought of; meticulously picked to my knowledge. These Photos for" Decorating Cozy Fall Palettes" (October, 2013) serve intentional, radiant & gorgeous captures of what would be called traditional strokes of aesthetic beauty. They strike a chord of connection to your heart.
I may not have the same master pieces as of these photographs but that doesn't stop me or overlook my sensual appreciation for finer things. Instead, I look at the deeper elements of what can inspire my creativity of what I already have at home.
I guess, I'm very visual, kinesthetic, & auditory. What heightens your senses is what you gravitate. Sometimes that kind of sensation varies but you know when you hit your mark as a visionary of absolute Art. . Because that resonates in you, wholeheartedly.
Still taming the unrequited beauty...What is that to you? What does it take to rest your soul as a captive of "the forever things?"
You Take Care Always
Thursday, October 10, 2013
"Life is constantly surprising us, often unpleasantly. How we react to this atmosphere of uncertainty determines to a large extent how happy we are."
Last night I & my sisters & my mom fellowshipped & congregated with other women at our church. Our guest speaker is a cancer survivor. I think that this devastating, ill-fated disease has afflicted the human race especially women in staggering number or statistics.
In her testimony, she said that life was reeling, whirled with exciting and very promising events in her own family. Children are doing well at school, she's selling bigger- scale homes exponentially, and life was just a cycle and series of tangible hopes and celebrations.
But we all know that, "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven." Ecclesiastes 3:1 KJV
She went on to say that "women are incredibly good planners, good executors of running errands that amidst the process and exhilaration as a result of mustering our inherent gifts as givers, we forget that we, too, need to take good care of ourselves. And in challenging times like this when you find out that you have cancer, your relationship with God and your family and friends are going to be pivotal and the only thing to keep you victorious over your physical battle."
Fear of dying never dominated her. She knows the power of God's Word and His promises and she claimed it and affirmed it. She has that cheerful look that brings joy to her heart, and good news that gives health to the bones. Proverbs 15:30 NIV
I think the operative message here is that: Cancer doesn't have to shatter and shake your faith in Gods plan for your life. Know in your heart that your body is His temple. Guard it well for all the issues of life springs forth there...
Take care Always
Sunday, October 6, 2013
"Home" is more than a dwelling place. Your sweat & blood are invested in building a home for yourself and raising a family. Creating good memories must be its primal ingredient. They could be sporadic, spontaneous, well-thought of or planned; or they come unexpectedly at your disposal.
To everything has a home. It is where it connects your heart; where it belongs. Home is where you experience the multi-faceted joys and angst of life. It's where you decide whether to grow backwards or forward. It's where you find meaning and differences, the pivotal moments, the isolated and the unity of self; it's where you build your altar of commitment not just making empty promises. It's where your miracles happen because of your faith, hope and love within you. It's the best place for gathering--your family, love ones, friends and your thoughts.
But nothing good happens without the grace, mercy and the love of God. We can't build a home without the solid Rock in our lives. And we sometimes vacillate on that truth. Myself included.
I know my Home ... It's where my heart is.
Take care Always
Saturday, October 5, 2013
I would take a hike with my most lightweight versatile sneakers padded with molded arches for support. I would make this trail walks as an adventure with the best stride in my mind. I wouldn't even bring a camera. I would just let my eyes behold the glorious hues before me. May be I'll take with me a handy recording device so when the words flow that emanates within of what I'm witnessing, then, that to me is heralding to the most beautiful gift God has given us--Opportunity to commune with Him.
The outdoors in this season is no doubt offers a plethora of tempting Autumn getaways. Find a lodge that invigorates the sullenness, one that relinquishes the deepening shadows and what would ultimately bring you to come back more alive, geared-up with a new artful interpretation of what surrounds you...
"Today is the day that the Lord hath made. We will rejoice and be glad in it."
You Take Care Always...
When it comes to gadgets, tablets or any network technological device, I prone to be in 'low maintenance' or in low key. Honestly, I don't care if majority of the human race owns an I-Phone 4 or 5. I don't like multi-features/applications infused in one device. And I'm not willing to pay every feature that all it does is a utility icon, meaning it would be unwise to own something not maximized to its full capacity.
Tonight this new PC belongs to me. I would have been happy with a 400.00 dollar e-machine. But as they say, it's always better not to wish or expect anything. The virtue of waiting patiently can be very rewarding. That pay-off was much more than the scale of my expectations.
My old PC was a refurbished. I was contented with what I can do with it. It lasted me seven productive years. I would have "milked" it for another 6 months but my patience was wearing out especially when I'm networking with other bloggers & twitters and just loses the connection in the middle of a discourse.. It started going waywardly and for a couple of weeks and Christian or not, that "out of order" issue was obstructing my sensibility. I've done everything in my power to fix the problem. Only to find out that the only solution is to replace it with a new one.
Thanks to my first-born son who's so adept to computers and knows what I really need. One thing I love about this PC is the keyboard. The size is perfect and you won't hear any sound when you're typing. It has also a touch screen mode option. My son working as a Samsung Sales Consultant, decided to surprise me tonight with one that will help me more engaged, honing& waking up& crafting my writing edges .Certainly, it would be a good push to learn more about photo editing.
This one is hard to beat...especially when it's a gift given on perfect timing from a good-hearted soul, my son Josh.
Psalm 103:4-5 TLB
He surrounds me with loving kindness and tender mercies. He fills my life with good things.
You Take Care Always
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
You know how much I love the spectacular falling of leaves ; how they turn like purple blazing stars, bold yellow honeycomb heads, and into stunning orange, red, amber delights--
a true sight to behold. It doesn't matter whether you're in Texas, New Jersey, California, Germany or United Kingdom, Fall foliage with its most picturesque colors will remind your heart that God's hands are full of majesty, ones that stretches unbelievable kindness and love that astounds the poetic side of me.
Fall is never a deceptive time. As cool/crisp air makes its way, the magic and beauty of writing also invigorates my literary senses. Sometimes, I feel so overwhelmed, gripped and quelled by my mind that wouldn't let me rest. And that's where music comes in as a very powerful "hook" in my life. It always offer a unique sense of freedom and ease.
But anyway, obscurity is never an element of this season; neither a period of dormancy. It can't be. Won't let other infusion disguise me. I'll stay very close, warm and thankful.
Life can be a festival in October. Take Heart as always...Join me in that Faith , Hope & Love.