Sunday, September 28, 2014
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Two weeks of not posting or blogging had left a gaping hole in my heart. Once again, I was experiencing writer's block--felt isolated with writing words that felt scrambled, disconnected and
void. How can I claim that writing is my passion when I had gone awry with words? I tell you, feeling inadequate and prolonged procrastination with writing is a very sad place to be. But then again-- this plight of withdrawal from what I love to do with words is not permanent. This, too shall pass.
2 Corinthians 4: 17-18 “For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever. So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.”
So here I am thanking you for reading my blog even though they sometimes carry condescending
cordiality. I do appreciate the new visits of clicks...here. I hope to ameliorate things as my favorite season is due in less than 48 hours.
Happy Saturday & God Bless You All
Today I count my blessing for having my baby sister celebrated her birthday with us. After all, it's cultivating & nurturing the great love for family that we should strive to pursue at all cost. And putting our faith first in what Jesus finished at Calvary Cross is what makes a family worth living for...
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Your Words (written or verbal) Are An Integral Part of Who You Are...
Whether you like it or not the words you've uttered or written are adequately perpetuated by your personal emotions- what your stance on a particular subject. Why do you think many journalists or network anchors are getting booted unabashedly and left daunted-- much to their surprise?
Well for me, inklings are not invisible. You know, in your gut --change is coming. What would you do?
For one, you could make an impact through the dominance of honest, remarkable use of communication. Still be grateful and don't forget the power of negotiation. If you know your worth in the magnanimity of connecting with your words even if they'll denounce your gift, rest assured, you'll get picked up to a higher ground. Simplify your dream by believing there's a better and greater revelation to your God's given prowess--let that spirit of faith dwells in you.
I still vividly remember when my youngest son was in 3rd grade and all the way to 9th grade. Even with my teaching experience in all school settings with different age groups and cultural/educational/economic backgrounds and all the exclusive readings and research and continuing education in Graduate School, these avenues did not prepare me how to alleviate the souring grades and the root of my son's learning disconnection. I went to every parent conference and every teacher I had talked to and had written emails for collaboration's sake didn't work as much as I wanted it propelled.
Only then when I cried out to God to show me where I was failing considerably. As a single parent, I wanted to overperform may be because I wanted to compensate the role of a father, too. There was so much misplaced guilt in me; self-condemnation in layers arose as a result of my divorce which I know now it was bound to happen for so many legitimate reasons. (Unequally- yoked in faith should had not been resulted in marriage). In a way, I thought God has punished me for disobedience because I knew that for a fact what the Bible says about unequally yoked.
I learned that lesson, the toughest way-- for my own well being.
2 Corinthians 6:14 KJV says: Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers; for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
So God showed me how to learn to listen spiritually, more mindful of what's really causing my son failing almost all his core subjects. Somehow, his inherent love for music esp. learning to play percussion instruments had leavened the learning difficulty. In short, God has the final authority of all my plans. That's more than simplifying life. It's more of gaining clarity-- that is to keep your faith in Christ'Jesus and not to idolatry and obsession on what's going to evaporate, diminish, and pass you by in your heart & in your mind.
Every day reminds me that it is an opportunity to bring myself to walk closer to my Savior's will for my life. My prayer life is no longer an adjunct to my flesh desires but to what it is to be a believer of 1Corinthians 13:6-7 KJV
Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things...
Your prayer life does reflect a lot of you; what your sentiments and petitions towards God. You can be courageous to simplify them today--Be intrepid, fearless and be convicted to His desires for your life.
May be wondering what does my son do now. He is now serving in the Air Force, stewarding his musical talent while serving his duty with God's favor. I may adhere you to be careful with what you're going to do with spoken and written words. Always consult what does God say about that?
So far, I don't really have initial regrets for what I had spoken or had written to someone or others. My choice of words will always validate what's in my soul. Take that from me.
All is well...
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
God's Holy Scriptures are life's saver; they bring forth beautiful authenticated images of His promises and His glorious plan for our Eternal Salvation. There is no match for God's working- inspired, spirit filled-anointing power of His Gospel. Therefore, His Word is irrefutable. Men who still argue about Christ's saving grace are drawing themselves further from the truth. Spiritual chasms are manifested in the way we perceive and act on religious doctrines which is by the way is for me the most notorious fruit of unbelief.
We see spiritual battles as a result of flawed/fallible indoctrination at home, in the war zones thickened by anti-Christian beliefs and worst, what is being preached at the altar. What you and I can do is pray for unadulterated, divine wisdom that only the Holy Spirit can provide such clarity & grace.Our dependence should be always in His finished work at Calvary Cross. Once we fully understand the extent of the perfect sacrifice, murmurings and every other misguided conception about Life with Him ceases. Let Him reign in your heart today.
Monday, September 1, 2014
This is my very good friend Steffi. The only one who could crack up jokes, I mean stupendous, original jokes that get s me really laughing out loud. No dire moments or experiences with her--only a good laugh and pure humor from the heart (jokes that make you feel so young, hopeful and dreamy)
So, this is us Today @ Barnes & Noble. Our Labor Day Holiday is marked with non-stop sharing updates on both of our families, special events at church, exercise, work and of course the conversation that many women dread for the outcome--making the best of the aging process... I thank God for Steffi.
When I seem to contradict my memory about anything, my mind just goes on the offense and I just let God know that it's okay when remembering becomes my antithesis. And I just tell the Lord to be always my guide, my anchor, when I get tongue-tied and experience writer's block. I don't know about you but I know that our God is an awesome God. He hears us; He sees every tear that falls. And He wants us to trust Him fully.
It is comforting to have a very good friend that reflects your core values and can relate to you in hierarchy of personal things without initial judgment. I believe what keeps our friendship going stronger is our reverence to God's strongholds in our lives. Without our faith in Jesus' finished work at Calvary Cross, we would be lost, caving in to the popular trends. Thank You Jesus.
Well, Hello September. I am off to a good start. The first day of September is just the beginning of creating many more good memories. We should not build relationships on contingencies. Instead, take a risk. If the risks didn't pay off, at least you took the chance and that's a reward in all counts.