Saturday, May 30, 2015

"I Know That You Are Near..."

Come & Think About It...

It's no wonder that this Christian band has garnered three awards which are; Artist Of TheYear, Best Live Show & Group/Duo Of The Year at the 3rd annual K-Love Fan Award last Sunday at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville.

And I've seen them performed--"up close & personal..." about four years ago right here in Central Texas. After that great live performance, I had a greater understanding about worshipping and giving your highest praise to the One that showed us His grace is more than enough to heal all kinds of brokenness. ALL.

Psalm 121 King James Version (KJV)

121 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.
He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.
The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

Monday, May 18, 2015

"More Than You THink I Am..."

One -man powerful performance: all he needed to have was an acoustic guitar, a microphone and his soulful instrument--his voice. But most of all I knew he was singing his best praise to the One who gave him more than his dreams...

I've seen the music video but I truly prefer this-- honest, passionate and compelling.

"Music is one medium of best translation and expression of life."

Sunday, May 10, 2015

"On Defying Some Traditional Mother's Day Celebration..."

So, I opted to go to a restaurant with the family after the first church service. My son came to church with me. That's an intangible gift to my heart having him seated next to me but probably revolting inside for he doesn't subscribe my faith. Agnostic as he calls himself but there's bigger than atheism. That is: God, still is the working miracle, healing God. If we keep praying and continue to love our children by instilling to them the knowledge of the truth of His Word, prodigals or not, they will  always find their way back home--with the Grace of God.

After the service, we went grocery shopping. He has his own basket and I have my own cart. The produce section was looking good.There was a big table full of Afulfo mangoes and their organic bananas were just right for my taste. I probably spend $20-25 for fruits alone. 
Josh is eating healthier theses days, too. He likes to watch his fresh fruits and veggies being grinded and whirled by a high-speed mixing appliance to puree. 
That was a Mother's day filled with smart buying opportunities--especially when it's validated at the end of your receipt that you saved $25 with their discounted items & coupons. I tell you, my source of joy these days is pretty simple: no more fantasies, dreamy whims just love, laugh & write.

And the coolest thing that happened today is that I watched a Netflix movie called "The Prize Winner of Defiance" starring Julianne Moore & Woody Harrelson. A real treat for my day, I may say... Just when I thought it was over, Josh asked me to come walk with him to this new park that he just found out. For him to make that intention to shed off some pounds is for me a defining moment. He never walked a mile and a half in his life. It was really good. With that quality time spent with my son, 
My heart was content. I did 4 miles. Still going strong. For this, thank God for His amazing grace--working behind the scenes.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

"Proud To Be Filipino..."

(Provided by AFP)Photo courtesyYW
Fans watch a live telecast of the welterweight unification bout between Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao and US boxer Floyd Mayweather, at a plaza in Marikina City suburban Manila on May 3, 2015

You know what Passion & Unity encompasses whenever Pacquiao is in the boxing ring. Everything stops; every miniscule of the event is a threshold in our hearts. We are like moving with him every step of the way.

We never see him as a defeated of anything...But instead, a victor of humanity.
Last night"s screams were the sound of magnanimity forPacquiao's heart for the Sport.
He will never have any tinge of regret for his punches are still as powerful as it is in the core of our beings...

You are a true champ brother Manny...God has bigger things in store for you. You made your mark as a hero in our lives. You are truly an inspiration!