a blessing or a lesson?

8612858076_47564f0217_zThere’s a quote that says, “We meet people for a reason. Either they’re a blessing or a lesson.” But it can also be both: That person’s a BLESSING because he/she has been a channel of God’s blessings, either tangible or not; that he/she becomes a blessing to you because of the love and care you receive from that person. Then, a LESSON also, for knowing someone who differs from you can make or break you; knowing and being with him/her can be God’s instrument of discipline and refinement.
We need each other. We aren’t perfect people. We are all broken people, but as one Casting Crowns’ song says, we can be broken together, that we may be whole by knowing more of God’s love through our relationships with other people.

You could be both a blessing and a lesson to somebody.

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all reasons fade away…

3905086_f260Father God, thank You for Your love… I thank You, for You love me inspite of my weaknesses, limitations, frailty, difficult behavior, even sometimes in the shallowness of my mind… You love me enough to rebuke me and discipline me, and always remind me that what had revealed in me about You and Your words are true and faithful, because You are True and Faithful. You never change, You are infinitely good and kind, faithful and merciful, gracious and loving. You even hear my faintest cry, every drop of sigh, every fall of tear. You really love me, and there’s no need to prove how much You love me. There are so many ways and reasons to explain and show why and how You love me; still all reasons fade away, because the reason You love me is too deep to measure and behold. Glory, glory, glory to the only King and Lord of my life! Jesus I love You! Father God I love You! Holy Spirit I love You! Your love is a fire that never dies out, a vehement fire that’ll never be put out.

Father, teach me how to really worship You, in spirit and in truth; how to worship You the way You want. Not the way I want, but the way You want.

the Love of God

Last month I decided to social media fast.. I deprived myself from opening my Facebook and Twitter for seven days, and dwell in the wisdom and revelation of the Lord. Though seven days didn’t actually mean seven topics, but God is good and gracious that He let me realized five topics during those days.

REALIZATION 01: Love of God (and Love for Him)heart-gsz

Actually I didn’t write something about this, because during that day I expressed personally my love to God, to my Father, to my Abba (I didn’t write them down, because I’m really talking with Him as if He was in front of me at that time). He led me into various passages about His love, but first in the power of His grace and forgiveness over my faults and sins. Continue reading

memoirs of my (pre)summer..

Okaaaay. So I’m super late in this kind of post.. There’s a LOT that had happened the past weeks (or month?). It’s June now– start of classes for students, rainy season (or is that storm and flood??). But my summer this year is memorable. Thank You Lord! :D

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there were baby crabs surfacing from those holes.. cute!

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Baluarte (Vigan part 2)

March 9, 2013 — Baluarte, Ilocos Sur

Entrance is free. Hmm, well, we didn’t have much pictures, especially in interesting places here (like the Butterfly Farm [closed at that time], Live Pet Show..). I think it’s better to go here during peak season (April – May). There’s not much tourists around when we went there (eh kasi hapon na rin nun nung pumunta kami haha).

Official website of Baluarte: http://chavitsingson.net/baluarte/

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renewal

Our names will define who we are, or who and what we will become. So it’s important that we know the meaning of our names.

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For instance, my real name’s meaning is ‘pleasing‘ (got from this site). It’s a color too, which is a mixture of black and white. When used in a phrase or sentence, e.g., gray areas, it denotes a term of having uncertainties. Well, I don’t want to have uncertainties in my life. I want full assurance, especially of my destiny.

I have blogged about new names before; that my mentor gave me a new one: Rahmony. Not really a tricky or creative name: just interchange the first letters, and voila! It means harmony. Ahaha~ My mentor wanted me to be in harmony, in unity with others, especially with those in the church. Actually I sort of dislike that name, because it sounds a lot more like Ramon. Waah. But then, he (my mentor) calls me by that name sometimes. Haha. Continue reading