Spell J-O-Y! :)

•April 20, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Paalala: Mahaba-haba po ang post na ito…

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I am so happy today! Praise GOD for that!

Tamang kwento lang ako ngayon…

Around 8AM nagising na ako kc plano kong maglaba nang maaga para sa hapon ay makapunta kami ng simbahan. Pagkatapos naming mag-agahan ng mahal kong nanay eh naisip ko ng maglabada. Ang dami na pala naming labahan… Parang ayaw ko na… I was tempted to be lazy. But again, naisip kong ala nga namang si nanay pa ang gumawa nun dba? Wala akong kapatid… wala akong tatay… at lalong wala kaming katulong…Restday ko naman so might as well do it.

Habang naglalaba, I realized how hard it was for nanay that time… ung labahan ko kanina ay wala un sa labahan na nilabhan nya dati para lang mapagtapos ako ng pag-aaral. Oh yes! Nanay was labandera, plantsadora, serbidora at kasambahay all-in-one… di lang isa ang amo nya… marami syang pinaglalabahan para maigapang ako sa pag-aaral… at lalo akong naging proud sa nanay ko… lalo kong na-appreciate ung ginawa nya for me… kaya pagkatapos kong maglaba at pasalamatan si GOD na natapos ko rin ang tambak kong labahan eh I said my thank you kay nanay… at syempre, nagtaka sya kung bakit ako nag-thank you… sinabi ko naman kung bakit… at sya’y napangiti. J

Internet nang konti… pahinga  nang konti kc dapat nasa simbahan na kami before 5:30PM. May list na ako ng mga transgressions ko na ico-confess ko at peaceful naman akong masasabi ko ung mga un… LORD, please give me courage…

Nang dumilim, umambon at sabayan pa ng di magandang pakiramdam ni nanay… Minsan naisip ko… bakit kaya kapag may pu2ntahan kaming mahalaga o dili kaya’y may gagawing mahalaga ay may konting gusot? I prayed to give us good weather… kahit medyo humina lang ang ulan, ok na un…  nagpahinga na lang kami… at nakatulog narin… around 5PM na, ang bigat na ng katawan kong bumangon… I was so tempted to rest and sleep… I was so tempted not to go out… I was so tempted to shut my eyes and lay to bed… then, I saw that the sky was clear… no rains… no reasons not to go…I just need to pull myself together… pupungas-pungas, bumangon at naghanda.

Thanks and praise GOD at nakarating din sa Sto. Domingo Church. Medyo mahaba ang pila sa confessions. Sabi ni nanay di pa raw sya handa sa confession at may hesitation pa tlga sya. Iba kc ang nasa isip nya about dun. Pina-attend ko nlng sya ng mass while I’m into confession.

Nung malayo-layo pa ako, I was calm and peaceful… Nung malapit na, I felt butterflies in my stomach and it seems that my knees were shaking… I felt that my heart beats faster… but I need to pull myself together… and2 na ako and I need and love to do this.

My turn… I poured out my sins… and how comforting what the priest said…

JESUS died on the cross for you. He wants you to be happy. You need to find joy in what you do. Be happy in life!

So, the keywords: HAPPINESS and JOY

That time, I realized how Jesus loves me so much… dba kapag mahal mo ang isang tao, you like to give her/him the happiness he/she deserves… same way with Jesus… my happiness is what He wants…

When I got back to mass, it was communion… tamang-tama, I’d love to be part of it… I prayed that nanay will receive the sacrament of reconciliation soon.

Then we headed home. After dinner, we had our family rosary. It’s always nice and warm to say rosary with your loved ones. Then, I had my prayer time. I was so happy and I am still happy.

Paumanhin po sa haba… Gusto ko lang tlga i-kwento kung ano ang nangyari ngayong araw na ito sa akin.

At the end of the day, whatever brokenness we have… whatever heartaches we feel… present it to the foot of the cross, GOD will turn it into something magnificent and worthy of your happiness.

Find joy in everything you do.

My song for today is: (LSS ako d2… as in…)

Desert Song

Hillsong

This is my prayer in the desert
When all that’s within me feels dry
This is my prayer in my hunger and need
My God is the God who provides

…VERSE 2:
This is my prayer in the fire
In weakness or trial or pain
There is a faith proved
Of more worth than gold
So refine me Lord through the flame

CHORUS:
I will bring praise
I will bring praise
No weapon formed against me shall remain
I will rejoice
I will declare
God is my victory and He is here

VERSE 3:
This is my prayer in the battle
When triumph is still on it’s way
I am a conqueror and co-heir with Christ
So firm on His promise I’ll stand

CHORUS:
I will bring praise
I will bring praise
No weapon formed against me shall remain
I will rejoice
I will declare
God is my victory and He is here

BRIDGE:
All of my life
In every season
You are still God
I have a reason to sing
I have a reason to worship (x4)

CHORUS:
I will bring praise
I will bring praise
No weapon formed against me shall remain
I will rejoice
I will declare
God is my victory and He is here (x2)

VERSE 4:
This is my prayer in the harvest
When favor and providence flow
I know I’m filled to be emptied again
The seed I’ve received I will sow

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Salamat sa pagbasa kahit mahaba… I pray that GOD will empower you more and may He give you the joy and happiness you deserve. Have a meaningful LENTEN 2011! GOD BLESS!

To GOD be the glory till eternity! 🙂

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pictures are from google images

LENTEN: BUKAS-PUSO… :)

•April 20, 2011 • Leave a Comment

April 19, 2011

(Jesus is the light on darkest hour and the very reason for my breathing)

I’ve been struggling with my prayer time…

Sometimes, I feel I’m slipping away from GOD’s presence…

Sometimes, I feel that I’m just a dry leaf flowing on a river… no life… no direction…

But one thing’s for sure… I need to be spiritually nourished… I don’t want to end my month this way. I need to bounce back and I believe that GOD will be happy with that.

I want to be spiritually alive and recharged!

It’s a good thing that I attended our household meeting. GOD heard my prayer! HE always wanted me to be spiritually nourished.. I’m thinking, though I am slim/thin, I’d like to be spiritually healthy.

Though, we are few in numbers, we made use of our time talking about how GOD works in our lives and how this Lenten season is a time of the year to reflect on how Jesus suffered and won the race for us. It’s always a refreshing feeling to experience and recall GOD’s mercy and love from everyone.

Oh yes! It’s Lenten Season again! What does it mean to us?

Is it just a season to ask forgiveness and reflect Jesus’ suffering?

What DOES IT really MEAN?

Do we celebrate it because it is part of our tradition and culture?

Let me share the excerpt of Lenten Reflection of Fr Tom Gaughan, CSC (our reference note)

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Lent is a season of reflection, re-evaluation, repentance and reconciliation.

Lent is a time of profound grace and we are invited to let that GRACE SINK IN, TAKE ROOT and CHANGE US. Though our observance of these days by listening to the Scripture from the Lenten liturgies and by participating in the traditional practices of the Church, we are invited, in this holy season, to be STRIPPED DOWN and CLEANSED from all the obstacles that keep us from seeing our true selves clearly; STRIPPED DOWN so that we may come to UNDERSTAND more powerfully the LOVE OF GOD who embraces all of who we are.

There are many ways to enter into the spirit of the season and to “observe” these days. It is not important what we do as it is important that we do something to make these days different from all the rest. One great way to enter into this season is by following the traditional practices of the Church which are: PRAYER, FASTING and ALMS-GIVING. What is great about these practices is that they give us a way to enter into this season  of healing with body and soul; physically and spiritually.

ALMS-GIVING, which is more than just giving away money but also giving of our time through serving the needs of those around us, is a practice which encourages us to let go of things (money, possessions, our valuable time) which may have taken on too high a priority in our lives. Alms-giving encourages us to strip away those “things” which can cause us to be separated from one another. It also challenges us to take a serious look at distinguishing between what we need and what we want.

In the same spirit of examining our needs and wants, FASTING, which is a practice of rearranging our eating habits either by cutting down on consumption or by abstaining all together, help us to be reminded of our need for GOD to fill us. FASTING allows us to FEEL PHYSICALLY THE ONGOING SPIRITUAL NEEDS of the soul and can help us to feel the truth that only GOD can truly satisfy our deepest longings. ALMS-GIVING and FASTING help us to do, to feel, to tangibly experience the season of Lent.

PRAYER is the other traditional practice in the Church, and through prayer we are able to experience Lent on a spiritual level. PRAYER SLOWS US down, allows us to be focused, and enables us to be stripped away from our obsession with this world and moves us to a higher consciousness. PRAYER allows us to “see” our life and our works with the eyes of faith that opens the heart to seeing GOD in the midst of it all.

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Personally speaking, LENTEN is one of the important seasons of the year when we get to reflect on the suffering and victory of our LORD JESUS. His values as He follow HIS Father’s will; His LOVE for mankind.

LENTEN is a time of the year when we get to be in communion with HIM again… to fully acknowledge our sins and do penance about it… to reconcile… It is not JUST LENTEN… It is not just a tradition… and most of all; it is not just an act… it’s more than that… it’s an expression of LOVE… as what my friend said “It is a sacred time…”

Romans 6:23 For the wage of sin is death….

Nowadays, as time goes by, it’s so sad that Lenten equates to “going-to-the-beach”. When people take time to plan their getaway and can’t wait to put on their bikinis. I’m not against anything like that as they have their own “free will”. However, I do hope and pray that during those times, people contemplate and reflect on how important Lenten season is.

May we have a meaningful Lenten Season 2011!

To GOD be the glory till eternity!

*gusto ko sanang maglagay ng background sound ng “Desert Song” ng Hillsong pero may bayad pala un.. Hehehe!

paki-check nlang po d2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WYK6TxWX7s&NR=1

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ang mga larawan ay gawa ko (nasa itaas) at ung nasa ibaba ay galing sa google images

Isang Tuyong Dahon Sa Agos Ng IloG

•April 1, 2011 • Leave a Comment

 

Lately, nahilig ako sa chat… may isa kc akong ka-chat na sobrang natutuwa akong kausap… kapag nakakapagpalitan kami ng ideas sobrang ang saya lang tlga… kaya kapag magpapaalam na sya, nalulungkot ako… kapag abala sya, nalulungkot ako…

Lately, narealize ko na nagsasa-suffer na pala ang prayer time ko dahil dun…

I was tempted not to talk to GOD everyday because I was focused more on chatting other people (most of the time)…because I was overwhelmed with the happiness and personal desires…

 

Bago matulog, naramdaman ko na di kaya nalulungkot din si Papa GOD kapag di ko Sya nakakausap tulad n lang ng pagkalungkot ko kapag di ko nakakausap ang chatmate ko? Kapag kaya nagmamadali akong magdasal kc male-late na ako sa work eh nabibigyan ko ba Sya ng glory? Malakas na “HINDI” ang sinigaw ng puso ko…

Lately… lately… I was consumed by my personal desires… desires that are so selfish… I felt that I am slipping away like a dried leaf flowing in a river. i want to be fresh again…

 

 

No time to talk to GOD. No time to be with the ONE who really cares and loves me… No quality time with the ONE who listens when I cry my heart out…

 

Parang unti-unti nang nawawala ang prayer time ko sa sistema ko… dati lagi-lagi…ngayon simula ng mga bagay na akong ginawa, nawawala…

And my life feels I’m missing something and SOMEONE very important.


I miss You, Father.

I am sorry for being so stubborn and busy.

I know that YOUR presence is precious and should not be taken for granted, I am sorry. I am aware how sad I am and how incomplete my day is when I don’t talk to YOU, it’s just I am engulfed with my earthly desires.

I am sorry Father.

Help me renew my heart to YOU again. Have mercy on me. Please help me focus on You more and grant me Your grace as I cannot do it alone.

In Jesus’ name. AMEN.

Whenever my heart feels down, my soul sings in praises to YOU LORD JESUS.
Whenever insecurities hit me down… this song brings back strength…

At the Cross
Hillsong

Oh Lord You’ve searched me
You know my way
Even when I fail You
I know You love me

Your holy presence
Surrounding me
In every season
I know You love me
I know You love me

At the cross I bow my knee
Where Your blood was she’d for me
There’s no greater love than this
You have overcome the grave
Your glory fills the highest place
What can separate me now

You go before me
You shield my way
Your hand upholds me
I know You love me

You tore the veil
You made a way
When You said that it is done

And when the earth fades
Falls from my eyes
And You stand before me
I know You love me
I know You love me

To GOD be the glory till eternity!

 

 

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ang mga larawan ay galing sa images ng http://www.google.com

Luv @ 1st Sight: I Don’t Believe It

•March 23, 2011 • Leave a Comment

 

A re-post.

 

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Two days before Heart’s Day… Thoughts keep on pouring and letting out…

 

 

 

Do you believe in “love at first sight”?

 

I DON’T.

I might see couple of raising eyebrows here and there and disagreeing faces everywhere with this statement but it’s one of those things I don’t believe in.

 

 

Don’t get me wrong. I really believe in love… but not at first sight.

It doesn’t make sense to me on how one can love a person by just seeing her the first time around. I find it silly and illogical. Human as we are, we often ask questions for things –to enlighten us, to explain to us… anything that could shed confusions and uncertainty.

 

How can you possibly “love” a person at first sight? No second sight? No third sight… Maybe I’m taking it too literal, am I not?

 

For me, love at its deepest sense is all about understanding one’s weaknesses and encouraging one’s strengths.  Love, at its deepest sense, cannot be described my physical senses because it goes beyond what is not visible to the eyes.

 

 

 

Just a thought… Is the statement “love-at-first-sight” holds true to everyone? If so, how can you explain happily married couple, who for some reason are physically blind?

 

 

Again, I don’t believe in “love-at-first-sight”.

 

 

“admiration-at-first-sight”… “crush-at-first-sight”…. possible… but never “love”.

 

Love is eternal. It’s beyond time… it’s beyond sight… it’s beyond our senses… Love is the greatest thing we have on earth. Love is a commitment that needs to be taken seriously with for everyone of us.

 

We do have different stands on this… This is mine…

 

Take care of your heart. Happy Heart’s Day!

 

To GOD be the glory till eternity!

I, A, E, O, U: Patinig Ng Aking Pag-ibig

•March 22, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Kapag nagyayaya si Isipan kay Puso at Kamay na mag-jamming sila, ito ang kanilang nagagawa…

I

I wonder

…how to be loved by you

…how to be caressed by your gentle hands

…how you say those “kilig” words

And how those words reach my heart.

I smile

…when you talk to me in the eyes

…when you do me little favors

….when you go singing even if it’s not your forte

And how those notes reach my ear.

I love

…who you are and not for what you have

…who you loved and be patient for those who are not

….WHO made you to be the best person in the world

And how that person loved me back.

Emo mode at 12AM Jan 22, 2011 while listening to Tambayan 101.9 WRR
Thanks for the times I’m having an emotional mode. Lumalabas kasi sa kamay kung ano ang nasa isipan. 🙂

To GOD be the glory till eternity!

Ahhhh: Marumi Ba Dila Ko? :)

•March 22, 2011 • Leave a Comment

 

This is a re-post from my blog site, http://www.lagalagak0.multiply.com

This entry was dated Feb 01, 2011.

Patingin nga ng dila mo…aahhhh!! cge pa… labas mo pa nang konti… di ko makita..

Malinis ba?

 

Pano mo nga ba nililinis ito?

Kahapon, di naging maganda ang umpisa ng araw ko. Nagkaroon kami ng misunderstanding ng aking ina tungkol sa pamamahala ng bahay at mga bagay-bagay… Para sa akin, ako lang naman ay nagpapaliwanag at sinasabi ko lang ang sa palagay ko ay dapat naming gawin nguni’t iba pala ang pagkakaintindi niya.

Oo, naramdaman kong masama ako ng oras na un sa kadahilanang nasabi kong… “Work nlng… Work nlng ako nang work…”

“Kung ayaw mo, wag ka ng magtrabaho… isosoli ko na ung mga binigay mo…” sabi naman ng nanay kong nagtampo…

Ouch! It hurt so bad… Masakit!

Gusto ko sanang sabihing… “Di mo ako naiintindihan eh..” Pero pinili ko na lang manahimik… Yoko ng patagalin pa… Ayoko ng may marinig pa… Ayoko ng…. sumpungin si nanay ng sakit nya… at lalong… AYOKO NA AKO ANG MAGING DAHILAN NG SAMA NG LOOB NYA…

I wanted to be a better daughter…. I always wanted to see her happy…. pero bakit may mga times na kapag nangangatwiran ako na sa palagay ko nama’y tama eh di nya maintindihan? She sided with her brother… Gusto ko lang naman sabihin sa kanya na di sa lahat ng oras ay lagi naming pagbibigyan ang kamag-anak… may sarili rin kaming pangangailangan… at ako at ako lang ang nagtratrabaho… Oh well, what has been said has been said yesterday…

I cried and pitied myself.

Pero sino ba naman ako? Isa akong anak na mahal ang magulang… I asked sorry…  Nilambing ko uli si nanay… Di ko gusto syang saktan… Ayokong may iniisip syang masama at ayokong may dinaramdam sya… Again, ayokong maging dahilan ng kanyang karamdaman.

Thanks GOD at OK na naman kami…

Later at night, I realized about ‘tongue”.

Naalala ko ung nabasa ko sa Bible about dun on how to tame the tongue…

JAMES 3:3-11

 

3 When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. 4 Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. 5 Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. 6 The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.

 

7 All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind, 8 but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.

 

9 With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. 10 Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be. 11 Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? 12 My brothers and sisters, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water.
Reflections:

Words can make you or break you. We should tame our tongue and filter our actions. As the passage says “the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts.” Kahit na napakaliit na part ng katawan natin, wag nating maliitin ito… tingnan mo na lang ang nagagawa nyang pahamak at papuri.

Tatanungin  uli kita… Nalinis mo na ba ung dila mo lately?

To GOD be the glory till eternity!

 

 

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ang cute na cute na picture ay galing sa google images

Jesus Saves…. :)

•March 15, 2011 • Leave a Comment

 

Matthew 24:3-14

Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?”

4 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you.
5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many.
6
And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all[a]these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
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For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences,[b] and earthquakes in various places.
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All these are the beginning of sorrows.
9 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake.
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And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.
11
Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.
12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.
13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved.
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And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.

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War…(Libya, Bahrain and other Middle East countries)

 

Natural disasters…(earthquake and tsunami)

Nuclear Power Plant…. radiation leak


Parang ayaw ko ng itanong kung ano pang susunod na mangyayari sa mundo natin…

Nakakapangilabot ang mga nangyayari sa  mundo nitong mga nakaraang mga buwan at araw… Pansin nyo ba? Marami na tlagang malalalang suliranin ang mundo…

Noong isang araw ay nagimbal tayo sa nangyari sa Japan dahil sa 8.9 mag na lindol at sinundan ng malaking tsunami (almost 33feet high)…kasunod ng radiation leak ng kanilang nuclear power plant…. banta sa kalusugan sa bawat isa sa atin….

Naalala ko tuloy ung mga sinabi sa Bible… totoo tlga iyon… there will be war among nation… at un ay nangyayari ngayon….

Naisip ko lang na ang mundo ay parang computer at si GOD ang magaling na network admin or technician… ang mundo (computer) ay infected na ng mga masasamang gawa ng tao (viruses/malware) at sa sobrang infection ay di na talaga nagana pa nang maayos… kaya naisip ni GOD (network admin/tech) na ireformat n lamang ito… pero dahil sa irereformat Nya ito, kailangan nyang magback-up ng files na matino… ung gusto Nya tlagang i-save…kaya ni-backup Nya bago sya magreformat….

It makes a lot of sense to me… at dahil sa nasa networking industry ako, mas lalo kong naintindihan ang concept na un…

Ang sabi nga… if you forgot to save ur files, don’t worry… JESUS SAVES.

I personally believe that this time is a great time to be one in prayer… regardless of religion and denomination… let’s continue to pray for the recovery of Japan and our country… and the rest of the world.

LORD Jesus, our protector and shield..there are lots of misunderstanding and war amongst people… natural disaster… I personally ask to bless not only Philippines but also Japan who suffered so much damage and pain due to the 8.9 mag earthquake and tsunami. LORD, please cast us with Your love and mercy. May we find comfort in Your arms, Jesus. These things I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen. 🙂

Let’s keep praying not only for the Philippines, Libya, Japan but for the rest of the world. May peace, love and faith reign in our hearts. GOD BLESS!

To GOD be the glory till eternity!