God's Favor

Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Meet Kian and Ginger. I got these two adorable bears last night during the Unilab's Christmas party at EDSA Shangri-la. When you order a drink, you get one of these cute bears. The waiter gave me two! Ha! On my way home, I got to drive my friend's white Porsche. How cool was that?! And this morning, I got in the mail the book I requested online from Oral Robert's Ministry for free!
I told my friend last night that everything good that's happening to me these days is because of God's favor. It causes people to extend preferential treatment to us. I believe it didn't "just happen" or it was just a coincidence, it's simply God moving in our midst, God giving us His favor. It really pays when we obey God. And let us not forget that our God is a rewarder. When we obey Him, we can never outrun His blessings. Isn't God amazing?

You're Still The One

Friday, December 15, 2006
Today marks our 4th anniversary. Jec and I met and got together in 1998. It's a relationship that could be best described as "against all odds." It was complicated no matter which side you look at it. We experienced resistance from our families. We parted and then got back together. Finally, on December 15, 2002 we said our I do's.

Today, after four years of being married, we're still happy and together we're looking forward to more of God's blessings.

Happy Anniversary, Babe! Luv yah!

Looks like we made it... Look how far we've come my baby... We mighta took the long way... We knew we'd get there someday... They said, "I bet they'll never make it"... But just look at us holding on... We're still together still going strong... (Shania Twain's "You're Still the One")

Goodbye, Jeff...

Monday, December 11, 2006
I didn't get much sleep last night because of a phone call I got from my hubby's friend, Bob. My skin went cold after hearing what Bob had to say. It just dawned on me how short life really is, that no matter what social standing you have in life, death is no respecter of wealth.

I received a text message from Bob's wife asking for my landline number and she said it's urgent. I wondered what that could be all about. My phone rang. Cherrie's voice didn't sound as bubbly as it used to. Before I could even ask what was wrong, Bob came on the line and said Jeff died. Jeff is a close friend of my husband. I couldn't believe what I just heard and asked if that was some kind of a joke. Of course, it wasn't, he wouldn't pull a sick joke like that on me. Jeff and his four year old daughter were burned when their house went on fire last December 8. His wife, Kit, a flight attendant, wasn't with them when it happened. Jec cried when I told him about it last night. He was astonished just like the rest of us. No one expected or wanted anything like this to happen to anyone, but it did.

I couldn't fathom the grief Kit must be feeling now. I don't even know what to say to her when I see her later. Please pray for Kit.

It's Beginning To Feel A Lot Like Christmas

Sunday, December 3, 2006
How time flies. It's December once again and soon it'll be the start of another year. I wonder how the new year would be like for us. Hmm... I can only hope for the best. Mom and dad are spending white Christmas with my brother's family in Newark. My SIL and nephew, Andre, are spending Christmas with me which I think is a very good idea because if not, I'll be spending Christmas alone. Bad idea? I think so too. Well, my tree is up since October, I always put mine up right after my birthday. You'd say it's early? Well, when I was a kid, my mom would put up the tree as soon as the "ber" month starts and that'll be around September 15. Ha! Now that's early!

Anyway, I'm so looking forward to December 26 because my hubby's coming home! Yipee! Although we won't be able to celebrate our 4th anniversary and spend Noche Buena together this year, we will during the Media Noche and all the special occasions in the years to come. Yup, my hubby's coming home to stay.

At the service last night, I got so encouraged with the message our pastor shared that what God has promised, it will come to pass. So for all those who feel hopeless, don't be. We serve a faithful and mighty God who can do even the impossible. Our job is to BELIEVE. Have you ever heard the saying that God helps those who help themselves? Well, uh, yeah, but I think it's more correct to say that God helps those who are helpless. I hope you too will be encouraged today as we remember who God really is.

Happy weekend!

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