Thankful Thursday

Thursday, July 31, 2008

I thank God for keeping my mom safe. She had a successful angioplasty and dialysis. She is now home steadily recovering. Thank you, Lord, for looking after my mom. I do ask for supernatural financial provision for my family to pay off those that needs to be settled.

To all my friends who prayed for my mom, thank you. God bless you abundantly.

For more Thankful Thursday, visit Iris over at Sting My Heart. Have a happy weekend ahead y'all. God bless! =D

I'm Back!!!

Monday, July 28, 2008
Our office's anniversary celebration is finally over! I never really thought it's going to be fun but it was. Not my kind of fun really but surprisingly I enjoyed it. We had a three day celebration which started last Wednesday, July 23. We had "Libreng Tawag"- local and international calls for free, sponsored by the major Telco companies in the Philippines. I took advantage of this of course! Well, it's not all fun because I got a call from my sister at around lunch time. She said she rushed my mom to the hospital for an emergency heart surgery. So I have to leave the office and go see my mom.

That's me on the right

Thursday, July 24. We had a Breakfast Forum which I wasn't able to attend because I felt exhausted the night before so I just stayed in my office. In the afternoon we had a book launching - Regulation of the Telecommunications/ICT Sector by the former NTC Deputy Commissioner Kathleen G. Heceta and incumbent NTC Deputy Commissioner Jorge V. Sarmiento. I left the office right after the cocktails. My mom was better than the day before, but she's feeling a bit woozy.

Friday, July 25. We had mass calisthenics. This was so funny! We had two aerobic instructors leading the exercises routines. I could hardly follow the steps. Haha! Okay, I do pilates not aerobics!

That's me wearing khaki shorts

See the lady on my right? She's following me, I didn't even know what I was doing. Haha!

Towards the end of the celebration, we had raffle prizes. I wasn't really happy with the one I got, but that's okay, nobody went home empty handed. 

My mom has been steadily improving except for her blood sugar which went up the roof yesterday. I'm not sure if she will be discharged from the hospital today because of this. I'd like to thank everyone who prayed for my mom. Please do continue to pray for her fast recovery. Also, please pray for financial provision. Our bill is estimated to reach $22,000. God help us!


Monday, July 21, 2008
I'm loaded with work this week. It's our office's 29th founding anniversary. We have a three-day celebration so I have to prepare so many things. I'll be back soon. God bless y'all!

Tight Grip

Friday, July 18, 2008
Cartoonist's Comment: The promises of God are a solid rock that we can cling to, no matter the trials that may try to pull us away.

Thankful Thursday

Thursday, July 17, 2008

This week I thank God for:
  • Giving me physical strength to keep me going in spite of my sometimes chaotic schedule.
  • Keeping my sanity intact. I realized that having a clear mind is important to make sound decisions.
  • True friends who prays with me and for me. I thank them for their time and their faith in our Almighty God.
  • Blogger friends who help me in my stand by sending me encouraging emails and for remembering my family (my husband) in prayer.
  • For His promises in my life and for my family. I thank God that I can rely on Him and His Words.
  • Keeping me safe and healthy.
  • The power of prayer.
  • His love for me and my family.
And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven.
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.
Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years." Jeremiah 5:15-17

For more Thankful Thursday, visit Iris over at
Sting My Heart. Have a happy weekend ahead y'all. God bless! =D

Weekend Adventure, Et Al

Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Draining! That's the word that can best describe how my last weekend was. I was in Batangas, a two-hour drive south of Manila, last Friday for a speaking engagement my boss had to attend for our regional office's 18th anniversary. We took the road which was newly opened for traffic by the President last April 17. I enjoyed the scenery very much. I wish I could have taken more pictures, but I was only able to take one decent picture from a moving car!

The following day, Saturday, I had my Leadership Training class. On Sunday noon I left for Baguio again, a five to six-hour drive north of Manila for another speaking engagement. I took this picture from a moving car (again!) Pardon my amateurish shots.

The next morning, I took more pictures before going to the Philippine National Police Media Relation Seminar where my boss was a guest speaker. We were back in Manila at around 9:30 p.m.

The next day I was able to report for work at 12 noon. I couldn't drag myself up in the morning. I was exhausted!

On a different note, I'd like to thank Cheryl of Hope for Each Day for her prayers for my family and for giving me an Arte y Pico award. Mel and Ester also gave me this award last month. Thank you so much for thinking of me. Cheryl, like the rest of my blogger friends who have walked with me in my life's jouney, is someone I wish I could meet in person. I'd like to give each of them a big (((HUG))). Someday, in God's perfect time and will, we'll see each other. Until that day, you are in my thoughts and prayer, forever grateful to have crossed path with an angel of God.

Thankful Thursday

Thursday, July 10, 2008

I never thought there will come a day when I'll thank the Lord for what I'm going through. I never thought that will ever be possible. But now I could honestly say, yeah...

"I thank you, Lord, for allowing me to go through all these. For this experience changed me in ways I never thought possible. This experience broke my hardened heart, brought me to my knees and humbled me. And just for the thought that I'm on the right track, I thank you, Lord. You love me to too much to let me go the opposite way."
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

For more Thankful Thursday, visit Iris over at Sting My Heart. Have a happy weekend ahead y'all. God bless! =D

God Knows

Monday, July 7, 2008
I still feel sad and lonely even when my walk with God has improved tremendously. This has troubled me in the past because I thought I wouldn't feel sadness and loneliness anymore since I have God anyway. I realized that as ideal as that may sound, I'm still very much human. In as much as I want to lay in bed every night with a smile on my face and a light, refreshing thought that could lull me to sleep, tears still flow down my cheeks. No matter how busy I am with work, even if I put a happy face once in a while, God can tell what's inside my heart. God knows.

Yes, I'm thankful for the joy God has put in my heart as I walk with Him in the path He has chosen for me. Gone are the rough roads I painstakingly took in my own effort to find happiness. I've realized that there's no shortcut in the road God wanted me to take. I've realized that everything that's happening in my life has been predestined by my Father in heaven. God knows.

As I wait upon God's perfect timing to bring deliverance to my situation, I persevere. I PUSH (Pray Until Something Happens). I hold on to God's promises hoping to see "a cloud as small as a man's hand" (1 King 18:44) one day. I do get tired of waiting. I do get exhausted. God knows.

I have questions in my head, so many of them. People love to ask the why's, but I don't know the details. I don't have the answers, but... God knows.

All these will pass. Questions answered. Lives changed. God's promises coming to pass. Victory attained. This I know.
With God we will gain the victory, and he will trample down our enemies." Psalm 108:13

Thankful Thursday

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Lord, thank you for being faithful even when I'm not. Thank you for your love even when I'm unlovable. Thank you for your patience even when I'm impatient. Thank you for your strength when I'm weak. Thank you for your understanding when I don't understand. Thank you for your Word that I can hold on to when things around me go south. Thank you, Lord, that you are in control of my life.
In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will," Ephesians 1:11
For more Thankful Thursday, visit Iris over at Sting My Heart. Have a happy weekend ahead y'all. God bless! =D

I Wish...

Tuesday, July 1, 2008
I wish I could write something more exciting than my usual posts. Like I wish I could show you a photo of myself with a big smile on my face and that alone could already speak a thousand words. I wish to change the theme of my blog from a personal to a family blog. I wish this blog would emanate true happiness from the writer.

It has been four years since I started blogging and I noticed that most of my posts were about challenges in my life. Challenges, trials, pain, tears... I wish all these will soon change to pure joy, happiness, cheerfulness... my cup overflows.

I wish...

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