Come Join Me At YoVille!!!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Anyone heard of YoVille? This is an online game I became so fond of lately. You decorate your own house, you work to earn a living at the Widget Factory every six hours (real time) to buy furniture, etc., you meet new people from all over the world.

Try it. It's fun.

Thankful Thursday

Lately, I haven't really been jolly like I used to. So many things are going on in my head. The enemy has been trying to steal my peace. But God said to praise Him still even on the days when I didn't feel like it at all.

Lord, thank you for my life. Even if I cannot understand how I've been feeling lately, thank you that I am still richly blessed, highly favored and deeply loved.

In Jesus' mighty name, amen."

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

Thankful Thursday

Thursday, August 21, 2008


Father, thank you for giving me peace in the midst of all the hustle and bustle that's happening around me.

Thank you for reminding me to fix my eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of my faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:2)

Thank you for reminding me that many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails. (Proverbs 19:21) The Lord will fight for me; I need only to be still. (Exodus 14:14)

Thank you, Lord, for no matter how many promises You have made, they are "Yes" in Christ. And so through him the "Amen" is spoken by us to the glory of God. (2 Corinthians 1:20)

Father, thank you for being there for me... always. I love you, Lord, with all my heart.

In Jesus' mighty name, amen.

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

The Friendship Award

Friday, August 15, 2008
I'm so glad to have received this award. Peggy from Mazes, Messes, Miracles... aMazing Grace was so sweet to have thought of me for this wonderful blessing.

Isn't this so cute?

Now I share this to all my blogger friends who comes and visits me here at My Life's Journey. This is for you.

Thankful Thursday

Thursday, August 14, 2008

This week I thank God for:
  • His divine direction in my life. I have two personal requests from God and He answered me right away. He showed me the road He wanted me to take.
  • His favor. Finally I was able to open a new Checking Account at my bank of choice. I was planning to do this for almost two months already and finally I was able to do so last Saturday. Yes, they have weekend banking. Paying our bills will be so much easier this time.

  • My new pair of Crocs Malindi (my flintstone shoes) . It was a gift from a very good friend. Now I have happy feet. *grin*

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

The Purpose

Friday, August 8, 2008
Valerie prayed to God. "Lord, give me direction. Reveal to me your will for my life and my marriage."

Six months ago, Valerie was advised to go see Attorney Collins Nader for legal advice regarding her marriage. She was kind of hesitant, but still took the advice and went on a Sunday morning service to meet Nader. Nader was a Sunday worshiper. Everyone knows when and where to find this husky looking man who's on fire for God. After the morning service Valerie looked and asked for Nader, but he wasn't around. "Hmm... I guess it wasn't meant to be," Valerie thought.

Last Thursday, during the prayer meeting at her local church, Pastor Joseph Fanning asked the congregation if anyone needed to make an important decision and wanted to seek God for guidance to raise their hands. Valerie, with her head bowed down, raised her right hand in desperation to seek God's will for her marriage. She was torn between holding on and letting go of her precious, God ordained marriage. Pastor Fanning instructed everyone to find a prayer partner. Valerie looked on her right, then on her left, then at her back. Everyone found a partner except her. She thought to herself, "Well, it doesn't matter if I don't have a partner. I can pray on my own."

A tall, middle aged man with a shaven head approached Valerie and asked her what she wanted to pray about. She was somehow relieved to have finally found a prayer partner. While showing the man a glimpse of her life and what was weighing her down, tears were running down her cheeks. The man prayed for her with such authority she can almost feel the power of the Holy Spirit piercing through her confused heart. After praying the man extended his hand to Valerie, "By the way, my name is Collins."

Valerie was flabbergasted. Her heart raced a hundred and fifty miles per hour. Words couldn't find their way out of her lips.

"Attorney C-Collins?" Valerie's voice was shaking.

"Yes." Nader shook Valerie's hand.

"I-I was suppose to see you six months ago."


"Yes. B-But... Uh, can we talk after the prayer meeting? I mean if that's okay."

"Sure. There's a coffee shop downstairs, we can go there and talk."

"Great. Thanks."

At the coffee shop, Valerie and Nader confabulated. Valerie opened up her heart to the man of God whom she believed was sent by God Himself for a specific instruction she needed to hear.

"Attorney Collins, I don't know the purpose of this God appointed meeting. Honestly, I'm confused. Am I suppose to hear some legal advice from you? "

"I don't know either, but let me tell you my story..." Nader got the floor as Valerie was all ears.

"I wasn't always like this. My wife prayed for me and didn't give up on me while I was having an affair with my wife's best friend which lasted for twelve long years. My wife prayed for me for 14 years. Many times I wanted to serve the Lord, but couldn't turn my back on my girlfriend. I would say sorry to my wife and then go back to my girlfriend again and again. I could just imagine the pain I've caused my wife all those years." Valerie was listening diligently but at the back of her mind she was still wondering about the purpose. "Lord, what is your purpose for this meeting? Please help me understand."

Nader continued, "A pastor once told me that God will use me mightily to help couples with hurting marriages. God will use my testimony to bring light to couples who are contemplating on ending their marriage." Suddenly, Valerie's eyes were widened. Everything was making sense to her now. All of a sudden she can now see through the purpose of that fateful chance meeting.

"Attorney Nader," Valerie interrupted. "I think I know why we've met."

With a wide grin on her face, Valerie was ecstatic to have gotten her answer. Her heart was leaping for joy.

Nader gave Valerie a big smile. He laid hands on Valerie and prayed for her and her husband.

Valerie sought God and God met her where she was, right at her point of need.
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!" Matthew 7:7-11

Thankful Thursday

Thursday, August 7, 2008

I woke up last Tuesday morning feeling kind of down and lonely and a bit sad. I told God, "Lord, I know you love me but I want You to show me how much You do. I want to consciously feel and see Your love once again." That was my prayer. Then I went on with my day. Later that morning I got an email from my ENLI classmate Gayle allowing me access to help customize our new Multiply site. I browsed through it and found this.

After watching this short video, I remembered my prayer early that morning. God did show me how much He loves me in a way I would understand.

Lord, thank you. You not only showed me how much you love me but you also assured me that you hear my prayers. You know the desires of my heart, Lord. I'm holding on to your promises. Thank you, Father. In Jesus' name I pray, amen.
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him." 1 John 5:14-15

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

Big Mistake!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Funny how you thought you know a person really well then that person turned out to be living a double life with double standards, more like a doppelganger.

18 years ago, I met this girl in school. We became friends. I shared with her my life, my story, my joy and my tears. I thought the friendship will last. I was wrong. We had fights back then, petty fights, but we patched things up easily. I shared with her secrets because I trusted her, because she's my friend. I've already been warned about her, but I didn't pay attention. I thought I couldn't just throw away 18 years of friendship. Besides, she's just misunderstood... Or so I thought. BIG MISTAKE!

The past few months I've come to realize so many things. Now it seems like my eyes were suddenly opened. Now I see her true colors. Now it is clear that we are not in any way the same; that we really didn't have anything in common except that we went to the same school back in college; that she didn't have anything good to say about anyone - her family, her daughter, her closest "friends"... including myself. Now I see her life as it is - full of lies, friendships that had gone sour, immoral relationships...

The sad thing is it took me 18 long years to realize how toxic this "friendship" is.

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