Wednesday, December 21, 2005

End of the year.

Several things I want to share but will settle saying few of those.

First, thank God for another year. It’s been very challenging for me, at work, in the ministry, even in our family. Yet the Lord is faithful. All praises to Him!

We had a Christmas party at church last Sunday. Each one was given a badge that says: The Lord’s Servant 2005. We’re asked to give it to whom we thought was deserving of the title. I got mine. Thanks!

Looking back, there are so many things that happened in my life this year. And so many things to be grateful about too. I met new friends and was able to strengthen the old ones. There are moments when I felt so alone, yet the Lord sent people to cheer me up. There were countless times I wished my mom was beside me, but the Lord reminded me His love is more than enough. My work had been so pressing, but God provides strength and wisdom. And the reward afterwards, of course. When I felt like giving up, He gave reasons to walk the extra mile. Huh, there are just too many to single them out; I had to put it in general.

I may not update until January so I got to give my greetings to all:


Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Kaylangan ko ng lunas.

Dapat sana ginagawa ko na ngayon yung outline for Friday, pero talagang masakit ang tiyan ko. Heto na naman: lamig. Isang oras na lang ang hinihintay ko at uuwi na talaga ko. Masakit. Baka sakali mawala kung nakahiga ako, or mabawasan man lang.

Lord, Help!

Prayer request

I am feeling sick today. There's something wrong with my system. My stomach won't rest. I feel like throwing up every minute. This is really giving me a hard time.

Still has to work on the message for Friday. And the powerpoint, of course. How can I if this tummy won't stop?

Lord, help me. Heal me, please. By the Blood of Jesus. Amen.

Friday, December 09, 2005


Thank God It's Friday!

This is so true. Glad it's end of the week. Thank God for today.

First of all, I can be home! Will treat my siblings and my Dad to a concert tonight! Hahaha!

Also, the report is done. Final output will be passed today. Ain't that the most wonderful news this week? *can't hide the big grin*

Rest. Yes. Looking forward to a lot of it this weekend. Oh, and will be going to my friend's son's first birthday party on Sunday. Just can't imagine she's already a mom. I can still remember us in pigtails back in high school! Anyhow, I'm happy for her and her family.

Wishing you all a great weekend and a restful one, too.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Good news!

Hey everybody!

I want you to know that …I FINISHED THE REPORT!
(dance, dance, dance!)

Thank God!

Now I wanna sleep. I'll start tonight!


Tuesday, December 06, 2005


I was giving both left and right
Trying to beat the sun
Walking a thin line
Minding the time
Noting all possible options
Keeping, listing, choosing
All sorts.

There’s still time.
But I’m tired.

Clock is ticking
I need to.
I have to.
I must.
I can't afford to fail.

I’m afraid I’m lost.
I hope not.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Awesome Sunday!

There's no place like home. ^.^

As you know, I had to stay at work until Saturday. I got home around 7:30 in the evening, missed practice at church, the leadership training, and prayer meeting. It made me feel empty. Anyhow, dinner with the family on a Saturday is something you would never want to miss.

Sunday Service starts at seven in the morning. God is awesome. The worship was good. I need something like that after this tight week. After a few announcements we closed around 9:30 AM. Me, my sisters and my nieces, got ourselves some turon, lumpiang toge, and okoy for snack. Haha! Talk about breakfast! Yum yum!

When I got home, I was just so tired I climbed up in my room and dropped dead on my bed. Had to set the alarm at 1:07 PM (my clock is 56 minutes ahead of the standard time!). Missed lunch with the family, which I certainly should've not done, but just can't. I heard my sister called me, saw I set the alarm, and simply let me sleep. They understood how tiring the week had been for me.

I was not up until 1:13 PM. Had to take a quick lunch then head my way to Red's place. I went to their house for a little fellowship we planned some time ago. Ate Marie and my sister Jai came along. Red is a registered Nurse and now teaching in the University. He's my co-worker in the body ministry and so is Ate Marie. They are my best pals in the core team.

Red prepared some hot cakes, cola, and a list of songs. Now we’re talking. He had set up the “magic sing” and had our turn with the microphone. That was the funniest thing ever! He warned us that the scoring system was accurate. My turn, I got an embarrassing 59 per cent! Ate Marie, 66 and Red, 71. I said something’s wrong with that scoring system! Red’s voice was plain terrible. He should rather preach. LOL. Another Round: I got 71, Ate Marie, 69 and Red (drums roll) 22! LOL. Now, I’m more convinced the thing was working perfectly. Hahaha!

We sang a couple more before leaving. And for the record, I thought the lowest score ever made was 22. To our surprise, Ate Marie’s last song gave out a mind-boggling 16 per cent! Would you believe that! That was totally outrageous! That’s what you get when you made to sing a preacher, a dancer, and a youth leader! Hahaha!

I hurried home for the year-end planning at church. After tackling several matters, the meeting was over. And finally, my last meeting for the day. Got to be at the MYF office by 5:30 PM. I came at 5:40 and the meeting did not start until 5:45. There’s Red and Ate Marie too, with the rest of the core team. Pastor Mark just came home after going to the United States. We studied a little Youth Guide made by Richard Crisco (might post this some time here). Then, we talked about the Nights of Obsession on Friday night, the coming outreach, and the upcoming conference. There are still so many things to accomplish. We really need prayers. We had snacks after the meeting, a little fellowship with one another and I went home with a long day.

I was too tired to eat dinner. The night wasn’t over without bedroom chats with my siblings. Satisfied, we went off to Fantasy World (Zzzzzzzzzzzzz).

I thought the fun ended that night but this morning was simply humongous blast. On the bus station, you’d never believe whom I saw! My favorite cousin! I missed him so much! He’s been away for so long and I only see him at least once a year. I was hoping to see him on Christmas but I saw him today. It made my day. I love him like a brother –we practically spent our childhood together. At times, growing up cause us to miss so many people.

That short weekend was stretched to very fun-filled, memorable day. I almost forgot all my angst the previous week. Now, I know God has planned a better week ahead of me.

A happy Monday to all!

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Next Level

Still not finish with the report. Now comes the harder part: The Next Level. Need to put this into writing....

I wanna go home.


While the sun now rested in the West, it's brightly shone here in the East. It's a Saturday. I'm supposed to be home with my family yet me and my good friend are here in the office, trying to finish a report that has troubled us in the last few days. Yes, it cost us to wake up too early and stay up late at night. So today, Lord help us, we hope to finish.

Perhaps this is the busiest month for me. I think so. To start with a working Saturday is the cue. Haha! I can't even find time to "rest" inspite the holidays coming. To begin with, my fulltime work is flooded with deadlines. Plus, my ministry life is overflowing. I have weekly meetings on Sundays in the youth ministry, weekly fellowships with my youth group at church Sunday afternoon, of course, my worship ministry in church, our upcoming planning for 2006, Training every Mondays for the conference, teaching on the Nights of Obsession, the week-long youth conference right after Christmas, our "pilgrimage" to Cavite, and so forth. When I think about it, I wonder how I'll be able to get through. Then I remember, "My God shall supply all my needs, may it be strength or wisdom or resource." He's been faithful enough to sustain me in all my endeavors. Afterall, my life testimony is "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me", and He really does. I just want to thank the Lord for the privilege I have being able to serve Him this way. It's a blessing to serve. Praise the Lord.

Back to business. Pray that I will do all these with efficiency and faithfulness. Thank God.