Friday, January 27, 2006

Oh…the busy-ness of me!

Inasmuch as I want to update my blog regularly, I’m afraid I would double the possibility of not being able to do so in the next three weeks. Starting the 30th of January, we will be having a three-week conference to be conducted in different areas in the country. This is for the enhancement of the Commission on Elections. These conferences aim to come up with the strategic plan of which the Commission shall work out in the next five years. Yes, we are talking about the big bosses in this government commission nationwide as our participants.

That’s basically what’s keeping me from having a lighter schedule. Pressure extends up to weekend and I barely had rest. Sleep? I wonder when was the last time I had enough? (sigh) But when this is over (which I'm looking forward to) everything will be a lot lighter (I hope!). Preparation and all these meetings are very draining. What do I expect, I'm into research. Multitasking is just the norm.

I miss my friends online! I will even miss you more in the next few weeks. I wish I could peek in once in a while. I hope everybody’s well. Take care. God bless you all.

Hey, I would appreciate if you try to take the challenge =D It’s really nice to read your answers. Thanks!

I pray for protection and blessings to come your way.

P.S. I wish to receive an email from a friend next week.

See you all soon,

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Friday, January 20, 2006

small voice

At this moment, there’s a part of me that says it’s healthy for me to cry. I might listen to it.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Work has been pressing lately.

Yeah, that’s the best way to put it. Somehow it’s starting to tire me down (this time, more than physically). Wish to get off this stage….quickly!

We just finished another event of the day, a day-long conference of CEOs in the government. I did not have much to do; was assigned to man the publications yet, the whole preparation and the day itself is tiring. My body cries out for rest.

I so much appreciate my colleague’s response in the “notes matter” I’m worrying about. She consulted one of our supervisors on the matter and Tita Jean willingly said she’ll get things done. Thanks Ate Lyj, so much. I’ll still pass the report anyway.

Whenever I think of the things I plan to accomplish for the week, it simply drains me. Gosh, I really need to finish all of those! The end of the month is even more threatening. Huh…

Now, I want to go home…at least to the apartment where I stay. I find comfort whenever I get there.

Hope to have some meaningful entries soon and not rants and grudges like this.

Monday, January 16, 2006

"First Love"

Revelation 2, NASB
Message to Ephesus

1 "To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: The One who holds the seven stars in His right hand, the One who walks among the seven golden lampstands, says this:

2 'I know your deeds and your toil and perseverance, and that you cannot tolerate evil men, and you put to the test those who call themselves apostles, and they are not, and you found them to be false;

3 and you have perseverance and have endured for My name's sake, and have not grown weary.

4 'But I have this against you, that you have left your first love.

5 'Therefore remember from where you have fallen, and repent and do the deeds you did at first; or else I am coming to you and will remove your lampstand out of its place--unless you repent.

6 'Yet this you do have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.

7 'He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches To him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of the tree of life which is in the Paradise of God.'

Lord, let not my heart be weary; keep the fire burning in me. I wouldn't want my first love gone. And if you may, that I grow fonder of You everyday; like I was when I was a child. I love You, Lord.

Friday, January 13, 2006

FRIDAY The 13th

Huh... why am I so bored... and sleepy??


Tuesday, January 10, 2006


Last night we were talking about the story of Ruth and Naomi. Here's a couple of verses from the book of Ruth (Old Testament) Chapter One:

16 But Ruth said, "Do not urge me to leave you or turn back from following you; for where you go, I will go, and where you lodge, I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God, my God."

17 "Where you die, I will die, and there I will be buried. Thus may the LORD do to me, and worse, if anything but death parts you and me."

taken from: New American Standard Bible

Monday, January 09, 2006

Little Angel

Here’s my nephew, Aaron Ariestotle. He’s three weeks old now.

This pic was taken on his birthday Dec 16. Look at this angel! Such a cutie!

Friday, January 06, 2006

another weekend ahead

tomorrow, i will be going home. a lot of activities await me this weekend. for one, it's our church's anniversary. another year of God's blessing in His church. we planned this to be very simple yet of course, preparation is necessary. i pray that it will bless the people all the more. and for another year, for God's shower of blessings and anointing. thank you Lord for another year of service.

we are also called to have an assessment for the youth conference last dec 29-30. i have to rush to the MYF office right after the anniversary. Sunday busy-ness! pwew!

of course, family time. well i'm sure, we'll all be busy with the church program and all, but i will see my loveones, so it's fun! i'll make sure to have a chat with my father despite the sched!

have a great weekend everyone. and a restful one, too. God bless!

Thursday, January 05, 2006




What else?? Sometimes it's hard when people call you in many names... =P

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

I can dance.

This statement can cause uproar when heard from me. How come? Simply because I can’t. People who know me would take this as a major joke. Gracefulness is something I would learn in a century. You might even want me to sing instead. I am no dancer at all.

I have long accepted this fact. Ironically, back in grade school, I remember I actually did perform dances in school activities. I even was the leader. I don’t know what went on; maybe I’ve been busy with so many other things in school, in church and even in my personal growth that the knowledge slipped away. Now it’s a pity to see me trying hard to follow basic step.

But what’s wonderful about this is: I don’t mind it at all. True. And it doesn’t stop me from praising God. Human standard would find it a dire thing for me to do but I keep on dancing. I love to dance. And I only dance in one occasion—during worship. I love to dance for the Lord. King David himself looked crazy when he danced for God, so what should I care about?

A lot of people are blessed with wonderful gifts and talents and God expects them to use it for His glory. I may not look graceful in the eyes of men but I will still dance for my God. I personally identify with this song:

Oh, I feel like dancing
It’s foolishness, I know
But when the world has seen the light
They will dance with joy like I’m dancing now.
I can sing of Your love forever.

I’m a growing Christian in faith. And something I learned is, if you want to glorify God with your work, don’t hesitate. Do it. He loves it when He sees you working whole-heartedly; giving your all. I may have two left feet, but I’m a graceful dancer in my King’s eyes.

So they say I can’t dance? I don’t think so. See me at church during worship and you’ll know.

Monday, January 02, 2006

It’s nice to be back.

While I was away, I told myself that I’ll definitely have a number of entries when I get back; to my surprise, I could not think of any right now.

Maybe it’s practical to start of with the Holidays. Ironically, I didn’t go to any of my relatives’. I don’t know; I just skipped family visits this year (actually all my siblings, too). But Christmas was still happy with our own family. And the Lord's Christmas gift to us is our baby Aaron, my nephew (the baby I saved from the dogs --remember my dog bite--while still in my sis-in-law's tummy). He is so cute! Also, we went to church and the service was great—only that we missed a few brethren because of the occasion. On Christmas eve, the youth (I mean almost all) from church went to our home to celebrate with the family. Ain’t that sweet or what? I love those kids.

Right after Christmas is my Ate’s (big sister) birthday. She’s 28 this year, but we keep saying she’s 29! Haha, what a way to make fun of big sister! Just to tease her a little –she knew we were kidding! Thank God for another year He gave her.

New year celebration was a blast! You might expect, yes, my youth group was there again. It’s like a designated route for them. But it was really a blast. Before the clock turned 12 midnight, my father led us to a family altar as we thanked God for another year and welcomed the new one with His blessings pouring in the family. It was really heartwarming to pray together and welcome the new year with assurance from the Lord.

And now, I’m back to work and the usual routines; but is more blessed with the Lord’s goodness and love. Happy new year to all!