Saturday, December 22, 2012

Today, Christine, we believe God wants you to know that ...

everything passes.

Nothing is eternal, even the sun will one day disappear. Remember this simple truth whenever you are suffering, - that the suffering too shall pass, - and it will become easier to bear.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

December 21

What happens today, December 21, is just an alignment between the winter solstice and the galactic equator due to the tilting on the earth's axis. It is a periodic occurrence that happens every 26,000 years.  The Mayan's "doomsday" prediction came at a time when Rome still believed the earth was the center of the universe, and that the sun revolved around it.

Doomsday or not, I am still so grateful I woke up giggling with my two boys, and I have a God who promised eternity.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

My afternoon delight

After a day's work, it is always a relief and a joy to be greeted by a joyful silence, caused by two hiding boys wanting to be found from their nook, and would break out into peals of laughter when I find them.

Then as I change, they would usually ask me -

How was work ma?
How are you ma?
Ma, are you ok?
I love you ma.

I couldn't exchange my two boys for any other.
They are my treasure.
And I would do everything to leave a very good legacy to them, no matter what it takes.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

grabe, nakakapikon ka na!
I'm gonna knock on your door
Ring on your  bell
Knock on your window, too

Monday, December 17, 2012

Being a servant of God is incomparable.
As you care for others, you learn to cover your sorrow with a smile.
You learn how to stay vigorous despite all the tasks you endure.
You learn how to give h ope even though yours is not clearly seen.
You learn how to give strength even at times that you are weak.

Isaiah 42:8-9

“I am the Lord; that is my name!
    I will not yield my glory to another
    or my praise to idols.
See, the former things have taken place,
    and new things I declare;
before they spring into being
    I announce them to you.”

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Isaiah 30

15 This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says:
“In repentance and rest is your salvation,
    in quietness and trust is your strength,
    but you would have none of it.
16 You said, ‘No, we will flee on horses.’
    Therefore you will flee!
You said, ‘We will ride off on swift horses.’
    Therefore your pursuers will be swift!
17 A thousand will flee
    at the threat of one;
at the threat of five
    you will all flee away,
till you are left
    like a flagstaff on a mountaintop,
    like a banner on a hill.”
18 Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you;
    therefore he will rise up to show you compassion.
For the Lord is a God of justice.
    Blessed are all who wait for him!
19 People of Zion, who live in Jerusalem, you will weep no more.How gracious he will be when you cry for help! As soon as he hears, he will answer you. 20 Although the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers will be hidden no more; with your own eyes you will see them.21 Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” 22 Then you will desecrate your idols overlaid with silver and your images covered with gold; you will throw them away like a menstrualcloth and say to them, “Away with you!
23 He will also send you rain for the seed you sow in the ground, and the food that comes from the land will be rich and plentiful.In that day your cattle will graze in broad meadows. 24 The oxenand donkeys that work the soil will eat fodder and mash, spread out with fork and shovel. 25 In the day of great slaughter, when the towers fall, streams of water will flow on every high mountain and every lofty hill. 26 The moon will shine like the sun, and the sunlight will be seven times brighter, like the light of seven full days, when the Lord binds up the bruises of his people and heals the wounds he inflicted.
Rhyss and fractions
Aaron and singing Sirena
Me and the Kuznets curve

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Here I stand a child of Yours broken and in need of You
Break these chains and wash my guilt away
Healer of my brokenness, my weary soul will find its rest
You are my strength, the lifter of my head

You're greater than my yesterday, You hold me close today
You're the Lord of my tomorrows, my heart will always say
You're greater than my yesterdays, You hold me close today.

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Studying for tomorrow's lecture.  Rhyss studying and texting. Aaron drawing and singing Salidomay in the background.  Great Thursday evening with my bees!

My Aaron knows how to sing Salidomay already! Thanks to Manong Rhyss. =)
Ma'am, congrats po kay Aaron.

Ma'am, tumakbo talaga ang baby niyo?

Ma'am nakita kita sa TV patrol.

Ma'am, ang ganda niyo sa interview.

Ma'am, ang galing niyong mag English during the interview.

Ma'am, artistahin kayo ha.  Ang cute ng anak ninyo.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

"We grew apart" is often just a self-justifying excuse for self-centeredness

Saturday, December 01, 2012

So right on time...

Today, Christine, we believe God wants you to know that ...

forgiveness is more powerful than revenge.

Vengeance only begets vengeance. It is a destructive cycle. But when you forgive, you inspire change in both yourself and the other. Forgiveness has the power to transform people and create better world for all.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Thank you Lord for surrounding me with women of faith.
Thank you Lord for surrounding me with women of courage and strength.
Thank you Lord for surrounding me with Godly women.

Monday, November 26, 2012

    Nothing in life happens to you; it happens for you. 
    God wouldn't have allowed it if He did not have a purpose. 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Contentment comes from unconditional love

When you love conditionally, you have to keep deciding if the other is worthy of your love. You can never let go of your guard enough to be content. Why not decide once and for all, and love once and for all. And be content.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Cry no more for the Lord knows your hurts
Weep no more for the Father knows your heart
Rejoice for everything is beautiful in God's time
Be strong, you are not alone.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Celebrating a new year anniversary! My first year anniversary with God, my faithful husband,who never demands, who never accuses, and who never fails.

Friday, November 09, 2012

Thank you Lord for making it so subtle.  Thank you Lord for sparing me from the pain.
I will no longer cry over spilled milk.
God will give me another one, in a glass that is not broken.

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Saw this from my niece's post:  If your man asks for a space, it only means, huwag ka munang magulo, mambababae muna ako.

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Oh Dear!

My bees (that is how I call my two adorable boys), aged 11 and 3, are the most thoughtful and sweetest boys I've ever known.  Our bed, for some reason, was giving up already.  My husband is currently in another country working. So we are left on our own to mend a "broken bed."

Saturday night when I was fixing the bed,  I found out that it was sagging all the more.  Only to find out yesterday morning that my two boys fixed the bed. They got the hammer and tried to fix it like how their Papa would have done it.  But alas! they were not really able to fix the broken bed.

But then again, as I reflected, I was so honored and so happy that my boys would really take time to do  something extraordinary to help and give me a surprise.

Kids are really a blessing.  And I really have to thank God everyday that I wake up being embraced and hugged by the most wonderful boys!

And yes,  I am praying, that they stay sweet and happy, with the right fear of the Lord, loving God above else, and growing in faith.        

I can't help wishing sometimes that I was a kid again..because skinned knees and bruises are easier to deal with than broken hearts. 

Yet, thank God, for He purges us to be more like Him.  This too shall pass, a new season is coming.  

Because when God said, IT IS FINISHED.  It is indeed done.  He has already won the victory over sin and death.  Jesus overcame.  Jesus won the victory.  

Indeed, He is the author and finisher of my faith.  The best is yet to come!

Thank God for the broken heart..indeed, when I am at my weakest,  there I feel strongest, because God is carrying me at the palm of His hand. 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

I am loved by an amazing God!

The reason why I can love freely, and forgive freely, is because I have experienced first hand how it is to be loved unconditionally and how it is to be forgiven without ifs, without conditions, and without keeping tab of the things I did.  

Only God can do that.  

And indeed, He is a promise keeper and a covenant keeper.  

I have been through several storms in my life. And I can say that when I am hit hardest,  it is also at that point where I can say that my joy is at its highest.  I am not crushed.  Because God's love and amazing grace sustains me.  He makes all things beautiful in His time.  

I learned to enjoy the seasons I am in.  Yes...even during the worst storm.  Because God is a big God.  He is bigger than all my concerns, than all my issues,  than all the problems there is.  And when Jesus died on the cross,  He died for all those kinds of problems, too.  He promised that He will allow all these to happen,  but with the assurance that we will not be tested beyond what we can bear, and will only allow us to experience what is common to man.  When Jesus came,  He experienced everything there is to experience and He surpassed them all.  When Jesus rose again,  He has won the victory over sin, over everything.  

So when all things seem so bleak, I trust the heart of the Father.  He has the best plan for me.  

I am an orphan.  I have no Dad and Mom to run to. No Papa to fight for me and protect me.  No Mama to hug me and embrace me. But God is amazing! When He said, I will never leave you nor forsake you, He indeed keeps His promise.  I have no one to run to but God.  And indeed,  He embraces me, and more than that, He gives His joy, His peace, His love and forgiveness.  

My God is an amazing God!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Thank you Lord for I am one day closer to my miracle.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

I have seen good days.  And I believe in my heart I will see better days.
Indeed, the best is yet to come!

I am loved by an amazing God!

2 Corinthians 4: 8  We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair. 

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.  For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.  So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen.  For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.   

Thursday, October 18, 2012


Hanggang ngayon di pa rin ako nagbabago???
At hanggang ngayon hindi ka pa rin nagbabago.  Defensive ka pa rin. Ahahahaha.

Yes, forgiving unconditionally.  I choose this.
Because I want to be free.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Yes, I'm still blessed. Even if circumstances say otherwise. I have faith, a new season is coming.  - rianne

Friday, October 12, 2012

Israelites say Goliath is too big to defeat
But David says Goliath is too big of a target to miss.

Friday, October 05, 2012

My ultimate dream is to become a happy, rich, pretty full time wife and mom.  The best is yet to come!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Dearest,  I hope we get better soon.
Our little one is planning for his 4th birthday - he likes to swim and have plenty of balloons.
Our gentleman is already making decisions on his own.
And I wouldn't really want you to miss out on what they are doing.
And I would really want to share all my joys and pains.
All of a sudden, there are a lot.
And yes, I would really really want to hear from you.
What you are busy with, how you are,  how is it at work, the stuff.
I really miss you so much...
and I hope you feel the same way too.    

Monday, September 24, 2012

Parenting 101.  How I wish we can always do it together.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Bow the Knee

There are moments on our journey following the Lord
Where God illumines ev’ry step we take.
There are times when circumstances make perfect sense to us,
As we try to understand each move He makes.
When the path grows dim and our questions have no answers, turn to Him.
Bow the knee;
Trust the heart of your Father when the answer goes beyond what you can see.
Bow the knee;
Lift your eyes toward heaven and believe the One who holds eternity.
And when you don’t understand the purpose of His plan,
In the presence of the King, bow the knee.
There are days when clouds surround us, and the rain begins to fall,
The cold and lonely winds won’t cease to blow.
And there seems to be no reason for the suffering we feel;
We are tempted to believe God does not know.
When the storms arise, don’t forget we live by faith and not by sight.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

God wants to do more than I ask or think. He wants to restore good things to me in abundance. If I will focus on the right things, God will take my most horrendous battlefield and turn it into my greatest blessing field.

Excited for this season and looking forward to the next season! 

God is indeed a BIG God!
thank you Lord for I can always find my hope and my strength in you

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Why, my soul, are you downcast?
    Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
    for I will yet praise him,
    my Savior and my God.

On this day of your life, Christine, we believe God wants you to know ... that how bad things may look right now means nothing, - it's how good they can be with God's help that counts.
In life you can absolutely count on one thing, - everything can turn around in one day, in one minute sometimes. Don't you dare to give up, - you might be a moment away from a windfall.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Life is short
Time is fast
So see something positive in the negative
Focus on the good instead of the  bad
Put your security in Jesus
Put your hope in God

Friday, September 14, 2012

 He makes all things beautiful in His time. 

Sunday, September 09, 2012


I was sure by now
God You would have reached down
And wiped our tears away
Stepped in and saved the day
But once again, I say "Amen", and it's still raining

As the thunder rolls
I barely hear Your whisper through the rain
"I'm with you"
And as Your mercy falls
I raise my hands and praise the God who gives
And takes away

And I'll praise You in this storm
And I will lift my hands
For You are who You are
No matter where I am
And every tear I've cried
You hold in Your hand
You never left my side

And though my heart is torn
I will praise You in this storm

I remember when
I stumbled in the wind
You heard my cry to you
And you raised me up again
My strength is almost gone
How can I carry on
If I can't find You

But as the thunder rolls
I barely hear You whisper through the rain
"I'm with you"
And as Your mercy falls
I raise my hands and praise the God who gives
And takes away

I lift my eyes unto the hills
Where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord
The Maker of Heaven and Earth

Mornings are great!

Thank you Lord for this new day
Thank you for I have so many things to be grateful about
Thank you for my kids who sleep soundly beside me
Thank you Lord for I am awakened with the embrace of Aaron
Thank you for the sweet smell of my children
Thank you for my husband who works so hard to provide for us
Thank you for the sacrifice of being away just to work 
Thank you Lord for my job
Thank you Lord for my sister and my niece 
Thank you for Auntie Edna 
Thank you for all the memories of childhood
Thank you for creating me uniquely
Thank you Lord for all the things that You want me to do. 
Thank you Lord for I am another day closer to a sweet and happy marriage. 
Please give me strength all throughout the day to be able to carry out your perfect will.  

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Hannah's Prayer

My heart rejoices in the Lord; 
in the Lord my horn is lifted high. 
My mouth boasts over my enemies, 
for I delight in your deliverance. 

There is no one holy like the Lord; 
there is no one besides you; 
there is no Rock like our God. 

Do not keep talking so proudly
or let your mouth speak such arrogance, 
for the Lord is a God who knows, 
and by him deeds are weighed. 

The bows of the warriors are broken, 
but those who stumbled are armed with strength.  
Those who were full hire themselves out for food, 
but those who were hungry hunger no more. 
She who was barren has borne seven children, 
but she who has had many sons pines away. 

The Lord brings death and makes alive, 
he brings down to the grave and raises up. 
The Lord sends poverty and wealth; 
he humbles and he exalts. 
He raises the poor from the dust
and lifts the needy from the ash heap; 
he seats them with princes
and has them inherit a throne of honor. 

For the foundations of the earth are the Lord's; 
upon them he has set the world. 
He will guard the feet of his saints, 
but the wicked will be silenced in darkness. 

It is not by strength that one prevails; 
those who oppose the Lord will be shattered. 
He will thunder against them from heaven, 
the Lord will judge the ends of the earth. 

He will give strength to his king 
and exalt the horn of his anointed. 

Friday, September 07, 2012

Oh space, how deep and wide
Oh space, until when? 

No matter the space, God is bigger.  God is in control.  
This too, shall pass. 

Thank God for His grace. It never cease to amaze me. 

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Dear Mama,

I miss you so much.  I want to share notes with you.  I miss talking to you.

Dear Papa,

I need a hug.  I miss being your little girl.  I miss you saying I love you nakkong to me.  

I miss you both so much.



Wednesday, September 05, 2012

I can't believe it!!! I'm blogging again!

Oh God, I miss him so.

Thank you Lord, for I am one day closer to talking to him again.
I woke up with a very painful tummy at 3am, wondering why. 

Then, I somehow related it with what I am going through right now.  Yes, I am in pain.  Yet, thank God for His peace and forgiveness.  

There is outpouring of challenges: in my marriage, in my son's academic standing in school.  But thank God for His grace.  I am in faith that He can turn around all these situations.