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10.24.2016


In my weakness, I find strength.
In my sorrow, I find comfort.
In my disappointments, I find hope.
In my dark days, I find a light.
In tears, I find joy.
In sickness, I find healing.
In worry, I find promises.
In uncertainties, I find peace.
In the drought, I find abundance.
In brokenness, I find wholeness.
In mess, I find beauty.
In death to self, I find life in Christ.


He is Almighty, ever-present and never been absent.
He was, he is and he will always be with us.
In every season, He is God. I rest my case.


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Ang munti kong pangarap



Idealistic nga siguro ako. Para akong nananaginip ng gising habang nakikita sa aking isipan ang aking mga nais gawin. Nagsimula ito sa simpleng paghangad ng Canong DSLR. Nung college kasi ako gustong gusto ko makahawak ng malalaking camera. Dalawang taon na ang lumipas pagkatapos sa college, pero wala pa din akong DSLR. Afford naman kung tutuusin, hindi ko lang talaga magawang mag lustay ng malaking pera. Kaya humanap ako ng mga buy and sell at mga taong nag bebenta ng pre-loved DSLR. Pagkatapos ng mahabang panahon, kung kailan ako walang source of income, suntok sa buwan akong bibili ng DSLR gamit ang natitira kong ipon. Medyo ironic nga kung iisipin kasi kung kailan ka nawalan ng trabaho, tsaka mo gustong bumili ng mamahaling camera.

Mula doon, lumipad na ang isip ko. Binuksan ko ang computer at ang microsoft excel. Inilagay ang mga items na gusto ko pang mabili gaya ng mga lente ng camera, tripod, rail, microphone, extra computers at kaakibat ang target date kung kailan ko dapat itong mabili. Bakit ko ginawa ito? Dahil gusto kong mag umpisa ng paunti-unti. Una ay buhayin ang passion ko for photography and videography. Pangalawa, para maging businesss na din. Ito kasi hilig kahit nung high school palang ako. Nga pala, pangarap ko din kasi maging director. Greatest dream ko yun! Hehehe.

Tuloy tuloy ang pagpayagpag ng imahinasyon ko. Sabi kasi sa akin ni Daddy kaning umaga, bibigyan daw nya ako ng capital para mag negosyon. Naisip kong mag negosyo ng printing services malapit sa eskwelahan ng kapatid ko. Madami nang ganun diba? Oo, dito sa amin madami nga, pero kulang ang mga services. Hindi ko na sasabihin dito kasi baka may maunang magsabuhay ng ideya ko. Sayang naman kung hindi ako ang gagamit.

Isa sa mga challenges na nakikita ko para hindi mag succeed yung business ay lack of dedication ng may ari ng business. Kung kulang sa tao, madali naman maghanap. Balak kong mag hire ng working students lalo na yung mga self-supporting. Madami akong kakilalang ganyan. Kung may source of income nga lang ako eh, tutulungan ko silang makapag aral.

Mula sa printing services, gusto ko din bumuo ng isang organisasyon ng Small-Medium entrepreneur dito sa amin. May mga kooperatiba dito, pero iba pa din kasi kung may samahan kayong kinabibilangan. Isa pa, magandang makatulong sa komunidad. Kapag na empower ang local business, madami din pwedeng mabigyan ng trabaho. Bukod sa di na kailangan ng ibang bumyahe at lakbayin ang matinding traffic sa EDSA, mas malapit na ang opportunidad ng trabaho sa mga tahanan nila. More time with family diba. Idealistic nga ako masyado. Sana'y magkatotoo nga ang mga ito.

Pangarap kong mula sa isang Small-Medium type ng negosyo ay makapag tayo ng medium scale business. Ambisyosa ang lola mo, gusto ng sariling kumpanya. Lol. Eh kasi naman, ang hirap maging corporate slave forever. Ayoko naman na tumanda habang buhay para magtrabaho sa ibang tao. Kung may kakayahan naman akong gamitin lahat ng natutunan ko para gumawa ng sariling hanapbuhay, bakit hindi? 

Isa pa, bukod dito, nais ko ng business with a purpose. Oh ha, parang Miss Universe lang! Hahaha. Sang-ayon kasi ako sa social resposibility. Gusto ko mag suporta ng mga scholars at tulungan silang makatapos ng pag-aaral. Medyo heroic pakinggan, pero sa tala ng buhay ko, I wanted to give back the goodness I received to this people. Kasi naman, bine-bless po tayo ng Diyos, nawa'y maging tayo ang sagot sa panalangin ng iba. Our simple act of kindness will make a great impact to someone's life.

Isa sa mga gusto kong matupad na goal ko before 2016 ends, (meron akong blog tungkol dyan, click the lin nalang) ay feeding program. Dito kasi sa Bayan ng San Mateo ay may lugar na remote area. Ang tawag namin doon ay Mt. Mataba. Hindi madaling maabot yung lugar na yun, maraming komunidad ng bata doon. I challenged our young professinals sa church na mag laan ng money para sa project na yun. Ang purpose lang yan ibalik sa mga batang ito yung blessing namin sa buong taon.

Ang tansya ko sa project na ito ay makapag raise kami ng atleast Php 10,000. Yung Php 5,000 ay para sa pambili ng grocery na ibibigay namin sa mga pamilya doon. Yung another Php 5,000 ay para sa feeding program. Naniniwala akong kaya namin gawin iyon. Hindi kami mayayaman. Normal lang din kaming mamamayan at manggagawa. I personally want to pledge an amount of money for this project kaya naman nais ko na din makapag trabaho ako real soon. (kwento sa likod  ng aking pag re-resign, click here)

Ito ang munti kong pangarap. Ilapit ang tao kay Hesus at matulungan sila sa kanilang pangangailangan. Tayo ang din ang gagamitin ng Panginoon para maging pagpapala sa iba. :)
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Friday night at the office

I am spending my friday night in the office. Yep. I am waiting for something to be finished before we leave for weekend. And while I am waiting, I came over my two year old files. Here are some  of them:

Pang ID photo. Haha

#filter #noshame

I'm with Moon (right). She's no longer with me while Teng (left) is still here. 


this photo is creepy tho


when selfies are still legit and fun in the office. :)


And look what I found... our short trip in Tagaytay in January 2015 with our boss and the admin staff.

time flies so fast

happiness it is!

uh oh! now I feel like crying. Reminiscing. :'(





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Perhaps, my friend is correct. We cannot leave yet- not this time. Maybe. Not this time. Endure more, Eunice. I've been here for two years and some days now. Konti pa.
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Career VS. Job



I thought job and career simply share the same meaning. Until I experienced burnout and wanted to get some enlightenment about my season. I'm in the season of actively seeking what's God has for me, that good plan He promised in Jeremiah 29:11. It's been 2 years since I graduated from college. When I had my job, I said to myself that I'll stay here for five years. But I'm afraid that it might end sooner than I expected. So here I am, caught in between tough decision and life goals setting.

Here are some questions I have in mind:

What's next after this? In what field should I want to excel? Should I take my Master's Degree when I don't know exactly what to master? Would my next job give glory to God? Would my next job require me to leave home? Am I ready to adulthood? Am I ready for major changes? Am I ready for bigger bills and more responsibilities of an adult? Would my future self thank me for what I will decide for the days to come? Wait!! Hold it.

Before I entertain more questions inside me that actively stealing my focus, let's define career and job first. I hope this post would help you as well.

Etymology: Career VS. Job

Job has no origin. But it was taken from a phrase "jobbe of worke" which latter means "piece of work" in 1620s.

Meanwhile, career is quite rich in history than job. It was derived from Latin word carrus which means wheeled vehicle, carriera in Italian then carrier in French. All these words collaboratively means course of working life;  a race that one must journey.

Looking at their etymology, career sounds a lot better than job. That explains why my professor in college told in class that we must choose a career that we would take in life. He used this word because career is more than a job, work or occupation. I can have a job, but not necessarily that I already have a career. I believe that career is the pursuit of lifelong journey of actively pressing on to win and finish the race. Just like what Paul mentioned in his letter to Corinthians that his goal in life is to finish the race and complete the task that Jesus gave to him. (See 1 Cor. 9:23-25)

Paul had a career and it was his journey towards fulfilling God's calling to his life. In such career, Paul also had a job and those are the tasks (pieces of work) that were assigned to him. Job, in my own description are the pieces of work that helps me fulfill my career (my race). Maybe my job is not the exact career I wanted, but it is essential to fulfill my career. By the way, job and career is not the END point, rather the journey. It is not the finish line. :)
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My thoughts about work

In my country, people normally work 8 hours a day, 5 days in a week. The higher positions require more than 8 hours and extends their work at home. (I salute them)

In 2014, I finished college and after 3 weeks, got my first job which lasted in 3 months. I see people waking up as early as 3 am, hitting the road at 5 am so they could reach the office before 8. Manila traffic makes daily working life worst. I saw people busy walking like robots -most were exhausted, some were wasted-looking. Coffee shop becomes a sudden gasoline station, it fuels people's body with caffeine and brand labels which soon be posted in their facebook and instagram.

I asked myself "how can I accept this for the rest of my life?" If it doesn't sink yet, I'LL  BE LIVING FOR THE NEXT DAYS OF MY EXISTENCE IN THIS WORLD, WORKING!

So, some would advice what Confucius said:
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
Sounds simple, right? Well, easier said than done. What do you love doing? Dancing, watching, painting, singing, talking, writing, listening, solving, teaching, preaching, fishing, farming, gardening, selling, calculating, advertising, criticizing, thinking, agonizing, patronizing, coding, travelling, blogging, selfie-ing, managing... dreaming...nothing- perhaps doing nothing?

To choose a job you love is not just a glimpse of good feeling- a euphoria that makes you excited to wake up in the morning to work. It's a daily decision to love what you are doing. It's a choice to keep going. I guess, you got to find a satisfying reason that will keep you on track. Confucius statement is not like, choose a job you love and live happily ever after. That is fairy tale, dude!


There will be days when you won't feel anything at all. The sky is gloomy, the rain falls. The coffee taste less bitter, less sweeter, less creamier. Work is work and you won't recognize that you were immune, too numb to feel anything. You simple exist to work. When this time comes, take a break. Think. Find the love that was lost, drained by work. Leave what drained you. Plug in to the source of love and passion. Have faith and be restored.

Whenever I lose track, I always get myself reminded of Colossians 3:23
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord and not for men.

At the end of the day, all I wanted is to give glory to my life giver.

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Dear Self Notes #1

For the following days, I will be posting encouragement for everyone and for myself too. (it will fulfill the goal of this blog. Hehehe. To encourage anyway)

So for tonight, a very close friend of mine whose name is Shiela send me a song which I heard along time ago but tonight it made so much impact to my life. So thanks to her. Here is a self note number one: God is not finish yet!


Remember that YOU GOD'S BELOVED
YOU ARE PRICELESS
YOU ARE VALUABLE IN THE EYES OF THE FATHER.
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I will go to places?


In 2014, I received a word from the Lord that I am about to go to my promise land, where there is milk and honey, like Canaan of the Israelite. It was before I accepted the job I have right now. I also remember in my college days, a man prophesied to me that I will reach lands. I'm not quite sure if it's for mission or work-  not yet. It is something to find out over time. :)

Two years later, I find myself traveled two countries in Asia and receiving invitations to visit their countries for work and vacation. I have goals and plans which places to go for exhibitions and places to visit for vacation. I do not have such luxury to travel overseas. All my travels were paid by the company and I'm afraid that it would take a very long time for me to get out of the country coming from my own pocket. Hehehe.

But the call to go to places is really strong. I work with multi-races. I spoke with people from Ukraine, Turkey, Israel, US, China, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Middle East, and India just to name a few. It is a great privilege to work with such wonderful people coming from different culture and had a wide working experience. I can't help but learn from them and gain knowledge.

Setting the career aside, I have been pondering about going for global missions. (Not in a hurry, but might be in the future). I am checking my heart's motives if it's clear. I am not going for missions to have vacation and see good places and scenery. In my work as business developer, reaching places does not necessarily means good rest and vacation but actually it requires more work loads when overseas.

What if I throw the promising career that this position offers me and go for missions? This question has been echoing back and forth for almost 2 weeks now. 
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Brokenness is a blessing

July 19th, Tuesday. I was on my way to the office, commuting as I usually do with my earphones plugged enjoying my jam while hitting the road to Philcoa. As we reached the place to drop off commuters, I immediately step my foot on the jeepney stair (if that's how it is called in english or better say apakan ng jeep). The next thing I know was, I fell off and hit the ground with my right foot twisted. I tried to get up, but it was so painful. All I was saying was, "Ang sakit!!" I forgot about the guy who slipped his umbrella that caused me to slip and fell. All I hear was "sorry miss" but he was too naive helping me get off my feet. After a few seconds, he came back and helped me get up but he did not say anything at all. I was blanked too. I felt the pain so much and I cannot walk straight. I called the taxi because it is really impossible to reach the office by walking  to MRT. 

So I went to office thinking that the pain will go away but it really hurts, so I called help from my good friend, Chico. He assisted me all the way to the clinic near our office. The doctor checked if I could move my toes and gladly, I could. He immediately applied first aid by pressing ice to my swelling foot then asked to get x-ray test. Thank God that I only got sprain and there was no fracture in the bones. The doctor asked me to get some rest and avoid walking for 2-3 days and take meds to ease the pain and heal my sprain foot.

I needed to go home to get rest because it was really painful so I waited for my brother to get me from the office. While on the road, I can't believe that I had a minor accident from that simple situation. I can't walk and even if I tried, pain is killing me. It is 8/10 pain. I wonder why it is so painful regardless that I don't have any bone fractured. One thing I am sure of is that all things work together for good.

ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD
ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD
ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD
ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD
ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD
ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD

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Change is what you have now.

Your past victories are your today's greatest mountain to conquer. Some people accepted you for what you have done from before but when a sudden change came and you got lost for a moment, those people would lose their grip on you. Simply because they were not with you in the journey and cannot simply accept that change in you. When that day comes, learn to accept the new you. Appreciate yourself in whatever season you are in to. Love yourself and keep on going.

There will be days when you will miss your old self too. You might also wish that you can go back to do the same old things. But you know you can't and it's not easy. Nothing happens twice in the same situation. Change embarks. Change has come. Change is what you have now.

Don't feel bad. Keep on going. You know in your heart when you are heading towards victory or mishap. You gotta know when to pause and when to press on. You know that very well. You gotta be wise whom you listen to. Gaze upon the perfecter and finisher of your faith. Only Him and through Him you shall conquer and continue living with joy and love.
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Weekly Music Start-up

Howdy folks! Here's my playlist to start this week. Happy Monday! :)


1. Let's go!




2. Broken Together 



3. Good good Father



4. Oceans


5. When God Ran



Have an awesome week ahead. God bless!
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I don't want to be bitter!


For the past few days, bitterness took over me. I felt uneasy. I was prideful and at some point, I wish someone misfortune. I asked God for forgiveness because my heart was bitter. It consumed me. I realized how much bitterness can affect our characters, the way of thinking and even pass it to other people.

One night, Joshua and I went home together after work. We discussed politics, taxes and election in our country. I was enraged and Joshua saw me angry at him. My tone was getting high and I kept on fighting for what I know is right. (Like, who wants to get defeated over an argument, diba? Everybody wants to win an argument, but it doesn't always mean that you win the person. You can win and at the same time, lose it.)

So, Joshua rebuked me and said that I was speaking word enraged with anger and frustration, I lost my identity and who am I representing. It seems like, Jesus is not present in my life. I want to be justified that moment, I was only expressing my thoughts and this has nothing to do with Jesus. EHHHHHH!! BIG NO! I remember what 2 Cor 10:5 says:
"We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ."
 I realized that every thought, words, and actions have something to do with Jesus. Everything from above to here below has something to do with Jesus. So yeah, I'm wrong. Joshua asked me if this is what I want to pass for the next generation leaders? Big no. And I began asking myself, why am I bitter towards the government and the system and life itself? Knowing the fact that this world is broken and fallen. Everyone needs a savior. We are in a corrupted society. We are broken people. We are all messy. We are sinners. Amidst of all issues about politics, work, ministry, relationships, school... LIFE, it is crucial that we put Jesus in everything because without Him, everything will be in vain. Start becoming a better version of you. As for me, I don't want to be bitter because I want to be better. Shalom!
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How to Adult: You have called me higher


The title of my blog is inspired by All Sons and Daughters' song: Called me Higher. This is my testimony about being called to higher grounds in your career and my reservations to go there. I can always live a life that is simple, safe and staying satisfied because I have Jesus. But you know what, the idea of safe life is building walls on our lives that restrained us to experience the greater power of God to lead us in places where He wants us to go. We can be just comfortable with our lives and miss the legit calling of Jesus. I cannot promise that you can get rid of your fears, doubts and reservations in life as you read this, but I can assure you a good news that even if you have those glitches, you are still called to higher grounds and the God who delivered Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Joshua, David, Esther, Jeremiah, Daniel, Peter, Paul, and the rest of the Bible characters- that same God shall deliver you as well.

I graduated in 2014 and flopped my first job. I lasted for three awful months and learned a lot more than I expected. It was stretching of character, emotion management, learning the hard way and testing of perseverance. I had a tough job and even a tougher boss. I shed tears (ate tears for breakfast, actually!) and laughed til I cracked. I made mistakes and made victories, too. When I left my first job, I thought to myself, "I can never be accepted easily on my next job. I might be labeled me as a quitter and a loser." I lost my self-confidence and found everything meaningless. I even asked God if this is the life He promised me. Am I really called for higher and greater things?

God is gracious to me and brought me to a new company two weeks after my resignation. I was hired to a start-up company in 2014 and  I started off as a researcher. I thought no one would want me, I was wrong. Then, after nine months, by the grace of God I was promoted as the Marketing head and took over a small number of people. The nine months was not smooth, I had glitches and made mistakes. There were times that I want to give up, sit and do nothing. There were few moments I felt lazy and discouraged about myself. I needed to exert more effort to learn each role and I needed to change my perspective. I needed to be willing and sometimes, you just have to do it and get it done. :)

February 2016 marked my one and a half year in the company and the management assessed my performance. They assigned me to a new role based on the assessment. I was already comfortable and loving what I am doing and if I'll get this new role, I had to learn again and start from scratch. I felt like God is putting me in places where I needed to be a kick-starter! The management says that this is my break, where I could learn more because of global exposure. The job is actually exciting and crucial, but amidst of those expectations, I thought to myself that I'll never be a master of one craft and I'll be a jack of all trades. At first, I don't want to have a new role because I was happy and contented with what I had. I was complacent and struggling. Have you felt that one point when you are just tired and wanted to give up? I was there, too. I resisted change, progress and challenges!

But you know what? I realized that I can be a master of start-up projects. My first job was a kick starter event then in my second job was in a kick-starter company and my roles are something I never had a background before. I've been placed to starting events, starting companies, starting projects and get to start a role I've never been. I can be a master of START-UPS. I am honored to be part of those start-ups and to spearhead job roles. Now, I have to go to the next level. 

I believe that as you read this, God is speaking to your heart that you and I are meant to start something new and called to go higher. You and I are not meant to be stagnant. We are called to progress! There is always the next level of your situation, a circumstance which will stretch you and will take you to the higher grounds. No one wins the race by complacency. You get to win with determination to press on to the next level and eventually, finish the race! You and I must press on and persevere (Philippians 3:14). I ain't a quitter and when I feel like I am- I take a knee and gathered strength in the presence of the One who conquered everything for me.

Be patient with your career, you are  a work in progress! God is molding you right now and He promised that He will never leave you nor forsake you in every situation. The journey might not always seem good- at most times it could be hard and painful, but rest assured that God is journeying with you and He who began the good work in you will carry it to completion. (Philippians 1:6)

God is about to bring me to higher grounds, pray for me as I attend an international expo in Taiwan on April 18th. God unlocks my next level and I am extending God's favor in your life, too. Pursue to your higher grounds. You are called to go higher!


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Summer Escaped in Anawangin, Zambales

Sometimes, it's good to take a break from the heat of Metro Manila. I did my research and found a good summer escaped in an affordable price. Where would 1500 pesos can bring you? No other than Anawangin, Zambales. A good place to relax and just get connected with the simplicity of life.

It is my first time to travel with just relying upon blogs and research. My boyfriend and I were together on this trip. It is cheaper if you travel in groups because you get to share the expenses in boat transfer and cottages and food. The more the merrier!

It is not as cheesy as it looks like when you travel together, but you'll learn to appreciate your partner more. In all honesty, during the whole trip, Joshua seems more like my guy friend. It's good to know that the two of us can bond without clingy gestures.

Off to San Antonio, Zambales. So much sweat there! Thank you, sun.
From Cubao, we took the bus going to Olongapo (that is Php 207). I get to see San Fernando, Pampanga, and Olongapo. Masaya na akong nadaan yung mga lugar na yun. Then, we took an ordinary bus to San Antonio, Zambales (Php 45). Did anyone mention that when you rode an ordinary bus in the province, you get to feel and taste the place you are visiting? It was really fun even under the sun. Then, rode a tricycle going to Purok 2, Brgy. Pundakit.

Yes. Off we, GO!
Getting ready for island hopping.
Let me just say thank you to Nanay Josie of Amazing Pundakit for accommodating us. I was worried along the way because that we might pay more for the boat transfer. It was a weekday and there was only two of us in the boat. In my surprise, she offered us 1500 for the boat inclusive of island hopping to Capones and Camara Island. (Yey!)

CAMARA ISLAND is small and rocky. It is a good place to eat lunch with your friends and to take good pictures.



See the oily faces? Haha. Opps!


His Air Jordan Jump Shot
My Bad-Hair-Day Jump Shot 


And off to the next island, Capones Island where the lighthouse was located. According to history, the lighthouse guides the international vessels coming from the north towards Subic Bay. The first lit in 1890.

And here is our Anawangin Island experience:













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It's great to have a 2 days rest and just connect with the nature! Til next adventure, my dearest! :)

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Top 5: Weekly Jam Countdown

How are you guys? I was out for a month and I'm baaaaaaack blogging! I'm excited and wanted to scream til my lungs puff out. Lol. Just kidding! I wanted to make some changes on my blogging schedule and I wanted to write as much as I could and schedule it categorically. (*Clears throat*) I'm trying to be systematic and crazily adventurous in my blogging. So, I'm sharing my weekly Jam countdown to you people. Well, thanks to my super accountable spotify account for helping me figuring out this blog post category. If ever you don't have any account yet, I suggest that you sign up and get your ears ready for your most favorite jam.

So here we goooooo!!!



TOP 5: In the River - Jesus Culture


This is one of the music that makes you groove in the morning. This made me think of a river that rushing, over flowing and it so refreshing. Good for the tired and weary souls. Let's get alive in the river! :)

TOP 4: Come As You Are - Crowder


Whoever you are and whatever you've been through, this song welcomes you to the throne of grace. No pretensions and no masks, just come to God as you are. This song made me get through guilt and dark days. Thank you, Crowder!


TOP 3: YOU MAKE ME BRAVE - Bethel Worship



You gotta be brave! Start your week with this and you'll get through whatever might comes your way. As the song says:

"As Your love, in wave after wave
You make me brave
You call me out beyond the shore into the waves
You make me brave
No fear can hinder now the promises you made"


TOP 2: Christ is Enough - Hillsong Worship


When life hits you so hard and the devil says that you need this and you need that, then it robs you of the joy and contentment, remember this! Remember that Christ is more than enough for you and He is the fulfillment of your purpose in this world. He is enough for your family, relationship, school, career, finances, community and the rest of the area of your life that you could name. If you are afraid of what lies ahead, He is already there. Don't lose your grip on Jesus, because He is not leaving you. 
 "Everything I need is in You. I have decided to follow Jesus, no turning back, no turning back!"

TOP 1: Real Love - Hillsong Young & Free



Let's groove, shall we? Because in Jesus, THIS IS REAL LOVE! HAPPY WEEKEND!!!!! :)


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What to do with stones thrown at you?

I was watching Ms. Universe Pia Wurtzbach interview on the Steve Harvey TV facebook page and she said something that made a mark on me.


"A real queen knows how to make an empire with the same stones that are thrown at her" -Pia

Her statement was really a class act and mark of a true beauty queen. I am inspired by this statement, too. The world will throw stones at you and will tear you down, but you gotta be strong and be still. I ain't a queen, but my identity in Christ made a royal identity and even if I face a lot of stones thrown at me, Ill pick it up and build something beautiful out of it. So what to do with the stones thrown at you? Pick it up and build a good empire out of the same stones. Remember that you can always turn a negative into a positive; so with the stones thrown at you, make it like a medicine that will make you stronger. It could be bitter, but it will surely take you to another level.

Let me leave this verse to you, 

"Together we are his house, built on the foundation of the apostles and the prophets. And the cornerstoneis Christ Jesus himself." Ephesisans 2:20

Stand on your foundation, for your stone is the Chief Cornerstone. God bless!
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Five thoughts on 2016


Happy New Year! This is my first blogpost for this year and I'm very much excited to write down my thoughts and plans for 2016. Before the year ends, I went to Touch of Glory Prayer Mountain together with my youth group in church. We shared amazing testimonies, shed tears and uttered praises and thanksgiving to our Maker. Jesus has been so awesome last year and He will do more this 2016.  I'll be sharing the top five rhema word I received this year. Are you ready? I'm excited, let's do this!

  1. FIX YOUR EYES ON JESUS. (Hebrews 12:2)

    Last 2015, I was so much distracted by the world and everything in it. I was demotivated at work. I lost my passion towards youth ministry and settle for less, when I can actually give my best. I was more focus on "what I felt" and what makes me comfortable. It made me selfish. I lost my gaze on Jesus. I was more concerned about how can I get more money to help my parents which turned me to be come self-sufficient and not dependent on God. It was tiring, too! I was more concern about reaching places and travelling for leisure. (Which is not bad actually) With too much distractions, I lost my purpose and lost the track. I was lost. But one thing I did to get back on track is to remain. I remain in Jesus, even if sometimes I felt He is way too far from me. I remain while I struggled within myself. I remain praying when at most times I felt like disconnected. I remain serving despite of being frustrated about all things. So yeah, I remain and in the process I discovered that when you are lost, you don't depart yourself to the things that will help you find your way towards home, right? You look for ways that will help you to go home. So I remain in my quiet time with God, in prayer, in fellowship and in faith-related activities. I needed them to remain in Him.
    One of my prayers during APYAC conference was, "Jesus, I'll fix my eyes on you" and this year I wanted that. I desire it. I had enough selfishness in 2015, and I love God to strip me off of my selfishness and die in myself so He can live in me. I want people to recognize Jesus in my life and He is the center of my every season.

  2. BEAR FRUITS (John 15:16)

    I remember  a good quotation which says, "do something today that your future self will that thank you for" and for me bearing fruits is segmented into two: inside and outside. Inside compromises my character and ability to love and understand more people. Bearing fruits inside is less of me and more of Jesus. It's becoming Christ-like. Outside is more about influencing, encouraging,  teaching and discipling people towards Christ. I'd like to commit on establishing our youth to grow deeper in relationship with their Saviour.

  3. JOY (1Thess 5:18)

    I believe that joy is a by-product of a thankful heart and with thanksgiving joy is being more magnified in our lives. It makes our heart cheerful and releases positivity. I want to release joy to people specially in the workplace. Whenever I get reunited with my college buddies, we tend to laugh as if there is no tomorrow. Our usual rants would be "happpiness" about work and it seemed that reality don't just bit but it devours our childhood bubble and welcomes us to the adulthood of responsibility and bills. So, joy is very essential for everyone. Let's be joyful this 2016! :)
  4. EVER INCREASING FAITH

    I'm asking God for ever increasing faith. I believe that as life gets tough, my faith will also increase. I expect difficulties and hard times this year. So, in preparation I am praying for ever increasing faith. It's not about anticipating for bad times, but living a life full of faith. :)

  5. GROWTH

    This is the sum of all these four, growth. Have you heard about peter pan syndrome? I think I had this last year. It's a condition when man is unable to grow in maturity. I had difficulty in accepting life as is and I had fear of facing it, but then it's more frightening to be stagnant and unable to grow forever. God intended us to grow. So in all forms and with all heart and without reservations, I am ready to grow. :)
I hope you guys learn something from this blog. I pray that God would speak to you in hundred different ways and show you that the fullness of life can be found in Him. What are your thoughts on 2016? :)
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