BLISSFUL RELATIONSHIP

Do not rush to marry. Take it slow. Take your time.

Marriage is never a race. The fastest seldom wins.

But the one who starts right and perseveres throughout does.

Build friendship first. It will be your strongest foundation later on.

Remember, looks and talents are fleeting and so are material things.

What lasts are character and maturity.

Know your essentials. Don’t compromise these.

Learn to let go of some preferences too. They can be done without.

The delays and mishaps have its reasons. Forgive and forget. Look forward and move on.

Don’t dwell on the past also.

Never blame others and self for your mistakes.

Instead, learn and grow from them.

Just don’t keep on repeating them as that’s foolishness already.

Don’t get ahead with God by the way.

He knows what’s best for you. Just trust in Him.

Get busy working on yourself as you wait.

Improve and be the best person that you can be.

I got married at a ripe old age of 37.

I courted my wife for more than three years.

And we’re blessed with two cute daughters.

I married right. Not too early and not too late.

This sharing is my way of paying it to forward the goodness I receive from the Lord Almighty through my marriage.

Oh yes, marriage is a bliss indeed and a beautiful thing if done right.

Don’t miss this out for you deserve only the best.

I give a toast to the married and soon to be married people reading this.

Francis Francisco-

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A FRIEND IN NEED

I’ve been thinking about you today and to tell you how sorry I am that I couldn’t sit around with you right now. I know you have gone through so much dilemma and you want to talk about it, just like we always do before I left you.  I know you need someone to share and discuss your problems without fear or reservations and I’m so sorry I couldn’t be that someone at this moment.

Seeing you last time how devastated you are, broke my heart.  It was always my wish to see you happy and start a life that you ever wanted.  I can’t stop thinking about you and regret the days gone without consoling your broken heart. I wished I could be with you in that consequential moment when you wanted to run away and just holding you close seems enough to understand that you are not alone.

I made a promise to myself when will see each other again, I will do my very best part to listen, to lift you up and be your same-old companion.  I will try to bring hope to you when seems all hopeless.

Please wait for me.

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TAMAYONG PRAYER MOUNTAIN (Davao City)

Prayer Mountain in Davao City, Philippines is a property of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ lead by executive pastor Apollo Quiboloy.  The Prayer Mountain in Tamayong is also known as the Garden of Eden Restored,  which welcomes visitors of any faith who wish to visit this place, especially for prayer and meditation.

You have to pay your admission fee in advance to secure your schedule, the fee is only P250.00. Since the place is a sanctuary of peace and serenity, be guided by some of their rules especially when it comes to dressing code.

Reaching to the mountain after 1 hour and a half travel from Davao City proper gave us no regrets as we are amazed at the beautiful scenery with lots of trees and delightful flowers.  The lawns are well manicured, the surrounding is clean and the atmosphere is very serene and relaxing.

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I recommend that you should visit Tamayong Prayer Mountain. For a moment you’ll feel calm and at peace away from the vibe and hype of the city.

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We totally love this place!

WITH A SMILE

Lift your head, baby, don’t be scared
Of the things that could go wrong along the way
You’ll get by with a smile
You can’t win at everything but you can try.

Baby, you don’t have to worry
‘Coz there ain’t no need to hurry
No one ever said that there’s an easy way.

When they’re closing all their doors
And they don’t want you anymore
This sounds funny but I’ll say it anyway.

I’ll stay through the bad times
Even if I have to fetch you every day.
We’ll get by with a smile
You can never be too happy in this life.

 

In a world where everybody
Hates a happy ending story
It’s a wonder love can make the world go round
But don’t let it bring you down
And turn your face into a frown
You’ll get along with a little prayer and a song.

Lift your head, baby, don’t be scared
Of the things that could go wrong along the way
You’ll get by with a smile
Now it’s time to kiss away those tears goodbye.

RELAY FOR LIFE

Relay for life took place for the first time in the UAE last November 17-18, 2017. This relay is a team fundraising event where team members take turns walking around a track for 24 hours. Each team is asked to have a member on the track at all times to signify that cancer never sleeps. Cancer patients don’t stop because they’re tired, and for one night, neither do we.

Since our company was one of the sponsors, we are able to participate the event as to celebrate cancer survivors and carers; remember loved ones lost to cancer, and fight back by raising awareness and funds to support the work of Friends of Cancer Patients.

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The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it.

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They have also some recreational activities for kids and adults.

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May the CURE be with you

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“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present.”

RAINDROPS WILL STOP FALLING

I know that day seems all went wrong.

For you, it was a sudden and thorny condition to be acknowledged. That’s how this life appears to be; straight and suddenly throwing you curve balls and getting you into a string of pieces.  I know you are terrified, we are. Cancer is horrifying.

But we know you are strong and filled with so much faith. We believe that everything will end very fine. I don’t know how to comfort you in words, but never forget that you are always within our prayers. God will hear us and will never abandon you.

I will be keeping fingers crossed for your successful and speedy recovery. The thought that you will be much better after this trial is very comforting to all of us.

Until then, don’t fall in there.

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TAKE ME OUT OF THE DARK

Just what is it in me?
Sometimes I just don’t know
What keeps me in Your love,
Why you never let me go

And though you’re in me now,
I fall and hurt you still
My Lord, please show me how
To know just how you feel

You have forgiven me
Too many times it seems
I feel I’m not what you might call
A worthy Christian after all

And though I love You so
Temptation finds it’s way to me

Teach me to trust in You
With all my heart
To lean not on my own understanding
I just forget
You won’t give me what I can’t bear

Take me out of the dark, my Lord
I don’t wanna be there.

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You’ve never left my side
You gave Your hand to me to hold
Oh Jesus, I’m no longer in the cold

And yet, I leave You there
When I feel satisfied
I’d like to thank You every day
Not only when I feel that way

I’ve never known a Man
Who’d give His life for sinners like me
And yet, because He loves us so
He’s promised us eternity
And we can have that promise
And be His if we have faith
And just believe.

Take us out of the dark, My Lord
‘Cause we don’t want to be alone
Take me out of the dark, My Lord
We don’t wanna be there, My Lord.

-Gary V-

 

 

 

Whiskey on my Breath

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I woke up with a pounding head
With a bottle laying in the bed
There was a little, a little bit left

So I picked it up and I killed the rest.

Oh I know I’m going to heaven

But I can’t go with me like this

I need to pull myself together

Before then.

No and I ain’t afraid of dying

But what scares me to death

Is meeting Jesus

With whiskey on my breath.

I lost her and all my friends

Broke all but one of my Lord’s 10

But Jesus died for all my sins

That’s how I know I’m getting in.

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TELL ME THE DIFFERENCE.

I really don’t like to argue about religion. It’s not my thing. I believed that we will be saved base on our Faith and how the way we live our life. When the news spread from the Philippines about the Catholic Priest that has been arrested on child sex charges, I am expecting some comments from other believers regarding this matter.

Here is the abrupt conversation.

Muslim: Oh, I heard the news about your Catholic Priest who molested a child. Why does a servant of God is doing like that?

Catholic: Have you heard about the war that has still been going on in Marawi City in the Philippines? Why those who proclaimed the believer of Allah have no compassion and killed those innocent people?

Don’t give me a sigh when you started it. Tell me the difference?

Which is which?

Who is who?

Am I right or you are wrong?

It’s not all about religion my friend. It’s all about you, us and them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRAY FOR MY DREAM

I thought that I could reach them.

The moments that I’d dreamed of. That’s why I walked confidently while holding onto some faith.  I thought that if I didn’t give up and keep going, that if I’d given it my all, I’d see stars before me and that I’d finally accomplish my dream.  I prayed every day as I only ever looked forward and ran and hoped that there would be a light at the end of this dark, dim tunnel.  I was consumed by hope and ran, and ran.

Yes, I wanted to see that bright light. It really felt like it wouldn’t be much longer now and that it was within my reach. But why, why do I still feel like I’m in the same place and that I’m lacking?

In order to run again, I have to endure and get back up. But there are so many parts of reality that are so hard to bear,  it feels like I’m being forced off my feet, onto the ground.

I’m trying my best to bear it because I don’t want to lose and this is a dream that I want to sacrifice everything in order to achieve. So why is it getting harder for me as I try harder? Why isn’t anyone acknowledging my earnest?  Why am I being toyed with? I don’t ask for much, I just want this one thing.

But as more time passes, all I want to do is sit in defeat.  Why should I have to accept the responsibilities that this world has created for me? Why should I have to endure all this pain? The world won’t leave me alone, and that isn’t my fault.

That’s what I’ve said, but all I’ve done was hide and run because I’m at a loss.

Lord Above, I beg you, hear my plea! And I hate that this is the only thing I can do.  

The only thing I can do is tread on thorns with my bare feet but I close my eyes and say, “I pray for my dream.” 

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UNEXPECTED BLESSINGS

It was one of those moments when you pause and express gratefulness for unexpected blessings. It is not something that you can plan or decide. It just happens when it does and everything is as it should be at that moment. Unexpected blessings are such marvelous.

I am sharing this story from a friend. Her life seems busted all the time; quitting jobs, raising two children in a very costly country and trapped from a financial crisis. All she wanted to happen in her life is to be at ease, away from all those troubles and start a new life.

Then one day, unexpected blessings knock on her door. She got a job more than three times of her salary expectation with all the benefits that her family too can have. To her surprised, she could only say “yes” and uttered words of appreciation.

Nothing is impossible when you deeply seek good things to the Above, as He always aware of our needs. I have a deep realization of this unexpected blessing. We all seek for some miracles in our life right? so this time let’s have more patience to wait because  God’s mercy is truly amazing!

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HOPE FOR THE FLOWERS.

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“Hope for the Flowers is an inspiring allegory about the realization of one’s true destiny as told through the lives of caterpillars Stripe and Yellow, who struggle to “climb to the top” before understanding that they are meant to fly.

I love this book. Quite simple, but beautifully written. The allegorical story gives us the message of how to become somebody while showing how to value life and relationship. 

There are times when we believe that we couldn’t do anything more than what we have in our life, we stick to be sluggish and being hopeless about the situation. This book reminded me again to explore and discover myself beyond what I see and believe.  We have to know our worth. 

Yes, hope is still there. I can’t wait to fly!

Verdict: 10/10

 

LOVE WITHOUT LIMITS

It Doesn’t Take a Perfect Person to Find a Perfect Love.

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A very inspiring story.

For a minute, I was ashamed of myself for complaining about certain things in my life, and here comes Nick, born without arms and legs, never gave up for praying and asking God’s miracle in his life. Truly, who obeys God will receive an abundant blessing.

Love without limits is a humble, moving love story of Nick and his wife Kanae. It described a godly relationship from Courting to Parenting without giving judgement.

This book is worth reading, especially to those contemplating about dating relationships or marriage. To love without limits is difficult in nature, but it is possible with God’s intervention.

Verdict: 10/10