Friday, December 26, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Got an email from Uncle Jun with their family picture for the holidays.
We miss you here! All of you...

Poker face mode

... or may I say-- on a Zombie mode.

Got up from bed, took a bath, prepared to go for work...
Left the house, rode a jeep to Edsa, rode a bus to Ayala...
Bumaba sa bus stop ng paseo/rufino...
Walked to buy chai tea latte at coffee bean but it's closed...
Umakyat sa 24Th floor, dumaan ng wash room...
And hola, nasa office na ako!

All along, I have the poker face / zombie mode look. I don't know, it is very unusual. Especially this season. Oh di ba, paskong-pasko!

My devo before leaving--

"But if we walk in the light, as he is the light... the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin." -1 John 1:7

And may I quote this last two lines from My Utmost for His Highest--

"The love of God, working in me causes me to hate, with the Holy Spirit's hatred for sin, anything that is not in keeping with God's holiness. To walk in the light means that everything that is of the darkness actually drives me closer to the center of the light."

Few thoughts (text messages actually) that is resounding in my head right now--

1. Dec 7 @ 02:53 pm
"We have no faith in God at all until its proved thru conflict. Dr r thngs in lyf dat come out against r faith in Gods goodness n justice.

Do u claim 2 hav faith in areas wer uv never had reason 2 doubt? Is dis true faith of juz absence of doubt? do u claim 2 b victorious in areas wer uv nevr tempted 2 sin? Is dis righteousness or arrogance?

D greatest demand God makes of us is to believe dat He is righteous wen evrytng dat happens goes against dat faith.

2. Dec 20 @ 02:20 pm
Thought to Ponder on:
"As you get older, every choice that you make defines who you're gonna turn into. And every once in a while, you need to look at yourself & ask if you like the person you're becoming."

3. Dec 26 @ 01:01 PM
"Sna inisip nyo testimony nyo. Kht wla kyong gngawa, people are still looking, people who do nt know the Lord..."

4. Dec 26 @ 03:46 pm
"You did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear. Rom 8:15,we may not know what the future holds,but we can trust the one who holds the future.:-) 2 :-)"

And reminded myself of---

"It is God's will that you should be sanctified..." - 1 Thess 4:3a

"He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes..." - John 15:2a

"...because the Lord disciplines those he loves," Hebrews 12:6a

"I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us." Romans 8:18

"So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God's law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God—through Jesus Christ our Lord!

So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God's law, but in the sinful nature a slave to the law of sin.
" - Romans 7:21-25

And I say again despite the fact that I'm on this "mode"-- Thanks be to God!

He remains faithful, just and true! His love endures forever...

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Calling all Call Center Pips!

CONNECT invites you to join...

A Christmas-Pajama-Party for everyone from the BPO industry. Whether you work in Ortigas, Makati, Mandaluyong, Libis, Cubao, or wherever you may be, you are very welcome to join in our fellowship! We can all go straight there after our shift, (hehe) 8am this coming Saturday, December 13, 2008 happening at GCF Ministry Center, Ruby corner Garnet Roads in Ortigas Center, Pasig City.

More pajamas, more fun, so be there! See you and God bless.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Ayun oh!

I was just asking John yesterday morning what he wants for Christmas, he said "Ikaw lang"... Ang cheesy eh!

Anyway, to my surprise when I checked my email last night I noticed I received one from Kevin Sanders with a subject line: you won :) . So I hurried and opened and whoa, ayun oh... I did won! WOW, WOW, WOW! I could not believe it!

When I first posted his banner here at my blog I was just joking (but really hoping) to win a copy of his book for my beloved. And now it is happening! Natuwa rin syempre si John. Hehehe!

Thanks again Kuya Kevin! I'm very happy and this is very humbling, so in return I'll be on promoting your book and join you in praying for your ministry for the furtherance of His Kingdom! You are a blessing to many. May God continue to bless you.