Tuesday, October 23, 2012

And so I thought I'd blog! :)


Hello world!

Just dropping by to share that I am now a MRS.

Will tell more about it next time! Pending pa ang internet connection application namin and ang chaka mag blog using my iPad kaya next time na lang. Hehe!

Bow!  :)

-yours truly,
Rajsh Sabio-Velasquez

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

On the 21st...

On the 21st of this month, John and I will marry each other. Less than 3 weeks na lang! Oh my gosh! Hahaha! :)

And yes, that's the main reason why I've neglected this blog so much and even my wedding blog... Totoo pala na busy ang mag prepare! Hehe!

Ayun lang. Napadaan lang ako. Hope may nagbabasa pa dito. Until next!

Blessings! :) ♥

Monday, July 9, 2012

Resounding still

This verse has been resoundingin my head since Wednesday last week... It has changed my perspective on everything that is going on in my life from that point on...

 "And we know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose...
-Romans 8:28 

 Thank You for your comforting truth! :)

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Kamusta?

Hindi ko alam na nakatingin si John... pampasira, hindi na tuloy mukhang candid! Hmp! :p
Taken last Sunday, during our Theology class. Salamat self-timer at may picture ako! :))


Kamusta naman?

Miss na miss ko na ang blog ko na ito... It's been a while! Akala ko nung una when I bought my iPad I would be able to blog more... hindi pala! Hehehe!

What's up ba kamo? Eto, less than 3 months na lang wedding na namin ni John! And yes, I'm super excited! Pero marami pa kaming dapat asikasuhin so bawal magmadali! Hehehe!

God's been so good to me... I will share it na lang when I have more time!

Thank you for dropping by today.

Blessings to you! :)

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

During Mother's Day

Okay, I know this is VERY late... But still, I want to share what transpired during that special day!

Morning- time spent with my Mom, Aque (sister-in-law) and Iya (my niece).  We ate at Shakey's near our house. A short and sweet morning date. After that Mama and I went to GCF to attend the worship service. Here are few photos. Few because of time constraint:

Ma, you're getting old na! Nito ko lang napansin! hehe!
Happy Mother's day Ma!

Aque and her panganay, Iya.

The three of them

Eto talaga ang habol nya this day!
When she arrived, ang bati nya sa akin ay "Peram iPad?"
Sabi ko, "Ayos ka ah! Pwede bang i-kiss mo muna si Tita?" lol!

Adik na oh!

Now here's the four of us!

Salamat sa self timer! :)


Evening- time spent with John's side: Ate Alyna with her sons John and Don, Haji, Ma Edith and we came along with Sai (whom Ate Alynna considers part of the family na. Naks bro!)Here are bunch of photos. Bunch because it was my first time to eat in Sambokojin. Eat-all-you-can! Waaah!!

Mother and Daughter

Hot Mommy!

Say yummy!

Yummy, yummy!

Yum-yum-yum! :)

His eyes is nang-niningning again! Hehe!

Couple shot. Syempre di pwedeng wala. :p

Don, John and their Mom.
Mae is missing. She was in SG at that time.

Isa rin ito, nag-niningning din mga mata dahil sa food! lol

Vanilla and Strawberry flavor. Sarap!

Haji and Alyna

iPad addicts. Here they come...

It's a man's game. Some sort of gladiator theme. I don't like it. Ang brutal eh! Hehe!

Here's us... well, them pala kasi wala ako! :p

More iPad addicts in here.

Oh di ba?

Habang nagpapatunaw daw ng kinain...

Ayan po ang game.

Wala ako

Andito ako!
Hahaha! Magic! :p

Naks, good hit!

And that's all folks!

It was a very special fun and blessed day for me and for sure for the Mothers in my life... Ang dami nila! Hehe! Thank God for this! :)

Monday, May 28, 2012

Proverbs 30:7-9

Two things I ask from you; do not refuse me before I die:
Remove falsehood and lies far from me; do not give me poverty or riches, feed me with my allotted portion of bread, lest I become satisfied and act deceptively and say, "Who is the LORD?"
Or lest I become poor and steal and demean the name of my God.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Tweet, tweet!

I have been very, very active with twitter lately... You can follow me if you want (@rajshsabio).

I tweet everyday! Hahaha!

And I miss blogging here... But my time lately doesn't permit me to really focus and write stuff that much. Good thing there's such a thing as micro-blogging-- twiter! Yeah!

Anyway, just dropping by... I'm hoping and praying to be able to write something here soon. There's a lot to write about actually... But then... ako na ang busy! :p

Hope you are having a good one! Blessings! :)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Status update

Hello, hello! I've been active in my wedding blog these past few days... Go check it out if you have the chance! Its pinayweddingdiary.blogspot.com. Feel free to comment. :)

That's all for now... Hope you're having a good Tuesday!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

A song of love to You....

♫ Because of who You are
I will lift my hands
I will lift my heart
and sing a song of love to You

Because of who You are
I offer You my life
surrendering my all,
a living sacrifice to You

Because of who You are
everything You are...

I Give You all the glory,
I give You all the praise
I pledge to You each moment
for the length of all my days

My Rock and my Redeemer
May Savior and my Friend

 
Oh I will ever praise You
Yes, I will ever praise You
Yes, I will ever praise You Lord
Because of who You are...♪

Monday, April 16, 2012

My heart failed yet He is faithful

(I wrote this last week, Friday... full of emotions.
I didn't have Internet connection then so it's just now that I'm able to share it in here.
I pray that beyond my brokenness and emo mode, what you will see is God's love and grace...)

"The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure..." -Jeremiah 17:9

Indeed this verse is so true!

For a long time now (and for the record I do not know when exactly this started) I didn't notice that I have been "nursing" a sin in my heart. I've been holding grudges towards someone and it's taken its toll on me and affected the state of my heart big time!

I haven't been able to enjoy my quiet time like I used to because of this. I knew at the back of my mind and have already felt that there was something wrong (in my heart) but I just shrugged it off and didn't address it right away and so... Whenever I think about the person, whenever I see the person, when over I hear from that person I always gets annoyed. And yeah, I always sin. :(

But God in His faithfulness, as always, knows what is best for me. He knew it needed to be addressed and that I needed to be freed from the sin that calloused my heart... For this week, I have been on my "bratinella" mode especially in the office. I have found myself being my "old self" again-- irate, reklamadora, looking down on others, being prideful and selfish and all that stuff! And He made sure that I got aware of it so I approached Him in my quiet time yesterday and asked for cleansing from it all... I felt "OK" afterwards but then, right after my qt, I failed again... In my heart I hated another person... I was like "what the heck is happening to me?!" then I just went on with my day... Work mode even though I was really distracted. My distraction didn't left until I was on my way home I found myself praying to God "Lord, this needs to be addressed!"

So I arrived home... After doing some chores, I locked myself in my room so I can "wrestle with God."

He lead me to read Psalm 24:3-4 and it says:

"Who may ascend to the hill of the Lord?
Who may stand in His holy place?
He who has clean hands and a pure heart"


I've read that verse before. I've gone through it in my previous qts... But then, even though this verse is not new to me, God spoke to me clearly. He dealt with me and pointed out how unclean my hands were and how impure my heart is before Him for a long time now... He didn't stop there... I didn't stop from there either... He led me more to Himself in repentance as I read more passages: Psalm 26:2-6; Psalm 51:10; Ezekiel 18:31 and so on...

When I prayed earlier what I was actually thinking was how to "fix" my attitude towards the person.  But I am not God, I am not the one who is in control and I'm glad that's the way it is... Where He led me now is exactly what I need. I need to repent from my sin, I need to rid myself from all the offenses that I have committed in my heart, I need to be (once again) broken before Him so I can deal with the attitude of my heart towards the person...

I failed God big time! I sinned and I have been nursing this sin for a long time... But I praise Him for what He did to me tonight...

Allow me to share an excerpt from my journal, my cry to God:

"Yes Lord... I want to have a pure heart before You... I have offended You ng paulit-ulit and I ask for forgiveness... Help me Lord... Cleanse me, purify me and make my heart right before You. Ayaw ko na pong maging masama, bitter, and holding these grudges... I want to be free Lord... I don't want to sin anymore..."

After those words, I wept. I haven't wept that way for a long time now. I was mourning. I broke His heart and I'm such a failure! But then He is really faithful, He sees how broken I am so He once again picked me up by His grace, His mercy and His love, He picked me up! He did this so to give me another chance, to make things right, to sin less and less and to just press on with my eyes fixed on Him and not on people.

Through the Holy Spirit, I know I can do the things He want me to do... To forgive them, just love them and have compassion on them and to keep in mind that everything works for my good because I belong to Him!

As I concluded with my wrestling with the Lord... I told and asked Him these:

"Thank You for still loving me dear God (insert here tears again. Hehe)... Lead me to love You back in my obedience, worship and devotion to You. Take me back on the right track again..."

I praise Him for who He is in my life... Indeed, without Him I am nothing...

Thank You Father, Son and Holy Spirit!

(So now, totoo na ito... Sleep na ako! Just wanted to share that! Good night!)

Spa Date

Spent a time of relaxation with my dear Raymarie at Excelsior Spa yesterday in Robinson's Galleria.

We enjoyed it ng soooobra! Thank God for His provision that we were able to enjoy our time together...

I personally, really love spa! I always go to Excelsior because I am satisfied with their service. I love the fact that they have a sauna bath, shower and locker area and then the massage, is just right! Sulit naman for Php450.00 (Friday to Sunday) and Php400.00 (Monday to Thursday).  Perfect for girls bonding moment!

This was my first time to treat someone I'm discipling ng ganito... Usually kasi eat out lang! Hehe. I'm glad she enjoyed it as much as I did! And she told me she needed that, so sakto pala!

So here are our very few photos to share with you:

Raymarie with her locker key... #3 ba yan or #34? lol

Ready for the sauna!
And yes, that's all folks ang pictures! Very few nga di ba? Sorry I didn't took lots of photos... Relaxation nga di ba? Hehehe!

Anyway, hope you had a wonderful weekend yourself! Bukas, balik work na uli ako...

Good night and God bless us all! :)

Friday, April 6, 2012

My jacket

I was given this jacket at work because of my five year tenure. Hehe. Don't get me wrong, I'm happy with this... and kahit naman walang kahit ano ang ibigay sa akin ang employer ko I'm still good. The fact that I belong to this company (for five years and counting) is a big blessing from the Lord na!

Anyway, just a quick post... How do you like my jacket? :p

Personalized syempre... pero gusto pa ring hiramin ng sister ko regardless! lol

Proud to be here in JPMC!

Do I look happy or what? Hahaha!
So, how are you doing friends?

Sorry if I've been too busy updating this blog. I wanted to write/share something about how the Lord's been working in my life and a "holy week" related post sana kaso kulang oras ko sa ngayon... :(

'Til next na lang! God bless!

...thanks again to my bro Sai for taking my vanity photos! :p

Monday, April 2, 2012

Bakit?

Bakit Hindi ako makapag upload ng pics from my iPad? :(

Sige, idi-discover kita.. Wait mo lang! Hmp!

Hehehehe!

Teak, Dapat nauwi n ako...

Bye!!! :p

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Testing, testing...

I miss my blog so much! So eto, at sinusubukan ko magblog using my iPad! Oh yeah! :)

Monday, March 19, 2012

Meet Ace

John and I met with our missionary friend, Ace Pendon, last night. We had dinner at Rai-Rai Ken, and we shared how the Lord's been working in our lives... It was a fun night! Even after a tiring day (for John and myself since we just came from a whole day affair in GCF-Connect), it was still worth to extend our stay in Ortigas to minister and be ministered by this guy.

Everyone, meet Ace:

Kunyari di nya alam na kinukunan ko sya. Hehe!

Super daming laugh trip moment namin!

Look at John, sleepy look na! Hehe!

Praise God for you Bro! :)
Thanks to Raya for taking our photos. :)

Health @ Work!

GCF-Connect will once again conduct its quarterly seminar (Call Center Agent's Day) on March 31, 2012.  This may be an event targeting the BPO professional but it is open for all. So if you are interested to join and attend this seminar, you may visit our blog here. Admission is free and we will be serving breakfast as well.

Hope to see you there! :)

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Grace To You

Listening to John Mac Arthur's sermon's been keeping me company for the past three nights and I've been learning a lot. I really thank God for the internet!

So far, I've listened to four sermons:
Most recent


Listened to this because this is our Bible study passage tonight. :)

You too can listen to his sermon, just visit www.gty.org and look for the latest sermons uploaded.

I also read this wonderful article about How to Enjoy Bible Study.  He said there, and I quote--

"we submit to Scripture and let it transform our lives. If you skip this step, you will never enjoy your Bible study and the Bible will never change your life.

Bible study is not optional in the Christian life. It is both the obligation and the privilege of all believers. If you are not involved in regular, systematic Bible study, you are missing one of the primary means God uses to bring us to maturity (1 Peter 2:2)."

I couldn't agree more! You can read the whole article by clicking the title.

Ayun lang, share lang! ;-) 

Bored

I've been absent from work since Wednesday... Been sick with colds and fever. And I'm now bored.

How about you? How have you been? :)

Friday, March 9, 2012

Worthy

"You are worthy, our Lord and God,
to receive glory and honour and power,
for You created all things,
and by Your will they were created
and have their being."

Monday, March 5, 2012

Shared our blessings!

Just a quick post on how my Sunday went...

GCF-Connect peeps with the (soon-to-be) GCF Southmetro Call Center Ministry. :)

Kuya Abe, Jem and myself were invited by my mentor, Teacher Carol Felipe to share our testimonies in GCF-Southmetro (Las PiƱas) as they held a Call Center lunch fellowship.  We share how GCF-Connect started, how we grew in numbers, what were the challenges that we faced, how God worked in our individual spiritual lives, and how He allowed us to grow from one Growth Group to eight (as to date)! We really praise God for the privilege! Very humbling experience...

Our prayer is that the Lord will speak to the hearts of the people whom He prepared in advance to be a Call Center Agents for Christ. We are prayerfully looking forward for GCF Connect-South to be officially launched!

More photos in our facebook account. :) 

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Gusto ko ito!

I like it when John and I wear similar clothes. Just like nung Sunday, we both wore stripes and almost the same shoes! Haha! Ang cute lang. Love team na love team! :p

Saan tayo nakatingin?

Are you sleepy my love?

Why am I hiding? lol

Pardon if this is me and him again... I can't think of anything to post as of the moment. :)

Until next time... God bless our week!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

♥ Love ♥

I really thank God for this man... for his love and concern to me and for everything else!
Thank God because He is the one who fuels us to love one another... like it's always a miracle! Hehe!
Indeed, we love because He loved us first!
Happy 41st and counting my love! :-*

Monday, February 20, 2012

Mah Ladies!

I consider being a discipler (mentor) as one of my greatest blessing. I never imagined that God would give me the desire, enable and move me to look after these ladies in their walk with the Lord.

Seriously, there are still times that I feel so unworthy to be called their discipler. But the grace of God is indeed sufficient! With the help of the Holy Spirit, I am able to do what God wants me to do in this ministry opportunity that He has given me... That for me is just overwhelming!

And so now, allow me to introduce to you these wonderful ladies that God has entrusted me to disciple and journey with...

The is Olive.
The last time I met with her was October last yr.
Her desire is to desire what God wants for her.
She has grown a lot since we started 3 yrs ago! And I praise God for her!

This is Elise.
I miss her so much! The last time I met with her was June last yr. :(
But I'm happy as she is now happily married to Lance and they are expecting their baby girl in a couple of months!
I kind of like consider her a "daughter" and she calls me "Mommah" in return. :)

This is Ann.
The last time I met with her was in October last yr also.
I see myself a lot in her. I'm not sure if I told her that but that's true! Hehe.
The Lord also led her to become a GG leader and a discipler. Praise God for her life! :)
This Carmie.
We just met last week, the day before Valentine's day. :)
She is like a souls sister to me... because our birth dates are just one day apart! Hehe!
When we started it took a while for us to realize that what we were doing was discipleship.
She is a blessing to me, a great source of encouragement.

This is Jem.
If I remember it right, the last time we met was November last yr.
Sya ang pinaka-makulit at super hyper sa lahat! Hahaha!
I love her so much she is like a baby sister to me!
God's teaching me a lot through her.

This is Donna.
I think it was also in November 2011 when we last met for discipleship
Weird girl but weird good! She is in love with the Lord! ;-)
Lately, we've kind of been doing a semi-discipleship through SMS.
Haha! Thanks to technology!

This is Raymarie.
We met early this month, February 2.
I thought that it wasn't God's will for us to go on the journey together but then, I thought wrong pala! Hehe!
She is a young leader. Very mature magisip and her desire is to just please the Lord in every areas of her life.
This is Fhang.
We met two weeks ago.
I have nothing but good words about this lady... Her child-like faith is just inspiring!
I am reaping what was sown to her and I praise and thank the Lord for that!

They are like my treasure! I really really love them... I just hope they feel it. Hehe. May mga times kasi na ilan sa kanila ang nasusungitan ko. Haha! Not that I hate them nor I'm mad at them it's just that I desire and I always pray for them to grow more inlove with and obedient to the Lord, and that they will just walk faithfully and persevere no matter what... Basta, alam ni Lord kung ano ang heart ko for them all. :)

Now, I suddenly miss them all! Anu ba yan! I'm hoping and praying to meet with them again soon, especially those whom I haven't met for a long time...

Thank You Lord, for these ladies...
They don't know how much they mean to me and how much they are contributing to my spiritual growth as well... I pray that You will continue to lead them to You and only to You!
For your glory to be manifested in their lives and for the furtherance of Your kingdom! Amen.