Wednesday, August 17, 2011

WFW - Jeremiah 10:7


As I am reading through book of Jeremiah, I noticed how much heartache God has because of His people. His heart was broken so many times by the very people He loved.
Often times, we forget who God really is and what is due for a King like Him. No one is like Him and we should revere Him, respect Him and adore Him.

Does our life reflect this kind of love for Him?

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Letters and Cards

When I was younger, one of my treasures were the letters and cards I have received from friends, siblings and relatives. As I re-read those letters earlier today, I realized how important sending out cards and letters can be. It can bring encouragement, inspiration and love to another person's heart. While some letters can also bring memories of heartaches and pain, but it can also affirm how you have matured and grown from your experiences.

I was blessed by reading all those notes today at my parent's place. I had to do some cleaning up so I had to let go of them. I didn't get to keep all of them, but they will forever be etched in my memory and in heart.


Our Home

It is every girl's dream to have her own house someday. It doesn't matter if that is an apartment she rented or a house she bought. As long as the house is a place where she can reign and redesign. I remember when I was young, I was always fascinated with house magazines. I wanted to see the different styles of homes and I wanted to design the interiors of a house. Though I never really became a professional interior designer but I am glad that God gave me the opportunity to design and arrange the apartment we lived in when my hubby and I got married and God gave me another chance to do that again, here at our own house. Though this house is not my dream house, I am very glad and blessed that we have a place we can call our own.

We didn't get this house through real estate lead generation or any random chance. It is truly God's hand at work because He allowed us to purchase this house at a low cost. He knew that we only earn through 1 income and we couldn't pay a high amount. Also, He knew that one day, my hubby would become a pastor to a local church in this town so He prepared the place for us in advance.

I am overwhelmed and thankful everytime I remember how we got this house and how it fits to our life and ministry now. Truly, God is at work in our lives, way before we even know what is happening. He works in every area of our life, be it in the spiritual side or in practical matters too.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

WFW - Isaiah 41:4


(source: heartlight)

Often times when we are faced with great difficulty, we forget who God is or how great He is. We always see the problems at hand, but God is great and from the beginning, He has proved to His people just how great He is.

So if you are facing tough challenges, don't forget that you have a BIG God! He is bigger and greater than all your problems.

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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Then Sings My Soul Saturday - Blessings


I heard this beautiful song last week when the worship team in church sang this song. It had a great message and I really liked it!

"What if the trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise.."

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Health Insurance

As a stay at home mom, I believe it is truly important that we become aware about our health and health care insurance. Most of the time, we neglect to invest on ourselves and it is often too late when we realize the need.

We should invest on health care because we all know that the day will come when we would need Medicare supplements should we get sick and need some assistance. It is also important to know what the government health care insurace like Philhealth would provide. Medicaid info from the government is something that we should be familiar with so that we can pay for our contributions properly in preparation for the time that we would need their services. If we don't have any healthcare insurance, should we get sick, our family would be burdened by the sudden medical expenses and this could add to the problems on hand. It is wise to plan ahead and save up before we actually need the money.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

My Thoughts for Today

There are days that I really feel the pressure of having less in terms of finances. These are the days when the bills just seemed unending, and then several things at home seem to be starting to fall apart, showing signs of being worn out and items needing to be purchased. These are the days when I want to do something but because of limited finances, I know that I have to put my plans on hold. These are the days that makes you want to re-think if you are doing what God wants you to do, but how come I feel limited and unable to do much because of limited finances?

But then, after praying, I begin to realize that these are the opportunities for God to show His favor upon me. God provides opportunities so that I can see His hand and His presence over my life. Even in the midst of uncertainty, God will show Himself to me. He may not answer my prayer the way I expect Him to, but God IS answering my prayers. He knows what is best for me and WHEN things should happen.

Peace in the midst of uncertainty because I know that Jesus is with me - that is enough blessing for me today.