Simplicity of Life – Random Thoughts on Typhoon Glenda

Typhoon Glenda just passed by Metro Manila. It’s still dark, no internet, no electricity. Phone signal seems to be elusive at this time. Technical glitch is so much present.

This boredom could kill me. Sipping my cacao hot chocolate is the ONLY thing that I can do. The ground floor of the building of where I am staying is covered with noise. The noise of children playing habulan and taguan. I can smell champorado somewhere. Parents are at home enjoying their kids.These scenario reminds me of my childhood days. Life was simple back then. Most kids will proceed outside in the afternoon to play different kinds of Pinoy games. After our playing time, Papa will call us at 6 pm to have our dinner. At home we continue playing this time with mama and papa. We just love doing things all together. No gadgets, no internet and computer games to intervene. Purely relational.

I SO miss that kind of life. I wish life could be that simple.

One candle to light my entire night

One candle to light my entire night

Two sides of the coin

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In all circumstances, there is good and bad, happy and sad, black and white, fact and fiction,true and false. Often we do not recognize that the other side exist. Truth is in every given situation there is more than just one side. A wise person don’t trust unverified information but instead they seek evidence or testimony to every fact. They don’t keep chipping on the same spot always. A wise person is  a lover of truth.

Want to be wise?

#paynoattentiontohearsay #choosewhomyouwilltrust #ChooseWhomYouwillServe

Be wise as serpents and innocent as doves – Matthew 10:16

How much better to get wisdom than gold, to choose understanding rather than silver – Proverbs 16:16

Father’s Day Reflection

Last Father’s day me and my family were looking for a restaurant to celebrate the special day. But before we take our dinner, we decided to have some dessert  first.  I offered a place that serves a good cake but  unfortunately, due to the said event we were on the waiting list. We agreed to wait. So we stayed without any assurance of how long it will take.

I knew their cake will satisfy my cravings so waiting is not actually a big deal – at least for me! But it seems like  my parents are running out of patience already. Frowning and they keep on looking at their watch. I don’t want to spoil their day so I stood up and started to look for a place. Few steps from where I was staying I saw a restaurant  that serves pastries and cakes. So I went inside and inquire if there’s available seats. We ended up in a reserved room. A cozy place with a very nice ambiance and the most important thing is the food they serve.  And one thing we really enjoy is their  European  kind of service. Satisfied and happy as we left the place.

The AHA Moment

Sometimes I put so much focus on something that I really want. I keep on insisting things which I think it’s right and perfect for me. Hearing from the Lord requires discipline. I need to  learn on how  to be patient then right perspective will come. God has a lot of good things to offer, I mean GOOD things  far better than my own desire only if I will open my eyes. I know that I will missed out something significant if I go ahead of His plans.

The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple. 
 Psalm 119:130

In Awe

I’m about to prepare for my quiet time. I have in my hand a list of my prayer. As I entered my room and began singing, tears started to fall from my eyes. The program that I set for myself suddenly re programmed by my Saviour.

I cannot speak of any words.  I wanted to utter my prayers but I can’t. It feels like I’m being held by my King. I felt so weak but strong on the inside.  I was consumed.  There is nothing that I can do but to be on my knees.   And on His feet once again, I feel loved. I feel secured.

I stand in awe of His perfection.

In awe of His beauty.

In awe of His power.

This could not have happened on my own merit. It is awesome to know that the God who made the heaven and earth has the access in my spirit. He can easily penetrate my heart, my mind piercing my soul into bits until I totally surrendered on His power.

Precious moment indeed.

Psalm 84:10

10 Better is one day in your courts
    than a thousand elsewhere;
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
    than dwell in the tents of the wicked.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quintessential Moment

The interaction inside the classroom.  The noise of a dragging chair.  The question  they ask you for directions after you have just given them.  The never ending follow up of projects even if they are due a month ago. The sleeping giants during discussion. The open forum. The unsolicited advice and  the unwelcome remarks. The dramas, the laughter. These are just a normal scenario in my children’s classroom. My MIGHTY students.  Despite of all these, still I can say that their classroom is a brilliant place to be.

 My life was a bit of a roller coaster ride. But it’s always a good feeling to look back and reflect. This will probably be followed by some reminiscing, some laughter, some nostalgia.

 Jonri  and Justin – You made my first day of class memorable. Your expression as I was entering the room still in my head. Kayong dalawa ang una kong naalalang pangalan.

 Galias  – my gwapong ‘’inaanak’’ who always doodles during class.

 Jonri A tall guy who is NEVER ashamed of bringing his bible with him. That rocks you know.

Brianne – You are special more than you know.

 Eric –   It’s not just your ears that listens but your heart as well.

 Maxley – The boy next door . The best drummer I’ve ever seen in JCA so far. I will always remember your one liner answer.  I appreciate you a lot when the principal was observing your class.  When I called you to recite you were left with no option but to answer me in more than 5 sentences. That was precious.

Jemuelle –  my ever reliable Class President . Your research about HITLER is still with me. Palagi ko naaalala ang  walang sawa  mong pang gagaya sakin. You have been such a big help to me. At kahit mas bagay sayo ang maging  SPOKE person sa kadaldalan mo,  still I cannot imagine Mighty with out you.

 JM - The cutest of all .First meeting, you were sitting at the left side, first row beside Thea. And all I see is your cute face everyday. Your shoes bigger than your size, your adlibs and your side comments. I will remember those.

 Paulo -  A man of substance. You were sensitive about my feelings. Thank you for paying attention to me.

 BIMBO!!!! Your gift of gab is simply amazing.  Alam mo na mahal kita ng sobra kaya naman ang patience ko sayo lagpas skyline!

 Jed-  Always have a good answer for every question. Someone who thinks deep, and sleeps deep too! Harhar!

 Alexis – Aabangan ko ang araw na ikaw ay maging isang MAGALING na Engineer!!!

 Sirou – You will always be remembered.

Gilliane – Beauty and brain personified.

 Eliz – My faithful devotion leader. Ikaw lang ang may hawak ng tronong yan!

 Katrina – Her face I adore.

 Mary Anne – Giggly girl who trips over everything.

 David sisters – These two are too good to compete with.  First time of class they were just staring at me… Natakot ako promise hahaha!

 Louiness – Pambansang Krungkrung ng JCA!  Mahal kita*

Vina – Beautiful inside and out.

Joy –  My ‘’adopted child’’

Shaznaye – Talinong talino ako sayo!

Thea – Rich in simple treasure.

 Keziah – I hope to see ‘’my dream’’ for you in the near future  I <3 you.

 Janae  - Very opinionated. That makes you street smart you know .

 Mika – You have a tough exterior but all I see is your soft side.  It always breaks my heart every time you will come to me in tears.

 Precious -  Easiest ‘’child’’ to rear.

 Rei - I simply love your heartbeat.

 Hannah – You are a selfless individual. I miss our intellectual conversation.

 Vanessa – I will always remember the day when I asked you question that made you cry. Right then and there I knew you are precious.

 Pazia – Akala ko si Angel Locsin ang nasa harap ko.

 Mighty,

The reason why I love to stay at the back is because I enjoy looking at you. Listening to your conversation puts a smile on my face. I love those giggles and laughter. Every moment shared with you is a collection of everyday’s blessings. The magical motivation that you gave me is indescribable. The laughter and the chismaks we shared it’s all precious. The “Aha” moments that lead — almost effortlessly — to interesting topics and debates.  Thank you for making me feel special. I will never forget you.

 Believe me, it was the hardest to say goodbye to so far.  But we are just running in circle. We will still see each other again.

I am forever grateful for the time I’ve spent with you.

I will remain positive even if everything else around you is negative.

I will be cheering for you in silence. And it will be a great joy seeing you finishing your High School.

 Till we meet again,

Miss KC

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Certainty

I am pursued.

He constantly showing His love for me. In front of me, behind me, relentlessly pouring His attention on me. 

Nothing, absolutely nothing will happen on His watch. 

How can I be so halfhearted toward my circumstances when He loves me so. 

 

 

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