Should I say, I miss blogging? For the past weeks, I have not blogged. dang! and I am sorry. My days have been hectic! One, adjusting with this new work. Two, trying to figure out how to pack my stuff as I will be transferring to a new home this coming week. Three, managing my time. and four, i am sick with asthma! It’s been a long time since my last asthma attack.. I mean the attack that took all my time away. haha but then, I guess the change of atmosphere, the stress, the weather just got into me that I have to take some time to lie down and not breathe (yah, it’s hard to breathe when you have asthma.)
And I am most grateful for my friends and of course my mom and aunt who took care of me last weekend.
Last saturday, I traveled to Tagaytay to be with St. Benedict!.. and was fortunate enough to be speaking to a bunch of cool mission directors from Asia. I was sneezing then and the cool (yep, really cold) Tagaytay weather got into me, I sneezed! Then coughed.. and there you go, I was coughing the whole time until I decided to go to my aunt’s house and rest. Oh, but then that weekend was amazing, i gained new friends.. minus the coughing and sneezing.
Believe the incredible and you can do the impossible. – Bishop Fulton Sheen
Last week was in full swing..
Met with some people who wanted to advocate life.. Life in general. The beauty of it, the life of it.. the amazing link to realizing that life rocks. Rocks to the core of your being.. Of being you, setting your soul free and experience the magnificence of this amazing gift that God gave you.
Next, also met with “some” extra ordinary people who wanted to market our faith in a cool way. Evangelization with some “ummph”.. letting the world know about God.. about our faith, how it is.. to have this lifestyle of loving and believing in an amazing God.
Also, purchased a domain that could somehow change the country.. and the world… haha. But I have to keep that to myself first.. (naaah)
I’ve been trying to write a blog post for some time now on topics that I feel would be very inspirational and helpful. But then, as I started to read what I have written, I find everything boring and just moved the whole article to trash. Boom!
Suddenly realizing that life could be just simple, fun and very inspiring. Recently, rain has been showing itself to us here in the country. Knowing myself, I hate to bring an umbrella. I felt it’s an added load to my heavy bag and a burden to my shoulders and back. And I love the rain. I love its sound, the smell of the ground, the water-drops you see on the leaves, ahhhh…
As the first day of June starts and yes, the rainy days start too.. more events and chances to pray and proclaim God’s greatness.. All, I can say.. Rainy Days are times of God’s outpouring blessings and love, so be prepared.
*A short post reminding you that am still here. =)
During one of the discussions at a small group meeting that I’ve attended, one of the questions or statement that struck me were the words..
Are you available anytime?
I was even challenged to answer the question with a resounding “yes.” But then I get to realize and asked myself.. Have I been really available anytime when God calls me to serve? In His community, in His Church? In His Family? Have I given my time to “anytime?” Even if I am tired? Even if I don’t feel like it? Even if my world is tumbling upside down?
Joyce Meyer once said..
God is not looking for ability but for availability. Offer what you do have to Him, and He will provide what you don’t have. The two of you can do something amazing.
It is actually funny when you decide and say to God (even if you don’t admit it) that you want to serve Him anytime He wants you to serve. With that simple prayer, God gives you all the things you need. Even sometimes, it could take a lot of patience as you wait. But God gives. More than anything else, He allows you to see things beyond the usual. I’ve been a witness to that. The past months, I’ve met different kinds of people who have, in their little ways, said yes to give God their time. Man, they inspire me in so many ways.
One thing I’ve realized after you declare that God can have your anytime.. Your availability to Him is actually His gift for you. Your “anytime” is yours and yours alone. Your “anytime” is the time when He shows you the desires of your heart, the life that you wanted to live, the life that is and will be the source of joy in your heart, the life of contentment and peace. And even if the world is full of misunderstanding, once God has your complete focus, you will see that life is beautiful and is a gift. Immense joy.
Ahh, what a way to make yourself available to God. So, are you willing to give Him your “anytime?”
I was browsing through my youtube videos lately when I came across the video we made for one of the activities of the year of the youth last year called “LoveRocks!” And I kinda want to share it once again. With all the battles that we are doing for life lately, it is also best to go back to the source of why we choose to fight for life. And that is, yeah, L-O-V-E. Love, love love.
Here goes the vid. Listen and be giddy. :) (forgive me for my amateur editing skills.)
*(remember to push the pause button of the musicbox on the sidebar)
Love is the reason why we have life. Love is the reason why we are here. Love is the reason why God keeps on forgiving us and fighting for us.
Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.
- Mother Teresa
*And to end.. click play the Love Love Love song by Tristan Prettyman at the Musicbox!
Every week, I get a reminder from my google calendar to “Write a blog.” It’s also a reminder for me to exercise my mind, my emotions, my heart. Getting to know what I feel inside and put into writing. With all the hustle and bustle of life and the work that I am involved in, it’s a good exercise to quiet down and write something. To write and notice those small little things that makes you appreciate why we have been created in such a way we are what we are now.
Makes me thankful. For the past few months, I have been involved in planning different events for the mission and for life. My mind and heart has been used in such a way that I could not even imagine. And I learned a lot. I met new friends and co-workers/missionaries which actually challenged me and made me better. And yes, made me cling on to God and the Saints more. haha.
Just like writing a blog, our thoughts are converted into personal words that shows you who you are. At the same time, typing those thoughts can actually allow you to know more about yourself; your wants, needs, and desires. Realizing this, it made me feel “kilig” (giddy) in such a way that my heart yearns for more. Yearns for more knowledge and challenges. For more simple joys, simple acts of kindness, simple music that makes you dance and live life as if it’s worth to be written.
Write it so that people can hear it and it slides through their brain and goes straight to the heart. – Maya Angelou
I normally don’t like Tuesdays. The second day of work-week seems like to be one of the unpredictable days. Impromptu meetings, quick decisions usually comes on a so-called, Tuesday. But there are days as well that you get to be bored-on-a-tuesday, where you don’t get to do anything since the day before it has been productively fun and exciting.
So, yeah, again, i normally don’t like Tuesdays (and i’ve mentioned the word too many times).
But this day is different. It’s even Holy. And I have decided to re-launch my mercygrass blog on a day such as this. With coffee as my companion, and all those malwares removed, my blog is back with a simple design that in a way depicts the way I wanted to live my life. Simple yet striving to be Holy.
I am happy that I surprised myself. Or actually, God surprised me. Like when He surprised Peter in a fishing boat or Matthew in a tax collector’s booth, Zacchaeus in a tree or Paul on a journey (Opening to God by Thomas Green SJ). He surprised me in allowing me to see Him today. With this blog back online, it made me glad to once again being able to pour down my thoughts. God surprised me on a tuesday and yeah, i think am beginning to like it.
More posts to come… (and i’ll put up my past entries too!)