POEMATIC 04.14.16 White and Boring


You always wear a clueless smile
And I notice your gray eyes
You’re actually unsightly 
And I still find you boring
I really do

Yet I can’t ignore your being
Oh, a soul as white as cotton

Please make this easier for me
Go chase the end of the rainbow
Run away from me swiftly
Find your own fantasy

Beautiful Women Inside and Out

It’s March and let’s celebrate the National Women’s Month!


Women are special because God made us full of love and compassion that’s why we can easily touch one’s heart. Our beauty can be seen inside and out although the world gives more credit on picture-perfect faces because of visual impression. Yet we cannot deny that impact of a mother’s care for her children, a sister’s comfort and friendship with her siblings, a grandma’s thoughtfulness to her little grandchildren and a wife’s dedication to serve her family.

A woman know how to express her feelings openly and talk about her thoughts. But sadly, some girls know well how to hurt others through harsh words out of their own insecurities.  Thankfully, we can always have an option to choose between life and death. Let’s speak life and give a compliment to each other. I believe that the Lord gives us gentle hearts so we can deliver words that encourage and give hope as well. And I’ve also seen women and also men who enjoy “silent bullying”. Instead of lifting each other up, we make them doubt of their beauty and gifts. I did that too before and repented about it.

We are meant for much greater than these low acts. We are fearfully and wonderfully made by the Lord and so we must live with a noble character. Let’s keep trying to appreciate people and find the good in them. I pray that the Lord will help us widen our understanding to be more forgiving when others try to bring us down.

I found this beautiful GIF image by Libby VanderPloeg  from Christine Caine’s Facebook post: Strong women lift each other up!


Strong women lift each other up --- i love this so much!
Posted by Christine Caine on Thursday, March 10, 2016

Lately, I’ve been reading a lot of articles and posts from these inspiring women of faith: Christine Caine and Lisa Bevere.

Caine has quoted, “Women leaders do not lead exactly like men. Not better. Not worse. But differently.”

While Bevere told in her book, Lioness Arising: “These women are talented and gifted, fearless yet honoring, connected yet self-contained, present yet far reaching, compassionate yet fierce, pure but not naive, strong and gentle, simple yet highly strategic.”

And I found this Pamelroti notebook with a Bible verse: “God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day” (of Psalm 46:5).


I pray to be a woman after God’s own heart. Beautiful inside and out. I really need to discipline myself with positivism and do everything in love.

I’m done living in a chapter where my corrupted heart was too insecure and I hardly appreciate the loveliness of other women. I used to seek their flaws so I’d feel good about myself… but this was so wrong. This made me really unhappy.

And so I share this blog post today. May pure love radiates in our lives, ladies. Let’s help this world with our amazing gifts and beautiful mind.

Let’s start with simple things with our girls.

Write thoughtful notes. Go on a date! You can also sit down and have good chat over a cup of coffee or hot chocolate. See a movie. Do arts and crafts. Take a vacation!

Go to a museum (Good news! National Museum of the Philippines offered free admission for women this month of March). )

Or dress up together. Help someone improve her looks. Pick up the right clothes according to shapes and sizes. Anyway, I stumbled upon the plus size section at ZALORA where I found good pieces that are really form-flattering.


Have a great weekend amazing women and men!
God bless!

*photo credits:
wonderwoman via http://bondfireradio.com/, Christine Caine's women leaders from Pinterest.com and Psalm 46:5 via papemelroti.com

Hala, ang sungit ni Lola!

Isang gabi, medyo natagalan ako makasakay pauwi dahil punuan ang mga jeepney/FX na dumadaan sa highway. Matapos ang nakakainip na paghihintay... sa wakas ay may tumigil na jeep sa harap ko para magbaba din ng ilang mga pasahero. Mabilis akong lumapit sa sasakyan. Yun nga lang, inunahan pa ako makasakay ng mga lalaking college students na nag-aabang din ng masasakyan. Pero tantya ko, may bakante pa ring mauupuan sa loob ng jeep kaya sumakay pa din ako.

Pagdating ko sa may malapit sa harapan, e wala ng space...
Ayun pala, may lola na ayaw nya umusog sa kinauupuan nya hanggang sa napilit din syang gumalaw-galaw para makaupo ako "kahit papaano".

Nang makaupo na ko ay laking gulat ko naman nang ang katabi kong estudyante ay humawak sa handrail ay biglang tinapik ng lola ang braso nya at pinilit nyang hilahin ito para ibaba, sabay nagsungit ar nagsalita, "Gumalang ka sa matanda... Humahawak ako dyan e". Edi laking shock din ng bata!


Tuloy ang byahe at patuloy pa rin sa mahinang pagsasalita si lola.
Maya-maya naman ay yung barker naman ang sinungitan nya dahil kapag nag-aabot ng bayad at sukli ay nadadagil yata si Lola.

Nang may mga nagbabaang pasahero matapos ang ilang minuto ay lumipat na ako sa kabila para makaupo ng mas maayos. Pero tuloy pa rin ang pag-o-observe ko sa matanda, naku-curious talaga ako kung bakit ang sungit sungit nya.

Nakapag-pray na nga ako...

"Lord, sana po pagtanda ko, hindi ako ganyan... please."

Gumana na ang random thoughts tungkol sa pagtanda ko. Nagbyahe na din ang isip ko ngunit pansin ko ang pagtingin-tingin sa kanya ng barker na sinusubukan na lang deadmahin si lola. Yung katabi nyang binata naman, nagsaksak na ng earphone.. siguro nato-torete na.

Si lola, palingon-lingon... parang tinitiyak nya kung nasaan na sya habang patuloy na nagsasalita.
Di na sya pinapansin ng barker masyado, tuluyan na yatang nayamot sa kanya. Nag-pray ulit ako.. "Lord, sana naman ay maibaba sya sa tamang lugar. Sana sigurado pa din sya kung saan sya bababa. At pansinin pa din sya nung barker in case naaalala pa nya kung saan dapat bumaba ang matanda."

Tuloy-tuloy lang ang byahe hanggang sa makarating din sa paroroonan ko.
Mabuti na lang, pumara din si lola. Nakahinga ako ng maluwag.

Nauna ako bumaba at hinintay ko naman sya na makababa din. Habang nakayukong lumalabas ng jeep ay naka-extend ang mga braso nya na hinahanap ang estribong hahawakan. At doon ko naman inabot ang aking kamay para salubungin at gabayan sya. Humawak sya sa akin at napangiti.

Mabuti'y maayos syang nakababa at nakangiti pa rin syang tumingin sa akin. Tinanong nya kung saan pa ang daan ko. Magkahiwalay pala kami ng uuwian. Pero natuwa ang puso ko dahil naramdaman ko ang galak sa kanyang mga ngiti.


At dumating din ang moment ng realizations...

"Di naman pala sobrang masungit si Lola", sabi ko sa aking sarili.

Masaya akong makatulong noong oras na yun. Syempre, magaan sa pakiramdam. Pero hindi ito ang pinaka-gusto kong i-highlight sa kwentong ito... Kundi, matanda na si Lola at buma-byahe mag-isa. Naalala ko tuloy ang Nanay kong senior citizen na rin at hirap nang mag-akyat-baba ng sasakyan. Madalas sya mauntog dahil kulang yata sa pagyuko. Nakakataranta din kapag kakasakay lang nya o pababa pa lang ay tsaka naman biglang aandar ang sasakyan lalo na kapag jeepney. Naisip ko na sana ay palaging may mga taong may mabuting loob ang mag-assist sa kanya.

At kapag tumanda naman ako, sana may mga taong magkakaroon pa rin ng paggalang at malasakit sa mga senior citizen. At sana, hindi ako maging grumpy grandma hahaha :D

At di porket masungit ay dapat lang na sungitan mo rin.

Dahil katulad ni Lola sa kwento ko, baka kailangan lang nya ng "love" or "lambing" na bigyan sya ng atensyon, paggalang, malasakit at kabutihan dahil tiyak na mahihipo ng ganitong klase ng treatment ang kanyang puso. Kaya pag-pasensyahan natin sila. Ilang dekada na lang, magiging lolo at lola na din tayo.

Wooohoo!!!

At ang sabi naman sa Salita ng Diyos,
"Kaya nga, ang lahat ng bagay na ibig ninyong gawin ng mga tao sa inyo ay gayundin ang gawin ninyo sa kanila sapagkat ito ang kabuuan ng Kautusan at ng mga Propeta." na nasa Matthew 7:12 at mababasa din sa Luke 6:31.

"Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you.This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets.


Image Resources:
Grumpy cat with eyeglass from Pinterest
Matthew 7:12 Bible Verse from No Good Christians

3 Inspirational Books That Had Great Impact In My Life

Books, books, and books: these make me happy.
Ever since I was little, I enjoyed reading. I came from a family who loves to read especially my dear father.

Well in few days, I’ll be celebrating my 30th birthday… 30??? Yes! I’ll be three-decade old this February :D Decades of God’s blessings and faithfulness. Years of turned pages. Thousand days of trip to the bookstores and libraries.

So starting today and in the next posts are my lists of three books under categories. These selected books had been a part of my life and most I still re-read from time to time :)

Thanks God for the good books that help me and mold my characters through the years. Hope you’ll check these out in the nearest bookstores near you, I promise, these beautiful works are awesome and inspiring!



Three Inspirational Books that Had Great Impact in my Life

1.    When a Good God Allows Rape by Joy Tan-Chi Mendoza

~ I remember myself questioning God about His goodness and purpose by seeing victims of evil works every day. But my deeper learning about Ms Joy's life gave me a change of heart and brought me compassion for all. I will never be able to fathom God's mind but I can choose to be still and trust in Him. I'm also happy that I had a short talk with Ms Joy in person during the OMF Literature book launch last September 2015. Truly, Ms Joy is beautiful inside and out. I commend her courage to share her testimony to glorify the Lord!



2.    Who Would Have Thought? by Acel Bisa-van Ommen

~ A pretty new book from CSM yet Ms Acel's heart after God's own heart spoke so much to me. I can relate with most of her stories especially on finding her identity in Christ and helping children in need. Since I've read her book, I'm claiming and counting my own "pambihirang pagkakataon" with the Lover of my soul. I decided to let God and go on an adventure! And as a bonus, her songs that were mentioned in this book are also available for free download :)



3.    Expect a Move of God in Your Life...Suddenly! by Joyce Meyer

~ A thin book with a huge impact on my faith life. This book helped me see God's impossible works made possible! I remembered going through prayer and fasting for days after I finished this book and since then, I encountered my breakthroughs. I continue to live a life expecting God's mighty works suddenly not just in my life but also to everyone He leads me to.




Happy Reading! Be inspired by good books :)

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Love, MM  

My Silence


In moments...
... when you cannot open your mouth although you want to defend yourself…
... when you choose to listen than to totally blaze the conflict…
... when you start trying to understand the other person’s thoughts and feelings…
... when you have selfish and unselfish reasoning in your mind at the same time…


But know that...
... the Lord hears our heart.
... our unspoken words are laid down unto Him as we let Him deal with us.
... all our laments are not hidden from Him.

And I know for sure that in these moments –
our best weapon of choice –
is silence.



May we discern when to talk and when to get hold of our tongue. Sometimes, it's better to keep quiet and think of our words before we blurt them out.  A waiting moment for the calm after the storm.

As Proverbs 10:19 says, "When there are many words, transgression is unavoidable, 
But he who restrains his lips is wise."

Today's Word