Hello, Hello 2014!




My 2013? It's all good, fun and blessed.





ALL GOOD dahil kahit ano man ang mangyari sa akin araw-araw… pangit man ang tingin ko doon minsan ay palagi pa ring lumilipas lang at may natututunan akong bago at pwedeng paghusayin pa sa aking sarili. Sabi nga sa Romans 8:28"And we know that for those who love God ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD, for those who are called according to his purpose."


FUN kasi sa bawat desisyong ginagawa ko at kahit walang kasiguruhan kung maganda ba ang magiging resulta – ay natuto naman akong magpahalaga at mag-enjoy! Salamat sa Diyos tinuruan Niya ako kung ano ba talaga ang “faith”. Sa Hebrews 11:1 sinasabi doon na: "Now faith is BEING SURE of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see." Ang hirap kapag maiksi ang pasensya mo at madalas kang mag-alala pero sa taong ito ko natutunan ang maghintay at manatili sa mga gagawin ng Diyos sa buhay ko.

BLESSED dahil buong taon hindi ako pinabayaan ng Diyos, pati na rin ang pamilya ko ay inalagaan Nya. Matagal man akong wala pang full-time work ay di naman ako nawawalan ng freelance projects mula nang mag-resign ako sa huli kong trabaho at palaging may “provision in many ways” ang dumarating at hindi ko inaasahan. Masaya rin akong magkaroon ng mga bagong matatapat na kaibigan lalo na sa loob n gaming simbahan. Isama mo na din sa taong ito ang nakapagbakasyon sa ibang bansa ang nanay ko – doon kung nasaan ang kapatid ko. At sa loob ng 3 buwang wala siya ay nakaya kong mabuhay ng solo hehe!


Sa 300++ na mga araw sa taong ito, inulan ako ng pagpapala – hindi ko man pansin ang iba at hindi man lang ako nakapagpasalamat. Pero salamat talaga sa Diyos at sa lahat ng nagmamahal sa akin. Lalong salamat sa mga kapatid ko, feeling ko mas naging close tayo nitong 2013 no? Salamat dahil patuloy ding tinuturo sakin ng Diyos paano magpakumbaba at huwag masyadong maapektuhan ng nararamdaman ko (kunwari magdedesisyon o magsasalita kung kalian galit na galit).



Natutuwa rin ako dahil ngayong December ko ulit muling binasa ang aklat ni Joyce Meyer na Battlefield of the Mind: Winning the Battle in Your Mind. Sabi nya dito:


"Your mind plays an important role in your victory; Negativism has to go!"

"Positive thoughts are always full of faith and hope; Negative thoughts are always full of fear and doubt."

"Expect a miracle in your life."



At 2.5 oras na lang ay bagong taon na muli, 2014 na! Naniniwala ako sa tinatawag na “breakthrough” – I’m claiming this in the mighty name of Jesus!

Pinanghahawakan ko pa rin ang pangako ng Diyos sa Jeremiah 29:11 na "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

At ito naman ang Motivation & Encouragement 2014 Life Verse ko:

FORGET THE THINGS THAT HAPPENED IN THE PAST. Do not keep on thinking about them. I am about to do something new. It is beginning to happen EVEN NOW. Don’t you see it coming? I am going to make a way for you to go through the desert. I will make streams of water in the dry and empty land.  

Ang prayer ko naman para sa bansang Pilipinas ay magkaroon tayo ng bukas na isip at puso sa mga nangyayari sa ating bayan. Magtiwala pa rin sa kapangyarihan ng Diyos dahil di naman Sya nagbabago at di Niya tayo pinapabayaan. Maging mas matatag pa sana tayo sa mga pagsubok at mapagmahal para sa ating bayan. At sana, maialis sa pwesto ang mga tiwaling opisyal na nasa mataas man o mababang posisyon at maparusahan ang mga may sala. Magkaisa sana ang lahat ng Pilipino at patuloy na magbayanihan :)

God bless our 2014! God is good all the time!



P.S.
Excited na akong gumawa ng Vision board ko! ^_^

Stuck in Love


Walking along the street so peaceful
There’s darkness all over
What am I here for? I don't remember at all
Except for a promise to keep on waiting
The stars are not even bright tonight
And the saddest story is not yet told
But I am sure I will come to like it more
For I would love to shed a tear for you
While smiling my heart out
Reading the lines of your book
Let your guards down bit by bit
Please make me a part of it
[2:22-2:26AM 1st of December, 2013]

Alright, I just wrote these lines really fast. I just typed everything that entered my mind right away. I got inspired by the movie I just saw a little while, titled “Stuck in Love” and I enjoyed the featured music right away and so the story line. I thought it would be just an ordinary Thanksgiving movie but I this one is just appealing and very easy to love, oh the mixture of dreams, passion and different perspective of love and hope! See the trailer below.



I believe it can be appreciated by hopeless romantics, realists, good writers and frustrated ones like me haha! The Stuck In Love: The Writers Playlist (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is amazing – I liked it as much as the tracks from Yes Man, Catch&Release and October Baby.

And hey, I notice that Logan Lerman's character (Eddie) here is kind of the same as Charlie in the Perks of Being a Wallflower. He writes, reads a lot of books and has a good taste in music! Double like!

I also love this conversation between a daughter, who hated her mother so much for divorcing his father, and his father - who struggled moving on and just revealed the truth why he keeps on waiting for her mother.

Samantha: What are we doing down here?
Bill: Your Mom loves you. She never did anything to you.
Those things she did to me, the things you've been holding over her, I had already done to her years ago.
Samantha: What are you talking about?
Bill: I fell in love with somebody, and got lost, left. You were just a baby, and your mother waited for me.
Samantha: Shut up, Dad.
Bill: She waited six months, Samantha. And when I realized what a selfish * I'd been... She took me back. It's the truth.
Samantha: You couldn't tell me, Dad? Really? You just made me hate her!


Stuck in Love stars Jennifer Connelly, Greg Kinnear,
Lily Collins, Logan Lerman, Kristen Bell, Liana Liberato, and Nat Wolff
(note: right click the image and open the link in new tab/window for larger view )

And now, here are the good final lines from the movie, which are also the ending of “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love” by Raymond Carver.

I could hear my heart beating. I could hear everyone's heart. I could hear the human noise we sat' there making.
Not one of us moving, not even when the room went dark.
P.S. 

When it comes to love, we need to pray hard and think carefully about the decisions we make. As the Word of the Lord says in Jeremiah 17:9 “The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?” and “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it” in Proverbs 4:23

And, family members should really stick together no matter what and communicate more with each other   Always try to give second chances and fulfill your promises!