Deadlines and Readiness

Tasks and deadlines… they come in endless list but must finish each in required time. Ever felt so busy but not productive? I did… so many times. But thanks God I’ve come to develop a habit of listing my priorities then arrange them according to importance to lessen stress and avoid a clutter mind. I am a person who gets easily distracted though ironically, I believe I am also good in multitasking. But at the end of the day, my joy is not complete for I want to give my 100% to everything I do especially at work and my ministries.  That’s why before the end of 2014 I made a decision that I’ll take writing on my planner and having daily devotions in 2015 seriously. I want to have a more meaningful and deeper intimacy with the Lord. And so I bought a Certified Positive 2015 Planner which contains of course positive messages, Bible reading guide, great testimonies from several people, budget and to-dos record, goal-settings, stickers and more. The planner is perfect for my everyday use and not so heavy to bring everywhere I go: size is 5 ½” W x 8” H, hardbound with the quality of paper so smooth and think. Available at bookshops and online via their website for PhP549.

And along with writing in my planner, I read Our Daily Bread 2015 which was given by our boss and a daily workplace devotional book by Grace Chong, Grace@Work. I’m on my 11th day today and my spirit is lifted up every time I read the Bible verses and amazing short messages. I also started an inspirational photo album at my Facebook page wherein I post the message which struck me the most to encourage my friends as well. Textcutie and Youversion’s Bible mobile apps are very helpful to me these days.

Yey to my everyday partners this 2015!
journals, my Certified Positive planner, Grace@Work book, Now that you're boss which I won through Sir Edwin Arceo's online raffle (will post a review about it soon), my NIV Bible, Our Daily Bread  2015

POEMATIC 01.07.15 The Single Lady

My second poem. I finished while I'm on sick leave today. I am so happy to finish this fast... inspirations keep flowing - I'm thankful for all the books I'm reading lately plus the encouragements from unexpected people who I look up to: they told me to keep writing, and someday I might publish my own book, if I want to. Oooh, I'm so excited for 2015! Anyway, here it goes:

Your perfect hair so shiny and black as night
Your eyes both sparkly as the moon passes by
You voice is soft when you utter your dreams
Your cheeks are pink like a sweet treat

You’re a perfect girl according to what we see
But we don’t know what your mind could scream
Yet you give a smile as if your hope is rocket-high
No troubles, no sadness, no fears in life

You’re a fearless girl like a warrior princess
Your sincere heart is what I’d love to have
So pure yet so crowded of your kindness
Your love for the Unseen shines through your empathy

I'll share about the books I'm currently reading next time. One of them is Grace Gaston-Dousel's True Love Weds and the first two chapters inspired me to write this poem. Thinking about the single lady who does not rush for the things of this world but mindful of others and His King. This year, I'm praying to have a heart so pure and intimate with the Lord God. My heart was filled with garbage before but He removed them all. Of course, I'll be making mistakes here and then again and again but this time, I know His grace is sufficient for me and I can always run to Him for comfort and cleansing. I am not perfect at all but God made me fearfully and wonderfully (Psalm 139).

I hope you'll take a second glace of yourself - in a way the Lord calls you according to what He sees. You are never ugly, never too poor, never too lonely and never a loser in life. Add hashtag here, note to myself ;)

♥ bettercurly

POEMATIC 01.01.15 Daydreaming

Long enough before I come clean 
A piece of your heart is what I miss 
Your sunshine smile makes my heart beat 
My dreams of you I tend to repeat 
Again and again you’re here with me
I see your soul so young and free 

Daydreaming… my habit, my escape. I wrote the first three lines back on November 4, 2014 on my way to work. Inside the jeepney, random words kept coming in and out of my mind. I tried to add more words but I couldn't… It was very hard for me to write again until now.

Happy New Year! 

New words to collate, lines to write, image to sketch and ideas to blog. Another year, a brand new start, stronger hope, more opportunities, here I come!