Grown Up Life: Living Independently

I have always lived in my parent’s house. It is a medium sized house with 3 bedrooms. So at times, I share a bedroom with my sisters. It can get rowdy at times I tell you. Hahaha.

To be honest, living with your folks is quite comfortable. They are there to look after your every need and I am forever grateful for that.

But as a grown up woman, I feel the need to learn to live on my own. I am scared, yes, but this journey begings now.

Dreaming of Paris

I want to put this out there so I will have the drive to pull through.
It has been decided…

I am off to Paris next year. *happy dance*

 I CAN’t WAIT!

{I dont know what is wrong with my WordPress app, I can’t seem to upload photos! Help anyone?}

Hello everyone! Whew, my last post is July 2014. Thats a long time ago, huh?!? Sorry naman. Hahaha! 

Dont ya worry, I am on a 21days Facebook and Twitter fast and I am devoting all my free time to hone the three art mediums closest to my heart: calligraphy, photography and writing.

Admitedly, my creative writing is getting a bit dusty. Aside from work reports, to do’s and tweets, I do not think I have written something. Sigh. I used to write all the time before. I lost that spark.

Its high time that I ignite that once again. Fireworks baby!

2014 First Half

Time really does fly. Cant believe we are almost done with July.

Since I am leave today, I decide to look back how I fared during the first half of 2014.

1. God’s Abundant Love. I have been so blessed to be able to grow in faith and learn more about God each day. I still have a lot to learn! But one thing is for sure, He shows me everyday how much He loves me. Thank you God for leading me to Victory Makati. They are a testament of how beautiful people are when Jesus is in them :) 

2. Travel. Been to HK for Chinese New Year and CDO – Camiguin – Bukidnon for a late summer trip. Hmmm, this seems to a great pattern. One domestic and one international. Might do it again next year!

3. Making new friends. Being mature enough to “clean” my friends list. As the saying goes, tell me who your friends are and I will tell you who you are.

4. Family Love. All of us has been healthy and happy. Thank you Lord! My nephew also turned 2 this year. Still the apple of {all} our eyes. He is the sweetest! Okay, I will stop gushing now. Heehee.

5. Career. I can say I have learned a lot in the first half. Been really productive at work. But due to some circumstances, I am thinking about my options. and if I do transfer, I hope that it will be somewhere where I can balance my head and heart. God’s will over anything, so I will let Him guide my steps :)

My journey has not exactly all that I planned it to be. But I a grateful for all the blessings and lessons. God has taught me patience, trust and unconditional love. And that is all that matters. Here is to hoping and praying that we finish 2014 strong. 

 

I am finally able to sit and write! A lot of topics have been running in my head for quite some time but I am never able to write something. I admit I have been filing my plate with more and more stuff. Sometimes I want to take a step back to see if I am being fruitful or I am just being busy. {There is quite a difference but let us save that for another blog entry, shall we?}

I have been feeling a bit down lately. Once again, I have thrown my heart into something and when things did not work out, I become a jumble of emotion. And no, this is not about a boy. Do you know the feeling when you want something so bad, you cannot sit back and relax? Yep, that is what I am feeling right now.

I have been praying and praying about it. Sometimes, I pray to the Father to grant my heart’s desire. Other times, I pray for help to let it go.

One thing is for sure, I am failing the Lordship test. I am so ashamed that I am playing tug of war with Him on this.  I do not know why I cannot just let go.

Luke 6:46 “Why do you call me Lord, Lord and do not do what I say?”

But God being a loving God, told me this:

Mark 11:24 “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours”

He is one gracious God, isn’t he? Whenever I am lost, His word always leads me back to His loving arms.

Father, thank you for your radical love. Thank you for being patient with me. I am a work progress but Your love will see me through.

A Lesson In Letting Go

Abby:

Letting go from a guy’s POV. It is always not easy no matter whose point of view it is. But all these pain have a higher purpose.

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A Lesson In Letting Go

(This was recently written by myself as a guest post for the lovely Lauren DeMoss over at thefulltimegirl.
She’s a godly and inspiring woman, head on over there and show her some love.)

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Out of nowhere, you’re brought to your knees again by a cruel turn in life. You’re emotionally winded and spent. You’re in pain and confused. You realize finally that something has to change; something needs to be let go of.

“Pain is God’s megaphone to a dying world.” C.S. Lewis

And now you’re listening loud and clear.

Change is uncomfortable, good or bad. Letting go is always a change. Something is being removed so that something else can take its place. The past is more familiar and comforting to you than not knowing what will happen when you let go. When you let go of something you want very much…

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Love Is A Choice.

Christ did not say, “If you love me, you will feel warm, cascading sensations of religious emotion.” Instead he told us, “If you love me, you will obey what I command” (John 14:15). True love always expresses itself in obedience to God and service to others. Good feelings are nice but not necessary.

Jesus’ death on the cross also shows us that love is under our control. He chose to love us. He chose to lay down his life for us.
– I Kissed Dating Goodbye

I am happy to whole heartedly obey you Dad. Thank you for your plans to prosper me and not to harm me. Thank you for the warm hugs during tough times and good job pats on my back. Thank you for choosing to love me. I love you Dad!