To The Man I’m Waiting For

On WaitingDear Beloved Man,

I can’t wait to be with you for a lifetime.

I can’t wait to go to church with you and, together we will bless people.

I want to spend holidays beside you and our family.

I can’t wait to see you holding my hand like as if you don’t want to let me go.

Holding each other’s hands while pursuing Christ together. This thought excites me.

I can’t wait to hear your music. They are lullabies to my ears.

I want to hear your voice telling me how much you love me.

We’ll worship Christ together  forever.

I can’t wait to hear you breathe and feel that we are one in spirit.

I want to sit down with you looking on our photos, laughing and reminiscing.

I can’t wait to share funny and unforgettable memories we have had.

I love to sit with you on the grass and watch the clouds above.

I want to read the Bible with you, and then we’ll share our thoughts and visions.

I want to look at your face even while you’re sleeping.

I can’t wait to see your eyes. They’re like open doors to our dreams.

I can’t wait to cherish you, serve you and take care of you.

I can’t wait to cook for you and give you a taste of the special food I’ll prepare for our breakfast and dinner.

I can’t wait to see the beauty of nature, climbing the mountains and crossing the rivers with you.

I can’t wait to hear your teachings and learn from you.

I want you to know that I love you for who you are.

I can’t wait to know more about you.

I can’t wait to overcome trials with you as we grow even more with God.

I can’t wait to take care of our own family, hold hands till we fall as sleep and dream.

I can’t wait to spend happiness and sufferings with you for the remaining days of my life on Earth.

I want you to know that I am excited to hear your jokes, your encouragements and words of wisdom.

I know you’re waiting for me for a long time. I want you to know that I feel the same.

But God knows the best time for us.

Wherever you are right now, I want you to know that I am praying for you.

Please take care of yourself.

Love God even more. Do what he calls for you to do.

Dream His dreams.

I can’t wait to meet you and show this to you when we finally meet.

But before anything else, I want you to know that I am just right here waiting for you, happily and patiently.

I am here waiting and praying for both of us.

Truly yours,

Yana

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Rise of the Guardians

Amazed until the end.

Yeah, I was amazed and astounded for the whole 97 minutes of watching the Rise of the Guardians. This is a 100% movie for the kids and a 100% must watch movie for adults.

It is a movie based on William Joyce‘s The Guardians of Childhood book series and The Man in the Moon short film by Joyce and Reel FX.  Here’s the glimpse of the story for those who haven’t watched it yet. I’ll try not to spoil much of it. Jack Frost, the spirit of winter and forgot who he really was when he’s alive, was chosen by the Man in the Moon to be one of the Guardians. The Guardians include North (better known as Santa Claus), Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy and Sandman. The Man in the Moon had to choose another member of the guardians because Pitch, the Bogey man, had returned and is threatening the children. At first, Jack declines to join because of his frustrations and being invisible ever since because people don’t believe in him. But, North persuades him by explaining their mission. Pitch began his evil deeds and made the children disbelief the guardians. Jack’s true identity was revealed after unlocking his memories in his tooth box. He was inspired by the revelation of his heroism when he is alive. His power was then restored after a hard fight with Pitch. When things are getting rough for the guardians and almost all of the children do not believe in their spirit, they learned that there is one believing child left; Jamie. Jack races to the boy and make him belief of the guardians existence as well as his spirit. Jamie eventually saw Jack Frost. The Guardians confront pitch together with Jamie and his friends. The children’s faith empowered the Guardians to fight back the villain. Sandman resurrects and fights with the team. Finally, the Guardians defeated Pitch and sent him back to his lair.

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Well, it’s hard to tell the story in words. You better watch and experience it. Further, I am not a technical writer so I won’t be making a movie review here. All I want to share are the insights and encouragements I got from the movie.

I remembered a scene where North gets his Matryoshka doll (a Russian Doll that looks like him). He gets the doll one by one up to the baby Santa doll. North emphasized that before he became what he is, he is a child and that is his center. He then asked Jack of this: “What’s your center?”. The moment North spoke those words; it’s as if he was talking to me. What’s my center? There, I remembered that before I become who I am right now, I am a daughter, I am His daughter, and I am a Princess of the King, a royal priesthood.  I have a purpose and that is to fulfill His dreams and desires. I am here to change the world and make His story.

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There’s also one point that the characters are talking about the evil, bad dreams and their existence. But one of the characters boldly said, “Yes, it will always exist. But I don’t have to FEAR it.” We must not fear the works of the evil. Instead, we have to fight the battle, aim to be victorious and free. Our God and the good guys are always there to lift us up.

Isaiah 41:10

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

We should all know why we are here; the purpose of our existence. We will not feel the completion of our identity if we will not know and understand our purpose. Packaged with our purpose is our destiny. WE all have our own destiny. It is not accident why you and I are in this world full paradox. Just like the Guardians even the elves; we have our unique identity and purpose. There are times that other people might not see it. But hey! As long as you know who you are, as long as you know why you’re here, as long as you know your purpose, you will feel the completion of yourself and no one can definitely take away your identity. Let us be emptied of our spirit and be filled much more of His spirit, our Maker’s spirit. Take away the fear. Let us stand firm in our faith, be men and women of courage, and be strong for the Lord our God loves us. And, His love casts out fear.

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Freshly Pressed

Yehey!

Since it’s December, the last month of the year, I decided to give my WordPress account a fresher and more personalized look using the theme “Under the Influence”.  I’m glad that it looks like what I really want it to be.

Let’s start with the header. The scattered color paints signify the art in me. Yes, I love art. I love to sketch and paint. I love colors and their vibrancy. I love how they transform an atmosphere. So, how about the title of the blog? I entitled this  “This is more than just a story”, because this is really more than just a story, this is life and His story. This is an expression of and from the heart of a woman. A place where treasures are collected; treasures from the past, present and the future. A collection of His goodness, greatness and faithfulness. Written here are stories to inspire, encourage and love.

The background photo is a very memorable place for me. This is where I started to grow more and be in love to His works. A place of comfort, freedom, peacefulness and beauty. This is the center of everything, the place where all unforgettable experiences started. The beauty I always wanted to give a glance. I LOVE UPLB Freedom Park!

HAPPINESS 😀

 

 

Who is He? He is.

Just sharing my first preaching piece.

September 2009
“Our father is the pilot, he is in control and taking us home”.
A father is a:
1. Potter– we are the representation of the clay and our father is the potter of our lives. We are carefully molded and who we are right now is the finish product of our father’s desires and creativeness.
2. Ballpen/ink/pencil– our father is the one who started to write the story of our lives. Even after birth, he was the one who thinks and puts the starting words in our story.
3. Fortress– he is the one whom we find our strength when we are weak. No matter how hard the circumstances are, they will stand strong to conquer.
4. Mirror– our fathers show who we really are.
5. Superhero– the savior of our life. When we are in the arms of the father, we are secured.
THE LOVE OF THE FATHER
1. The love of the father is sacrificial. John 3:16. He is willing to sacrifice his life for our salvation. A manifestation of the truth that real sacrifice should come from a heart that love. Lovfather-and-son-copye bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. A father is the best definition of what love really is.
2. His love forgives. Luke 15. Parable of the lost son. No matter how sinful you are in the eyes of many, our father will not forget how to forgive.
3. Father’s love is unselfish. Luke 15:31. Everything that our father has is also ours. We will also experience abundance in the kingdom of our father.
4. A father’s love disciplines. No any father wants his child to be in the wrong path of life. Jeremiah 29:11. He has his plans for us, all we have to do is wait and have faith in him.
5. The love of a father is a perfect love. The love of our father is the completion of our identity.
At times we are weak, he is always there to wipe the tears in our eyes. He gives words of encouragement. His love reveals our true identity. Many other storms can easily and quickly darken our skies and throw our plane into apparently uncontrollable movement but with the love of the father, we will find peacefulness in our hearts and in our minds, we will also feel a complete protection. Our father is the prince of peace. Perfect love cast out fears.
Our father is the best pilot of our lives, we just have to entrust the journey of our lives to him. The love of the father is an emotion, at the same time an expression. Don’t wait to give our daddy a hug. As how our fathers/ heavenly father expressed their love to us, we must also love them more than the way they love us. Let us always remember that our father exist for us. Our daddy lives to save us, exists to show us his love. Our father loves us, everything in us. His love endures forever. His love will never ever fail. Whether you are in or out of season, our daddy will continue loving us. His love provides food for a hungry heart, gives water for a thirsty spirit. Through his love, we are totally changed. He does not forget to give a wonderful and glorious life to a person who loves. The love of the father is our confidence. Remember, no one can change the fact that the love of a father is indeed the perfect love.
Love…until our hearts and breath runs dry… When it comes, ask for the love of the father and let him help us to overflow once again. Come to the father and be just like a little child, sitting at his feet.

Kung balang araw ay tayo pa rin

This is just another poem. No more. No less. Just a poem. 

This is just a fictional poetry. Fictional Poetry? :3

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Nakikita mo ba ang mga ulap

Na noo’y sabay nating sinusundan?

Sumasabay sa galaw ng magkahawak kamay

At naglalakbay sa mundong puno ng kulay

Nakikita mo ba ang ningning ng mga tala

Na noo’y ating minamasdan?

Tinatanaw ng parang walang katapusan

Inaabot ng buong kagalakan.

Nararamdaman mo ba ang hangin

Na noo’y nakikisayaw sa atin?

Sana’y tibok ng puso’y nariyan pa din

Hanggang isa’t isa’y muling mahalin.

Sabay tayong maghintay sa tamang oras

Kahit  pa ilang taon ang sa ati’y lumipas

Hanggang sa panahong malaman natin

Kung balang araw ay tayo pa rin.

Tayo

Ang hampas ng hangin ay puspos ng pag-asa

Maging ningning ng mga tala ay kahali-halina

Liwanag ng nagtatagong buwan ay naaaninag ng mata

Oh, Kay ganda ng gabi kapag ikaw ang kasama.

 

Sa gitna ng katahimikan sa kaparangan

Kay saya nating binabalikan ang nakaraan

Mga alaalang sa ati’y nagpatibay

Pag-iibigang nabigyan ng kulay.

 

Ikaw at ako, sa isang salita ay “Tayo”

Pipiliing kalimutan lahat ng gulo

Lilibutin ang mundo sakay ng mga ulap

Aabutin ang pinaka dulo ng magkayakap

Balang Araw

Ikaw ang bahaghari t’wing titigil ang ulan

At sa kahit anong panahon ay laging nariyan

Maraming salamat sa mga oras na inilaan

At sa mga alaalang sa aki’y iyong iniwan

 

Ngayong ang buhay nati’y malayo na

Gumagalaw sa ibang mundo at maraming nakikilala

Gumagawa ng magkaibang istorya sa buhay

Sana balang araw puso nati’y muling magkakulay

 

Sabay nating abutin ang ating pangarap

Magpatuloy sa paglalakbay at pag-abot sa mga ulap

Hanapin natin ang ating mga puso

Hanggang sa muli tayong magtagpo

 

Balang araw ay malalaman natin

Kung sa bangdang huli ay tayo pa rin

Balang araw ay malalaman din natin

Kung ang tadhana’y ito rin ang mithiin