The Race

The race

Been in this pursuit for so long

Felt the hurt, experienced the fall

Decided to sit and to hear His song

He said “Continue and do My call”

 

 “Running the race takes a bolder you

To reach the finish line, isn’t that easy

But running with Me is all you have to do

To cease and win the battle completely”

 

“Set your heart on fire, keep the passion

Carry my strength, I’m here to lift you up

Bestow faith and all your devotion

Let My unfailing love fill the gap”

 

You are all I want, You are all I need

Cultivate my heart, nurture this seed

Come to me and hold my hand

Until Your face is seen in this land

 

I’m desperate for You, I long for You

Every hour, every minute, I’m desperate for You

Your grace abounds, Your light shines for me

Lord, I promise to finish the track and start a new.

 

 

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On “The Fault in Our Stars by John Green”

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“That’s the thing about pain. It demands to be felt.” — John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Finally after almost 3 months, I already finished this book. Busy-ness chased my momentum to read.

Okay. So how do I start this?

First, I should say I was “Hazel Grace-d”. What is “Hazel Grace-d”? It is being in Hazel Grace’s position. It is experiencing and feeling the same frustrations and murmurs she had in the book.

Well, I thought the story’s just the same with “A Walk to Remember” by Nicholas Sparks. But, NO. Yeah. It’s not the same as NS’s book. I must say, Mr. John Green is GENIUS. I didn’t expect the flow of the story. It brought me into a situation where I can feel the emotions and understand the thoughts of the characters. Argh. The ending of the story is full of twist. I was upset but I can’t get enough of it. I even thought of doing what Hazel Grace and Augustus did after reading the “An Imperial Affliction”. This book touched me in different ways I didn’t think I could be touched. Romance, comedy, tragedy, amazing!

It is a life changing book especially to those who are like Hazel Grace and Augustus. If you happen to read the book, you know what I mean.  This is a good read when your faith is shaking, when you’re lost in the world you’re searching, when you’re in doubt of tomorrow.

PS: I was alarmed when I turned to the last page. It was empty. 😛 (Spoiler, sorry)

Dear Ms. Green,

If you happen to read this, may I request for your email address? Where and how can I see you? I just want to ask what will happen to Hazel Grace. Does she find  what she’s looking for? What happen to Van Houten and Ms. Lidewij? Does Mr. Van houten write the part two of his book?

Thank you Sir.

Regards,

Melancholicbutterfly

5 Things 2011 Taught Me

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#5: Be A Sponge.

I started working on my solo electro pop project, Somedaydream, around 3 years ago, but things got more serious when I started working with my manager, Champ Lui Pio (former frontman of Hale), in the latter part of 2010. I still remember the countless prep talks and advice I get from him, but one that really stuck to my head was the one about “being a sponge”… so I can absorb everything. “Absorb everything so that your journey in 2011 would be unforgettable,” he said.

As a new kid in town, I needed to absorb every juicy experience I can. To do that, I needed to open my self to new possibilities, new opinions, new lessons and new people. I needed to be aware of how things are done, aware of where I am heading and most importantly, be aware of who I am with…

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Love Came Down- Angie Miller (version)

The feeling was unexplained. Goosebumps. To hear a song for the Lord in a worldwide TV show was really, really, really, AWESOME!

Love came down is an original song of Bethel music. Kari Jobe also has a version of this song.  Cheers to Angie Miller! Soar high! Arise and shine!

Love Came Down (full lyrics)

If my heart is overwhelmed
And I cannot hear Your voice
I hold on to what is true
Though I cannot see

If the storms of life they come
And the road ahead gets steep
I will lift these hands in faith
I will believe

I’ll remind myself
Of all that You’ve done
And the life I have
Because of Your son

(Chorus)
Love came down and rescued me
Love came down and set me free
I am Yours
Lord I’m forever Yours
Mountains high or valley low
I sing out and remind my soul
I am Yours
I am forever Yours

When my heart is filled with hope
Every promise comes my way
When I feel Your hands of grace
Rest upon me

Staying desperate for You, God
Staying humble at Your feet
I will lift these hands in praise
I will believe

I’ll remind myself
Of all that You’ve done
And the life I have
Because of Your son

Love came down and rescued me
Love came down and set me free
I am Yours
I am forever Yours
Mountains high or valley low
I sing out and remind my soul
I am Yours
I am forever Yours

I am Yours
I am Yours
All my days
Jesus, I am Yours
(X2)

Love came down and rescued me
Love came down and set me free
I am Yours
I am forever Your’s
Mountains high or valley low
I sing out and remind my soul
I am Yours
I am forever Yours
(X2)

Yeah, I am yours, I’m yours, I am yours
Jesus I am yours

Arise, Shine and Tebowing

I would like to thank our beloved pastor for sharing this to us during our Sunday service. It was indeed a great message. It’s worth to be shared here.

Be blessed.

ARISE and SHINE

Matthew 5:16

New International Version (NIV)

16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

As children of God, our ultimate goal is to praise our Father in Heaven.

How do we do this? We have to be the LIGHT of the world. We have to be SERVANT LEADERS.

L. I. G. H. T.

1. L- Love the Lord.

Let us love our Father in Heaven above all else. We receive God by drawing near to God.

Deuteronomy 6:5-7

New International Version (NIV)

5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.

2. I- Imagine

A dream starts with an imagination and/or inspiration.

Ephesians 3:20

New International Version (NIV)

20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,

3. G- Give 100%

Give your very best. Do it from your heart.

Colossians 3:23

New International Version (NIV)

23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,

4. H- Stay Humble

Value others.

                                              Philippians 2:3

New International Version (NIV)

3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,

1 Peter 5:6

New International Version (NIV)

6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.

5. T- Turn to Jesus

Our Father in Heaven is always with us. We just have to ask for His presence and keep the faith.

Matthew 11:28

New International Version (NIV)

28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

 

Hebrews 12:2

New International Version (NIV)

2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

“It is not always about the destination, it’s the journey.”- RCBeloy

 

TEBOWING

Well, I was never been a foot ball fan. It was my first time to hear his name. Thank you Sunday Service and Pastor Ronnie for introducing Mr.  Tim Tebow.

Tim Tebow was a college sophomore when he won the Heisman trophy (for outstanding all around player) as a quarter back.  In 2008, he led his team to victory in the BSC National Championship game.

More of his biography here: http://www.biography.com/people/tim-tebow-20786869?page=1

http://www.timtebow.com/

Aside from being popular in his field, he is also known as a devoted Christian. Tebow has also become recognized in the field because of his “Tebowing”- dropping to one knee in prayer with his head resting on one hand. Even if others are mocking him because of his belief, he continued his passion for Christ.  Tim Tebow founded the Tim Tebow Foundation in January 2010. It is a faith-based outreach group with children in need in both the United States and the Philippines. Tim-Tebow-2 at7mo-tim-tebow-blog

 Tim Tebow is one of the representations of excellence and light. He is an inspiration to everyone.

Let us desire God to live in us. Let us arise and shine. Let us drop our knee to pray and ask for more of Him in our life. Let us- NOW!

I Will Wait For You- Janette

This is such a great poem. Thanks to Ate Mars for sharing this. ❤

So, here it is…

So it seemed, that it was cool, so cool, for everyone to be in a relationship but me..
So I took matters into my own hands… and ended up with him
Him who displayed the characteristics of a CHEATER, a LIAR, an ABUSER, & a THIEF
So.. why was I surprised when he broke into my heart?
I called 911, but I was cardiac arrested for aiding and abetting,
Cause it was ME who let him in…
Claiming we were “just friends”..
It was already decided for me by the first date, that even if he wasn’t!
I was gonna make him ‘The One’..
You know… I was tired of being alone,
And I simply made up in my mind, that it was about that time so I decided to drag him along for the ride,
Cause I was always the bridesmaid & never the bride..
A virgin in the physical, but mentally just a grown woman on the corner in heat!
Who was tired of the wait!
So I was gonna make him ‘The One’.
He had a… form of Godliness… but not much..
But hey, hey I can change him! So (honey) I’ll TAKE him, I mean he’s close… enough
Ready to sell my aorta for a quarter, not knowing the value of its use to me
Arties so clogged with MY will, it blocked HIS Will from flowing through me
So, I thank Christ that His blood pressure gave this heart an attack,
That flatlined my obscured vision, put me flat on my back
Through my ignorance He sawed,
Through my sternum He sawed & cracked open my chest
TO transplant Psalm 51:10
A new heart & a renewed right spirit within!
So now I fully understand,
Better yet I thoroughly comprehend,
How much I NEED to wait… for You.
See, the bad thing is that I knew he wasn’t you from the beginning..
Cause in the beginning was the Word
And he didn’t even sound or shine like Your Son
Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks,
And all he could whisper was sweet, empty nothings –
Which meant NOTHING.
He couldn’t even pray when I NEEDED him to
Asking him to fast would be absurd!
So forget about being cleansed & washed with water through the Word…
But I know You.. ♥
You were already praying for me
Even never having met me
Let me assure you, I will wait for you.
I will no longer date, socialize or communicate with carbon copies of you
To appease my boredom or to quench my thirstiness I have for attention
And short-lived compliments from ‘sorta kindas’.
You know…. He ‘sort kinda’ right, but ‘sorta kinda’ wrong?
His first name LUKE,
His last name WARM.
I, I won’t settle for false companionship
I won’t lay in the embrace of his arms,
Attempting to find some closeness,
But never feeling so far apart cause, I just wanna be held
Cause ♫”all I gotta do is Say” No!
NO more ‘almost sessions’ of ‘almost coming close’
Passing winks & buying drinks,
I’ma, I’ma, I’ma flirt!♫
Who flirts with the ideology of,
‘Can you just tell me how much I can get away with & still be saved?’
NO more.
I’ll stay in my bed… alone, and write poems, about how I will wait for you
He won’t even come close,
Our fingers won’t even interlock
We won’t even exchange breath
Cause I have thoughts that I’ve ‘saved as’ in a file that God has only equipped you to open.
I will no longer get weighted down,
From so-called friends & family talks,
About the concern for my biological clock
When I serve the Author of Time.
Who is NOT subject to time,
But I’M subject to Him,
He has the ability to STOP, FAST FORWARD, PAUSE, or REWIND at any given time…
So if we could role play,
You would be Abraham & I would be Sara
Or you can be Isaac & I can be Rebecca – a servant’s answered prayer
I am bone of your bone, flesh of your flesh,
Made up of your rib Adam!
And once we meet, like electrons
I will be bound to your nucleus, completely indivisible atom.
We even speak the same math: 1 + 1 + 1 = 3, which really equals 1 if you add Him.
We were all created in His image,
But you have the ability to reflect, project & even detect the Son.
If I were to explain what you looked like,
You would have to look like a star,
A son of the Son..
I would gain energy simply from the light on me.
I would need you , in order to complete my photosynthesis
I await your revelation, but once again from the genesis, I will wait for you ♥

And I will know you… because when you speak I will be reminded of Solomon’s wisdom,
Your ability to lead will remind me of Moses,
Your faith will remind me of Abraham,
Your confidence in God’s Word will remind me of Daniel,
Your inspiration will remind me of Paul,
Your heart for God will remind me of David,
Your attention to detail will remind me of Noah,
Your integrity will remind me of Joseph,
And your ability to abandon your own will, will remind me of the disciples,
But Your ability to love selflessly & unconditionally will remind me of Christ.
But I won’t need to identify you by any special Matthews or any special Marks,
Cause His word will be tatted all over your heart.
And you will know me, and you will find me,
Where… the boldness of Esther meets the warm closeness of Ruth.
Where the hospitality of Lydia is aligned with the submission of Mary,
Which is engulfed in the tears of a praying Hanna.
I will be the one, drenched in Proverbs 31… waiting for you.

But to my Father, my Father who has known me before I was birthed into this earth
Only if you should see fit…
I desire Your will above mine,
So even if you call me to a life of singleness,
My heart is content with YOU – the One who was sent.
YOU are the greatest love story ever told,
The greatest story ever known
You are forever my judge & I’m forever Your witness
And I pray that I’m always found on a mission about my Father’s business
Oh, I will always be Yours!
And I will always wait for You Lord, more than the watchmen wait for the morning…
More than the watchmen wait for the morning… I WILL WAIT ♥