Posts Tagged ‘Faith’

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Exalted

June 14, 2013

Sometimes, we reach a point where everything is just how we want things to be.

When you’re at this point, be thankful. Celebrate every moment. Live every day. Glorify the Lord in the best way you know how. Say your prayers of thanks.

These moments won’t always last. But there is always something greater.

It is not true what they say that when you’re already there, there is no other way to go but down. The truth is, when you reach the peak of everything you’ve aimed for, when you’re already at the top, there is STILL another way up. You carve a way up. You defy expectations. You empower yourself.

Thank you, Lord, for everything you have blessed me with. I always ask for more not because I am never satisfied but because I know you can give more and you always do. It is because I have faith that you only give what is good. I know your plans are to prosper me. I know you will take me there.

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Hypocrisy and Personal Freedom

September 28, 2012

I watched Easy A on cable TV earlier tonight. I like that movie. I like the actress. I like the way it shows how difficult high school can be. I never had a hard time in high school, but that’s beside the point because that is not the reason why I am writing this blog now.

What I actually want to talk about is the fact that the movie depicts those who are supposed to be the “religious” crowd are also the quickest ones to judge. And I have to admit… That is sooooo true in real life. You know those people who go to church every freaking Sunday and tell the world how much they read and follow the Bible and heed the word of God? Well, they also almost always happen to be the most unforgiving.

I am not saying these people aren’t any good, and I certainly have nothing against them. I just wish, however, that these people got off their high horses. I hate to say I am judgmental sometimes, but at least I don’t pretend to be holier than anybody.

As much as we tell everybody that we now live is a new world, one that’s more liberated and open-minded, the truth is actually far from that. We are still on the dark ages when it comes to understanding each other and having compassion for others. We are still.controlled by the thought of “what other people might say” instead of what we have to say for ourselves. Unless we start remembering that we are only accountable to our personal God (and I say this because I respect other religion), we will never truly be free to become what we are meant to be.

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Winning or Losing

April 14, 2010

What do you think of cheaters? I don’t just mean men who are committed to the respective girlfriends but men who are married and have children as well. However, even if they are fond of their family, they can’t help but cheat on their wives, lie to their children, and screw around with different women.

I know some men who are like that. I am not surprised by men who behave that way. I don’t condone or condemn them. I am only thankful that I did not have to grow up with that kind of environment.

We can’t stop men from “being men” as they say. If men really cannot stop themselves from cheating on their wives, well, there’s pretty much nothing we can do about it right? They already said it. It’s an urge they can’t control or probably lack to willpower to control.

I have always viewed cheating as a voluntary act. It is not like the muscles in your stomach working their way through digesting the food you ate. It’s not like your brain relentlessly trying to control all the other parts of your body. With cheating, everything is always controllable. Eveything is always under your control.

When you go out or meet with the person you’re cheating with, that’s voluntary. Your feet just won’t atomatically take you to that meeting place. You work  on your own to get there. When you get to the point of no return, there is always that moment when you can always step back or back out. There’s always that split second where you can still change things. It is always a matter of choice, of decision.

Maybe that’s why I have little sympathy for cheaters. I had a wild ride when I was younger, but I never cheated on anybody. I don’t like cheaters, but I still consider them human beings who judge fail to make right decisions all the time. Sometimes, we don’t have to think whether one this is right or not, we just have to think about what SHOULD BE, and that’s we should stand by our decisions. If we’ve already decided to have our own families, then that should be final. Anything else that comes after that should only be a test as to how dedicated and faithful we are to our own decisions.

I am not a cheater. I don’t want to be cheated. But right now, I can only hope to never experience the pain that people experience when they realize that they have been cheated on. 🙂

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Acrostic Poem

February 8, 2010

This is the second type of poem I am writing today for my project. This is an acrostic. I remember being asked by my English teacher in High School to write an acrostic. I don’t even remember what I wrote back then. I hope this one is much better. 🙂 To view the complete list of the poems I have written for this project, please click this link. Thank you, and enjoy! *wink*

World Peace

 

When everybody else is hurting
Or blaming other people for the pain
Right when we think there’s no more hope
Lost and desperate, we all become.
Doomsday seems so near at once.

People everywhere, not knowing where to go
Everybody seems to have lost all faith.
All at once, let us be there for each other.
Calm our troubled waters, rebuild our bridges
Everlasting peace, let’s all work to achieve.

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Sunday’s Best

February 7, 2010

Sundays are always lazy days for me. It’s the best time to stay at home, watch TV, and just relax. I have a full week ahead of me, blogging and otherwise. I’m a little excited over something, but I’m not going to reveal what it is yet. I don’t want to jinx it. Hopefully, I come out on top. After all, I am not Ishabelle Manalo for nothing. 🙂

I wish all of you out for a blessed and fun-filled Sunday. This is another day to thank GOD for all the blessings that He showers us. I, for one, am very thankful for everything that I have right now. Even if I don’t have much, I am still thankful because I still keep getting blessings from Him.

Tomorrow, I shall be at work again. From the weekend high that I always get, I am going to be grounded and live in the real world again. Of course, I’ll still update my blog everyday. Finally, I have 1000 hits now. Thank you so much, my dear readers, for all the support that you have shown. You are the reason why this blog exists. Hit me up if you have suggestions. If you think there are some things I should be writing about, please tell me so. Once again, take care folks, and have a great day ahead. 🙂

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Patience

February 6, 2010

I wrote this poems because of David Harrison’s challenge. You may want to check his blog through this link. The word for this month is “Road”, so here’s the poem that I made for him. Although this poem was inspired the the word “road”, this one is called “Patience”.

Somewhere along that road
you will see
The footsteps I left behind,
so you could follow me.

Can’t you see the rocks on the road
that I’ve left behind?
It’s for you to find me here
going almost out my mind.

Sitting here, on the dusty pavement
they call the road side,
Saying no to the kind old man
who’s offering me a ride.

I shall wait for you even when
the darkness starts to fall.
I shall stay here and wait for you
even when you don’t heed my call.

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The Greatest Advice

February 2, 2010

Again, I am going to share a very inspiring email message that I received last year. I hope that you enjoy this message as much as I did. There are really very good pieces of advice here. This piece was written by Rick Warren. Happy reading!:)

THE GREATEST ADVICE

Rick Warren

 

 

Don’t date because you are desperate.
Don’t marry because you are miserable.
Don’t have kids because you think your genes are superior.
Don’t philander because you think you are irresistible.

Don’t associate with people you can’t trust.
Don’t cheat. Don’t lie. Don’t pretend.
Don’t dictate because you are smarter.
Don’t demand because you are stronger.

Don’t sleep around because you think you are old enough and know better.
Don’t hurt your kids because loving them is harder.
Don’t sell yourself, your family or your ideals.
Don’t stagnate.

 
Don’t regress.
Don’t live in the past. Time can’t bring anything or anyone back.
Don’t put your life on hold for possibly Mr. Right.
Don’t throw your life away on absolutely Mr. Wrong because your biological clock is ticking.

 
Learn a new skill.
Find a new friend.
Start a new career.
Sometimes, there is no race to be won, only a price to be paid for some of life’s more hasty decisions.

 

To terminate your loneliness, reach out to the homeless.
To feed your nurturing instincts, care for the needy.
To fulfill your parenting fantasies, get a puppy.
Don’t bring another life into this world for all the wrong reasons.

 
To make yourself happy, pursue your passions and be the best of what you can be.
Simplify your life. Take away the clutter.
Get rid of destructive elements: abusive friends, nasty habits, and dangerous liaisons.
Don’t abandon your responsibilities but don’t overdose on duty.

 

Don’t live life recklessly without thought and feeling for your family.
Be true to yourself.
Don’t commit when you are not ready.
Don’t keep others waiting needlessly.

 
Go on that trip. Don’t postpone it.
Say those words. Don’t let the moment pass.
Do what you have to, even at society’s scorn.
 

Write poetry.
Love deeply.
Walk barefoot.
Dance with wild abandon.
Cry at the movies.

Take care of yourself. Don’t wait for someone to take care of you.
You light up your life.

You drive yourself to your destination.
No one completes you – except YOU.

 
It isn’t true that life does not get easier with age.
It only gets more challenging.

Don’t be afraid. Don’t lose your capacity to love.
Pursue your passions.

Live your dreams.
Don’t lose faith in GOD.

Don’t grow old.
Just grow YOU.

When you give someone your time, you are giving them a portion of your life that you’ll never get back.
Your time is your life.

That is why the greatest gift you can give to someone is your time.
Relationships take time and effort, and the best way to spell love is T-I-M-E because the essence of love is not what we think or do or provide for others, but how much we give of ourselves.

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