Funny Things JV and Sister Says.


JV and Gab

JV and Gab

March 31, 2013

Dad: You’re in the queue Gab

Gab: Yes, I’m in the Q but I should be in the R…

April 16, 2013

JV: Daaad, what is earth break?

JV’s Dad: Its not earth break son, its earthquake.

JV: Daaaad! Why is the earth quaking?

May 10, 2013

Dad: What’s the date today?

Gab: May 10!

Mom: How did you know Gab?

Gab: Because I saw yesterday is May 9!

 

Well aren’t kids so cute? Annoying… but cute and pretty smart too. ❤ Maybe that’s why Jesus loves them so much… hmm…

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Finding Life and Second Chances. Chapter 4.


- Mary Pacis

– Mary Pacis

Chapter 4 (Preview)

Lazerus’ P.O.V.

“Rus! breakfast’s ready!” mom yelled from downstairs. I sighed, taking one last look at the young boy in the picture. He was smiling, his grey eyes twinkling with happiness. He was so happy…

You know the last time I saw him? Everything was in slow motion. That was the worst part. I had to watch him, his fear stricken face as the car fell crashing down to the ocean. His screams muffled by the water. I had to do something. I knew I had to. I remember struggling to unstrap myself from the seatbelt, the salt water burning my eyes, but I had to see, I had to see my brother… I remember somebody grabbing me, lifting me up from the water, I was screaming, screaming even though it meant losing my breath. But it was muffled by the water… I remember falling unconscious, and I remember, before everything went black, I remember thinking, I had to get my brother…

It’s your fault your brother died. a voice said inside my head.

I ignored it… but the guilt stayed. It’s like a man trying to find his way out, only to find himself in the same spot…

 

Read the rest on Wattpad: http://www.wattpad.com/16415084-finding-life-and-second-chances-chapter-4

FL&SC: 

Sunny lost her parents in a car crash at the age of 13, her Uncle died from Cancer, and her Aunt is a drunkard. Its like everything has fallen apart. Where is God in this? Why is this happening to her? But what she didn’t realize was that, God has been there all along, and He has a plan for her… a very good plan…

Finding Life and Second Chances is a novel about Family, Friendship, Love, Life, and Second Chances.

1 Peter 5:10

And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will Himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.

I Could Only Just Imagine -Mary Pacis


Rain -Mary Pacis

Rain -Mary Pacis

April 10 2013

I never truly heard the sound of the howling winds,

The pitter patter of the rain, and the sound of Angels clapping.

I stare at each and every drop, as it lands on my window sill,

So whenever it lands, in time, I could only just imagine.

Pitter… Patter… Pitter… Patter…

Then I focus on the Lightning as it strikes on a tree,

Never did I flinch for my eyes could only see.

I raised my hands to praise my God, but no I did not sing.

Why would I do so anyways,

I could not hear a thing.

But even so, I thank the Lord for allowing trials in,

The sounds of whales and stars at night,

I could only just imagine.

I dance with the storm, I dance with the rain,

And with the striking lights.

I hear the song of praise and then I sang with all my might.

I closed my eyes and cried for joy, for even in my pain,

I had the strength to praise the Lord and to share the Light.

– Mary Pacis

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I came up with this poem when I was thinking of what it would be like to be deaf, and why sometimes when I imagine hearing something, it feels like I could really really hear it. Some people, are angry at God for making them blind, deaf, etc.

In the line

“I raised my hands to praise my God, but no I did not sing.

Why would I do so anyways,

I could not hear a thing.”

the person sounded a bit wounded and hurt, why would I sing praises to God if I couldn’t hear my own voice?

I wrote this poem to show people, that God has a plan for them. That there is a reason. So why submerge yourself in anger when God  has a plan… why not rejoice instead… why not be a blessing…

James 1:2

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials,

Infinite Love.


Credits to: Eddy Tan

Credits to: Eddy Tan

Infinite

Limitless or endless in space, extent, or size; impossible to measure or calculate: “an infinite number of stars”.

I imagine myself falling in a never ending hole of memories, remembering those good times when there was not a care with how you look or how people think about you. All you feel is joy. That’s that. I remember that peace I had with my family on my thirteenth birthday, not just the typical family with your mom and dad, but by family I mean cousins, relatives, etc. I was never so keen on parties,  and once I found that my family were preparing a birthday party for me and my grandma- since we both have the same birthdays- I panicked a bit on the inside. I don’t like parties. Birthday parties, halloween parties, funeral parties… they’re just a big no no for me.

It was time for the party… me, my Aunt, and her mom already went shopping for some nice clothes. My Aunt is a model. So it isn’t surprising if she found a good looking dress. The only question that remains is, would it look pretty on me? Well it was a good thing it did.

The party was held outdoors, it was very simple and since I am not very good at explaining, I will go no further than that. We went swimming, sang some songs, told stories, and took lots of pictures. It was fun. But I am going to far ahead, we were talking about joy. So you might be asking, What joy would you find in a party you don’t even want to attend? 

Well, it was time to cut the cake, me and my Grandmother was hauled from our chairs to blow the candles. Then they started singing “Happy Birthday”, I was forcing a smile since I still had that ‘I don’t like parties’ feel, but then I turned around to my Grandma, to see her laughing and smiling. My heart just melted at the sight that I couldn’t help but smile as well, a real smile… and then I noticed something I haven’t noticed for a while… Here I am, with my family and my Grandma, on our special day, I felt content. Everything just went in slow motion, you know, like the one’s in the movies. It’s at these moments where I felt the most joy, and I thanked God for this…

Have you ever heard the poem ‘Time’ By Henry Van Dyke?

Time is too slow for those who wait,

Too swift for those who fear,

Too long for those who grieve,

Too short for those who rejoice,

But for those who love,

Time is eternity.

And that’s what I felt… Love…

Shopping Hero!


Credits to: Google

Credits to: Google

Me and my dad went to shop for a new phone cover for moi, and apparently, this phone cover we were shopping for costs 35 aed (and a screen for my phone, additional 10, yeees I am spoiled), so all in all it costs 45. Too expensive for just a phone cover and a screen, so me and dad decided to get a discount… Me being, well, like my dad, I don’t go shopping much and I am a little shy, BUT we were able to lower it down to 40 instead of 45 aed.

Anyways, mom came and also decided to buy a phone cover AND guess what? The phone cover costs 45 aed and she lowered it down to 35 ._.” too bad she wasn’t happy with it’s quality… You see, my mom has this hawk-eyes, she could find any flaws of the things she (was supposed to) get in an instant. In short, the gurl is giiiiiifted!

But, don’t underestimate my dad… God gave him hawk-eyes as well, dad knows when he spots something beautiful… that’s how he got mom ;D

The meaning behind the song “The Stray Boat”


Photo credits: Eddy Tan

Photo credits: Eddy Tan

The song was originally entitled “The boat” was then turned to “The Stray Boat” but now, my friends chose the title “The Drifter”, I will be keeping the title “The Stray Boat” just for now…

So, my friends were quite confused when I showed them the song at first, they wondered, who was the boat? Is someone riding it? Is the person riding the boat lost? Or does the boat symbolize a lost person?

Well here is your answer, the boat/ watercraft, symbolizes the lost person, the maker of the boat, is God…

Don’t know if she’ll come back broken as she passes by the water fall.

And I pray that she’ll be safe as she journey’s through the waves, 

through the storms, and through the big giant caves.

The waves (minor trials), storms, caves (envy), are the trials and troubles the boat (or person) has encountered.

Don’t know if she’ll come back broken as she passes by the water fall.

One time, our heart group at church had a bible study, I remembered our Pastor saying “If a person drifts away from God, once they come back, it will be hard for them to revive their faith…”

(Just butting in: The song is actually about me, singing/ or telling the story about the boat/ person.)

Oh Boat where’d you go? ‘Cause I really need you home, I need to tell the world about the light.

Oh Boat where’d you go? ‘Cause I really need to roam, around the world to share the light.

My Aunt asked me “Why does the boat need to tell the world about Jesus, when she has already drifted away?”

If you double check the song and when you see the word “drift” it means, slowly being carried away by the waves/ current of the water… I do not know how to explain it properly, but when you see/ hear the word ‘carried away’ it means the person ‘was once’…

1 Peter 3:14 But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened.”

1 Pet 4:12-13  Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.

The person (boat) was once a Christian and might’ve got carried away (temptation, sin, pride, etc) and started to drift away from the Lord. (A shorter and easier explanation, with no other complications)

Moving on…

Row, row, the boat back home, Row the boat back home

In here, I am telling a certain person to lead the person back to Christ…

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I hope I didn’t confuse you guys further, I tend to do that often, apparently I don’t have the best vocabulary and I have to explain it… the harder way 😀

But anyways! This song is dedicated to my sister in Christ, I do not know if she wants to be mentioned here so I’ll keep it like that for the meantime….

PS. Do not worry, I won’t be doing this much often… but I would really really really really appreciate it if you guys liked this post.

Love, Mary

Link to the poem: The Stray Boat

The Stray Boat -Mary Pacis


The Boat's Journey -Mary Pacis
The Boat’s Journey -Mary Pacis

March 7 2013

Verse 1:

The boat drifts away and I don’t know when she’ll come back home,

or if she’ll come back at all…

Don’t know if she’ll come back broken as she passes by the water fall.

Pre- Chorus:

And I pray that she’ll be safe as she journey’s through the waves, 

through the storms, and through the big giant caves.

And even though the boat might sink from all the troubles and the pain,

I hope that she remembers her maker’s name…

Chorus:

Oh Boat where’d you go? ‘Cause I really need you home, I need to tell the world about the light.

Oh Boat where’d you go? ‘Cause I really need to roam, around the world to share the light.

(Pre- Chorus and Chorus)

Bridge:

Row, row, the boat back home, Row the boat back home

[a million times, depending on how many times you want to sing it]

(Pre- Chorus fade)