Bible Verse of the Week || Bullied because of Jesus?


I do not own this picture

I do not own this picture

Matthew 5:11

“Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.

Though I haven’t been bullied for being- what some people call a ‘Jesus freak’, there would be a time in my life where I would… and I don’t know if I would be ready to confront that yet. I tend to be easily annoyed, angered, and very sensitive, it scares me that I might lose my temper and say or do something I would regret. And there are also times when I hesitate to talk about God because I am afraid of rejection and people teasing me for being so ‘religious’ when that is not even the point.

But I do have these very rewarding moments where I gather every courage I could get and share the word of God to my friends and family- knowing that if I failed, I have done my job and God will do the rest.

There was this time when I sat down beside my mom’s step father who held a cigar on his left hand, “So…” he suddenly spoke, blowing away a puff of smoke that faded to the air. I watched mesmerized as the smoke danced around, but the undeniable rapid beating of my heart confirmed to me that I was very nervous about what he would say “You’re a born against huh?” he asked whilst bringing the cigar to his mouth and taking a deep breath. I chuckled a bit feeling slightly amused from his mistake and also slightly offended, “Its born again- not against” I corrected uneasily, then wondered silently if I should talk and what I would say if I did. “Do you believe in God?” I asked and he replied with a ‘yes’, “Then why do you drink and smoke?” I continued, hoping I have not offended him with this question. I do not recall what he said to be exact- but what I do remember is being a little sad, disappointed and nervous. I stuttered a lot and talked with caution, making sure I didn’t say something wrong or to offend.

This was my first encounter with talking about God to someone- not so close- or a family member. I was disappointed with myself and when our little chat ended, that was the time when I thought thoroughly about what I should have said- sadly- I do not remember if I found out what to say or if I know the answer that I should’ve said. Though this is not exactly bullying I will tell you something that would help both our problems…

Psalm 118:6

The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?

Romans 8:31

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

We have to be able to ACCEPT rejection and remember NOT to argue- but share the word of God… by arguing it is winning we are trying to achieve, but the truth is, we do not want to win an argument, but we want to win a soul.

I have made a lot of mistakes and would make a bad role model  as a Christian- I do not know if you recall- the banana problem

It was break time and we were in the cafeteria, I had a banana in my lunch box, but it was smashed, so, being me I decided to throw it, then my classmate butts in and said “Don’t waste the food and throw it around, some people cant even afford food” then I got guilty, but I still wasn’t willing to eat it so I said “I’ll give it to my snail then” (cause I have a snail), but my classmate still didn’t approve, she shook her head disappointedly and asked my other classmate next to her about my religion (which was completely unexpected) my classmate replied with disgust clear on her face “Born Again” she spat, and that, just sank my heart… It showed me that I had to be careful about things I do, even small things like banana’s…

Trust me, being a christian isn’t all easy- but it isn’t meant to be easy. To have someone die on the cross for you… that’s some intense and serious love. The people who bully you don’t know who’m they’re dealing with…

“THE CHILD OF THE ONE TRUE KING”

P.S. That doesn’t mean they aren’t a child of GOD- the only difference between you and the person is that they aren’t aware of that. Which is where you come in and tell to them the truth. Imagine a dramatic scene where you place your hands on their shoulder, looking straight into their eyes saying “We are brothers/sisters”. I’m just kidding!

God bless you guys and have a GREAT day!

You have a voice, go on and use it. You have a choice, don’t let them shut you down ~JJ Heller

 

Me and Shopping?… Nah.


11:08 May 24, 2013

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I went to the mall with my mom and her friend to shop for… unfortunately clothes.

One thing I learned was that the shop “Splash”, sucks. The music. The clothes… Sooo not me.

Bershka, Forever 21, and New Look on the other hand are malls I would most definitely go to, if I had the choice to choose, well, of course you can choose, Mary! Obvious!

I never really go to the mall to shop for clothes unless mom tells me to. Soo, this is quite new to me. Besides the fact that I am a picky person, most of the clothes I like are expensive, BUT rare. My mom would buy them for me in a flash, mostly because she loves me, and also because it takes FOREVER for me to choose something that I like.

If you see me in the mall, I might be searching for books to buy, having a night out, OR forced to get some new clothes. Shopping is exhausting man! The soles of my feet are practically burning from excruciating pain! and you might say, “Oh Mary, your over exaggerating yourself” Nooooo. I am not.

It really huuurts man! Like literally. No kidding. Buuut I cant say it wasnt worth it. You see, God always has His wonderous little ways. One thing I love about Him.

At the end, I got some red velvet cupcakes (My favorite) and a delicious warm coffee (just how I like it). Ahh, my tummy was really satisfied. I got my new dress and I’m happy.

Now, I’m just sitting on this coffee shop with my family and their friends, typing this short diary up, and waiting ’till I get home for me to post this on my blog.

I’m feeling a little floaty right now, and what I mean by floaty?

Happy & Contented.

Sigh, God really knows how to make my day… I mean, evening, since its not morning anymore. Well, obviously.

Oh Mary, you never seem to amuse me.

Oh shucks, you flatter me, conscience.

Uggh, Im talking to myself again, people would think I’m crazy…

Well, I’m not exactly talking am I?

What they dont know wouldnt hurt them, would it?

Scoff, it will!

Uggh nevermind. Have a nice day… Night.

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

Be there.


Lil' Sis and Mom

Lil’ Sis and Mom

Jan 9 2013

Listen to the beat of her heart.

Ever bear to hear it fade?

Remember her smile, her laugh…

Remember how tired she was,

but still manages to keep wake…

When she is old and weak,

Will you be there?

When hope is gone…

Will you be there… will you?

Hear her soft melodious voice…

Ever bear to hear it fade?

Then be there.

– Mary Pacis

Bible Verse of the Week (For people who doubt themselves and have low self esteem)


Luke 12:7

“Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”

I'm the chubby little girl on the left.

I’m the chubby little girl on the left.

I have just seen this bible verse and it just touches my heart. I personally had one experience, I think when I was about 6 or 7 years old where a young girl in the bus who looks about 10 just randomly came up to me and said “Your ears look like a rabbit…” and I don’t remember my emotion but what I did remember is that I ignored her and sat down on my seat.

I’ve been covering my ears ever since, until now…

But it is mentioned here “Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than any sparrow” meaning your are more valuable to God than a bunch of sparrows…

OMG! Best Christmas Ever!


My WANTED Books <3

My WANTED Books ❤

I was feeling rather lonely this Christmas. None of my friends (my age) came. So I was stuck. Alone. In an elders party. But it is okay. Cause it is not about the food or gifts (Maybe it is) but it is about, Jesus and your family.

Anyways, I got the books I’ve been hunting! I only expected one of them, but instead I got FOUR! 😀

Oh yeah! So happy! Since it is Christmas, I decided to lay of the internet, except for youtube to listen to music. But I really had to post this!

OH and my mom! She got a Galaxy S3! My dad bought it for her. My mom never really expected a gift. But my dad sure does know how to make my mom feel special… When she opened it, she smiled so wide, even though she was supposed to be angry at him for spending so much money…

(Contented) Sigh. I still had some emotional problems though. No weight was lifted of my shoulders. I wont tell you the reason though. But I made a song/poem for it.

Anyways, forget about my problems 😀 My Aunt Joy is gonna give birth tomorrow! To a baby girl! Named Veronica!

I also made a poem about her, and I will also add pictures. But I will post it all tomorrow, after Christmas 😀

And Also! I had a skype chat with my family in the Philippines

Nanay Maring (Grandma)

Nanay Maring (Grandma)

Ate Clouds and Tita Lek (Claudine and Aunt lek)

Ate Clouds and Tita Lek (Claudine and Aunt lek)

Merry Christmas! And Advance Happy New Year

Thank you Lord! For being with me through thick and thin. And that even though it is your birthday, you still give. 🙂