01/18/14 Read, Eat, and Pray


Jan 18 2014

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We had a simple gathering with the Pastor and a few church mates at this cool pizza restaurant. It was such a nice and warm (well in reality it was really cold, but I what I meant was that I felt warm) outing. I had this delicious plate filled with pizza, a cool ice tea drink, and a wonderful book to read (special thanks to my Aunt Yen). The title of this book is “A Prisoner And Yet…” and in the back it is written “A Mighty Fortress”.

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It’s a true story of this woman named Corrie ten Boom who experienced pain, hunger, harassment, humiliation… and yet, even imprisoned and treated in the most horrible way, she felt peaceand freedom. Just by knowing that the Lord is by her side, calmness surrounds her. Remembering how much Jesus suffered for the world. Nothing could compare. This book is simply beautiful, true, and uplifting. I recommend all of you to read this wonderful book! and if you want, you could add a touch of pizza and buffalo wings. :)

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01/18/14 Read, Eat, Pray


Jan 18 2014

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We had a simple gathering with the Pastor and a few church mates at this cool pizza restaurant. It was such a nice and warm (well in reality it was really cold, but I what I meant was that I felt warm) outing. I had this delicious plate filled with pizza, a cool ice tea drink, and a wonderful book to read (special thanks to my Aunt Yen). The title of this book is “A Prisoner And Yet…” and in the back it is written “A Mighty Fortress”.

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 It’s a true story of this woman named Corrie ten Boom who experienced pain, hunger, harassment, humiliation… and yet, even imprisoned and treated in the most horrible way, she felt peaceand freedom. Just by knowing that the Lord is by her side, calmness surrounds her. Remembering how much Jesus suffered for the world. Nothing could compare. This book is simply beautiful, true, and uplifting. I recommend all of you to read this wonderful book! and if you want, you could add a touch of pizza and buffalo wings. 🙂

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What a Blessed Day!


So the past few months have been AWESOME and EXHAUSTING, it was beautiful! and you know why? Because it was the day that God has made! I have felt so blessed and thankful for all the things He has done for me. Yes, I have had my doubts and worries, stress and pain, but we just have to remember to trust in the Lord. I haven’t been posting for awhile and I wasn’t able to write about my day since I had exams and, it’s going well, glory be to God. Thing is, I have a bad feeling for my Filipino and History test…

Huhuhu Lord! Filipino test was sooo hard D: I barely knew anything! and I couldn’t ask the teacher because then she would say “I’d be saying the answer if I told you” and I almost cried and I was sooo nervous. But then I remembered that You will always be there for me no matter what- and I thank You for that Thank You Lord!

“Even if I am weak, even if I fail You Lord, You take me up and make me stronger.” – Composition of Brother Joven” ~ Life with Christ, Facebook

And we just finished our ACC church’s 7th year Anniversary! Tons of fun! and glory be to God, I even won an award! and it was in ‘trophy form’~ my first trophy ever…

Youth Role Model Award

 I just felt so blessed and so overwhelmed, it was beautiful. Apparently, I was the ‘Youth Role Model’ and my speech? I didn’t know I had to make a speech! Waaah! (#゚Д゚) so I borrowed baby Johan’s speech and said “Thank you”. Just that. It was funny, yes. But I was nominated for the ‘Youth ROLE MODEL’, I should’ve done better. I was so worried about it, but then, it felt as if the Lord was telling me not to worry… you know the song “Well Done” by Moriah Peters? It felt like that. And it was just… pure bliss. To know that the Lord is proud of you, that you did a good job… its a wonderful feeling. (♥◕ฺ∀◕ฺ)

I just- feel so blessed, there’s no other way to explain it. The Lord works in such mysterious ways… He is so good. And I feel bad at times, when I don’t give Him my time, at least just to say ‘Thank you’. So I’ve made it a habit to talk to Him openly, just like talking to your best friend, and I am hoping that you will also give your time for Him.

BTW, Tito Bobby just came here to Dubai- first time ever ❤ Thank You Lord for bringing Him in here safely. Let this place touch his heart and draw him closer to You. Be with him through trials and pain. You are awesome and I know that You will never let us go…

Argument || Is God Real?


Romans 1:20

For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.

Source: Yahoo Answers || Is there any proof that god is real?

Answered by: carlita

I do not own this picture

I do not own this picture

Just look around you. look at the order of the universe…does it not reflect an intelligent designer? consider yourself, your own thoughts and feelings. how does evolution explain feelings? how does evolution explain our ability to hate, to love, to be happy or sad? where do these emotions come from? we all have an inward sense of morality… where does this sense of right and wrong come from? 

of course, there are factual arguments. you could consider the cosmological argument, that states that everything must have cause. what is the cause of the universe if there is no God? you might say ‘the big bang theory’…ok well where did the particle that started that come from? or take a look at the complexity of organisms…especially DNA. it is impossible for such complexity to evolve, when without each single part the organism would not function and not survive; every part HAD to exist at the exact same time for the being to live (search irreducible complexity to read about this). 

The real evidence God exists lies in your personal relationship with him. For those who have experienced Christ’s love and come to know him personally, doubt vanishes as to his existence. 

I could go on for days, I could talk about the sun and the dust on the moon and archaeological evidence and the position of the planets and explain everything from the grand canyon to noah’s flood scientifically, but I’m not going to because honestly, no matter how many arguments I throw out, if a person is set on not believing then they simply won’t, no matter how convincing your arguments are. 

if you really want to know all the evidence, read about it. google it. the evidence is overwhelming.

I Bought Baby Gray a Harness!


Last night, I bought baby Gray a small black (white spotted) harness so I would be able to walk around, ‘safely’ in the garden since we haven’t been able to bunny proof it yet. And let me tell you, this baby rabbit is SUPER patient. If I had done this to Maggie she would’ve scratched my eyes off. Surprisingly! He hasn’t bitten me yet (which I was expecting) especially from trying to carry him and put this and that. Yes, it was quite stressful (and he disliked the harness, but happily tolerated it, so that means I didn’t waste money)

It is NOT this, but it looks like it.

It is NOT this, but it looks like it.

Apparently, the harness was too big! Especially around the neck area, so I had to adjust it THREE times (which is a nightmare since I have to put it back on Gray). But after an hour or two, I finally got the right size. So I put it [harness] on the bunny (who was being very obedient) and clipped an ID [stuff that you put around your neck- forgot what it’s called], attached to a pink, long, and silky fabric as a temporary lead. I know, cheap, but who wants something expensive?

I was finally able to walk him around the house and he was a pretty quick hopper, so I had to run with him. The good thing is, I’m actually working out! But then, momma woke up from her beauty sleep and told me to walk Gray outside (she didn’t want him pooping around the house). So I took him outside, but it was quite warm and humid (to the point where I started sweating like a pig). At first, Grayham was a bit scared to go- but after awhile, he finally went. I don’t think he had much fun as he did indoors for it was really really hot- I mean, who would? Unless they like sweating.

I got a bit worried because rabbits could die from heatstroke (that’s how Maggie died), so after 10 minutes of running around the garden I carried him back to his cage (he didn’t want to- but I don’t think he knows when to stop). And guess what? When I put him in his cage, he immediately did a little flop,like being in his cage was the best thing ever. Haha cute lil’ Gray.

Grayham~

Grayham~

Though it was cute seeing him lie down like that, I had to remove the uncomfortable harness that lay around his body. And when I placed him back on his cage and petted him, he did another flop (showing his stomach). ADORABLE!

It’s good to know that Gray doesn’t hold any grudges. Such a patient and lovely rabbit. God bless ya’ll and I hope you guys have a great day!

Will Animals go to Heaven?


Now this topic was really hard for me to grasp in as a Christian. I love animals. They are my second love, music first, writing third. But now that I know about Jesus and His unconditional love for us, He became my first love- though that is kind of impossible since music was my first love- but you see? nothing is impossible with God. See what I did there? *wink wink*

Anyway, the question “Will Animals go to Heaven?” first began when my beloved rabbit, Maggie, died. She was very precious to me and for me to see her dead was horrible.

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My precious Maggie

I have asked these questions to my parents, friends, (I haven’t asked my Pastor yet) etc. and most of them answered “no” or “I don’t know” not one answered “yes”, so I was quite disappointed. I felt the same way (disappointed) when I heard that when we are in heaven, we wouldn’t see each other the same way again or feel the same feelings as we did on earth- whether we were in love, enemies, yada yada- we won’t feel the same way, but that doesn’t mean we would forget our feelings, but rather, think of each other as brothers and sisters in Christ.

At first, I was a little bummed. I wouldn’t want to lose the lovely feeling I would have if I had a husband, or see my parents as my siblings- it was a disturbing thought at first- but then, think of it this way… the only reason why we could lose these feelings in heaven is because, there is someone better. And that is God. Could you imagine? How powerful, beautiful, majestic, indescribable, God is? to be able to see your husband, your friends, your children, (etc.) as brothers and sisters? That’s incredible to me.

But I’m getting out of topic here (it happens all the time- so expect me to be typing about how I was supposed to be doing the laundry when the title is “About dogs”), the question is ‘Will Animals go to Heaven’?

The Bible indicates that animals will exist after His return and the beginning of the Kingdom as Isaiah 11:6-9 reads, “The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them. The cow will feed with the bear, their young will lie down together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox. The infant will play near the cobra’s den, the young child will put its hand into the viper’s nest. They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain, for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the LORD as the waters cover the sea.”  Here is the Word of God declaring that animals will still exist in the future, after Christ’s reign begins. Ecclesiastes mentions that there is a “spirit” in man but also in animals in (3:19, 21) but this does not necessarily mean that it is an eternal spirit.

Revelation 19:11-14 indicates, for example, that Jesus returns to the earth with His army of saints on white horses, “I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and wages war. His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean.”

“A more important question is if you, the reader, will be in heaven.  It is pointless to ponder the question of whether your pet goes to heaven if you yourself are not there. – Jack Wellman”

In my research, it is said that ‘nobody‘ knows whether or not animals will be in heaven. We could only find out, if we see for ourselves. I agree that it might worry you a little, that is- until I read this:

The elderly widow whose beloved little dog died after fifteen faithful years. Distraught, she went to her pastor.

“Parson,” she said, tears streaming down her cheeks, “the vicar said animals have no souls. My darling little dog Fluffy has died. Does that mean I won’t see her again in heaven?”

“Madam,” said the old priest, “God, in His great love and wisdom has created heaven to be a place of perfect happiness. I am sure that if you need your little dog to complete your happiness, you will find her there.”

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But I doubt we would even remember our pets once we see our Father in heaven, I’m kind of jealous with Moses, that He was able to see God’s mighty power and beauty. Isn’t it cool though? The bible said that His head and hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;

That must’ve been a/an- adjective- sight. Indescribable.

Sources: 

http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Bible-Verses/

http://christianity.about.com/od/whatdoesthebiblesay/f/animalsinheaven.htm

http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/do-animals-or-pets-go-to-heaven-a-biblical-analysis/#ixzz2aFlD6to2