Oprah Winfrey, a Christian?


To most people, this has been both shocking and “un-believable” considering that she has had a lot of debates according to God, atheism, religion, etc,. and people are wondering whether she really is a Christian or if there is a little secret behind her message. *dun dun DUN*

I just want you to remember that, nobody will truly know what is inside a person’s heart but God. Let me share with you a little passage in a book I read called “Our Daily Bread” .

Sometimes when I want to start a fire, the wind puts it out. But when I try to keep a fire burning, the wind keeps it going. So in the first situation, I label wind “bad” because it thwarts my plans; in the other, I label it “good” because it helps me accomplish what I want to get done. ,,, But God is the One who determines what is good or bad, and He does so not by how it affects our plans but by whether or not it accomplishes His. – Julie Ackerman Link.

1 Peter 2:17 Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.

So, is Oprah Winfrey really a Christian? or is it all an act? Well, let God be the judge of that! ~~ Au Revoir my Lovelies! and God bless ❤

The Story of Me- Just Pray…


- Mary Pacis

– Mary Pacis

July 13 2013

JULY 12 2013

Yesterday was a very “Bi-polar” day 🙂 Nonetheless, I thanked the Lord for it. In the morning, I got up with a grumpy aura, knowing very well that, THAT day was our tambourine practice for church and I’m not much of a dancer. It’s been a long time since I’ve danced using the tambourine. So, dancing now… I feel all stiff and awkward. But I kept muttering to myself

‘I’m doing this for the Lord, I’m doing this for the Lord’

And teasing God by saying ‘What I do for love…’ and imagining His reply ‘And do you know what I do for YOU?’

Anyways, another reason why I woke up grumpy in the morning was because Prince (a kid) here wanted to have a sleepover at my house. And I couldn’t say no, since I love kids… well, now I dont. I kind of have this ‘mixed feelings’ when it comes to kids and I swear, I could have died right here and right now.

As I arrived to the dance practice (with Faye), I actually had tons of fun… laughing, eating, and dancing for the glory of the Lord. It was very very fun, and I found out that,

“Whatever you do, when you do it for the Lord, NOTHING is boring”

When I went home after the practice, all sweaty and flushed, we had a bible study with our ‘Heart Group’, and I learnt about LOVE. I found out that there was A LOT I didn’t know about love… Gosh, I need lots of love. *smiley face* 🙂

At the end of the bible study, I joined dad as he sent the people home, and while we were talking, I suddenly felt alone, like nobody understands me and how I feel.

And at night, I cried myself to sleep with the song ‘Just Pray’ by Moriah Peters echoing in my ears… and that’s what I did.

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So today, I danced the tambourine at church and I felt good… I will definitely try it again next time. Especially if I’m gonna dance for Jesus ❤

After church, Jelly, Dodo, Aunty Orange, and Krusty went to my house and watched HALF of the World War Z (The computer crashed right at the middle, when the -SPOILER ALERT-). We also ate homemade frenchfries, Pansit Kanton, and watched Yes or No (Thai)

Then we went to Dubai Mall to eat, but as we arrived, Jelly and Krusty had to leave. So me, Dodo, and Orange are left.

I expected it to be awkward, since we aren’t all close, but it was actually good 🙂 Me and Dodo roamed around the mall, talking about life and our family (and our crushes) *wink- wink* ;D

And, I learnt a lot today…

That my Aunty Orange’s husband Joey, worked at Tarzam! Haha but besides that, I found out that,

GOD ALWAYS HAS A WAY!

PS. My hands hurt from writing on this diary.

(A/N: This is really my diary and I tell the truth, hope you guys could relate to this, and remember, GOD HAS A WAY, He always has a way…)

 

My Story of Me. Prologue.


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PROLOGUE

July 6 2013

Dear, Whoever-is-the-reader

This is a diary- but I don’t write ‘dear’ to my diaries- apparently, I am in a writer’s block and I wanted to write something where I WON’T have any ‘writer’s block’- if that is even possible- so here I am, a girl who decided to write a story of what is happening in her life- some may be enhanced and told in way… in MY way to be clear- but it will still be a story of ME. Me being my own character. I decided to make this one a little different and add some kind of twist to it (add some spice yah know?) but each chapter will be different and It depends… Depends on what, Rey?

Depends on something I do not know it depends on.

I’ve always wanted to start my diary with an ‘About Me’ but as you could see… I didn’t (because I am such a bad arse), so I am gonna write one now…

ABOUT ME:

Name: Reyona Denise Charming

Age: 14 *scribbles the number 4* Nope, sorry I lied. I’m TURNING 14, so technically I am still 13.

Describe myself: 

I am… who I am. I am Reyona Denise Charming and I am in love… no, not with a boy, but with someone more powerful. I am in love with GOD. My Savior, my Hero, my Creator. I have a beautifully annoying young sister, Sarah. And two wonderful parents, my mom, Martha and my dad, Harris. 

Okay- this isn’t exactly describing myself, but what do I know about Diaries? OH GOSH! Sorry, I heard a noise… Okay, you may be wondering why I have to write every single detail of what is happening right now, well, it is because I want to, its part of the story telling process. Now, no more asking questions for you. Anyways, I am home alone right now, my parents went to a birthday party which I really didnt want to go to and I am freakin’ out! A single creak is enough to give me a heart attack!

I put on the song ‘He loves us’ by David Crowder to distract me from unharmful noises and is a reminder that Jesus is with me no matter what.

Moving on… I won’t always write like this, but I will turn this diary into a descriptive or feature story. I hope you will enjoy this book/ diary/ story or whatever it is to you and find some kind of ‘stuffs’ you could relate to. There is no ending to this story, because it is a story of my  life. See what I did there? I will NEVER have a writer’s block this time… or so I hope.

Oh! and before I end this, I would like you to know that these real-life-living people in my story has their names are changed… into something cooler. Haha!

Love, Reyona Charming xoxoxo 😉

PS. Just wanted to try that ‘xoxo’ thing. My friends do this all the time, but I don’t think I’d get used to it.

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Pray For them and their Family…


I blogged about my Aunt’s pregnancy last week and we were so happy and blessed to hear about this. It was a big shock, especially because they have 3 other children. The eldest 17, 13, and the youngest being 8.

Well, they lost have their baby… I don’t know what had happened, but it was very saddening. Though this did hurt them badly for they lost a child, this did not stop them from keeping their strong faith in Jesus. That God always ALWAYS has a way, when there seems to be no way.

If you have the same conflict, do not be weak. Stay strong, and trust in the Lord your God. As said in Proverbs 3:5, Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. You’re not the only one… for God knows what its like to lose a child, and it didn’t happen once, nor twice, but numerous of times.

Matthew 5:4

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted

Finding Life and Second Chances. Chapter 5.


- Mary Pacis

– Mary Pacis

Sunny’s P.O.V

I let the world around me fade. All that was registered on my mind was,

Run.

Scream.

Help.

I ignored the light throbbing of my head, running quickly to the direction of where I heard the scream. My feet pummeled on the hard sand, burning from its warmth. I was itching to wipe the bead of sweat that has formed on my forehead, I bit my lips in frustration

Where in the world is she?

I stopped running and looked around the empty beach, massaging the pain in my abdomen. The sun was scorching down on my skin, I felt cooked, it wasn’t even funny…

I pulled myself down on the sand, feeling its rough texture rub on my sweaty skin.

Lord, where is she? what would happen to a young girl? Please tell me where to go… show me the path…

‘Keep moving forward child… you’re near.’

I frowned in confusion, is this God?

‘Yes child…’

Or is it just me? Is it just what I want believe in? that this is God speaking? I shook my head and stood up, still confused. I licked my dry lips, dusting away the sand that stuck on my arms and legs and peeled my shirt off from my sweaty skin. I ran my hands through my greasy hair. Just 10 more steps wouldn’t hurt, or lets make it 20?

‘Keep moving forward…’

I bit my lips and nodded, walking forwards, looking around. I just kept walking… walking… walking… and walking… But guess what I found?

Nothing.

I was about to turn around and give up until I saw a distant figure, I squinted my eyes to see more clearly

Maybe its just a mirage.. 

I started walking towards the figure feeling the pace of my heart increase. As I moved closer, I noticed that the person is not alone.

Read the rest on Wattpad: http://www.wattpad.com/finding-life-and-second-chances-chapter-5

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.

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.

Finding Life & Second Chances. Chapter 3.


- Mary Pacis

– Mary Pacis

Chapter 3 (Preview)

Cupcakes.

I smell cupcakes…

Wait- what? Cupcakes?

I snapped my eyes open, only to find myself closing them again. I hissed at the sun and hid under the covers, why do they have to be so bright? I chuckled at myself, how ironic. A girl who’s name is Sunny and who’s last name has the the word bright, hates the bright sun.

Oooh! That could be a tongue twister! Gonna to share it with Trey later. I squint my eyes trying to let them adjust to the sun and made my way to the kitchen.

I found Aunt Bea struggling to put the frosting on, I laughed lightly which caught her attention

“So, whats the occassion?” I asked, taking a bite of the frost covered cupcake.

Mmmm, red velvet… my favorite.

“Do you like it?” she asked hopefully.

I stared at her for a moment, whats with the sudden change? I noticed her looking at me waiting for my reply. I cleared my throat and blinked “Yes, their really good, really really good… It reminds me of-” I trailed off, realizing what I was about to say.

Reminds me of the old times..

Aunty must have noticed it because her smile faded a little, but she covered it up with a small smile “I know Sunbun, and I’m sorry… I promise to bake like we used to, alright?”

I nodded and smiled in appreciation, taking notice of my old nickname ‘Sunbun’. To be honest, I missed that name as much as my yummy velvets… I debated on wether I should call her by her old nickname as well, or maybe that would be too awkward…

“Okay Beebi” I said, then mentally scoldig myself for letting it out. Until I saw the way her eyes lit up and the way her lips curve to a smile.

I then knew that everythings going to be fine…

Read the rest on Wattpad: http://www.wattpad.com/story/5250193-finding-life-and-second-chances 

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.