Stressed Out… But School Hasn’t Started Yet.


School is ONE WEEK away and I am really stressed out just thinking about school work, home work, tests, exams, quizzes, friends, teachers, etc. I start to make a  mental schedule in my head every night which makes it hard for me to sleep and it’s giving me a headache! Do you guys have the same problem? Well… I found a great antidote!

Luke 10:41-42

But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”

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How to Cure Stress?

  1.  Do NOT think of negative things. This is why you’re stressing out in the first place! When you think negatively, this leads you to…
  2. Worry. Now let me tell you this, worrying is a sin. How? It’s all said in Romans 14:23 Whatever is not from faith, is sin. Worry is also a type of fear and fear is the opposite of faith. No one can worry and pray at the same time – Max Lucado.
  3. Loosen up! School’s supposed to be a fun and educative experience, not stressful and boring.
  4. Let God in. He wants to be with you and help you in any possible way! Just pushing Him out of the problem… is a problem.
  5. Be content. Look around you and see, you are very very blessed. Stop focusing on the bad things.
  6. Give yourself a rest. Lay down in bed, drink some coffee, eat some cupcakes. Just to keep your mind of your problems. Mark 6:31 Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest”
  7. Talk to God. Need someone to talk to? Need someone to vent out all those negative feelings? Well, God is there for you 24/7. Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

    James 1:12

    Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.

    Notes:

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I Had A Normal Dream… which is Weird.


[6:25 AM]

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This dream is rather different than what I normally dream about. This one, is more… normal (which is weird), cause usually my dream has a more creepy and futuristic looking place, but instead, it was my house. With the old red carpet. And instead of something eerie or scary, it was me and my family, practicing for church.

In my dream, I was sitting on the sofa with my mom while dad was on the ground playing the piano with Gab on his right side. In this dream, we were all practicing for a song at church, and there was a mobile phone floating in the thin air while it takes video of us. (the only thing unusual)

And we were all smiling… mom even slipped a few notes and went out off tune, but she just laughed. The rest of us did.

Then the most funny part was that dad… dad- did something funny. But I forgot what it was. He farted? I guess? He made a funny face? I feel so bad for loosing this bit. I hope I’ll remember it soon.

The whole reason though, why I’m up early just to share this dream with you is,

1. I want to understand the dream, to know what it meant.

2. Most of the dreams I had were sad and scary.

3. I’m feeling depressed. I’m suddenly comparing my life to others. My friends are out there having fun, while I’m… I’m lying here… on the floor, no kidding 😀 hehe wanted to joke a little, I need to have some sense in me. GOD has a way, I just have to be patient.

4. I love this. The dream to be specific. Me and my family had done it before, singing together for JESUS. And it was- I wanted to cry because I was just so emotional, but not in front of them. I love GOD so much, that He gave me such a beautiful family…

And those are the reasons why, and after writing a whole list of reasons, I realized that, (another lists of reasons coming up)

1. I am blessed.

2. I have a beautiful sister.

3. I have a family.

4. I have friends.

5. I dont know if GOD is trying to show me something with this dream, but I really do hope so.

6. My dream, must’ve been speaking of how it was like when me and my family did things together for the glory of the LORD. Why? Because that red carpet hasn’t been used, since it got all dirty and hard to clean. Though I am not a 100% sure with what my dream means, I really really do want to be with my family, doing things that would glorify GOD.

7. But then again, my dream must’ve been about how we should spend our days with CHRIST, with our family. I just couldnt help but add the fuzzy red carpet into this :D. I bought that carpet… it had a good quality when we were at the mall. Apparently, our scheduled cleaning time isn’t that early, so it got messy quick. *sheepish smile*

So, that basically wraps it up! I’m happy I had this… chat with you guys 🙂 I miss blogging, I really do. And after this, it made me want to blog again. Maybe, because I didn’t have anyone to talk to, and that I have been busy trying to be busy to even talk to GOD.

I am really really sorry Father… I’m sorry…

Can I talk to Him for a minute? I just need some time, and I thought that this is a good one. I wont be typing what I am saying to Him, it is to be heard by His ears only.

Okay, so, I’m gonna end this with a ‘see you later’? I’m not really my witty self today, its 7:03 AM now, and I couldn’t sleep. I wanna keep tying, but I gotta post this 🙂

Umm, I want you guys to pray for me though, and- there’s a lot of people I want you to pray for with me, but for safety reasons (which I rarely do, but I have to keep aware at times) I will change their names- I want you to pray for my Family (mom, dad, and sister), for the church, my Aunt and her pregnancy (her uterus has the shape of a heart, and the baby will have trouble growing), my Aunt orange and her husband, whatever their difficulties are (she wouldn’t tell), my friend Jim for feeling so alone, left out, and jealousy, and lastly my grandparents, Apoy Lolli ,who is 90+ in age, but still going strong and Nanay Mari, who is 80+ and has some problems here and there, but through our Lord Jesus Christ, nothing is impossible!

Thank you my lovlies 🙂 God bless!

Bible Verse of the Week.


 

Luke 10:38-42

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At the Home of Martha and Mary

38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. 40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”

41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but few things are needed—or indeed only one.[a] Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”

 

When I lent my pen to Jesus (Story I made in Wattpad)


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This is my first story, it is a Christian love story for people of all ages 🙂 Hope you like.

The Cover I took for the book 🙂

When I lent my pen to Jesus

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Chapter 1

I ran to this Christian book store with my friend Krissa “I really want that book! Please!” I begged like a kid asking for candies “Okay okay, but I’m not sure if we could be able to find it here” she said “what makes you think that?” I asked while strolling around searching for the book “Well you just saw that book in pinterest but if the book was ment for us, let it be” I smiled at her and turned to reach this book entitled ‘When God writes you Love Story’ by Eric and Leslie Ludy “Why don’t we buy this book instead?” She turned to me “Is that the one you wanted?” she asked just making sure “Well not the one I was expecting but I have a good feeling about this” I said while observing the book “Are you sure Jessica Marter?” She looked at me waiting for the answer “Yes!” she held the book in her hands and looked at the price “Its only a few dollars, we could afford this” I jumped up and down “You are the best, Best friend ever!” I hugged her and she gave me the money to buy the book and left the store.

After 5 days I finally finished the book, it was great, and that was when I understood what love was…

I texted Krissa “Are you ready for church?” she texted back almost immediately “Yup! Im at your house now :D” I put the phone in my pocket and looked outside, she smiled and waved, I waved back of course, this has turned into our daily routine every Friday. Krissa has been my neighbor ever since and became Best Friends for life or what we call BFFL and since we found out we were both Christians we have never been so close to each other. I came downstairs and grabbed my Bible “hey there Alligator” This has been my nickname for her and of course she gave me my own nickname “Hey Crocodile” we both hugged each other “You know you owe me a pizza” She smirked “Yeah yeah!” I said rolling my eyes “Come on or we might get late” We both walked a little faster like running walking! We always make up crazy things. We also have a lot in common like singing, and sometimes when we say stuff like “You know..” and we both start turning it into a tune like “You know (3x)” the Jason Mraz song, haha!

When we reached the church we saw this new guy entering “Woah, he cute” said Krissa giggling “Yeah yeah” I said rolling my eyes, “And he came to church, that means he’s Christian!” She said nudging me “Yeah but just because he’s a man of God doesn’t mean he’s your man of God” I said, she looked at me shocked “Wow, this is the first time you said something meaningful, that book really got into you, but your right” she said laughing loudly causing some people to stare at us. I joined her cause it was quite funny being all serious and stuff then her eyes widened as she squeezed my hand “He’s coming here” Krissa whispered, I turned around to see him so close to me “Umm, excuse me” I said with a shocked look on my face, He’s quite tall, he has dark brown hair and the sun just… wows his dark brown eyes! I was about to walk away until I felt someone grab my wrist “I just wanted to ask you if you could introduce me to the church…I’m John Parker” reaching out to shake my hand “I’m Jessica and this is my friend Kriss” we shook hands  introduced him to the church, it took quite some time but there’s always an end… later at the ceremony our Pastor came up the stage “So I guess everyone knows the new comer John Parker” His name lit up on the projector screen everyone said hello and we did the usuals, singing,dancing,listening,praising,praying, etc. after church me and Krissa said our goodbye’s to our church mates and said our goodbye’s to each other since Krissa had to go to her cousins house for some random reasons “See you later Alligator” I said waving to Krissa “In a while Crocodile” she said waving back, the usual.

I was walking about to go to a candy store, until I had this feeling of being followed, I paused not moving then I turned around to see who’s there and it was John, I gave a sigh of relief “Oh hello there Parker, I thought you were some creeper following me, you weren’t following me were you?” His face turned bright red, I let out a little laugh “Im just playing with you, so what do you think of church?” I asked as we  continued walking “It was fun, I usually thought it was gonna be boring” he said “You sound like its your first time going to a church, what gave you the thought to visit?” He paused. I stop to look at him and his eyes were teary, I had a feeling he didn’t want to talk about it but I just had to ask “Whats wrong?” I was worried okay? I like knowing stuff. “My parents died in a car crash. And I wanted to move on so I…” He trailed off “Oh Im sorry I didn’t mean to go to this subject, if you don’t want to talk about it, I’m okay.” He wiped off his tears and gave me a sad smile. We continued walking then reached home, I totally forgot the candy store. “See you in church, if your gonna come, are you?” He smirked “Yeah I am, something tells me your gonna miss me” I blushed “Im just playing with you” he mimicked in a high tone “Hey! Thats not how I sound like” I playfully punched him on the shoulders “ow! ow! Okay!” I laughed “Bye already!” I said “See you!” I smiled and closed the door. Something tells me we are gonna be good friends.