Tuesday, July 27, 2010

People always come into your life for a reason, a season and a lifetime

People always come into your life for a reason, a season and a lifetime. When you figure out which it is, you know exactly what to do.

When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed outwardly or inwardly. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, or to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally, or even spiritually. They may seem like a godsend to you, and they are. They are there for a reason,you need them to be. Then, without any wrong doing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die, Sometimes they just walk away. Sometimes they act up or out and force you to take a stand. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilleed; their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered and it is now time to move on.

When people come into your life for a SEASON, it is because your turn has come to share, grow, or learn. They may bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it! It is real! But, only for a season. And like Spring turns to Summer and Summer to Fall, the season eventually ends.

LIFETIME, relationships teach you a lifetime of lessons; those things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person/people (anyway);, and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas in your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant. Thank you for being part of my life.....

Monday, July 26, 2010


  • Love starts with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a tear.

  • Don't cry over anyone who won't cry over you.
  • Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave, and impossible to forget.
  • You can only go as far as you push.
  • Actions speak louder than words.
  • The hardest thing to do is watch the one you love, love somebody else.
  • Don't let the past hold you back; you're missing the good stuff.
  • Life's short. If you don't look around once in a while, you might miss it.
  • A best friend is like a four leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have.
  • If you think that the world means nothing, think again. You might mean the world to someone else.
  • When it hurts to look back, and you're scared to look ahead, you can look beside you and your best friend will be there
  • True friendship never ends.
  • Friends are forever.
  • Good friends are like stars....You don't always see them, but you know they are always there.
  • Don't frown. You never know who is falling in love with your smile.
  • What do you do when the only person who can make you stop crying is the person who made you cry?
  • Everything is okay in the end. If it's not okay, then it's not the end.

Most people walk in and out of you life. But only True friends leave footprints in your heart.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Aren't You Proud that Our Beauties are Loved by Foreigners?

Some people raised their eye browse whenever they heard that a Filipina married an american (or a foreigner in general). Actually, some look at you from head to toe and toe to head when they saw you accompanied with one. Well, I cant blame them because most (I'm not saying all) of the Filipina who married a foreigner are just simple and really has a Filipina beauty, (tanned, skinny and some doesn't wear make up at all). They thought they are prettier and sexier than them, and how much they wanted to have one, they doesn't have luck. Hmm... I guess its not our faults, we may not pretty and sexy as you are, but we are the one who chose to love by those you called aliens...

I think there's nothing more special about having an american partner, except that they are white/black, taller, bigger and have a little more money than other Filipino (dollar, pounds, etc., have bigger equivalents than peso, we all know that, and we have to accept). But don't think that we are just after of their money! Yes, some marry them because of their riches but please don't generalize. There are still lots of Filipina who marry Americans because of true love (ehm!), believe me, that happens, and that exist! ;)

American are just the same with Filipino's. They can be mean, but they can be nice, understanding, gentleman, caring, and lovable too (oops!... hi honey!) I've known Filipinas who are married and living in america (and some other country) who was so happily inlove until now. I don't believe they choose to stay with Filipina because of they are caring, instead I believe that when you love someone, whatever his/her nationality is, that love will gonna bring out the best in you.

I also extend my sympathy to those Filipino's who hate Americans. Not all Filipinos has their own good experience with Americans (or other nationalities) and vise versa. I guess this really comes the word RESPECT.

Com'on, we are not making any crimes here! Aren't you proud that our beauties are loved by foreigners??? ;)

Friday, July 16, 2010

The Four Stages of Friendship

Friends are a gift from God. But good friendships dont just happen, there is a process involved. I beleive that there are four stages of friendship: the acquaintance stage, the casual friendship, the close friendship and the intimate friendship. Each of these stages must be handled correctly in order for the relationship to be godly. We need God's guidance throughout the process.

The acquaintance stage takes place when you first meet someone. An acquaintance becomes a casual friend when you spend time with the person and ask basic questions. At this phase, we have the responsibility to ask God. "Why has this person crossed my path? Did You send him or her?"

Once you have gone through the acquaintance and casual friendship stages with someone, you use the same standards for establishing a close friendship. Here you decide at what level the relationship should stay. If you desire to bring the person further into your life, then you move to the intimate friendship stage which involves best friend and even marriage.

It is important that we teach ourselves this process. After years of practice, establishing what type of relationship is or isn't right for us, it will help us in our dating relationships. It will even help us know when we've found the person we are to marry. Friends are a great blessings at every stage.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Stand Still

Are you so overwhelmed by anything you need to accomplish that you feel as though you might crack? I understand what its like to be stressed. Its difficult to find balance in our lives with our hectic schedules and multitude of responsibilities.

Fear is a major cause of stress, yet there are many places in the bible where God telss us to "fear not". When we "fear not," we are able to step outside the realm of being panic-stricken by circumstances. Then we are to "stand still."

I've experienced many times running around all stressed out. There are times that I dont get enough sleep and get annoyed easily from simple things.

When we are in the middle of stressful situation, the problem are often all you can see. Of course if you were in the middle of a fire, the situation would look really bad to you. But if you were outside the fire, you would be able to handle it rationally. God deals with our circumstances from outside the stress, so step outside with Him. He has the solution we need.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Typhoon Strikes Again

Its midnight here, but everybody still awakes. No light, I just can see darkness from four side of my room. All the electricity shut down within Metro Manila. No sounds, except for the loud noise from the mad blow of the wind and the roaring sounds from the roof of the neighborhood. The typhoon strikes again.
Its been almost two weeks since we've been spending our nights at my cousins house. Tonight even its a little cold we still decided to sleep there but at 12:30 AM we evacuate and went back home.My heart pump fast. I tried to sleep but I couldn't because of the loud noise outside. And so I decided to get a paper and a ballpen. Everybody was worried now. Hoping nobody will get hurt from this typhoon. The news said its signal number two all over NCR, and nobody knows what will happen in the next few hours. Still, its 1:45 AM, and no changes... I think I have to park my pen now and do some prayers. When things like this happen we only have one person to run to. Father God Jehovah and Papa Jesus, hopefully everyone is safe and everything is ok until tomorrow comes...

Sunday, July 11, 2010

A Fruitful Time of Exercise

I do my exercise seven times a week, and honestly I rarely want to, but I have trained myself to do it. Its not easy to woke up at six everyday. I make a deal with myself every time and say, "Jhaniz wake up and get ready and get to the roof top". That doesn't seem too difficult.

I rarely intend to do it for an hour. I always set my goal, do the lung exercise (inhale/exhale) for 5 minutes and followed it by 20 minutes stretching while Im at the sun (doctor says the morning sun is good for your bone and your lungs). After that do the 10 minutes fast walk back and forth in our yard.

You know what really helps me? During my exercise time, I say a little prayer based on what I feel that day. "Father God, I present my body to You as a living sacrifice. I offer this time of exercise to you as a time of worship, to glorify you in my body. I purpose in my heart to sow seeds of self control, endurance, and faithfulness and I believe I receive a one-hundred fold return. I decree that with every step I take, I am increasing in health, strength and discipline. Thank you for anointing me to succeed as I prove your good and perfect will in my life. In Jesus name, Amen. "

I do that while facing the trees and the grass at the big vacant lot beside of our house, and staring at the big spacious blue sky. I felt so close to God being with his creations...

Saturday, July 10, 2010

When God made you...

It�s always been a mystery to me
How two hearts can come together
And love can last forever
But now that I have found you, I believe
That a miracle has come
When God sends the perfect one
Now gone are all my questions about why
And I�ve never been so sure of anything in my life

I wonder what God was thinking
When He created you
I wonder if He knew everything I would need
Because He made all my dreams come true
When God made you
He must have been thinking about me

I promise that wherever you may go
Wherever life may lead you
With all my heart I�ll be there too
From this moment on I want you to know
I�ll let nothing come between us
And I will love the ones you love
Now gone are all my questions about why
And I have never been so sure of anything in my life

I wonder what God was thinking
When He created you
I wonder if He knew everything I would need
Because He made all my dreams come true
When God made you
He must have been thinking about me

He made the sun
He made the moon
To harmonize in perfect tune
One can�t move without the other
They just have to be together
And that is why I know it�s true
You�re for me and I�m for you
Cause my world just can�t be right
Without you in my life

I wonder what God was thinking
When He created you
I wonder if He knew everything I would need
Because He made all my dreams come true

Tag chorus:
He must have heard every prayer I�ve been praying
Yes He knew everything I would need
When God made you
When dreams come true
When God made you He must have been thinking about me

Friday, July 9, 2010

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow...

There are two days in every week about which we should not worry, two days which we should be kept from fear and apprehension.
One of these days is YESTERDAY with its mistakes and cares, its faults and blunders, its aches and pains. Yesterday has passed forever beyond our control. All the money in the world cannot bring back yesterday. We cannot undo the single act we've performed, we cannot erase a single word we've said. Yesterday is gone.
The other day we should not worry about is TOMORROW, with its possible adversities, its burdens, its large promise and poor performance. Tomorrow is also beyond our immediate control. Tomorrow's sun will rise, either in splendor or behind a mask of clouds-- but it will rise. Until it does, we have no stake in tomorrow, for it is as yet unborn.
This leaves only one day: TODAY. Anyone can fight the battles of just one day. It is only when you and I add the burdens of those two awful eternities -- Yesterday and Tomorrow -- that we break down.
It is not the experience of Today that drives you mad-- it is the remorse of bitterness for something which happened Yesterday and the dread of what Tomorrow will bring.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Good Thing About Reading the Bible in the Morning

We used to live our daily lives having a busy schedule everyday. From the moment we wake up until we go back to our bed to sleep again, our mind was still occupied by lots of things which makes us forgot the simple thing that we have to do everyday... pray and read The Bible.

We pray, yes, everyday, specially when we are yearning for something and when difficulties come. But we have to figured out that its not enough. It is still important that you have to know God... and the best start was reading The Bible. There is no right time or place to read it, you can do it anywhere, it can be done on morning, afternoon and evening. But I tell you, when you prioritize reading The Bible, every morning, before you do all you needed to do, that makes your whole day beautiful. It will makes your mood up high and your energy on the go. It will also refresh your mind from all the negative aspects in life.

The Bible is holy like God. When you embrace the behavior of reading it every morning, you will surely know and believe that God is always there and that He ruled your life.

Happy reading!!! ;)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Worry not!!!

I don’t remember in my whole life that I didn’t worry for a thing, everyday. Even for just a single little thing, that I know I felt there’s something wrong, it bothers me for a while.

I admit I am a worrier person. And I envy people who are living their whole life free from care and doubts, as if they don’t have problems, and just smiling even you know that they also have circumstances in life. Can someone tell me how to become like them?

Yeah, I am a worrier. Well, I guess its our nature to worry sometimes. And as far as I know, you didn’t worry if you don’t have problems, which I’m sure not even a single person doesn’t have problems. Oh yeah, except for a child who doesn’t care at all, they didn’t worry if they have food to eat, they didn’t worry if their clothes is out of style or too dirty or have holes. They didn’t worry being hurt from playing all day around, and didn’t worry if what will happened tomorrow and in the future. That’s why God loves children most specially.

As I stopped for a while to do some prayers, God put an end on my worries. I realize why would I be worried when God has been here and will always be here at my side now and then and at the end of time. As I continue seeking for answers about worries I found some poems and quotes on how to stop worrying and start living!

Top Ten quotes on Worry

1. "Worrying about it takes precious time and attention away from your priorities and increases your feelings of dissatisfaction about life." Christina Winsey-Rudd

2. "If you believe that feeling bad or worrying long enough will change a past or future event, then you are residing on another planet with a different reality system."William James

3. "Don't worry about how much money you have and how you are going to spend it. Worry about how much love you have, that way, you can spend your life happily."Michelle C. Ustaszeski

4. "Action is worry's worst enemy." Proverb

5. "I try to only worry about things I have control over " Steve Nash

6. "Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it doesn't get you anywhere. " Author Unknown

7. "The only thing you will ever accomplish by worrying is to elevate your stress levels." Catherine Pulsifer

8. "Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy." Leo Buscaglia

9. "What's the use of worrying? It never was worth while, so pack up your troubles in your old kit-bag, and smile, smile, smile." George Asaf

10. "Worry is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. if encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained." Arthur Somers Rache

And so I say, let us not worry about the future, let us only do the right thing today, at this moment, here and now. Let the future take care of itself!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Miracles happened!!!

Most of us believe about miracles, but sadly some don't. I wonder why they don't believe that miracles exist. Didn't they know that its a big miracle living in this world today? With all the sickness that the world brought today, adversities and disasters of nature, and the fragile surroundings, we should be thankful that everyday, from the moment we wake up, we are still breathing, we are still moving, and we could still see ourselves and loved ones happy and in good health? Yes, our life is a big miracle. Actually, all things are miracles. And God performed miracles all day, everyday in our lives, big or small, we are just too busy to noticed it sometimes.

I can say that I am the living proof of miracles. From the moment I was born. My mother said, (I have heard this story many times), that she had suffered labor from me three days before giving birth. She actually told my grandfather who was there at her side to take care of me whatever happens. When I go out into this world from her tummy, I looked so fail and didn't even cried, as they say a sign of a healthy baby. My mother said its a miracle that we've both survive that incident.

As I grew up, learned new things, got friends, lost someone, gained new people, I know i have been exposed to miracles. I know how to appreciate even simple little things that God proved that he loves me, and that he was there at my side always. I remember, when I was in college, I was so worried that I have to study and memorized all the possible answers on our exams, when I accidentally saw a paper which has an inspirational quote about not to worry too much because God is there ready to help anytime you need Him. It makes me smile. One day, when I was on my way going back home from school, I was so dissapointed because of the traffic and from feeling so hungry, my head starts to aches. I want to growl at the driver to say keep on moving because there are cars that keep on passed by on his lane, I want to go grab the steering wheel to do it on my own because I really really want to go home. Suddenly I heared the sounds of an ambulance, I get to see the people inside of it too even if its so in a hurry passing the road. I felt shame to my self and thought that I still have to feel blessed that even if Im stuck on that traffic, I'm still ok and can still handle the pain im feeling on my head. I know whoever is in that ambulance would want to be in my positions too that even Im in the middle of the traffic, I am still well, and ok. Those little things, for me are miracles. They come unexpectedly, when you least expect it.

When my father got sick, thats the time we started to feel how hard the life is. We've lost some property, we've sacrifice some and pawned some. Plus when my sister got hospitalized for almost a month, we experienced to wake up in the morning without even a single penny on the hand to buy for just a piece of bread. My mother who usually woke up in the morning to find someone to borrow money that day was losing hope, she didn't know where to go. That morning, for no reason her feet leads her to one of the plant planted in the big can which is on the top of our fences. She then dig the soil of the plant and got shocked from what she saw. She found 6 pesos on the soil. Imagine, that was just a small amount of money but it is enough to make us smile all day. We've waited for somebody to asked about that money but no one searched for it. The same situations happened when she saw 500 pesos at the oldest book we've been keeping for so long. That book suddenly appeared on that day. We've cried for so much joy. God moves in mysterious ways we cannot see. He make us realize that even a simple and little things helps when you needed it badly.

Just a thought, God performed miracles already at his times but still there just few who believed. I wonder how lucky they are to see Jesus, but they didn't seem care about it. Nowadays, lots of people were asking for miracles. Miracles to extend their lives, to get well from sickness, to meet their longing partner, and to finally have a baby.... When my father died, we didnt know where to go that time. But God is there, willing to give his helping hand to us. We've lost a loved one but He gave lots of friend, and he showers blessings to us, that even my father wasn't here on our side anymore, he is there to become a father and a provider. Our family was never perfect, we often disobeyed Him, but He never gave up showing us how pure his heart is, that he always forgive even we always failed Him.

Miracles brought us happiness, and hope that God will never let us go alone in our daily lives. It makes us appreciate life that we have to be thankful and hope for the best, because God had planned everything from the day we have born into this world. Our life is full of miracles, just keep your eyes wide open and believe that Miracles happened!!!... ;)

Friday, July 2, 2010

Another day to be happy...

Its another day of my life again... Another day of hope for everything, another day to love and be loved, another day to smile and laugh... I know i don't have rights to think of those unhappy thoughts, don't have the right to frown because through the years, even though many circumstances had come into my life, I should be thankful and happy, that I have my loved ones, my family, relatives and friends surrounds me, I know I am blessed.
Thank you God for the wonderful life you gave me... We praise you and we glorify your name, Jesus, and God Jehovah!!! My healer, my comforter, my father, my King...

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Will you still love me even if im not perfect?

Will you still love me even if I’m not perfect? Will you still love me even if I’m not the kind of person you wished I were? Will you still look into my eyes with warmth even if you saw my shadows? Will you still hold my hand even if you knew there will be times I’d let you down?

For though I yearn to take care of you as I should, though I desire to love you with a love that never falters and fades, my knees tremble this very moment that you hold me in your arms.

Shall I kiss you? Shall I hold your hand and bask in the light of your spirit knowing that I have my darkness, knowing there will be times that the light of my love will sometimes be overshadowed by the darkness that is in me?

Sometimes I’d be silent and I might bore you. I may not laugh at your jokes, and you may not understand the spell that’s enshrouding me. Sometimes I’d get troubled and I’d fail to put into words what the hell it is that troubles me. I wouldn’t be good company then, and I couldn’t make you smile.

Sometimes I’d get moody and I might not enjoy the things you’d like us to do together. Sometimes I’d lose my temper and I’d no longer act like the fine person who stands before you today. Sometimes I’d get jealous and I might say things I don’t really mean. Sometimes I’d talk too much that I might drive you away.

Sometimes I’d get touchy and I’d get easily hurt. And no matter how mature I try to be, at times I’d act in childish ways. I’d demand things I shouldn’t, I’d say things I shouldn’t say. And no matter how much I desire to protect you and make you happy, sometimes I’d be the one who’d cause you the most pain.

If you will love me I cannot promise you that I will not hurt you. I cannot promise you that I will not make you cry and that I’ll never break your heart. But if you will love me, I will bare my whole self naked before you, and I will reveal to you my soul. If you will love me, you can be certain that it is I that you will love, not a mask that fools you and gives you only what your eyes desire to see. If you will love me, you can be certain that you will love the depths of me, all of me that is in me, and I in turn will love you with all of me, with all my soul, with all my mind, with all my spirit, with all my flaws and beauty, and with all my very heart.

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