November 23, 2008

Why I am So Ecstatic

I'm on cloud nine realizing that the God i serve has boundless mercy and compassion. That each time i fall short, i can go to Him with a sincere heart to ask for forgiveness. And guess what, He will forgive me and forget about my sin, every single time. I love God. :-)

Psalm 51

From the Inside Out
(Hillsong United)

A thousand times I've failed
Still your mercy remains
And should I stumble again
Still I'm caught in your grace

Everlasting, Your light will shine when all else fades
Never ending, Your glory goes beyond all fame
In my heart, in my soul, Lord I give you control
Consume me from the inside out Lord
Let justice and praise become my embrace
To love You from the inside out

Your will above all else, my purpose remains
The art of losing myself in bringing you praise

Everlasting, Your light will shine when all else fades
Never ending, Your glory goes beyond all fame
In my heart, in my soul, Lord I give you control
Consume me from the inside out Lord
Let justice and praise become my embrace
To love You from the inside out

Everlasting, Your light will shine when all else fades
Never ending, Your glory goes beyond all fame
And the cry of my heart is to bring You praise
From the inside out Lord, my soul cries out

on a Divine High :-)
and i can't stop smiling

November 16, 2008

Why God is Amazing

1. I have a newborn nephew! Can't wait to hold him in my arms and pretend that i'm his mother. Another playmate is born, yahoo. Thank God my sis gave birth safely. Thank God, for another miracle. I love babies and children. I can relate to them waaaay better than i relate to all other types of people.

2. A while ago, it was announced in Victory-QC that Pastor Edgar Gorre, his wife Jeng Gorre and family are transferring to Victory-Fort. I was saddened, but at the same time excited for what God is doing for the whole Victory Church and for what is in store for their family there. Kuya Edgar and Ate Jeng were my cellgroup leaders when i was that young probinsiyana in Ateneo in my first year of college. They prayed for me and discipled me and now, a lot of what i base my decisions on are still things that i learned from them. Thinking about it, i still freshly recall after sooo many years how i actually asked them questions and how they answered and how they told me things. It's amazing how God uses people to touch our lives and i'm blessed to have known them both.

3. I'm also excited for the coming Convergence at the Araneta. Probably for Christmas. Ladeedadeeda...

Now, my readings are missing me since Friday. I pray, God, for discipline and grace.

November 12, 2008

To be flattered or not

Last semestral break, although i didn't get to do the real work i so carefully planned out beforehand, i made myself useful. And even if i dragged my nephew to my daily dates that perhaps got him sick just right in time for trick or treat, i managed to devote a good part of one afternoon teaching him division.

Now, i am not sure if he remembers how we did division. But when asked to divide, he keeps muttering or maybe mimicking what i told him to remember. After illustrating our division lessons with a pack of Flat Tops, I said, to memorize the multiplication table is a must because...

"When you have no more candies to divide with, that's when multiplication comes in."

I think, he'll like philosophy.

Losing a lot lately

And it gets worse

Rianne: Tingnan mo nga kung may black pearl earrings diyan.
...
Homer: Wala naman. Bain! Nakawala na naman ng alahas ng nanay niya!
Rianne: Yung galing Palawan yon.
Homer: La! Winala niya bigay ni mama! Bain! Isusumbong kita!

November 05, 2008

Money and happiness

In one study, a psychologist named Miriam Tatzel, PhD, of Empire State College, State University of New York, compared peoples’ spending habits with their sense of well-being.

Her study of 329 students examined what types of spenders are the happiest. She observed that there are generally four groups of people with different combinations of the trait frugality and materialistic.

1. First group: frugal and materialistic. They look for sales on high-price items.
2. Second group: not frugal and materialistic. Big spenders who rack up credit card debt to buy, buy, buy, and are the least happy.
3. Third group: frugal and not materialistic. Financial planner Melvin Esteban of Motivating Minds would most likely call people in this group “Ilokanong Intsik”, which is what he calls himself proudly
4. Fourth group: Not frugal and not materialistic. People who pay little attention to prices and don’t care what others have. They are the happiest.

Any violent reactions?

Source: http://blogs.inquirer.net/moneysmarts/2008/11/04/the-psychology-of-spending/

I'm between the third and fourth group perhaps.

November 04, 2008