Tuesday, July 11, 2017

A Love Letter to Self

Dear Jen,

Its been 36 years that we known each other though sometimes we doubt each other - capabilities, strengths and even our feelings towards situations, people and even to our own. We been together from the start, you heard my first cry and saw the first tears on my eyes You are with me on my first step and even on my first fall. You witnessed how I tried to get all my achievements in life - its not easy by the way especially to live on the expectations of others and more harder to stand on your expectations. But we surpassed it together through the help of our Maker.

Its been more than three decades but I seldom thank you for what you've done. Sometimes I forgot to appreciate and admire you and to tell how much I love you. If there's one person that should care and love you more than others, it should be me. Forgive me if sometimes you whisper to me to stay away from those people who will only cause me pain but I still insist to be with them. Forgive me if there are times that you want to take rest from a busy schedule but I still insisting that I should, I must finish everything within the day. Forgive me, if instead of listening to you I listened and cared first to other people. 
Through the years we're together I learned a lot . I thank the people who molded us, people who been our guide and inspiration to go on with life. People who are not selfish in giving their admiration and care. 
As we continue to step forward, always remember that I love you and I will always care for you. Our battle is not yet over. We still have fears to conquer and struggles to win.  Don't be afraid of what future will bring us, our God, our Savior is always with us. Let's just keep the faith in Him and continue the good fight of faith.

Stay strong...
You are loved...
You are cherished...
You are beautiful..
You are a daughter of a King...
And therefore no one can harm you.


Monday, May 22, 2017

Stuck in the Lift

May 21, 2017, around 11:20 pm after YAM in the church, feel so tired physically but my heart and spirit are fully recharged of His words and encouragements.
The topic on the service is about Mastering Emotions: Conquering your fears with the Lord. I didn't expect that at the same night, last night I will be able to apply what I've heard. I was stuck in the elevator. Tuwang tuwa pa naman ako kasi naka-zero so I will not wait for that long. I pressed 3 then wait to go up while browsing my phone and after a minute I stared at the screen since naramdaman ko na parang hindi nagli-lift, still on zero. I keep pressing the number but di sya nagfufunction, I pressed the open button but its the same. I keep on praying - Lord na-stuck po yata ako. The first that I asked sana Lord wag magblackout sa loob and I asked Him to give me peace and calmness. I saw a mobile number of the guard on duty and he anwered. While waiting for help I keep reciting Isaiah 41:10 "So do not fear for I am with you". I was reminded also by what we have discussed in YAM - where to look when you are in fear. I called my siblings in YAM to ask prayer and its one way also to have someone to talk with so I will remain calm. After I think almost 15minutes the elevator was forcefully opened. The struggle in getting up from inside (yung parang nahulog ka sa balon na kelangan mong umakyat). Thanks to the lives of AMNCO security guards in our compound, they responded fast. The first attempt to get up was failed, maybe dahil na rin sa ilang minuto na ako na nasa loob at kulang sa oxygen parang wala na akong energy pa na umakyat. So I asked them to get a chair, so after na makakuha ng chair I tried pero di pa rin, so one of the guard go down inside the elevator and after few attempts, I was up. 
Ang bilis ng application ng lesson about mastering emotions :-)
God is good all the time. If we will seek Him and run to Him first, everything will always be fine.
Glory to God

Monday, September 5, 2016

Program Family - Team Building & Training 2016

People usually don't believe me everytime I tell them na mahiyain ako noon. Yup, I am super mahiyain, nagsasalita naman ako at nakikipagusap sa tao but not as approachable as I am today. I remember nga na kapag nagpa-followup ako sa mga companies na inapplyan ko, I asked my tita pa to do the follow up for me. I don't know if its the confidence that's lacking on me or there's a fear within me. 
When I started to work abroad I really prayed to the Lord to give me courage to speak and tell people what's on my mind. My mom and other people who know me well was shocked when they saw on "friendster" my photo holding a microphone in the midst of people, me as an MC. From then on, little by little my self-confidence started to boost. Then one time there was an announcement in the church looking for an MC/ presider for Friday service. It took me few weeks before I decide to register for a training. Praise God from then until now by the grace of the Lord I'm still standing.

I am a part of Program Department in the church which concerned mainly on the orderliness of church events and activities.
Last August 26, 2016 we had our first team building as well training for all the members of the Program Team - MC, ushers, documentary team, and service team.
I'm so thankful and happy seeing new faces of brethren who really want to be used for the glory of the Lord. It took me almost a week to prepare for everything - from topics, ice breakers and games.
In everything that we do, we should know the reason behind why we are doing those things and we should be reminded often so we can strive and give our best more.

As a team and family its important to know each other not only by name but a deeper side of one another - not to gossip or judge but to accept and to love.
People first instinct when you are in Program is that you have no stage freight or fear to approach and talk to others but its not, we all have fears that we need to deal and flaws that we need to polish. That's why we need a continuous learning and training for us to give the best talent that God gave us, so we can serve Him with excellence.
Communication is one of the key that really matters in Program team, and we can't deny the fact that even we know each other we're still lacking for communication. We believe its not only the language barrier that hinders us but the fear of being rejected or ignored, that's why even in few hours we tried to be at ease on how to approach others and introduce ourselves for what we have - our personal testimonies.


After the team building -training, I am happy to see their happy faces and hearing their words of affirmation that they will stand and serve with the Lord with all their heart and strength. Ang lagi kong paalala sa kanila na lagi kong paalala sa sarili ko rin may naginvest ng time and effort sa akin para matuto ako, para makatayo ako and I want also na gawin din nila yon, - to share what they've learn and to teach others so they can be equip as well in serving the Lord.
To God be the glory for the success of that day!
To all new members, welcome to the Program family!
Program Family - Friday (others are not in the photo)

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

From Your Treasured Daughter

Found this prayer in one Christian site for single and I want to share it with you guys. This is a good reminder for single persons like me. Though there are a lot of temptations everywhere but if we are connected and holding on with the Lord, then we can able to stand straight and firm. I always says it to the teens in our church and even to the "not so teens" - NEVER COMPROMISE YOUR FAITH. Circumstances and people will test you but be strong not to disconnect yourself to the Maker. 
Being single is happy and free but it takes hardships and courage to deny all what this world is offering, but it does not mean that you can't. We can, as long as you are in the presence of the Lord, all things are possible. Pray fervently. Stay away from people and places that will forsake you into sin. Be friends with someone who will lead and accompany to you to the right path - to Jesus.

You know this road isn’t easy for me. You know my heart’s desire; to love and be loved. You’ve seen where I’ve come from in life, and you see where I’m going but in this moment, waiting on you is just so hard.
I’m surrounded by a culture pushing me into ideas and ways that I know don’t align up with your will for me. My heart tries to pursue, yet you tell me to wait.
I am your cherished daughter, and I know the plans you have for me are great. But I pray right now, in this moment you fill me with your peace.
Help me to become fully satisfied in you, before you bring my Boaz to me. Help me to trust the process of becoming the woman you desire for me to be.
You see my heart’s full potential. You know that when I love, I love deeply and when I fall, I fall hard.
Father save my heart for the man you have set aside for me. Prepare me to be the kind of wife he needs me to be.
I want to be a wife after your own heart.
Choose to fully chase after you, God. When you bring along the man I am meant to marry I will not stop chasing you. We will chase after you together. We will be each other’s helpmate.
We will love each other purely and deeply, but we will love you the most. We will constantly strive to keep you at the center of our lives and marriage, for I know you are the glue that will hold us together.
When my Boaz comes along I will not forget my first love. I will not forget the one who loved me first, and loved me enough to give me a godly man who will love, cherish, and treasure the woman that I am.
While I am here waiting on you, I will choose to serve. I will choose to chase after your heart. I will choose to embrace all that you have called me to be. Wherever you go, I’ll go. Wherever you stay, I will stay.
I will leave the world behind to chase after the God of my heart. I will trust in you, even when the road seems hard and I feel like I can’t take another step.
I will let you mold me into the wife you have called me to be. I will love, cherish, honor, and treasure my future spouse. I will rely on the covenant of marriage and your strength to bring me through when my emotions try to lead me astray.
I thank you for all that you are, and all that you are preparing me to be. I thank you that I can trust you with every single detail of my life, that everything that matters to me matters to you.
I know that in your perfect timing, when you see fit, you will bring us both together to love and serve you. Thank you for loving me.

~You’re treasured daughter

Monday, February 8, 2016

The Mighty Warriors of God

One circle of strength, founded on faith, joined in love, and keep by God together.

Meet my QICM Small Group Family - The Mighty Warriors of God. 
I am indeed blessed to have all of them. I consider them as my family within the QICM family. They are my comforter when I need shoulders to cry on; they are the one who rejoices with me when victory is at my hand and someone who never get tired of praying with me. 
I am away from my family - my Dad, Mom and siblings but being with this group I found a family away from home, I found love and belongingness.

Happy 2nd Anniversary SGBM - The Mighty Warriors of God! 
More souls this year! More and more of Jesus this 2016. 
God Bless us all

To GOD be the Glory!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

DIY Christmas Trinkets

Christmas tree Oh my Christmas tree...
If you are a Filipino, you know how happy the ambiance your house will be if you have Christmas decorations when "ber" month come along the way. Different sizes of Christmas tree - some are white and mostly are green, colorful lights and trees accessories to give life.
Though Christmas is one of the most important occasion that we are celebrating yearly, we don't need to spend too much just to make everything inside the house look stunning and extravagant. We can re-use the old Christmas decors that we used last year or recycled it to give a new look. Christmas season is your chance to be more artistic and creative, its time for another DIY-ing!
I love photos! Every time I see photos along with it are stories - good happy old days. So since Christmas tree decorations like balls and trinkets are very seldom and expensive here in Doha, I decided to do my version of Pinterest inspired trinkets.
I used photos of Doha Family from our previous Christmas - Year End gatherings. So here's another DIY to enjoy.

What you need:
Photos, Paper string, and Scissor

Choose photos of your choice and cut it depends on the sizes that you preferred.
Punch a small hole on the photo
Cut paper string according to the length that you want.
Insert the paper string on the whole and tie it.

After those easy steps....
Here is our Christmas Trinkets...

If you want an affordable, unique and full of happy memories Christmas trinkets, try this DIY.
Have a merry and colorful Christmas tree!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Graceful Exit

Hello blogsphere! Yup this blog is still alive and existing. Its been awhile since I posted in here, sa daming nangyari at sa dami kong gustong ishare I don't know exactly where to start. But let me start to where I ended.
After 9 years of service with Sky Oryx Joint Venture, my graceful exit has finally served. May 30, 2015 I surrendered my company ID.
Though nakakalungkot but I'm happy rin talaga kasi I really gained so much friends in the company, real friends pero it will not stop naman when you leave the place. I am really grateful and thankful na marami akong naging kakiala at kaibigan through SOJV. 
Like what I'm always telling sa mga umaalis sa company "God will give you a better job, lahat ng umaalis sa SOJV maganda ang pinupuntahan" and I did it to myself. I claimed that God will bless me a new job whether in Philippines or in Doha. I have so many plans even before I left the company but even though I have so many plans in life still the Lord will determine if that plan is really for me. Minsan ang dami-dami nating plano, there were times na  nadi-disappoint pa nga tayo kasi our plans didn't turned the way it should be, instead of planning ahead, why not pray first. I hold unto God's promises, I know nagiisip pa lang ako Sya may line up na ng plano for me.
SOJV is my comfort zone already. I used working with the people, following its procedures and policies, and dealing with my workloads. And now another start from the scratch but no worries, I know my God can supply all of my needs. 
I will not get tired of thanking SOJV. Salamat for giving me the best of 9 years that I deserve, though may mga times na katulad ng iba may mga complaints ako still in my heart I am grateful and indeed SOJV has been a blessing for me.
Procurement Family

Super Friends
And now I'm ready to step forward. The Lord continue to guide and lead me.