Praying for PHILIPPINES

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Undoubtedly there are hearts that are willing to help whichever part of the world, humanitarian actions in kind, financial resources, volunteers, military, medical teams and other forms are visible. It just reminded me of a question in my logic class are humans born good or bad. In entirety the rightful answer would be humans are born good for the mere fact that we would always act mannerly in situations like this. I couldn’t even see any other motives of not helping out each other, for indeed we all live in one planet.  Just like what happened to other nations like Japan, Thailand, Haiti that was stricken by natural disasters humanitarian acts were present.

The Philippines has always been very vulnerable to typhoons that we are already used to. We cannot even grasp the totality of damage and lives taken. As it was said to be the strongest storm to ever landfall and it decided to visit the country. Every year we experience typhoons, landslide, floods that goes with it but all the time we manage to survive, lives are taken away but we move on. We try to live again.

We are used to tough times like these, but who can ever be ready for such a huge and massive amount of rain and strong wind all together partying in the islands of our country.  And just left us with trash and devastate all what we live and worked hard for.

In this sense we live in this world and gained things, but we depart from it and do not bring any of it. Ecclesiastes 8:15 So I commend the enjoyment of life, because there is nothing better for a person under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will accompany them in their toil all the days of the life God has given them under the sun.

Now we start at zero, what is important is we get food for people to eat and water to drink and be thankful that we are still alive. It will take time for people and especially the land to heal but we are all together to build a new place to live, there are numbers of brothers and sisters our countrymen and even other nations who are one with us.

Everything is wiped out many things, houses, businesses, livelihood and a lot of lives were taken away the mere hope to hold on to survive is even harder but do not let go of it because the Lord’s mercy is new every morning.

I believe the Philippines is still protected by God’s love because we could just all be wiped out and nothing could have been left, it can ALL just be gone, but some remained, given chance to live and renew our hope and lives! WE ARE A CHRISTIAN NATION we believe IN GOD and our God is alive. And He has a promise that everything that has gone or destroyed will be restored! He is a God of restoration.

This event is an act to shatter and weaken our soul and spirits as John 10:10 says The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. But Jesus said in the latter that He has come to give us life and live it to the full.

We may have our own opinions specially the ones on the social media about all that is happening now, negative or positive lets us all just be HUMANS and only side to what should be done. To help, reach out and save more lives and ultimately pray because they will never go unheard and void. Our father knows what we need as a nation, food for the soul and spirit to take courage. And all shall be provided in Jesus name.

It has been said in 1Peter 5:10 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.

We will be established! Philippines will recover from this catastrophic event. Not only Visayas will be restored but the whole nation. And God will not forget about the hearts of generous people who gave their efforts, time and resources to help even other nations who extended their help as well they will be rewarded from above.

Let us all just be an encouragement to one another.I am far away from my country now but I know in this way I can extend my heartfelt support, sympathy and empathy and keep us motivated despite this tragic times, in my own little way may it be an encouragement to whomever might take time to read it. I am mourning with the Filipinos all over the world and uniting with the nation’s will to survive this historic storm that has passed our country. God bless us all.

PRAYING for PHILIPPINES

~iamsuepernatural

I thought I was boring… Then again Life is Awesome!

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I sometimes wonder if I am a boring person.. Because there can be times I feel like I am not as interesting as I am.. But then as I looked back and reminisced it just reminded me of how God gave me such a wonderful life.. How can I ever thought I was boring! Maybe because there are things and people I just miss.. Life with these can never be boring
Here goes the list..

-My family back home.. Mommmy, nix, kuya and owen
-My nieces, nephews and cousins
-My dear bffs and all our happy days and crying days
-My friends from way back elementary, high school and college
-Glaxo Smith Kline friends and our bondings
-Dan’s Bike Shop colleagues and summer events, motocross, surfing, tech training and exhibits
-Days in Sunlife
-Teaching kids
-Singing in choir
-mag sing a long Videoke
-Attending church with my COP barkada
-Youth, kids, wired camp! Campings!
-Dinner at makati or at makati triangle
-Doing homework from bible school
-Watching UAAP and NCAA
-Walking along tayuman
-Sunday run at celadon
-jeepney and tricycle
-Makipagsiksikan sa LRT and MRT
-Dressing up for events such as excellance
– henlin and paotsin siomai
-Conti’s mango bravo
-Long drives goin to the north side tarlac, subic, baguio..
-Outings with friends.. Tagaytay and laguna tripss
-Eating lutong bahay
-Electric fans
-Minute burger
-Asado siopao from 7eleven
-Jolibee
-Shakey’s
-Razon’s halo halo
And the rest i think are mostly food.. Hahaha

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And now it only gets better.. Boring is absolutely out of the picture.. Life is more interesting.. I get to explore more! I’m more than thankful for all the things God has given me and continuously pouring out.. traveling which has been only a dream now an answered prayer. Meeting different kinds of people and learning from them.. Now as there are things that I miss there are just so many things i wanna look forward to do.. In Jesus name!
Here goes the list..

✅Travel with my family
✅Travel With friends
💟Fall in love
✅Learn new languages and use them
✅Visit more places
💟Share God’s love.. Be a testimony
✅Keep singing
✅Play tennis
✅Learn to play an instrument (guitar,drums, piano)
✅Surf, SUP
✅Sky dive
✅Bike, run, swim,
✅go diving under the sea
✅Dance hiphop, jazz, ballroom
✅Catch up with friends
✅Meet and gain new ones
✅Dinning out..
✅Write more or blog more
✅Read more books
✅Be up to date with current affairs
✅Save up
✅Invest
✅Buy a car.. Eventually
✅Drive to the north..
✅Learn to bake
✅Study again for MA
✅Teach kids again
💟Fall in love.. I think i said this one.. Hahahah
💟Be in love
✅get married
✅Honeymoon
✅Babies
✅Having my own Family
✅be a wonderful wife and mom
✅And list goes on into the future.. Hahaha

My life is fully blessed indeed and it can’t be boring as I thought it is.. And basing from my candid photo shots I am happy, wacky, loved and full of joy! My life is awesome! Thanks to my Lord for giving me the best of life.. It is absolutely not perfect for I did had rough times but to sum it up life is great! And that is how I see it and that is how I will deal with it! Problem, challenges, struggles may strike but as long as you are positive and holding on to God all will just pass through and happy days are just around ready to be claimed! It is a personal choice to make things happen! To dream big and make it reality! dreaming does not stop.. When one is achieved then make new ones, if one failed create another one. Choose to smile, laugh, love and be happy! Choose what God wants for us! ☺☺☺

Who am I to brag for what I have and what I have done.. I posted this in my blog only to boast what the Lord’s grace has given me and to bring back all the glory and praises to Him! Let us all be motivated for as long as we are breathing, we can live a life that we ought to be.. Just don’t exempt our dear Lord to give us the guidance to the path of life He freely gives us!

~ iamSUEpernatural 💟💟

My Itsy Bitsy take on Bikinis

Actress Jessica Rey: The Godly Truth About Bikinis -watch this link!
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1 Timothy 2:9-10 ESV
Likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, but with what is proper for women who profess godliness—with good works.

First time to wear a swimsuit felt liberating!
Going to the beach specially in a foreign country made it more easy to wear, i even had to convince myself that it’s alright! No one really cares!

Growing up from a conservative and modest lifestyle giving in for fashion for summer was rock hard. When i wear swimsuits underneath, i made sure i have my board shorts, my shirt, sarong and towels for cover up. I don’t have that perfect body to show off and totally not what i intended to do. It is true wearing skimpy little fabrics are not comfortable!

In this time and generation people feel much cooler when more is exposed. No judgement towards those people. I myself can be guilty of that. Yeah we can blame it to fashion, media, entertainment, Victoria’s secret and more.. It felt like there is not much option but to buy and wear what you see in the stores. The thing is we are, how we present ourselves.

Reality: We dress up fashionably not just for ourselves alone. We dress up for an occasion or event, we dress up for others to see. To view, to compliment and we cannot control how others would look at us. What is inside their minds. But what we can control, is how we dress up and present ourselves. Our we wearing those things and acting up like we wanted to draw attention.

i will not argue about what people now a days are suiting up, coz it will always be a “dress to impress” thing, specially now everything you are wearing or not wearing is posted in the internet as the “hashtag”#OOTD! I am not speaking for anyone. I am the only one responsible for what I am wearing and how I present myself. Not trying to be self righteous here but as Jessica Rey left the question “How will you wear your beauty?” I would prefer to showcase my personality and dignity rather than my body!

-iamsuepernatural

Cruising

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“Let your mind start a journey thru a strange new world. Leave all thoughts of the world you knew before. Let your soul take you where you long to be…Close your eyes let your spirit start to soar, and you’ll live as you’ve never lived before.”- erich fromm

It has been a while since i last updated my blog. Just after take off i am now at the cruising stage and at this point a lot has happened. I have experience going to different places, meeting a lot of people, gaining new friends, keep being inspired and just enjoying what God has blessed me.

Every time i board the plane i always keep a positive attitude. And every single time i offer God a prayer. A prayer of a safe flight, favor from colleagues and passengers, wisdom to do my work well and that everything i do will glorify my God. That each time i share a smile it is not me they see but Jesus in me!

Cruising is to travel at a constant speed or at a speed providing maximum operating efficiency for a sustained period. It is to move leisurely about an area in the hope of discovering something. To travel about or journey over. And in flying it is the height at which a plane usually flies when it has risen into the sky.

Life is basically a cruise it is a journey that we travel and it is just for a period of time. All cruise will end at some point but while you are cruising let us make sure we enjoy our time. I remember the saying “the journey is better than the destination” i am not taking the fact that we prepare so much for where we are going. How we look at it as point A and point B and the space in between does not really matter. I would observe passengers or i myself would say “How long till we land? How long till we get there? ” that we just want to be out of that moment and be done with. But the thing is the travel time, the journey which brings us to that destination is the time for us to prepare ourselves to that place we are going. How we enjoy the journey brings out the attitude we have to our destination.

Cruising is tiring and it can be boring. You can let it pass.. But you see while you cruise you can get enough sleep to have that energy you need, you can watch and enjoy a movie you haven’t seen, you can meet a new friend beside you, read a book you din’t have much time to finish, seat beside your love ones, look outside the window and enjoy the view from above. May it be a short or long cruise there is something to do while your at it.

For me it is a bit different because i work during cruise but thats what i enjoy the most that as i am up there in the sky i put my trust to my God for a safe journey, i get to know my colleagues and share experiences, i learn about new things every time. I get to serve and make the cruise for others enjoyable, more comfortable and at least bearable. Lol and i get to smile and receiving a smile in return makes it all worth while!

We all have different destinations to go but we all have one journey to take and that is LIFE. We have the choice on how to make our cruise the way we want it. I choose to make it better, enjoyable, appreciate what i have while i’m in it and be thankful for God’s grace. It is not always easy but we have an option to choose all the time. ☺☺☺

How do you want your cruise to be like?

iamsuepernatural

Preparing for Take Off!!!

tumblr_l0smh3XrrP1qad02ro1_500  I will always be amazed on how God has planned all the days of my life. There can be days that I completely relied on myself but more days I trusted Him. It is definitely easier said than done. To fully live things up to someone or something that is unseen is hard, but as the days unfold His blessing is so visual that the reality of Him is all what I can see and feel, how He works in every aspect and details of my life, in every favor, answered prayer, grace and mercy God has shown His love. His amazing love! This blog is just a simple way to give glory and honor to the one who truly deserves the credit. It is all for Him!

This journey started as soon as my goal was placed in my heart and mind. As I have started to write it down on my journal. The goal was instilled in me and that I wanted to achieve it and accomplish it for myself and praying and hoping it is the same goal God desired for me too. Indeed, it was the same because God has given me steps to take it, strength to endure it, courage to go for it and look ahead for more. He will never stop surprising us and not stop answering even our silent prayers.

 Now at this stage of achieving my goal comes the process of holding on to what I have learned and keep learning along the way, so that I will be equipped and motivated as challenges arises. It will not always be an easy straight road, there will be bumps and curve on the way. But what I will keep is what Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 said that There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hatea time for war and a time for peace.

 All is perfectly placed in God’s perfect timing and as He planned our lives there are seasons that we need to experience. As I am being prepared for take off, (literally) towards my goals and dreams I am positively sure that God has taken the steps to equipped me for it! I will be ready to face the world with a big smile :) on my face very much prepared for what is next and what’s ahead! 

 Another reminder is to have a positive attitude!!! the Bible says it better but just to share some common motivational quotes to keep us inspired and going…

“Heavy rains remind us of challenges in life. Never ask for a lighter rain. Just pray for a better umbrella. That is attitude.”

 ” When flood comes, fish eat ants & when flood recedes, ants eat fish. Only time matters. Just hold on, God gives opportunity to everyone!”

“Some people always throw stones in your path. It depends on you what you make with them, Wall or Bridge? Remember you are the architect of your life.”

“Every problem has (n+1) solutions, where n is the number of solutions that you have tried and 1 is that you have not tried. That’s life.”

“It’s not important to hold all the good cards in life. But it’s important how well you play with the cards which you hold.”

“Often when we lose all hope & think this is the end, God smiles from above and says, relax dear its just a bend. Not the end. Have Faith and have a successful life.”

 

>iam.suepernatural<

it’s true love from above <3

watch this link before reading: The Pats’ Thanksgiving Day 11.22.12

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Awwwww! This is the kind of wedding i would love to go to and of course to HAVE! Just by watching it i can’t control the tears falling from my eyes. Really felt the reality of God’s goodness in answering prayers, the Love that is shared. How many love stories God created ever since the start of creation and nothing beats the Love and the time He prepares for a man and a woman to be one! Do not awaken Love as it so desires and this Love that they have is so ripe that as they shared their special day it was just amazing! Even the people who shared this day with them is just wonderful!

~they don’t even know me but i am rejoicing with them! LOL
~they must have been an obedient son and daughter!
~God is LOVE!! :)

~to my bff’s get ready with your speeches!! LOL
~to my God.. let the man i will meet be a man that seeks your heart!
~very positively sure there is someone out there who i deserve and deserves me!
~this part i am truly going to wait patiently!

iam.suepernatural

taking part at SAY Camp 2012: We are the disciples

Just One of my Doha Experience

My heart is filled with gratitude and praise for the wonderful deeds of the Lord toward His children. For the past 3 days I was able to take part in the yearly camp event of singles in youth of SATMICC (church I’m attending) here in Doha.

Truly God wanted me to join the camp. No one can stop His plan. It all reminded me of my camping days in the Philippines. All the activities, new friends and the most important of all is to draw ourselves closer to God. Learn more of Him and of His goodness, grace and mercy. The SAY Camp’s theme is “We Are The Disciples” and surely God has chosen all of us from that camp to take part of the Great Commission. Acts 1:8  “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

I was reminded that as Christians we are not just to share God’s Word and spread the Gospel but to take part of the growth of the souls that were saved. To invite them in church and allow them to be rooted to a local church and let them realized that their food for their spiritual growth is reading the bible.

It is one step for them to be saved but another step to disciple them. As I was beginning my walk with Jesus, there were many people God used to disciple me so I will grow as a mature Christian. I have learned all about this many times at the local Church I’m attending in the Philippines and now that Jesus has brought me here and to other places, my purpose is to be Jesus’ Disciple to go out of this world and make disciples. I was again equipped by attending that camp. That to be a disciple I needed to strengthen my relationship with Jesus. To be continually be a student a learner of his work, to live a life according to His will and not of this world.

Other than that learning and having a good time was one of the highlights of this camp. Learning more about Jesus and His task for His disciples and enjoying while doing it, I am blessed to have met so many new friends in this camp, brothers and sisters in Christ with the same goal to pursue Jesus and spread His love.

God is full of surprises! As I have exited Dubai. Doha was my next destination. And I was welcomed in Qatar with so much love from wonderful people who have allowed me to stay with them while I am here.   My college best friend and her family and my dear church mates in the Philippines, they welcomed me and adopted me to their homes and showed me so much generosity that I really felt at home. And the adventure I had being part of SAY Camp!!

IT IS JUST SO AWESOME!!! :)

~SAY photo credits to SusiEstacio

called to be a friend

 

 

 

Other than our family, God sent people to be part of our lives. Some are just acquaintances, neighbors, some are just colleagues, classmates or seatmates, they can even be church mates or teammates, people in the same organization but not are all called to be your friends.

 

I may say I am friendly. I can be friends with everybody, with anybody; to somebody even to an enemy, I can be a friend. I am not a perfect friend, not at all, but it is always a privilege to become one.

 

Since I have learned the meaning of a friend, I prayed to God that I want Him to make me a good one and to give me real ones. I have a bunch of friends, so plenty that I know I am blessed to have them all. Each has a category. Best friends, friends for life, true friends, seasonal friends, friends from far, good old friends and just plain friends. It is the unique bond that I have with each of them that makes the level of friendship different from the other.

 

Friendship starts with just one smile and even across miles or how long you’ve lost touched the connection will always be there. There is a bond that will never cease between you. The bond that will be shared for a life time.

I have learned to value my friends. I have treasured them and made sure that they feel important and that they know I care for them.

 

I am blessed to have good sets of friends. From childhood to teens to college and from the time I started working and until now I am meeting new ones. They are all part of my life. I thank God for having them and every time I include them in my prayers.

Yes, my friends are countless in Proverbs 18:24 it says “There are “friends” who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother.” Among the number of friends I have I am pretty sure that in all of them I can count a brother or a sister who really sticks.

God placed them all in our lives for a purpose. God brings them for a reason and I was brought to them solely because God has reasons for me to be part of their lives too.

The most awesome friendship of all is the one I have with God. He also has called me to be His friend. What else can be better than that! The friendship that I will always strive to be a part of because the friendship that we share requires a great trust. I don’t want to be separated from this friendship.

There were times I was so preoccupied and busy with what’s going on with my life that I have forgotten Him, but He never forgot about me. He never forsaken me. It only took one step from me to go back, the rest He took care of already.

And the best part about this friendship is that wherever I go He is with me! I am never alone! He called me to be His friend! :)

John 15:15 I no longer call you slaves, because a master doesn’t confide in his slaves. Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conquering the Ache

Every person will experience heart ache, in different levels and degree. Because each and one of us experience love and part of having love is a very unique feeling of pain. A pain that can’t be explained, just the same as love, describing it as others would say you feel “butterflies in your stomach.” Heart ache can make you bitter or better, weak or stronger, afraid or be brave. It will mold you to become a different person. Not very much like you used to be.

I know there are lots of stories and articles or poems about this matter each have a different situation and circumstances but all is the same in one way or the other, that all of us have loved and all of us experienced pain. Now, I share to you how love and heart ache taught me.

I only gave my heart few times, trice to be exact the first was when I was just a teen and it all felt so sweet and cute and lead to my very first heart ache.  Second, I think, I really did not give my heart because this time I was the one who caused the hearth ache and that gave me pain too, it was not easy.  And the third is challenging and unreal and the reason for making this write up.  I am single for the longest years and guarded my heart so much because I know God has prepared someone for me in this big world. A single guy who is out there that was only meant for me.

The same story goes as a boy meets a girl then there were sparks…

I remember how it all started. From the first hello to the next until I was already looking forward to that everyday conversation that gave me a feeling of appreciation and thinking that he puts effort to spend time with me and make me feel special.

It was a very beautiful friendship, so promising that it defies distance, time and boundaries. What we have shared is something I treasured.  True, it was not easy because it is complicated to start with. But we manage to surpass it. I know I did. I know I never gave up on us.

I have shown the real me, the best of me and I have taken the time and effort to be the person he needed but it was not enough, because we were 6,679 miles apart. Across the distance we shared good moments, stories, care and love. It was a special bond that no one understands. I share them to people and I get different reactions. Others say it so sweet, some tells me it must be hard and to others it is impossible and won’t work out, or to some as long as what makes you happy that is what is important. You see, all has something to say about our love. I believe we took care of it very well.

But it wasn’t enough. I have waited and waited and was still waiting for the time that we will be together. And things change so fast. We still talk but not like we used to, I still care but he don’t care that much anymore. Things are happening for us differently that our paths to one direction meeting at the end shifted, he have his own and I have my own way.

First time I felt pain, I have never felt, this was a different kind, it was really not the same from my very first heart ache, seeing him with another made my insides twirl. What is happening? I was not aware. I was caught off guard that it caused so much hurt. He has his reasons, I do understand but what I can’t control is the many little pinches of pain in my heart that all together broke it.

I brought it to myself. I know. I risk opening my heart to possibilities of the unknown. Happiness, sadness, joy or pain and many more they are all present as my vulnerable heart was exposed.

I do not regret every bit of what we have shared, because I have learned a lot from the process. I have learned that despite all the pain it caused I knew how to love and care for another, I know I am still a good person and that there are people who care and that my God is there.

I cried, I thought of things that I could have done to make things work, but the direction of my path is not towards him. It is directed to me, to know myself better, to care for myself and love myself more. It is not a selfish act but as he have broken my heart I realize that even there is so much pain, even I don’t understand, God wants me to love all over again. He wants me to learn how to forgive and accept it, to endure to be strong to be wiser to feel beautiful.

How I get over him is a breeze. For others it may not be as easy but for me I guess, it is. There were just a bit of mourning because I can’t deny it but I stayed positive and looked at the bigger picture, looking forward, moving on.

It doesn’t mean I didn’t love the person enough but it is because the love of my God has covered it all up.

The words that came out of my mouth is the same prayer I prayed from the very first heart ache I have experienced when I was still a teen. “LORD, You know my hurts. You know who I really am. You know the best and the worst of me. For You know everything there is to know about me. You love me still and never will You stop loving me. You are my closest Friend. You are my steady companion throughout life, during death, and after death. I will remain with You throughout eternity, for You have saved me. In Your mighty name, Amen!” that time God answered my prayer and this time He answered it clearly.

I believed God have already saved me from many possible heart aches, because I could have chosen to give my heart away many times but God allowed only this. Having this part of my life is necessary. I needed to learn, I needed the pain and I needed to know how to endure. It is better to have loved than not to have loved, they say and I think it is true because in that part of my journey it has equipped me with what I need to move forward in my life.

Now I am excited, for the pen in this area of my life, I surrender to my God.  Who knows me very well and that He alone will write my love story not me or anybody else.  That the next time my heart will be open he will need to knock first and meet my God and as my God prepares me, He sure will prepare you (referring to my future love). lol

And as 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8  says:  Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.Love never fails.

And this is what my God has thought me. To have this exact kind of love not just for one but for everyone. The kind of love He has revealed to us. Not blind or a mystery or a many splendored things.

I have heard this song by Christon Gray and it is the exact thing that someone who has a broken heart should do. Let the Mender of the broken heart fix it for you.