Love Stories from the Bible

January is a good time to start reading the bible. Most probably, if we will stick to the three chapters a day, we will be finishing the whole book in one year. I grab the opportunity to do so. The time I am writing this, I am at Exodus. I might say that I have read some of the best love stories ever told while on the journey to finish the book.

Adam and Eve’s
Isaac and Rebeccah’s
Jacob and Rachel’s

Read their love stories HERE

 

Enjoy if you can, Endure if you must

endurance

There is no better advice on a person suffering from pain than that of lifting them up in your stronger shoulder and prayer to help them endure the moment of hardship.

Starting on my jogging routine wasn’t easy, an activity far more than sitting on a couch like a potato is like waking up very early while you are still dreaming, yawning. Thinking of the kilometers to run makes me feel like giving up the whole idea. Endurance, it is, not speed is what I aim. I maybe jogging quite few meters but enduring the pain of waiting while be worthwhile.

Endurance is the ability or strength to continue or last, esp. despite fatigue, stress, or other adverse conditions. It is the power of enduring or bearing pain, hardships.

This was Paul’s prayer

We pray that you’ll have the strength to stick it out over the long haul—not the grim strength of gritting your teeth but the glory-strength God gives. It is strength that endures the unendurable and spills over into joy, thanking the Father who makes us strong enough to take part in everything bright and beautiful that he has for us. (Col. 1:-12, The Message)

He prays for the endurance to make someone last, not to endure through self-endurance but the endurance that comes from the glory-strength of God.

To last long, stay longer. This was one of the words of encouragement I received from a mentor. There are a lot who give up, because a lot depends on their own strength. The thing is, we can’t because, we are limited. It is the God-strength that endures the unendurable, that helps us find love that hopes, protects, trust, have no end.

For anyone who is suffering from pain – I pray for strong frame, strong back, to endure what we are going through. A night, although dark, will come to an end by dawn break.

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Tough times never last, but tough people do.  – Robert H Schuller

The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them. – Unknown

I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.  – Thomas Paine

 

24 Things I Love

This was written 3 days before my birthday, was posted a day after it.

My birthday is coming up soon. I was reading Kris Aquino’s magazine when I read about the 30 things she loves. It inspired me to list down the 24 things I love and here goes my list:

1.Waffle – For breakfast, when I need a good pack of carbs and protein, waffle makes it for the good start.
2. Big Chill – Find healthy, look for Big chill – offering fresh fruit shakes of different kinds, with options of adding a thousand grams of vitamin C., or yogurt plus calcium. With varities and add ons, this is surely one of the best.
3. Pen and Notebook – It isn’t hard to write, what is tough, is to write what you mean. So for scribbles, notes, random thoughts, doodles; pen and paper are partners.
4. Bible – Talk about the most loved, helpful, and the book of all the books, bible offers the best love letters to life, love and relationships.
5. Tumblr and tumbler – I love drinking water to get hydrated, moreover, I’m fond of liquid containers. Tumbler is your personal arts and blog website.
6. Perfume – I love smelling good. It increases my confidence, I like people who smells good too.
7. Rubber shoes  and vintage shirts – I am amazed how colors are blended in an arrayof messy yet nicely done drawings contained in vintage arts. Rubber shoes, keeps your feet comfortable and clean.
8. Jacket – Whether it is summer or rainy days, a jacket comes handy to me.
9. Green and Blue – these are my favorite colors. Natured, environmental.
10. Chicken – However it is done- adobo, fried, grilled – chicken will always be the best meat for me.
11. Laptops – I know but little but you can ask me on a good laptop.
12. Teleseryes – Because of work, I have to know the summary of what’s a teleserye all about, I should also somehow name characters in it.
13. Creams peanut – I don’t like peanuts, but when it comes to choosing Creams biscuit, I always buy peanut-flavored one. It is always on the list of my shopping items.
14.Stumble – When URLs been getting boring, I click my stumbleupon icon to give me links I never have visited.
15. Coke float – Caffeine and chocolate in one! This is mcfloat. 🙂
16. KFC – One of my best loved fastfood stores (maybe because of chikin) and its graveeey.
17. Photography and DSLR – Like writing, picture taking isn’t hard, what is tough is to capture a scene.I I love taking pictures that paints thousand words.
18. AVPs – Audio Visual Presentation means thinking and directing. One of the hobbies and skill I have acquired because I am a masscomm student.
19. Playlist – I make sure I always have my playlist at any mood that I have. Those contains songs of
inspirational and Christian-inspired.
20. Adobe- Photoshop, Premiere, Expression – Adobe is, one of the best creative creators!
21. Blog – I love to write, put them online and share my thoughts I cannot share comprehensively as putting them on a blog.
22. Chocolates – Yes, I am a chocoholic. It contains phenylalanine, which boosts energy. Need to be physically  invigored? Take chocolates. Haha
23. Diet and Exercise – These are two most outragoues words I ever uses, promises and breaks 🙂
24. Books and Movies – On my bag is a book. A book brings me anywhere, gives me knowledge, and something I can rely on when I am waiting, on an idle moment or when I need to relax.  A movie, on the other hand, is like a visual book.
Thanks for reading my blog :0 God bless everyone.
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