Tuesday, November 26, 2013

memories of mother's day

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im blessed.

when times are tough and i start to worry and doubt, memories like these encourage my heart and remind me that i am blessed. 

Sunday, November 17, 2013

memories of montigo (part two: a beautiful hideout)

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Thank God for providing us with this place, ideal for a retreat :) looking forward to returning again... 

memories of montigo (part one: people i love)

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ezra boy, u probably will not remember this trip, but your parents do.. it was an excellent retreat and a timely blessing from God to stop, communicate, and spend quality time and fellowship with each other. thank God for blessing us with the wonderful time, and with it, the beautiful memories that make me smile in thankfulness as i think back :)

a sincere prayer - act of kindness #2

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the prayer of a boy, T

this picture was sent to PP on a night when he was very much overwhelmed by the demands of work.

God's blessings are always timely and apt to our needs.

Thank God for the heart of this sweet young boy.

Thank God for the loving parents, who taught their child to think for others and pray for them. 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

comfort (food) - act of kindness #1

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circumstances in life have been overwhelming, but at the same time, i am also overwhelmed by the lovingkindness and thoughtfulness of so many, especially some sisters who go the extra mile with their gestures of love. i know these people do not do it for any other motive, but to show God's love out of a pure heart. i need to record all these down, for they are truly blessings/angels sent from God. how true it is, that...

A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. Proverbs 17:17


When PP was away, dear Sister A offered comfort, both physically and spiritually :) 

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she knew i could not take anything dairy, and chose the next BEST alternative :)

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i am very sure that she herself is busy with her daily commitments and duties, and yet, she meticulously came up with such a lovely effort. who am i to deserve this? she (and many others) touched me deeply and taught me:

1) not to take the people around me for granted

2) how special it can mean to someone to go the extra mile

3) to focus less on my own needs and to think of the things of others

thank you so much, Sister A. the verses you shared resonate in my mind again and again in times of despair and hopelessness. 

"I thank my God upon every remembrance of you," Phil 1:3

 

Thursday, November 07, 2013

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papa, who encourages me to aim for higher ground, and live with eternity's values in view

 

yes, the papa is back.. sometime ago actually. something happened that made me take an unexpected hiatus. hate to leave things hanging and incompleted though. just moping around, worrying, fretting, thinking about the worst case scenario is enough to drive me crazy. no wonder God says in His Word, 

Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. 1 Peter 5:7

 

things have been rough. but in this dark season, many have touched me (overwhelmingly) with their questions of concern, prayers, words of encouragement, unexpected gestures of love.. all of which i am undeserving of, and i am fully aware is given by God. to you, thank you. i continue to covet your prayers because God answers prayers. 

 

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papa, whose pokey hair i love!

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papa, who wipes me down

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papa, who snoozes with me

Sunday, October 20, 2013

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papa, who keeps me safe in his arms

where r u papa? i need to hear from you. its one of the roughest, toughest day, ever. 

Friday, October 18, 2013

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papa, who sings to me, even before i was born

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papa, who calls me the 'standing little man!'

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

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papa, whose shoulder i can sit on

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

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papa, who teaches me hymns