as my heart speaks… of being alone

alone

When we feel as if we are alone, speak to our heart and feel it respond with a tap like it says we are not.

Because we are really never alone.

God is intimately present in our life even when we forget or simply refuse to know that HE quietly awaits for us to connect with HIM. He yearns for us to depend on Him all the time to cast our burden to Him and free us from hurt or loneliness.  But as stubborn as we are, we uphold our own strength that is feeble in His.  We trust our choices that hold no promise when made beyond God’s will.  We even forsake His truth when ours is far from it.  We shun from anything that speaks of God when we focus on everything that is about us.

We are such a contradiction, a defiance of grace.  Yet, even if undeserving, our God loves us beyond anything we can imagine, more than enough to remind us that we are never alone.

weekly photo challenge: descent

descent

Seeing them having fun tugs at my heart, its like lifting them into heaven happiness.  In this snapped moment of “flight” it shows freedom and life.

However, as one comes up, descent is the inevitable next moment.

As the water cushions their coming down, I pray that every experience that brings destined trials or challenges in their life, they will rest in the loving arms of the Lord who I have faith will always catch their fall.

joining… the weekly photo challenge

Descent

cee’s fun foto challenge… blue

blue

My most favorite hue that speaks of calm and cool.

As God paints HIS skies with this beautiful hue in the early mornings when there is not one speck of white cloud, I find it a moment of being ultimately in HIS presence, speaking to my heart and making me feel HIS love.  Like this photograph i took one summer on an island getaway, it was indeed a unique experience enveloped in HIS loving embrace as I captured it in memory.

enjoying being a part of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

weekly photo challenge: endurance

endurance

This is hard work at its hilt.  With the heat of the sun beating at your back, the soft mud grasping your feet, the burly water buffalo dragging you around and the planting implement maneuvering your moves… all these tasks requiring focus and physical endurance.

Not one thing happens at one time; consequently, they are rhythmic movements that go on all at the same time beyond ease and comfort. Farming is definitely not for the weary or faint at heart but for someone who commits to endure more than one can take to achieve a goal of harvest and fulfillment.

Endurance is key to reap every seed sowed.

joining to endure

cee’s black & white challenge… seating

seating

There is no one else would I like to share my space on a seating spot but with my Bob… who will celebrate another year added to him, day after tomorrow. May all our memories together inspire you to make more of them as the Lord blesses us with more beautiful ones as we take a seat together in this life we have been sharing for thirty meaningful years!

Taking hold of your hand in this seating as blessed by HIM … through Cee’s black & white challenge

one word photo challenge: livid

livid

Blue-grey (livid:  its fancy name) … a hue that seems devoid of fun or even a smile.

Yet, as I browsed through my archive,  I saw a definitive response to this challenge that sparked a certain tug that made my heart smile.  This insipid color transformed a panorama that shouted pure pleasure.  It goes to show that even in the seemingly troubled times of one’s life one can see a glimmer of hope that can fire up a promise;  one just has to experience faith.

being a part of one word photo challenge  …

cee’s fun foto challenge … wheels

wheels

The wheels of our mind whirls the memories of beautiful moments from beyond the years … like in this photo i took a few moons back as Bob and I took a trip down south of the islands.  I remember seeing this grand ruins of a magnificent mansion which was burned down to the ground during the war.

On the foreground sat an old reconstructed carriage which was a mode of transport used in the old days of the Spanish era.  Although there are newer ones still plying the routes of tourist areas for visitors to experience the rather arduous “calesa” ride.

joining Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge