more than five … had a moment’s pause,
was not sure how to capture this cause.
Cee’s challenge always spring me to think,
how best to express my thoughts in my link.
hi Cee, i just want this particular post to be random … and hopefully, make you smile i surely made yummy stuff out of those garlic cloves … which i hope someday, i can invite you and Chris to have dinner at home with Bob and me …
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In Psalm 144, verse 44 it says:
“Man is like a mere breath;
His days are like a passing shadow.”
My life is fleeting … may I live its meaning, purpose and worth so I will not waste away precious moments my Lord has given me. May Your sufficient grace make me do the things that will bring joy to Your heart and may I celebrate the abundance of Your goodness for always.
I pray to continue to relish in the shadow of your love, dear Lord.
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I stare and smile recalling Bob and I being blessed with many memorable trips, even beyond what I thought I deserved. With information just a few taps on the keys away, it is always easy to research, plot, reserve and even alter the itinerary over and over again. Even at that precise moment when we are actually out there, a right turn towards an unfamiliar corner becomes an option between taking a left or going straight when our global positioning is deemed lost. Thanks to the tool that is technology … traveling has become a waft of blessed opportunities, hinged on the experiences shared by others who had traversed the path we now trace as our own.
Today, in the confines of the space where I am writing, every memory floods my mind with warmth because of the shared moments I had with Bob. Just remembering that I have captured in my heart some places I thought were not possible for me to see, elicits a glorious beat of wondrous joy, allowing me to stare on a white wall with my lips curved upward forming a sweet smile of soulful reminiscence.
A stare that is not empty … and a smile that is not random.
It is a stare that focuses on every captured memory being replayed like frames of unforgettable pauses in my head, with every gap holding a delightful dream fulfilled. Then it results to a smile that dictates the heart condition of loving, enjoying, and inspiring reflections of gratefulness for experiences that are gifts … moments of God’s real presence in my life.
These are beautiful chances of being intimately connected to God’s reality in a moment of rest. This is travel beyond borders, this is a journey into heaven’s door … a stare that sees HIM and a smile that echoes HIS.
In Lamentations 3, verse 22 and 23, it says:
“The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.”
In silence, the morning awakes,
Unfolding a new day.
Signaling a bright hope that makes,
GOD’s mercy … a breath away.
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These are two perspectives from one moment …
light beamed out from the outside and …
reflected from within.
We are reflections of who our Sovereign authority is. Always hoping that the Creator is manifested in the light of HIS creation. May God’s light shine like a beacon through us in order to draw others into HIS.
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This photo of an intricately crafted window sill was taken during one of Bob’s and my random road trips down south. We went to this restaurant that caught our attention since it was an old house with the frills of everything Filipino and was aesthetically beautiful.
We went up the upper level and was welcomed by this cozy table set up by the window that framed an interesting view of the nearby museum and garden. All the wooden window treatments were carved by hand eliciting excellent Filipino craftsmanship.
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As says in Luke 15, verse 22 …
“But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.”
The word “quick” when the father of the prodigal son ordered his servants to prepare a feast for his son’s homecoming dawned on me that the Father in heaven is always awaiting for our return if and when we put a distance to our relationship with Him. HE is not slow in His compassion, neither does He nurture anger or contemplates to extend grace.
Our Father in heaven, awaits with patience for us to shake off our rebellious spirits until we choose to return home and turn our hearts back to Him. And always, HE is quick to welcome us home ready to take us into His loving embrace with forgiveness in His heart.
Our Father can not offer love more than He can give us because there is nothing we can ever do can make Him love us less.