Sunday, July 24, 2016

Faithful and Grateful



I've been mulling over these two words that have been echoing in my heart recently.  Despite the fact that it has a pleasant rhyme to it, it's what I'm called to now.

No matter what other people do - break their promises, let you down, break you down or sometimes just be plain mean to you, be faithful and be grateful.

Faithful in bringing forth good in the world... It's hard to so sometimes when you think the world isn't too happy with you.

Faithful to who you are - the son or daughter of the living God!  He wouldn't want you lashing out when you're having challenges.  Be faithful to your Father.


Faithful to the people who you love.  Even when they aren't perfect (and I'm sure they aren't), be faithfully loving them anyway.

Be grateful for this life.  This life is so beautiful.  It's filled with great triumphs of the soul and boundless grace.  The day is truly not long enough if you started counting your blessings at the start of it.

Let's be grateful for the people God has given us.  They are signs of His love and faithfulness in our lives.  Let's be grateful that we are that sign for them too.


Let's be grateful for the past, our present and our future!  Our future is one full of hope!

Let's be faithful and let's be grateful!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Much Faith is Expected




"The Pharisees went out and took counsel against Jesus to put him to death. 

When Jesus realized this, he withdrew from that place. Many people followed him, and he cured them all... " Matthew 12:14


The pharisees connived against Jesus and He left all alone to a lonely place-away from their evil plots. 

The people who would soon be part of the mob went to Jesus to be healed and knowing they would later turn against Him, Jesus still healed them.

I know that in sin, we connive against God.  We sin and we give the excuse that the Lord has abandoned us.  But He hasn't. He indeed is with us. 

Despite our faithlessness, He is faithful. He loves us so much and He saves us from our unbelief.

To him whom much is given, much is expected. The more we have seen God's goodness, the more faith we must have. 

Lately I've been experiencing a lot of faith testing.  One after another, God answers my prayers and then another trial comes along.  What to do in times like these?  Trust!  Trust that God will save me in all these and give me victory!  

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

All Truth



Jesus said, "I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now. But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth. "  John 16:12

The spirit will guide you Into all truth! 

We are no longer slaves but sons and daughters!  God has adopted us into His family and has given us His all! 

His divine life, He let us have- with power from on high'. In turn, He took on our humanity and our frailties and left it at the cross. 

Therefore all things are possible for us who believe! He has called us from our lowliness to partake of His life- fullness of life! He gave His life for us - will He not give us all things?

" Everything that the Father has is mine; for this reason I told you that he will take from what is mine and declare it to you."

Monday, February 29, 2016

Everyday Prayers

Do you say a prayer before driving?  I do.  Believe it or not but the rare times I get into accidents, were the times I fpgot to pray.  

My late mother (bless her soul), used to pray before she took her first step on the stairs).

Here are prayers we can say everyday! 

They're really phra-yers or "phrase prayers" you can whisper in the middle of school, work or chores.



Lenten Thirst


How's your Lenten season coming along?

I've been feeling like it's moving too fast and that I haven't really opened myself up to the abundant grace that is present during this season.

Imagine the season of Lent, the promise of new beginnings, a clean slate that God offers us through Jesus.  It's an unimaginable thing, for God to come down to our level and give up His throne, His glory, His crown for our weakness, sinfulness, nothingness.

Plus it's not only Lent but the year or mercy!  A year like this doesn't come very often!  There is just too much that God wants to give us!


I wish I could be like the psalmist who was so hungry for God.  He said, "athirst is my souls for the Living God".  

A friend of mine recently told me, "I feel empty".  He had a loving family, accomplishments, a bright future ahead, but he still felt empty.  That's because no matter how much of the good stuff you have, it's not going to fill up the God-shaped hole in your heart.  One can thirst for success, alcohol, love even, only to find that none of those will satisfy the thirst inside.  The thirst that each of us has but not all of us know how to quench.



Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Notebooks on Parade

Happy to see my new notebook designs today!


To make this design, I made a font that I called Retrovert. It's a fun font that I love to use!


Here's a design to remind you to smile and brighten up the world!


They're on 100% unbleached recycled paper so it's very tree-friendly!

Do you like them?

See them on our online gift shop
http://www.papemelroti.com/7270.htm




Be Grateful


If you can wake up, pray, move around, see, drink water, eat, sing and love then you have much to be grateful for.


Thursday, December 17, 2015

God's Family


Gospel MT 1:1-17 
The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, 
the son of David, the son of Abraham. 

Abraham became the father of Isaac, 
Isaac the father of Jacob, 
Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers. 
Judah became the father of Perez and Zerah, 
whose mother was Tamar. 
Perez became the father of Hezron, 
Hezron the father of Ram, 
Ram the father of Amminadab. 
Amminadab became the father of Nahshon, 
Nahshon the father of Salmon, 
Salmon the father of Boaz, 
whose mother was Rahab. 
Boaz became the father of Obed, 
whose mother was Ruth. 
Obed became the father of Jesse, 
Jesse the father of David the king. 

David became the father of Solomon, 
whose mother had been the wife of Uriah. 
Solomon became the father of Rehoboam, 
Rehoboam the father of Abijah, 
Abijah the father of Asaph. 
Asaph became the father of Jehoshaphat, 
Jehoshaphat the father of Joram, 
Joram the father of Uzziah. 
Uzziah became the father of Jotham, 
Jotham the father of Ahaz, 
Ahaz the father of Hezekiah. 
Hezekiah became the father of Manasseh, 
Manasseh the father of Amos, 
Amos the father of Josiah. 
Josiah became the father of Jechoniah and his brothers 
at the time of the Babylonian exile. 

After the Babylonian exile, 
Jechoniah became the father of Shealtiel, 
Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel, 
Zerubbabel the father of Abiud. 
Abiud became the father of Eliakim, 
Eliakim the father of Azor, 
Azor the father of Zadok. 
Zadok became the father of Achim, 
Achim the father of Eliud, 
Eliud the father of Eleazar. 
Eleazar became the father of Matthan, 
Matthan the father of Jacob, 
Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary. 
Of her was born Jesus who is called the Christ.



Jesus' lineage is marked by the Babylonian exile. It is a significant time in the life of God's people. Despite being away from their homeland, they still bore children and God still allowed them to be part of Jesus' bloodline. Through Jesus, we have been adopted into this family- God's own bloodline. He does not look at our past. He has allowed incest, murder, paganism, lust, new converts, prostitution etc. to stain His bloodline. If we think about it, this could be anyone's family tree.

Also if you think about it, this was Josephs' lineage and he was the foster father of Jesus.  Joseph adopted Jesus as his own, just like God adopted us to be His own. It speaks about how important the father's role is-even if he is a father by adoption only.

So what does this word mean for us? 

- Our lives are marked by our -relationship to God. we may have our own Babylonian exile days or months or years-and God marks the days until we come back to Him.

- Our past does is not forgotten but it doesn't define our future. God can use any kind of sinner to bring about His plans. He used imperfect people to bring about a PERFECT man into the world.

-I am a part of something big whether I am aware of it or not. Throughout every generation, God calls His people to Himself not just for their sake but for the sake of other souls groping in the darkness searching for the truth. 

- We are a part of God's family and we are in possession of all the grace, abundance and boundless love that God has for all His children. Hallelujah!

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