Posted by Babes on Jan 26, ’09 5:20 AM via MULTIPLY
I love Thee for all the dreams thou has fulfilled in a special way…
Posted by Babes on Mar 16, ’09 10:41 PM via MULTIPLY
Singing with the animals, dancing in the forest, pretty dresses, ogres, dragons and witches-like any other girl my childhood was filled with beautiful princesses and the dashing knights that rescued them. Those stories filled my dreams- that one day I would become a princess and my prince who shall bravely rescue me will come and get me and we shall live happily ever after in a great, grand castle
Thus i loved the series of Once Upon a time because they have totally recreated my most loved fairy tales and have all given it a new twist. Like this conversation between Belle and the Beast:
I believe that we should all aspire for being more than a beauty to rescue.
God has wired us for a great adventure as well and we should never miss it
Sarah: the granny turned mommy
I actually just recently watched One Night with the King, a movie made way back in 2006 and i totally like their interpretation-its action packed, with a little love story and of course the biblical context were really there. My favorite scene was when Esther entered the Kings Court unannounced:
When we read it in the Bible, if our imagination is not that creative, then we might not be able to capture its true essence, the weight of it, the bravery that Esther has shown:
“I will go to the king, even though it is against the law. And if I perish, I perish”
WOW, I honestly don’t know if within my lifetime I will have the capacity to do that or say that even but I want to have a chance for a great adventure and Im glad that a lot of women has taken that step way ahead of me.
Women who defied the world’s mold and insisted on a God -given identity.
even our very own Rica Peralejo-Bonifacio just to name a few
So here’s a shout out for the ladies out there:
Be a Mulan more than a Sleeping Beauty
Be brave, be bold
Step up, stand up
Dream big and don’t lose hope
Take risk and evangelize
Travel and be an ambassador
Do your best to be a model to younger women
-we all live by faith and grace anyway
Don’t shy away from opportunities to lead
-it its from God, He’ll enable you to do it
Initiate conversations, don’t play hard to get
Speak about your Christ-redeemed past to many
Be an encourager not a nagger
Be obedient, not a brat
Train your emotions, don’t be an emotional wretch
Don’t limit yourself with what the world dictates
Rather live your lives to the full as God has intended it to be
Whenever, however, whatever it takes to do God’s will,
dear women that’s our perfect place, identity and position 🙂
A father will always be a father no matter how old he may be- this I’ve came to know as a fact as I got to stay at our house 3 days last week. Being a single professional, I’ve gotten used to going home at random hours. But last week was different
at 6:00pm- my dad would call to ask me where I am
at 7:00pm- he would ask me what time i’m going home
at 9:00pm- he would worry sick and make sure that I take the safest way home
I wonder how he would react if he finds out how late I go home when Im in Manila-please don’t tell him 🙂
But I was secretly happy that he worries over me, I AM SECRETLY HAPPY…..
…whenever he says my dog misses me because that’s his way of saying “i miss you”
…whenever he would tell me countless stories of our numerous pets
> because i know his gentle and generous heart has stayed the same from the moment i understood
that the reason behind all our pets are the numerous times he took pity at one and brought it home
…whenever he would ask me what time will I come home because that simply means that
he’ll tell my mom to cook my favorite meals and he’ll even cook it himself at times-
> he’s a great cook by the way
…whenever he would ask of the places I’ve been because i know next after it he would tell me
of the places he’s been of which I’ve never thought he has ever visited-he’s cool like that
…whenever he would say “thank you” after I said “I love you”, and yes he means “i love you too”
MY DAD IS THE ONLY ONE who cries at my simple gifts, he’s the only one who cries even when I make wedding jokes, but he cries mostly when I pray for him- i don’t know if I’ll ever meet a man as soft-hearted as he is.
My dad is also the only one i know of who has fed, clothe and send off to college 7 children even if he himself has not even finished high school. (but of course Im biased, this blog is for my dad 🙂
My dad is the only one i know who is a farmer, mechanic, technician, plumber, electrician,carpenter,driver,cook all rolled into a tiny built man-I wonder how he got to be so skilled, maybe its the effect of 7 children 🙂
My dad is the only one i know who would choose not to eat food if mine got spilled over and there’s nothing left in the kitchen, the only one who would “hunt” down a man in the field if he ever tries to cross me (he did this for real years ago), and i guess he would literally lay down his life for me if the occasion calls for it.
In the world’s eyes my dad would not be seen as famous, rich, educated nor an achiever but in my eyes he’s all of that and more because all of his love and sacrifice has enabled knowing God as my Father something tangible, and real. In fact my father made it so easy for me to see God as my Heavenly Father , to relate with Him without fear or shame , to relate with Him with audacious faith, to relate with Him intimately and to talk to Him freely-THAT’S MY DAD’S BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT.
So to all the great fathers out there, to those aspiring to be one and those being redeemed to be one, be the father that would point your children to their Heavenly Father, at the end of time it is actually the only thing that would matter the most.
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY! all your love, sacrifices and hard work bears testimony of the kind of love and sacrifices our Heavenly Father is willing to give to all His heirs and children
> this is what he has exactly done right after and for that I will be forever grateful 🙂
As Paul Barker would always say in our Church History class:
“Bad theology kills people”- it literally did during the time of Crusades 🙂
Here’s a great reminder for all of us: