Leaving on a Jet Plane 2

All my bags are packed (and the bagoongs too!) standing here outside our door, I hate to step outside and say goodbye.

I’m on my way to Manila for my flight scheduled shortly after midnight. Bus will leave 3PM.

I already miss my family even now.

Comfort us Lord and may You keep us safe in our travels.

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In Person

When was the last time you said “I love you” to the person close to your heart?

Take time to express how much love you have for people close to your heart-by mail, email, sms, voice or video call or in person.

God loves us so much He showed it to us by giving us His only Son, our Lord Jesus. In a few days, we will be celebrating God’s Love in human form – the birth of our Lord Jesus. Jesus showed us how much He loves us by stepping down from eternity into mortality and back, just because He loves you.

Now that’s “in Person.”

This season and past, make time to tell them how much you love them. They would love that. They may be waiting for that or may be surprised, but definitely, they would love that. I do.

To my family in Pangasinan, Cavite, Pasig, Las Pinas, Mandaluyong, Dubai and those scattered around the world – I LOVE YOU.

GOD LOVES YOU!

Jeffrey

I want you first to check out that picture attached dito sa note.

Now when you’ve seen that old owner-type jeep, I want you to look carefully at the roof. No, there ain’t no ghost 😛

At the roof of the jeep, I lie there almost every night. Then I watch the stars. Then, pray.

Tonight’s night sky displayed more stars than the other night’s night-sky. They are also more vivid. They are also, more enlightening. They are better than the blinking lights on our Christmas tree. Their beauty can’t be matched by fireworks. The cold and gentle wind rushed and met my face and my whole body. The leaves from the branches from the neighborhood tree tickled my ears. I can almost neglect the annoying mosquitoes. I can almost forget about everything. Including my worries. My problems. My mistakes.

An idea was shot to my mind – to take a picture of the wondrous beauty of the night-sky. I quickly jumped off that car roof and rushed to get the camera. I took a picture of the night-sky, but was so disappointed since the only light I saw was that of Venus (yes, I adjusted everything in the camera already). I thought that maybe, this masterpiece was meant for only me to see. And I thought that I must be so special.

I suddenly had a desire to have her beside me to watch the night sky with me. It would be so romantic. If she doesn’t mind the mosquitoes, that is.

Then it just came to me that December 25 is just days away. And another worry came to me: the presents! I don’t have enough money! I tilted my head and looked at the three linear stars from Orion and whispered, “Oh God. I know it’s a very common problem, and I know millions are having the same problem, but would You please at least remind me to be thrifty this week? And also, bless me and my family, in Jesus’ name Amen.”

Yes. Whenever I encounter a financial problem, I pray. That may seem unlikely for me, but I do it. And if I don’t, I’d be constantly worrying about how and where to get money (as if I have mouths to feed), (and as if, my allowance isn’t the only source of money I have). Then I spent a couple of minutes budgeting the possibilities.

I looked at the night sky again and saw that more stars appeared and they seemed to be more vivid than ever. Again, I cast off my worry and admire the stars, and feel the cold December wind.

I went inside my room, (darn mosquitoes), and realized that I’ve been lying in that roof for only more than an hour. It made me think, because I thought I was lying there for more than that.

Since I felt the urge to share that moment, I typed this and tagged you, hoping that this is worth your time 🙂

No, I am not the writer.
Yes, it is my son
… in whom I am well pleased.

Encourage

1 Thessalonian 5:11
Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing.

I had a short but wonderful time talking on the mobile with my son Jeffrey. I had the opportunity to remind him of his responsibilities and capabilities. I also told him how much he is loved by his family.

It was a long awaited chat. Thank You Lord Jesus.

6th WIN Part 2

Al Safa Park was host to the 6th Anniversary Family Day celebration of WIN-Satwa yesterday. The park saw fun, games, and food among the church members and guests alike. There were parlor games to our heart’s content. Whew! Boy did we have fun.

The park also witnessed how good God is to His children. The day overflowed with food, barbeques and drinks, thanksgiving and joy.

This day is spelled in 3 letters: F-U-N

Godbless!

Just a mall

We went to the mall yesterday and shopped for some clothes, walked around, ate dinner, had fun together. It was a short time out together, but indeed, it was something to cherish. Besides, I’m with them just 30 days in a year.

I love being with my family.

I love my family.

Technology reach

Hi all!

Am here now in the Philippines, with my family. Spent the past hours entertaining some guests. I’ll be going to Jollibee later this afternoon and will take my daughter for a snack with her friends. Its so good to be a father and a husband.

Thank God I have this opportunity once again.

Technology indeed bridges gaps. We don’t miss each other much because of all these video calls, chats, etc.

Thank God again for this wonderful blessing.

God bless you all!