bountiful goodness + mercy

Hello 🙂 One of my previous blogs I paraphrased Ruth 1:16 (favorite Bible verse!) and I was so excited to find a beautiful little gem at Mardel’s… a new addition to my car. 🙂

bountiful goodness + mercy 7-25-16

In other news, life has been wonderful. I am continually thanking God for these little blessings in my life and what ever endeavor he has for me in the future.

When I think of Ruth 1:16, I am in complete awe by the obedience she had for Naomi and to God. It’s so refreshing to see her faith and how God held her hand so tightly along the way and she didn’t let go. There are times in my life that I want to let go, I casually refused to be obedient and run somewhere that is easier. In reality: I should face different situations which will help me learn to grow and to understand my own character that is pleasing in God’s eyes.

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M&M

When I first moved down to the south, I was absolutely terrified to be leaving my hometown. Coincidentally, it was the same town where I exhausted the subject of “I never want to live here when I am older.” I was in disbelief with my thoughts and they became a reality. I was in the south, unaware of the atmosphere and the people.

I actively searched for various churches and fell in love with the appearance of this church. I hesitated at first due to the size of the church, but then realized I should go anyway. Thanks to my resistance of so called “fear” this is how I met my best friend.

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J&M

Today I am thankful for my beautiful sister. A week ago from today she passed away suddenly and I am deeply saddened by her absence, but I am very  happy knowing her presence is in the arms of our Lord, our Heavenly Father. She is no longer chained with sin and tribulation.

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sorrow

“Grief is as common as your hand; we all experience it at some point. But it’s also as specific as a fingerprint. We all feel it differently. It comes in waves, hitting you at unexpected places. The things you expect to trigger it often don’t, but other little things that seem to have nothing to do with anything suddenly come along and knock you flat out.

It heightens some emotions and neutralizes others. It’s as if the heart can’t figure out how to respond appropriately to anything anymore. Much like a child that’s very tired, that laughs and then cries uncontrollably.

Grief is a wild and woolly monster. At times helpful, at times dangerous.
But always, always unpredictable.”

One of my dearest friends texted me this quote last evening. I resonate with the words so much. Please keep my family in your prayers.

Blessings.

Letter Three

A Wednesday evening I had one of those instances where I just had a “light bulb” moment. A reflective moment. A moment where I just go “OH. I can see a little more clearly now.” In fact, a moment which I know my worth is so, SO much brighter from yesterday and even more brighter tomorrow because of God’s rich mercy He has given to me. My mind was quite preoccupied with my thoughts, but still letting my ears allow the Lord’s thoughts come in, too.

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prologue, part two

-Photo by Me, Quote by E.E. Cummings-

How absentminded a heart can be where emotions can slowly deteriorate your dignity as you helplessly cope an ending by yourself. Unable to understand the context of this poem. Echoes of, “You’re still in school, I’m away with my job” In reality, I never was alone.

That specific moment when I knew prayers of healing needed to begin with my new chapter in my life. Who knew the next chapters God has for me would be refreshing, loyal, determined, strong, committed and undeniably faithful. A fervent poise and revealing character I wish I knew so long ago.

Coming soon, “Regaining Sight”

Letter Two

Here is letter two (out of five)!

I wrote this poem seven months later about this same person.

Have you ever watched the movie “500 Days of Summer” Expectations vs. Reality Scene?
Well, I felt like I was Tom in this scene:

[500 Days of Summer Trailer]

I was allowing my daydreams to filter in every shape and form because I was going back to something that is familiar (yet again). Thankfully, I am learning to discrete myself from realistic interactions verses fiction. I’ve learned “it is what it is” motto and you can’t fix what’s broken. Even if you use super glue to put it back together you can still see a crack which is visible in your eyes.

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