Lenten season has officially begun and I am pretty excited about it. This season most especially encourages us to step up in our spiritual life and I’m very curious what the Lord’s plan is for me during this season. So, I have already contemplated about what various things I could fast and since sometimes it is hard to find what to give up for Lent, let me just put this question out there:
“Is there something that I can give up to make more room for God?”
some have been there, some are on their good way to it: going on mission. Since February is the infamous mission month amongst us mission volunteers, I just wanted to share with you what I pack for every mission I go to. Yes, over the months, I have accumulated must-haves and therefore want to introduce you to my ‘Mission-Kit’. Let’s jump right in.
clearly, I am writing this in my naive state because whatever I might say now, may or may not happen this year BUT we’d like to stay positive.
The year has actually started quite promising. While watching the fireworks out of my sister’s bedroom window, I felt hopeful. I think I have let go a lot of BS in the last weeks of 2016 which pretty much lead me to feeling refreshed and restarted. I have planned quite a bit for this year though I can already see the anxiety creeping up on me, therefore my mind has gone back and forth figuring out whether some of the plans are realistic or not. But since I do not want this first blog post of the year to be listing down all my hopes and dreams for 2017, I figured, in order to stay sane in the whirlwind called life, I’d rather dot down some of my #NoteToSelfs to remind myself that there are more important things, such as, building character and growth. DARUM, I’d like to share these followings with y’alls by starting off with:
I’d like to share my milestones and the people that have guided me through last year with you. To the people who have made the last year great, you all know who you are and I love you.
Well, well, well… look who’s made it back! I apologise for being pretty much MIA the past year and for not being consistent with producing content. I had a lot on my plate last year that pretty dried up all my creativity and unfortunately also my drive to write. HOWEVER, I am back and will try my best to keep you posted about my life, my life realisations and my milestones that I want to keep and look back at in another seven years’ time (just as old as this blog). As far as the future of this blog is concerned, I’d really like to stay connected with you guys by writing about stuff that you’re interested in and you’d like to talk and discuss about – so if you have some ideas, just hit me up and let me know. But even more so, please don’t be weirded out when some of my content is a mix-match of all sorts of topics… I still do consider this blog as my scrapbook as well. So, without further ado, let’s jump right in!
I’m a tad bit late with this, but I wanted to start this year with a new concept to my blog. As you can see I played around with some graphics to keep this blog a bit more alive and of course, to get my creative juices going. In a nutshell, here are my travel highlights of the past year.
Thank you guys for your patience and thank you guys for your support. I really, really, really appreciate it. Stay tuned for some more!
Happy Holy Week, errbody!
Since a dear brother as well as my blood-brother of mine has challenged me to post a bible verse a day, I decided to take up the challenge and bring a bit of life back into my blog. So, dear readers, here you go. One encouragement a day for a whole week.
CAUTION: this post contains 100% bluntness and honesty.
Twenty-fifteen was a year that felt like a longass (excuse my language) marathon! Nevertheless, I knew I needed it: the ups, the downs, the challenges, the successes, the hurts, the love as well as the losses and the blessings. Even though the year started off very tough and emotionally challenging, I wouldn’t change it for anything because it has truly made me stronger. There were a lot of times where I had to put all my energy into fighting off my flaws through accepting and understanding. There were dozens of moments where I had to humble myself and truly remind myself that the world doesn’t revolve around me. And the moments which I am most grateful for are the ones when I started to learn to value myself more. And learned that I truly matter and therefore must not settle for anything less than I deserve. It’s been a hurtful experience stripping everything off and letting go of things that held me back from genuinely being my Self, but just looking back, it was worth the pain and the tears. There were a few moments this year, that made twenty-fifteen immensely memorable to me, and I’d like to share them with y’all: