Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Rebecca's Lovely Giveaway

Good morning everyone!

I don't know if I am feeling excited or nervous or perhaps I am feeling both. :D Today I will be conducting my grand demo for my major subject. Whatever I will be going to do later, I want to enjoy it. After all, this is what I really want: to be a teacher.

Setting this aside, I want to share this lovely giveaway, Rebecca is hosting in her blog here. Today might be the last day, so hurry!



Blessings,
Raquel

Friday, September 9, 2011

A Life in the Valley

What a busy day!

This day seemed like a looong, tiring day and felt like being buried with the projects and requirements for the class needed to be accomplished and passed quickly. There was a very short time given to us to work on those things that we thought would be so impossible to finish.

I admit I felt so down, so discouraged when I see my classmates freaking out, getting mad, and shouting at us. I knew they were just so stressed...like me. Our professors, also, were very busy. One of them did not attend our class. Others did but we had to listen to negative sermons because of misunderstanding. I knew everyone had his own problems to face. I had mine troubles, too. And I almost cried because of the unexpected events that happened to us.

But despite all that, today is a very meaningful day for me because I learned a lot of things. I learned that time management is very important. Though tis true that we have a very limited time to do our requirements, we would not have been that stressed if we had been more organized. Procrastinating is very deceiving. Just when you thought you were just 'resting', it can actually consume time without you noticing it.

Weakness also have both negative and positive effects for you. It can lead you to have low self-esteem. It can discourage you. It can limit your potentials. On the other hand, weakness can also teach you to be more humble and dependent on God as well as trust His wonderful pan for your life.

God has a lot more things to work in my life! But even though I really feel like giving up, I simply cannot. God hates quitters. He wants us, as His followers, to strive hard and strive for mastery. No matter how difficult it may be, I know His grace is sufficient for me above all and He will never leave me nor forsake me.

Still, in the end, only Jesus can put a smile on my face and peace in my heart. I will strive harder and do my best for the Master!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Hi!

Just want to tell you that...


Yes, you are.

Sometimes, we may feel very inferior or we don't belong. We may see ourselves as failure and no good individuals...or even invisible. No matter what you think or other people tell you, always remember:

You are special.

And you will always be very special. The Bible says in Psalms 139:14, "I will praise thee; for I am FEARFULLY and WONDERFULLY made..."

In original Hebrew text,

FEARFULLY means 'with heartfelt interest and respect'

and

WONDERFULLY means 'uniquely marvelous'

This is how God made everyone of us. With heartfelt interest and respect. Uniquely marvelous. And that includes you!



Is Anything Too Hard for God?

Hello everyone! I found another good song and I thought it would be nice to share this to you. I am sure everyone of us is facing his/her own problem and there are times we want to give up, but this song serves as an encouragement for us that we should rest on His promise and rely on Him because He's more powerful than we could ever imagine. If your face is frowning right now, try to smile and think about how much God loves you. And remember, He's A LOT BIGGER than your problems and discouragements in life!

Below the lyrics is a video of the song from Youtube. You may listen and sing with them. :)


It's out of your hands you've done all you can do
You've given God the problem, it's no longer up to you
You've prayed the prayer of faith, you're standing on God's truth
While waiting on the answer, He has a question for you

Is anything too hard for God?
Who's got a problem beyond His power to solve
Are there situations He's not the Master of?
Is anything too hard for God?

Only believe, trust His Word you'll see
His plans are now unfolding, performing perfectly
It's clear how much He loves you, look at all He's done
For all your questions, there is really only one


Is anything too hard for God?
Who's got a problem beyond His problem to solve
Are there situations He's not the Master of?
Is anything too hard for God?


Are there situations He's not the Master of?
Is anything too hard for God?


May God bless you!

Raquel

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

My Blog Award

Hello everyone! Just want to share this lovely blog award my friend, Rebecca gave me:



Thank you so much, Rebecca! You made me feel happy. :)

Hmm...now I have to think seven things about myself.

1. I am a Christian and a Bible-believing Baptist.

2. I am very music-oriented. (hmm...is that the right term?)

3. I love learning about different cultures and dream of travelling to different countries someday. (esp. European countries like England, and Japan)

 4. I enjoy studying the Bible, its doctrines and history. Most especially, it draws me closer to God.

5. I find old-fashioned dresses fascinating.

6. I usually use the internet just to read blogs and articles.

7. I love nature...I love the sea!
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Now, I would love to award:

1. Dyea
5. Erin

You may award other bloggers, too. Kindly post seven things about yourself and award ten other bloggers.

Have a nice day ahead!

Blessings,
Raquel

Friday, September 2, 2011

I'm Sorry :(

I deeply apologize for not being able to post for quite a long time. I became very busy with my schoolwork so I only had a little time to check blog updates and other stuffs. I'll be posting soon though.

Have a nice day ahead!

Raquel

Monday, August 29, 2011

God Sees the Heart

Our God measures man by His standard divine,
For He sees underneath every outward design.
He looks past possessions and costly attire;
He studies the heart, every thought and desire.
Our God does not judge by how tall we may stand,
Or how much we possess, or the rank we command.
His gaze goes far deeper to things that endure;
He honors the man (interjection: or woman) who keeps his heart pure.
For the eyes of the Lord are searching to and fro,
We have no secrets that our God does not know.
Our Father knows our thoughts, He understands every part.
Man sees the outside, but God sees the heart.


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Tagged Questions

Good Evening!
Rebecca at Blessings Every Minute Of My Life tagged me in her post here.
1. Favorite Sport: Basketball

2. A Good Name for a Dog: uhn...Princess?

3.Favorite Animal: A kitten :)

4.Favorite Subject in School: English...my major :)

5. Favorite Drink: Water

6.Last Song You Heard: Just Pray


7.Do you like to make people laugh? Yes


8. Favorite Color: Lavender

9.Favorite Hobby: usually varies but perhaps...reading 

10.School Grade You are in: I'm in third year college.

I get to Tag:{HAHA!}

Shannon at A Bright Light In a Dark World
Miss ALK at Confessions of A Maine Teenager
Elizabeth at JoyfulJewels4Jesus


I'm sorry if I can't post much these days. Still busy with schoolwork. Perhaps this is what  can share you for now. This day, we had a medical mission and God gave us opportunity to warn 1,700 souls about hell and lead them to Christ. I'll share the rest of the story next time. 


For now, I'll take a rest.


Have a wonderful day!
Raquel

Friday, August 5, 2011

An Encouragement from Job

Good day everyone!

I just want to share these verses I read and am blessed with. It's a passage from the Bible, a statement from Job, the servant of God.

JOB 23: 8-10

Behold, I go forward, but he is not there; 
and backward, but I cannot perceive him:

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On the left hand, where he doth work, but I cannot behold him:
he hideth himself on the right hand, that I cannot see him:

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But he knoweth the way that I take:
when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.



Indeed Job has great faith in God and God is pleased with him because of that. God wants us to have faith in Him, too. I hope these verses inspire you the same way it did mine.

Have a wonderful day!

Blessings,
Raquel

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Another Giveaway

Hello everyone!

I just joined this lovely giveaway and would love to share it with you. Shannon is hosting her very first giveaway which offers a beautiful handmade apron and recipe cards. Click HERE and join the fun!



Blessings,
Raquel

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

God is Always Ready To Bless You



I have just read the book, The Prayer of Jabez, a few days ago. Basically, it talks about blessings and how you pray to make God bless you. I do not really much agree that you have to pray exactly what Jabez prayed to God, but it was very encouraging to think that God is always there, ready to bless you. You just have to ask him just as any child asks from his father.




God wants you to follow him. But it doesn't mean that you have to be "worthy" to be blessed by Him. Feeling worthy is a self-judgment. Sometimes, we measure ourselves according to our own standards and feel very unworthy to pray to God or ask him when we find ourselves lacking. It is not others who judge whether we are faithful or not. It is not us who measure whether we are worthy or not. It is God. God knows everything and He has the right to judge our works. He wants us not to rely on our own strength, but depend entirely on Him that through His grace, we can do what will glorify His name. Just like what the Bible says in Philippians 4:13, "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." 







Always rely on God as you follow His commandments. Acknowledge Him in all your ways. Trust Him. And you can expect that He will open the windows of heaven and shower you with blessings!

Have a nice day!

Raquel

Friday, July 22, 2011

I am a Tanglawer!!!

Good morning everyone!

I'm sorry I had to post again today. Just want to update you with what I'm doing these days. :D

July 21,2011

It was already 4 pm and I was very excited to go home, but I still had to wait at the school for an hour and a half for our study group meeting. I didn't know what to do. Nowhere to go, I decided to "travel" around the campus (yes, I wanted to use that term) and search for my classmate,  although I know exactly where to find her. At last, I saw her!

Unfortunately, she had a class and I had to be by myself...again.

I guess she thought I was feeling that way so she told me to stay with her friend at the student veranda to pass the time. There I met the sweet members of TCF, Tanglaw Christian Fellowship (I believe 'tanglaw' means 'shine' in English. :D) and had a nice chat with them.

Then, all of a sudden, I just realized, I was already a member of the organization! :D

There is a bunch of christian organizations in the campus that I didn't know where to go, and finally decided I wouldn't be joining anywhere. This time, though, I though it feels great to talk with other Christians and to be with them. It's a comfort to be with your fellow sisters and brothers in the church every Sunday and other church activities, but being inside the campus, we tend to get busy with school work that having a good fellowship about God becomes very rare. That's why having met the other members of the organization, I felt more encouraged in serving the Lord and glorifying Him with my life.

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 Indeed, this verse is true.


I hope I become a blessing to my fellow orgmates and by working together and praying for one another, we'll also grow together in our relationship with the Lord.

Have a nice day ahead!

Blessings,
Raquel

YOU MUST READ THIS!

I know something so wonderful that I must tell you! It is so vital that it may change your entire future as it did mine. In fact, the decision you make about it will affect you both in life and death.

Let me emphasize that this message is absolutely true, because God said it. When God makes a promise, you can rest upon it, because His promises can never fail. God will not make you believe this message. That is your choice, but He will hold you responsible for having heard it. It is a very personal message, something you must decide. You must say either, "I will" or "I will not".

Here is the message. It is an exact quotation from God's word, the Holy Bible. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16) Did you ever hear such wonderful words? Think for a moment what they say. They reveal three marvelous facts:

1. "God so loved the world"

Since you are in the world, He loved you. If that doesn't astonish you, remember, that when God loved you, He loved a sinner! (Romans 3:23) If you are honest, you will agree.

Although God loves you, He still hates your sin. Since God is holy, He must punish sin. He had to make a holy way to save sinners. Otherwise, the sinner must pay for his sins, and that would mean spending eternity in hell. (Revelation 20:15)

2. "He gave his only begotten Son"

God loved you so much, that He sent His Son to earth to become a man and die on the cross of Calvary so that you could be saved. You see, someone must pay the sin--either you or a sinless substitute. He shed His blood so that your sins can be put away, so that you can have eternal life.

3. "Whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life:."

Think of it!

God gives eternal life to those who believe in Jesus Christ. The Saviour has "finished" the work. He has died. He has risen from the grave, and He has gone back into heaven. Now your part is to believe in Him.

This simply means that you must agree that you are a sinner, realize that Christ has paid the "full" penalty for your sins, and then receive Him as your Lord and Saviour.

This is the message which I had to tell you. Now, you must make a decision. Will you accept Him, or reject Him? Think of it once again: "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)

Your time on earth is short, but your decision for Christ lasts for eternity. Will you receive Jesus Christ as your Saviour and be confident of everlasting life?

credits to

-Fellowship Tract League

Lovely Ring Giveaway

Love giveaways?


This one could be yours! Rebecca at Blessings Every Minute Of My Life is hosting her very first giveaway.
Check THIS out and get a chance to win an awesome prize!!!



Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Stuffs About Me

I don't have much time now but I want to post something, so here it is!:D I grabbed it from another blog I follow. You can also try it if you want. :)


RULES: There are 100 statements and you * the ones you have done. Grab it and play for yourself!!
1. Started your own blog*
2. Slept under the stars*
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyworld
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo*
11. Had stitches
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch*
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables*
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept in an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight*
22. Hitchhiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a marathon*
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse*
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset*
31. Hit a home run 
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language* (Learning a new language is my passion...hehe. I've studied Japanese last year. I'm not really that fluent but I've added Korean this time. :D)
7. Had enough money to be truly satisfied*
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke*
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight*
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business*
58. Taken a martial arts class* (for just a few days though)
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason*
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy*
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten cavier
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper*
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chicken pox*
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous*
92. Joined a book club*
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a lawsuit
98. Owned a cell phone*
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day* (usually Nancy Drew)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A Company in Solitude

credits to 
http://serhatdemiroglu.deviantart.com/art/solitude-102106623

Since the beginning of classes, I had been very excited and happy to be with my friends at the campus. I enjoyed my vacation a lot, and I was so glad I had more time working in the ministry during the long break, but indeed I also missed those friends of mine, whom I can only meet whenever I go to school. Yeah, especially my best friend. That's why I loved spending time with them, and I really felt so blessed that I have friends like them who always encourage me and uplift my spirit.

Days passed and schooling became more serious and I had to spend more time doing projects, and assignments, as well as preparing for the reports and demo teaching. I got myself so busy with these stuffs that it became my life...to the point that it's what I only do most of the times other than the household chores at home. I felt sorry for this, so I tried harder to spend more time for God.

Lately, though, I don't know but I felt so down, and it seemed like the world is against me. Problems come, disappointments increase each day, and my expectations fail. I always prepare but my preparations have gone to waste. My friends were there, but it's like the happiness is just temporal. Something was lacking. My heart hurt a lot that I didn't know how to heal it. I've always asked God what to do. I've been trying to manage my time to balance everything, but still this happened.

I realized that during these days only God can help me. Not my friends, nor my family...only God can give me peace and cheer me up. It's only with him that I could cry all my heart and really share my problems and heartaches. I have been dependent with my friends. I've trusted them so much that I forgot that it's still God who is the best friend I could ever have.

I've been so busy, too, I didn't notice I'm already living my life according to my will and God is not glorified with it. No matter how much things I have to accomplish, God is still the first in line. I should let Him be my no.1 priority.

Success and happiness, in a way, can also make you become worse. You become stagnant and contented with your present situation. Feeling that way in the past, I also felt like I wouldn't want to change my life. I almost forgot to strive for my goal to be a virtuous woman. But I realized it should not be that way. As long as a person lives, he should continue to learn and grow to be matured and Christ-like. Sometimes, failures are the real ones which can help you improve.

This time, I'm working on changing my old habits and priorities. Once again, I put God on the top of my list to prioritize and commit my life to glorify Him. Please pray for me.

Have a wonderful day and may God be the number one in our lives!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Oft times I think I can't speak good enough to make people feel better or help them change their minds about doing what is wrong. But I can't say the right words. I can't express my thoughts. I can't give good advices.

I feel like I'm no good.

That I can never help others.

I realized, though, that if I can't do anything about it, then I can just at least listen.

I want to reach out their hears and sink into their lives. I want...I really want to help them. I can't do anything though. I hope someday time will keep us together, and even just through listening, I can make people feel that there's someone who is willing to listen to them. And there's a God who can take their burdens away.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

To A Waterfowl- William Cullen Bryant

I'm back. :D


These days I'm starting to really, deeply immerse myself to literature. In our English Literature, we're on to poetry in the Old English Period. Among the literary pieces we discussed were Anglo-Saxon Riddles, The Seafarer, and Dream of the Rood. The last two are quite religious in nature. I might post them soon (I'm not sure if I will though.) but for now I'm going to share my favorite poem since I was in high school- To a Waterfowl. I find the poem wonderful because of how the author realizes the power and goodness of God just watching a simple creature as a waterfowl. I hope you appreciate it the same way I do. 




Whither, 'midst falling dew, 
While glow the heavens with the last steps of day
Far, through their rosy depths, dost thou pursue 
      Thy solitary way?


     Vainly the fowler's eye 
Might mark thy distant flight to do thee wrong, 
As, darkly painted on the crimson sky, 
      Thy figure floats along.


     Seek'st thou the plashy brink
Of weedy lake, or marge of river wide, 
Or where the rocking billows rise and sink 
      On the chafed ocean side?


      There is a Power whose care
Teaches thy way along that pathless coast,-- 
The desert and illimitable air,-- 
       Lone wandering, but not lost.


     All day thy wings have fann'd 
At that far height, the cold thin atmosphere: 
Yet stoop not, weary, to the welcome land,
      Though the dark night is near.


     And soon that toil shall end, 
Soon shalt thou find a summer home, and rest, 
And scream among thy fellows; reeds shall bend 
      Soon o'er thy sheltered nest.


    Thou'rt gone, the abyss of heaven 
Hath swallowed up thy form; yet, on my heart 
Deeply hath sunk the lesson thou hast given, 
      And shall not soon depart.


    He, who, from zone to zone, 
Guides through the boundless sky thy certain flight, 
In the long way that I must tread alone, 
      Will lead my steps aright.

Friday, June 17, 2011

A Philosophical Issue

VERY INTERESTING CONVERSATION (Pls read til the end :)) ENJOY!!

An Atheist Professor of Philosophy was speaking to ...his Class on the Problem Science has

with GOD, the ALMIGHTY. He asked one of his New Christian Students to stand and . . .
...
Professor : You are a Christian, aren't you, son ?

Student : Yes, sir.

Professor: So, you Believe in GOD ?

Student : Absolutely, sir.

Professor: Is GOD Good ?

Student : Sure.

Professor: Is GOD ALL - POWERFUL ?

Student : Yes.

Professor: My Brother died of Cancer even though he Prayed to GOD to Heal him.

Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill.

But GOD didn't. How is this GOD good then? Hmm?

(Student was silent )

Professor: You can't answer, can you ? Let's start again, Young Fella.

Is GOD Good?

Student : Yes.

Professor: Is Satan good ?

Student : No.

Professor: Where does Satan come from ?

Student : From . . . GOD . . .

Professor: That's right. Tell me son, is there evil in this World?

Student : Yes.

Professor: Evil is everywhere, isn't it ? And GOD did make everything. Correct?

Student : Yes.

Professor: So who created evil ?

(Student did not answer)

Professor: Is there Sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness?

All these terrible things exist in the World, don't they?

Student : Yes, sir.

Professor: So, who Created them ?

(Student had no answer)

Professor: Science says you have 5 Senses you use to Identify and Observe the World around you.

Tell me, son . . . Have you ever Seen GOD?

Student : No, sir.

Professor: Tell us if you have ever Heard your GOD?

Student : No , sir.

Professor: Have you ever Felt your GOD, Tasted your GOD, Smelt your GOD?

Have you ever had any Sensory Perception of GOD for that matter?

Student : No, sir. I'm afraid I haven't.

Professor: Yet you still Believe in HIM?

Student : Yes.

Professor : According to Empirical, Testable, Demonstrable Protocol,

Science says your GOD doesn't exist. What do you say to that, son?

Student : Nothing. I only have my Faith.

Professor: Yes,Faith. And that is the Problem Science has.

Student : Professor, is there such a thing as Heat?

Professor: Yes.

Student : And is there such a thing as Cold?

Professor: Yes.

Student : No, sir. There isn't.

(The Lecture Theatre became very quiet with this turn of events )

Student : Sir, you can have Lots of Heat, even More Heat, Superheat, Mega Heat, White Heat,

a Little Heat or No Heat.

But we don't have anything called Cold.

We can hit 458 Degrees below Zero which is No Heat, but we can't go any further after that.

There is no such thing as Cold.

Cold is only a Word we use to describe the Absence of Heat.

We cannot Measure Cold.

Heat is Energy.

Cold is Not the Opposite of Heat, sir, just the Absence of it.

(There was Pin-Drop Silence in the Lecture Theatre )

Student : What about Darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as Darkness?

Professor: Yes. What is Night if there isn't Darkness?

Student : You're wrong again, sir.

Darkness is the Absence of Something

You can have Low Light, Normal Light, Bright Light, Flashing Light . . .

But if you have No Light constantly, you have nothing and its called Darkness, isn't it?

In reality, Darkness isn't.

If it is, were you would be able to make Darkness Darker, wouldn't you?

Professor: So what is the point you are making, Young Man ?

Student : Sir, my point is your Philosophical Premise is flawed.

Professor: Flawed ? Can you explain how?

Student : Sir, you are working on the Premise of Duality.

You argue there is Life and then there is Death, a Good GOD and a Bad GOD.

You are viewing the Concept of GOD as something finite, something we can measure.

Sir, Science can't even explain a Thought.

It uses Electricity and Magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one.

To view Death as the Opposite of Life is to be ignorant of the fact that

Death cannot exist as a Substantive Thing.

Death is Not the Opposite of Life: just the Absence of it.

Now tell me, Professor, do you teach your Students that they evolved from a Monkey?

Professor: If you are referring to the Natural Evolutionary Process, yes, of course, I do.

Student : Have you ever observed Evolution with your own eyes, sir?

(The Professor shook his head with a Smile, beginning to realize where the Argument was going )

Student : Since no one has ever observed the Process of Evolution at work and

Cannot even prove that this Process is an On-Going Endeavor,

Are you not teaching your Opinion, sir?

Are you not a Scientist but a Preacher?

(The Class was in Uproar )

Student : Is there anyone in the Class who has ever seen the Professor's Brain?

(The Class broke out into Laughter )

Student : Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor's Brain, Felt it, touched or Smelt it? . . .

No one appears to have done so.

So, according to the Established Rules of Empirical, Stable, Demonstrable Protocol,

Science says that You have No Brain, sir.

With all due respect, sir, how do we then Trust your Lectures, sir?

(The Room was Silent. The Professor stared at the Student, his face unfathomable)

Professor: I guess you'll have to take them on Faith, son.

Student : That is it sir . . . Exactly !

The Link between Man & GOD is FAITH.

That is all that Keeps Things Alive and Moving.

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I just reposted this from a friend and it says there that the student was Einstein. Well, I'm not sure if that was true but the conversation itself makes sense. I hope someday those people will realize that there is a God...



Have a nice day!

Quote for the Day

"It's impossible to spell good without G O D."-Mellis, 2011




Just came to my mind yesterday, and I realized it's a quotable quote.hehe

I remember our first meeting in one of my subjects, Philosophical Analysis, where we defined philosophy and shared ideas related to it. My professor told us that in order to find happiness, you need to find the truth. And where truth is, there you will find goodness.

That moment, I recalled what Jesus said in John 14:6, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me." Though I know our professor only pertained to philosophy itself and not God, still there is a connection between the two.

I have met a lot of people of different beliefs and denominations, both believers and unbelievers, both faithful and unfaithful, but I haven't seen a person who can be completely good without God. God is the truth and only through will we find goodness and not only happiness, but joy. There might be Confucius and other philosophers but all good things they say also originates from the Bible, from the commandments of God. Thus, morality is all about spirituality. So people who don't believe God couldn't possibly be like God. Same with those who don't follow God. Even though we're already saved, still we cannot do what's good and acceptable if we don't obey God. There sin and immorality starts. But the reason why true believers cannot be completely evil is because they have the Holy Spirit in them that speaks to their hearts, and that Holy Spirit is God himself.

God is everything about us. No matter how hard we try to deny Him, to forsake Him, to ignore Him, still He is there and we cannot hide that truth. Just like what the Bible says, "The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good." God exists. He lives and He is the truth.



Another Reading Challenge!



Alright! I know I am an English major and being one, I need to read, read, read, and READ.



*sighs*




So here I go, coming up with another reading challenge and I hereby entitle it as..."Novel Marathon"!
Well that doesn't sound so interesting. hehe But anyway, the content and purpose is much more important. (tries to reason out)

This challenge will be about reading novels, as the title says. I'm going to read novels of random genre since I must appreciate any type of literature, so though I'm not fond of reading novels, I guess I have to work on it this time. The other day, one of my best friends (they're only two, don't worry) lend me a book entitled, The Girl with a Pearl Earring. I've got no idea about this except for the fact that it's some sort of related to the painting with the similar name.

So for now, I'm going to list all the novels I have read and post it here.

I'll do my best!


Novel                                                      Date Started                 Date Ended
The Girl with the Pearl Earring                       June 16

Friday, June 10, 2011

COUNTDOWN POST: Brigada Eskwela

Yes, this is a super late post but I'm going to post it anyway. :D



June 7 is a very wonderful and memorable day in my life!



That day, our department head in English department asked us to come and help cleaning the rooms in our campus. I missed my school and classmates and was willing to help so I eagerly came. I managed to arrive there ahead of time, perhaps thirty minutes ahead. I recognized only one of my classmates waiting under the tree near the court. (It was often our automatic waiting zone.) I came and sat with her while waiting for our other classmates to come.

One by one, my other classmates arrived; there were loud greetings and giggles heard among us due to the long period we weren't able to see each other. Someone tapped another's back, some teased a friend with new look, while others talk about what happened to them during the grand vacation.

Not everyone of my classmates believes in God (or a real God) but I do love them very much. In fact, they are the only ones I really put my heart into. I had good friends back then in my high school days, but this class is different for me. It's like everyone of them could be a close friend. Everyone cares for each other. That was why I felt happy when I saw their smiling faces that day. Of course I'm continuously praying for those who have harden their hearts that the Holy Spirit itself will soften them and their souls will go to Heaven someday.

The Brigada Eskwela, what they call the day's activity, started with an opening program wherein we were appointed, each of us, a room to clean. The groupings each room were rambled, some second year, some third year like us, some fourth year so that we will be able to meet new friends from the department. After all, we, as they say, are a family. We also had an appointed faculty per assigned room who supervised us as we did the cleaning.

After the said program, everyone went to the assigned rooms for them; mine was BPS 209-B. We were expected to bring the materials, but not everyone did so we had a little problem at the start looking for some more. I was able to bring a scotch brite and a bar and our rich friend provided the small rags, so I had mine.

The cleaning then started. I can't remember what I was supposed to be doing that time but our appointed professor asked me to remove the spider webs and dust at the walls and ceiling with a broomstick so my job was changed. Lucky for me, I brought the scotch brite so I was able to scrub the walls as well. It was fun to see the sparkling walls after you scrubbed them (hard).

Later on, I saw my classmates coming to the room one by one. They were asked to help us. I supposed our room was the dirtiest. haha

Lunchtime finally came in but I didn't want to leave my work unfinished. I rested for a while, drank water, ate a cupcake then continued doing my job. My new friend pushed me to take a rest but I insisted. There was a lot more to do I wanted to save time as much as possible. Knowing I couldn't be stopped, my friend decided to help me instead. I was so grateful!

The walls became instantly white and clean. Adhesive tapes of different kinds were removed. The work was amazing! Another two helped me in my scrubbing job (since I was the only one doing them before). One of them was my best friend's friend. I had a nice talk with that person after we cleaned. I thought the conversation would be a little cold and awkward, but it was the opposite. We had a good time together that same day. I met three new sweet friends that time. I felt so glad.

After the activity, our professor said we would have a raffle-free stuffs for those who attended. I didn't expect much. Helping the group and having fun with them was enough for me. But they gave me a full cross stitch set and a free pattern along with it. I was so happy. I wanted to have those stuffs. The set was from our department head. I am planning to do the pattern, though it was a very hard one. I do hope I finish that since I haven't tried making one yet.

That day is very fulfilling for me. My time and  effort didn't go to waste. I was able to help, had fun cleaning and having fellowship, and build new relationships. Speaking of fellowship, while cleaning, someone asked me why she always saw me wearing skirts. I wasn't able to explain it to her properly but I'm praying I would be able to meet her some time and tell her the reason. Please pray for me.

Have a wonderful day!