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crimsonandsnow:

You’ll find that it’s hard to continue hating someone if you started praying for them every day.

crimsonandsnow

This morning, I reached the bus stop late, and I knew from then that I would probably end up late for work. I could feel the profanities brewing from the back of my tongue, and I was just so exasperated at everything.

But I chose Jesus. So I turned on my Celebrating Jesus playlist on Spotify, and smiled throughout the way. I still ended up being late for work, but my heart was glad, and I felt blessed more than ever.

Worshiping God by choice, and not by circumstances, do not only give glory to Him. It also helped me keep my life in perspective, and remember that He is bigger than anything on this earth.

I will write about the following. Leave one in my ask box:

Dear person I hate,

Dear person I like,

Dear ex boyfriend,

Dear ex girlfriend,

Dear ex bestfriend,

Dear bestfriend,

Dear Santa,

Dear Mom,

Dear Dad,

Dear future me,

Dear past me,

Dear person I’m jealous of,

Dear person I had a crush on,

Dear [future] girlfriend,

Dear [future] boyfriend,

Dear *anyone*,

"Most people do not listen
with the intent
to understand;

they listen
with the intent
to reply."
Stephen Covey (via lowkeymentality)
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Jesus didn’t care about being nice or tolerant, and neither should you...

simplyheavenlyfood:

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There is no shortage of heresies these days.

If you want to adopt some blasphemous, perverted, fun house mirror reflection of Christianity, you will find a veritable buffet of options. You can sift through all the…

"On your worst days do not look in the mirror and call yourself pretty. Call yourself trying, call yourself surviving, call yourself learning how to get through a day, a week, a month or year. Call yourself still learning." Meggie Royer (via imagine-ever-after)
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My Favorite Places to Hangout
  1. Silverlake is my topnotch favorite because it’s a walking distance from our place. Plus that’s where Pazzo Gelato and Berlin Currywurst are. I mean, have you tried those places? If not, you should.
  2. Los Feliz garners second if only for Ramekin (their sea salt caramel gelato is to die for), Sidewalk Grill and the Blue Rooster Art Supplies, where I can buy cheap acrylic paints for when I’m feeling creative. 
  3. Echo Park has my favorite thrift stores, and while the books in Stories Bookstore & Cafe are quite underwhelming, I think you just might like the aesthetic. The cafe is beautifully incorporated with the bookstore as well.
  4. Downtown LA is one of the most beautiful places to be at night. The Last Bookstore and the Arts District make me fall in love with Los Angeles over and over again.
  5. Little Tokyo. Dude. You can’t not love that place. Hit up Mikawaya for mochis, Kula Rotating Sushi Bar for cheap but delectable sushi and The Shabu Shabu House in the Japanese Plaza. I also love Manna Korean Barbecue and Chynna Lounge in a Japanese Mall nearby.

I couldn’t be more thankful to God for bringing my family and I to a city that has so much to offer. I love Davao, but Los Angeles definitely stole a piece of my heart. What are your favorite hangouts in your area?

10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) by Matt Redman
everlastingjesus

Waiting for the Lord’s timing means
understanding that I need nothing
but my relationship with Him.

You see, I’ve been bogged down by
the man I want to marry, coveting
godly men when God hasn’t
prepared them for me.

I wasn’t really waiting in Jesus.
I was waiting for the perfect man
to sweep me off my feet so
I can claim we found each other
through our intimacy with Him.

In the middle of my illusion,
God opened my eyes to
reveal my own deception.
I was too focused on me,
and on “the one” that
I’ve completely lost track
of God’s redemption.

He’s not just a husband-giver,
blessing-doler, healer & comforter.
He’s the Savior, our Savior, my Savior.
He’s the Messiah, the Lord of all.

So I fall on my knees and ask
for forgiveness, for worshipping
the wrong ‘god’ in the middle
of my singleness. I pray that He
lets my life reflect His glory, & that
my heart pursues His will only.

—Note to self: While I’m Waiting || Part I

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"Grace means you’ll always have hope." Pam Carbungco, six-word story #4 (via godsradicaldaughter)
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I’m thankful to God for reminding me that I can always come to Him and trade in my exhaustion for His rejuvenation. I know that even though I am at war with the world & my flesh, He will bring order to my day and establish my priorities according to His will. There is nothing on earth that can ever surpass who Jesus is—-not now, not ever! And I am consumed with His love and the Spirit-led life He wants me to live.

"Whenever your heart starts to be anxious about the future, preach to your heart and say, ‘Heart, who do you think you are to be afraid of the future and nullify the promise of God? No, heart, I will not exalt myself with anxiety. I will humble myself in peace and joy as I trust this precious and great promise of God—He cares for me.’" John Piper (via made-alive-in-christ)
earthstranger

When God decides I’m ready,
He will allow my path to intertwine
with the man He has chosen.

When a man is so lost in Jesus that
constellations are written on his skin,
spelling God’s name, I will love him dearly.
I will be his second priority after God,
but I believe it’s the best place to be.

When a man pursues my heart, 
he knows it’s buried deeply in God.
He wouldn’t have found me otherwise.

When a man’s soul leads in maintaining
sexual purity instead of merely following
what I have to say, he is God’s gift
for waiting patiently in His own timing.

It’s easy to pave my own path, and
write my own love story when society
tells me that singles should hurry.
But I trust in the Lord’s timing for His
plans are better than everything.

—Note to self: When God Decides I’m Ready || Part II

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Saved by His grace.

Hello there, stranger!
Jane. Filipina. Los Angeles, CA

This blog will be mostly about who God is in my life, but I will be posting random stuff as well. You can check my prose and poetry to see who I used to be. But now, I am fierce of lover of Jesus Christ. I draw my strength from His faithfulness, my peace from His love and my identity from His grace.
John 3:30

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