Journal Entry, November 11, 2017

“…The best way to love is to love wholeheartedly. Offer kindness, take care of each other, and always give your best. Problems do come so make sure you work hard together on solving them. There will be sad times, but if both of you choose to always lean on the positive side, the good times will outnumber them. It’s not the worst thing in the world to get your heart wounded for a time. It’s worse to lose the love of your life by being careless and unmindful of such a special thing.”

#SinglesDay thoughts 😁

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Journal Entry, October 14, 2017

Unknown to some, I’m the eldest of the Linsangan siblings. Oh yes, I am.

Now that we’re older, (and hopefully, wiser), I ponder on our childhood days, assess our present, and somehow try to imagine our future in the most exciting sense.

Looking back…

My twin, Kat, was a really bright, honor-student-all-the-way, gentle pretty girl;

Pao, as a kid, was charmingly good at solving Math equations that were thrown at him – most especially during grocery time. He was gifted with a very huge appetite also; and

Kian, a boy with ADHD, managed to stay calm with his fellow fishermen (which is Papa’s age group), and show off his impressive dancing skills as well.

I witness how these gifts have been flourishing in the bigger stage of real life in the present, and I’m ever excited to see more of what they’ll accomplish.

On the other hand, I still don’t know the purpose for why I’m the best-looking, smartest, and most talented of the siblings eversince but hey, some things we can’t understand, we can only enjoy. 😛

Journal Entry, October 13, 2017

Let me share with you facts about my not-so-good day.

Today, October 13, Friday…

□ I found out early in the morning that I lost a huge amount of money (12,000 Php)

□ The goto and tokwa’t baboy that we ordered for breakfast was delivered 1 and a half hours late

□ The work hours were pretty much eventful in a negative way

□ Going home on a payday Friday, I endured a draining 1 hour waiting in line at the terminal and another 1 and a half hours traffic 

I wasn’t pretty much my real self earlier this day. I cried at work, prayed, and slightly hoped that things will get better. And so I was reminded that above all these overwhelming happenings, I have Jesus – the best thing.

On my way home, I sang praises in my head. I poured my heart out in prayer and thanksgiving, and I claimed answers and breakthroughs for everything I went through today. I just know that God listens to His children. And after all, I live a great life.

A great life is not simply one with unlimited..

○ security and provision

(*I lost a huge amount of money),

○ satisfaction

(*we were all really hungry when the goto finally arrived),

○ happiness

(*it’s not always “rainbows and butterflies” when it comes to relationships at the work place), and

○ comfort

(*it’s always most unpleasant enduring tiredness and draining lines and traffic going home).

It is rather a life that is filled with God, for greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world.

Prayer Poem No. 30

As the night arrives I’m down on my knees

By my bed it’s to You I had my burdens released

Prove once more that to You I matter

My refreshed faith will make me better

Always guide me to show generosity and kindness

Especially to those unworthy of such goodness

Help me soar high on wings to reach my dreams

For at times I’m incapable of many things

Let my plans and goals be free from bitter tears

May they be fulfilled according to Your promise

For You’re the One I most desire everyday

From Your love and mercy I’ll never stray

Journal Entry, May 21, 2017

​”When you’re in love, you enjoy almost everything and anything with the one you love. It always feels amazing and complete. Sometimes, it doesn’t matter how simple your accomplishment is, or how terrible the view, or if the narrative of the movie bores, or if the taste of the dessert sucks. If you’re with the one you love, you always find joy.”

Sing My Name

The rain starts to fall down

The clouds slowly change their hue

This old world still spins around

It knows how much I love you

Cold wind collides with the summer night

The rainy days will linger

Like the hurt that doesn’t feel right

Love will replace it for the better

You can sing my name, it’s alright

Yes, just like a love song

Or let me pick a song tonight

I’ll sing to make your worries be gone

Wake up tomorrow and while it rains

Sing my name with your eyes closed

Worry no more, forget the pain

I’m here now, it’s you I chose

You can sing my name, it’s alright

Make it sound like a love song

Or pick a song for us tonight

To be our lullabye all night long

Holy Week 2017, Healing Prayer Poem No. 7

You’re my Lord, my God, my King

Apart from You I have no good thing

I praise Your counsel and instructions

I’m secured and will not be shaken

You’ve assigned my portion and my cup

Delighted that they’re more than enough

The path of blessed life is with You

And songs of joy I can sing to

In Your refuge, I’m healed and safe

You won’t abandon me to the grave

Eternal pleasures are at Your hand

And hope where my future stands