Saturday, November 24, 2007

My Thoughts

Hello, I'm not really in a blogging mode tonight, but I just want to share my thoughts. I was in Ayala Center with the kids this afternoon. We were just so happy to see the big taurpaulin poster hovering over the mall's fountain area. It was about the "Suessical the Musical" a play adapted from the Cat in the Hat all-time favorite children's tale by Dr. Suess. I was waiting for my turn to be served at the information booth, where tickets for the said play can be secured, when two couples caught the attention of the lady in front of me in the cue.

Lady: I don't like what the shirt that the guy is wearing
( Looking at me and her companion)
...I couldn't help but look at the guy she was referring to

ME: Oh yes, I agree with you, it's very degrading
Lady: How could he dare to wear such beside his girlfriend?
ME: And how come the girlfriend accept such intolerable act?
Lady: mao jud...

Looking at what the guy was wearing, it's a navy blue shirt with yellow print that goes " I'M WITH STUPID ---->" and the girl beside him was his girlfriend ( I just assumed looking at their lovey-dovey gestures at each other.)

Tsk...tsk...tsk... wala pa gani nagminyo, wala na ang respect unsaon na lang ug magkadayon? Basin magpaprint na pud ug lain shirt " IM WITH ______"

Just a simple reminder for all the couples out there...

1 Corinthians 13
Love
1If I speak in the tongues[a] of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames,[b] but have not love, I gain nothing.

4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

8Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. 11When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. 12Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

13And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

THE SCARS OF LIFE

I just want to share this forwarded email from a dear friend, Mommy Fe. These are worth pondering on...

"Love is when God became man."


Some years ago, on a hot summer day in south Florida, a little boy decided to go for a swim in the old swimming hole behind his house.

In a hurry to dive into the cool water, he ran out the back door, leaving behind shoes, socks, and shirt as he went. He flew into the water, not realizing that as he swam toward the middle of the lake, an alligator was swimming toward the shore.

His father, working in the yard, saw the two as they got closer and closer together. In utter fear, he ran toward the water, yelling to his son as loudly as he could.

Hearing his voice, the little boy became alarmed and made a U-turn to swim to his father. It was too late. Just as he reached his father, the alligator reached him.

From the dock, the father grabbed his little boy by the arms just as the alligator snatched his legs. That began an incredible tug-of-war between the two. The alligator was much stronger than the father,

but the father was much too passionate to let go.

A farmer happened to drive by, heard his screams, raced from his truck, took aim and shot the alligator.

Remarkably, after weeks and weeks in the hospital, the little boy survived His legs were extremely scarred by the vicious attack of the animal. And, on his arms, were deep scratches where his father ' s fingernails dug into his flesh in his effort to hang on to the son he loved.

The newspaper reporter who interviewed the boy after the trauma, asked if he would show him his scars. The boy lifted his pant legs. And then, with obvious pride, he said to the reporter, "But look at my arms. I have great scars on my arms, too. I have them because my Dad wouldn ' t let go"

You and I can identify with that little boy. We have scars, too. No, not from an alligator, but the scars of a painful past. Some of those scars are unsightly and have caused us deep regret. But some wounds, my friend, are because God has refused to let you go. In the midst of your struggle, He ' s been there holding on to you.

The Scripture teaches that God loves you. You are a child of God. He wants to protect you and provide for you in every way. But sometimes we foolishly wade into dangerous situations, not knowing what lies ahead. The swimming hole of life is filled with peril - and we forget that the enemy is waiting to attack. That ' s when the tug-of-war begins - and if you have the scars of His love on your arms, be very, very grateful. He did not and

will not ever let you go.

Please pass this on to those you love. God has blessed you, so that you can be a blessing to others. You just never know where a person is in his/her life and what they are going through.



Never judge another person ' s scars, because you don ' t know how they got them. Also, it is so important that we are not selfish, to receive the blessings of these messages, without forwarding them to someone else.

Right now, someone needs to know that God loves them, and you love them, too - enough to not let them go.