Friday, December 30, 2011

Isaiah 43

1 But now, this is what the LORD says—
he who created you, Jacob,
he who formed you, Israel:
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
2 When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.
3 For I am the LORD your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior;
I give Egypt for your ransom,
Cush[a] and Seba in your stead.
4 Since you are precious and honored in my sight,
and because I love you,
I will give people in exchange for you,
nations in exchange for your life.
5 Do not be afraid, for I am with you;
I will bring your children from the east
and gather you from the west.
16 This is what the LORD says—
he who made a way through the sea,
a path through the mighty waters,
17 who drew out the chariots and horses,
the army and reinforcements together,
and they lay there, never to rise again,
extinguished, snuffed out like a wick:
18 “Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
19 See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.

Four Eyes

We were finally able to make a visit to the optometrist to have my daughter's eyes checked. It's confirmed that she's near sighted and would need to wear glasses at certain times. At first she was reluctant to wear glasses but after trying out a few pairs, she seemed excited for it. She chose a lavender and pink Barbie eyeglasses which fits her pretty well. The shape of the lens doesn't hide her eyes. Her beautiful big eyes and long eyelashes are still obvious even with the glasses. Yes, she won't need to read articles on , 'how to make your eyelashes grow ' anymore because she already has long eyelashes.

Anyways, as soon as my girl wore her glasses, she was so fascinated that she could clearly see all the signages from afar. It was only then she told me that, before she couldn't see the signages and letterings clearly because they looked blurred. Oh, poor thing.. it's good that we've decided to take her to the doctor.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Cagayan de Oro Flood 2011

Another flood has ravaged Cagayan de Oro City. This flood is even worse than the flood that we experienced last 2009. I'm just grateful to God that my family is now safe after having to climb up to roof of our church at about 1am to escape the rising water. The flood has now subsided but when my family inspected our house ( including my siblings' houses) which is situated near the river, they're no longer there as it has been swept away by the strong waters.

Please continue to pray for the thousands of people affected and displaced by the flood and the families of whom lost their loved ones...

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Good Kind of Clutter

Our house is often cluttered with books, blocks, Beads and toys from our homeschool room to the living room. My kids often times clean up before they go to bed or before they do some quiet activity , but sometimes the 'sight' of an ongoing clutter just doesn't give me a 'positive' energy. :)

But then again, I just remind myself that it's a good sign to see books cluttered up because it means that the kids are really reading our books.. it's good to see the blocks not in their respective boxes because it means that they are using their creativity and imagination to build 'cities' and houses... it's good to see papers with drawings on the floor because it means that they are being artistic. And oh, not to mention our ream of a4 sized papers finishes easily because of heavy use.

So, sometimes, I thank God for clutter.. it just means that I have happy kids around me who are creative, artistic and hungry for knowledge.. :).. "But kids, please clean up afterwards.."

This is just for illustration purposes ( found from google), our rooms are not this cluttered, I think.. ;)

Baby Elephant at the Backyard

Kids say the cutest things..

Hubby and the kids were on their regular evening rides on the motorbike the other day when they passed by our 'dream house' again. Everytime they pass by the house, the kids will start chattering about how they can finally have rabbits and they can run around freely in the yard. My li'l boy on the other hand was quiet on that particular afternoon and finally said, 'But the yard is too big, maybe we can also have a baby elephant for a pet!". Tricia and Hubby couldn't just help but burst in laughter with his wild imagination.

Christmas Wishlist

It's a few more days to go before Christmas. Have you made your 'wishlist' yet? I know of a few friends who have started writing their wishlist like 2 months ago! :) For some, Christmas is the time they would wish for stuff like golf garmin or a new netbook.

As for me, I don't have any 'stuff' on my wishlist yet, I'm just glad that we will be going back home. I guess what one can see on my wish list will not be so much on things but people to meet, places to go and of course food to eat while we're back home. :)

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