men for God

How amazing to see men with “goons” looking  faces, personality and outfit, with tattoos, big muscles (or who obviously works out) and all this i am “fearless” angst on their faces when you look at them BUT knows how to worship God…

…knows how to protect

…knows how to provide

…knows how to pastor.

And feels like it is not less of a man to raise his hand in praise to God.

I pray for more brothers like them inside and out our community.

This video makes me appreciate that God makes these men even more attractive because they praise God and they are bold for HIS greatness.

AND so for me, the most attractive ones are those who has God in their hearts, lives it and witnesses it in the kind of life that they have.

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i love roses. i love St Therese of Lisieux

I love St Therese and i call her my Saint Buddy. 

When i was sent to Argentina for mission and was alone, i found refuge in having a saint buddy and i fell so close to Saint Therese of Lisieux.


I so love her that i tell her everything…all my worries, my happiness and things i prayed for. All my heart’s desires. It is said that when you pray to her, her affirmations of your prayers are shower of roses. It can be in a form of petals, somebody will give you roses, you’ll see it in many different forms…all roses. All affirmations from her and from God. To this date, i have my bible pages with petals of roses which i felt she gave me.
I share the same joy and love of these beautiful affirmations to my family and friends.
A week ago i got a surprise of receiving 12 pieces of roses after a midnight novena with friends from SFL.
I prayed for so many things that night and so i don’t know for which of the prayers i had are these roses. But in my heart, there is only one thing for sure, its an affirmation from heaven through my Saint Buddy, St Therese.
I love her and i know she’s always praying for me. =)
How about you? Who’s your saint buddy? =)


my soul sings

This morning when i woke up…i know my heart wants to sing…

….wants to worship

….wants to pray.

Until God brought me to this song…and totally my heart was captured.

I want your soul to sing too for your God…for Jesus!…

Intro: C#m - B - F# - E - F# - D#m - C#m - B - F# - E 

Verse 1
E    F#       G#m
We pray for blessings
E    F#      D#m
We pray for peace
E     F#      G#m       A                  E
Comfort for family, protection while we sleep
E     F#      G#m
We pray for healing
E      F#   D#m
for prosper--ity
E       F#        G#m            F#
We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our suffering
B        E         F#               G#m
All the while, You hear each spoken need
    C#m             B                 F#
Yet love is way too much to give us lesser things

Chorus
                    B
(Cause) what if your blessings come through raindrops
              F#
What if Your healing comes through tears
            G#m                 F#                 E
What if the thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You're near
C#m     B              E                          (C#m - B - F# - E - F# - D#m)
What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise

Verse 2
E   F#        G#m
We pray for wisdom
E    F#       D#m
Your voice to hear
E     F#      G#m       A               E
We cry in anger when we cannot feel You near
E   F#        G#m
We doubt your goodness
E    F#       D#m
we doubt your love
E       F#     G#m            F#
As if every promise from Your Word is not enough
B           E          F#                  G#m
And all the while, You hear each desperate plea
    C#m                 B            F#
And long that we'd have faith to believe

[Chorus]

Bridge
E             F#
When friends betray us
G#m            A
When darkness seems to win we know
E           F#              G#m           F#
the pain reminds this heart That this is not
                 C#m - B - F# - E - F# - D#m
this is not our home
               B - F# - G#m - E - E- F#
it's not our home                                   

Chorus 2
                     B
(Cause) what if your blessings come through raindrops
              F#
What if Your healing comes through tears
            G#m                 F#                 E
What if the thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You're near
             B
What if my greatest disappointments
       F#
Or the aching of this life
          G#m           F#                 E
Is the revealing of a greater thirst this world can't satisfy
C#m     B              E                    F#                  E
What if trials of this life, the rain, the storms, the hardest nights
 (E)
Are your mercies in disguise

Outro: C#m - B - F# - E - F# - D#m - C#m - B - F# - E - F# - B

If you are playing this song with the guitar, it sounds really pretty with a capo on the 5th fret (and is much easier to play).
Here are the chords you would play with CAPO 5:

NO CAPO = CAPO 5
C#m = Am
B = G
F# = D/F#
E  = C
D#m = Bm
G#m = Em
A = D

beyond the pile of dishes

This is a repost…one of my most fave blog… to see the original blog click on this site:

http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=401894572479

There are two household chores that a missionary must learn before actually being sent to the mission area, washing clothes and washing dishes. If you know how to do these then you are ready to be sent to your mission area. Ahahaha

Last night i did not sleep at my host fam`s house. I needed to sleep over a house in the capital federal, buenos aires after singing and playing guitar in the renewal of vow of a filipina religious sister.

This morning when i came back at my host`s place the first thing i did after putting my stuff on my bed, i swept the floor and when i reached the kitchen, oh i was surprised of the pile of dishes which i think were from the dinner and breakfast of the family.

Deep inside me i was already complaining and having thoughts.
“Oh Lord, so does it mean i will wash this? But i didnt eat here last night nor this morning? Were they waiting for me to wash all of these?”

I was even thinking that if i will be out for lunch i will not really wash those dishes. Ahahahah But at 130pm i heard the daughter-in-law of my host asking me to prepare the table for lunch. Yay! So i`m eating with them and i will wash the dishes! Yay!

I finished eating and decided to wash the pile of dishes!

As i started to wash, i was put into reflecting or should i say complaining? ahahaha
“Lord, why do i have to wash tons of dishes if i just used 1 plate, 1 fork, 1 knife and a glass? Hmmmp!!!”

I guess the Lord heard me, and i noticed my necklace with the cross.

And i realized, when Jesus was asked to save us through crucifixion and His death, He never complained the way i was complaining. He never said, “Why do i have to carry the cross and walk for 6 hours and die in the cross? I am not the sinner! I was not the disobedient one here. I am the Son of God. I should be excuse!”

BUT He never complained.
He never said any of the words i wrote here.

He just said YES without any complain and in the end, He even asked forgiveness for all of us to God the Father…

He so remembered me on His cross.
He save me through His cross.

As i finished washing the pile of dishes, i stopped complaining and i just said “Thank you Jesus!”

Thank you because i dont need to carry the cross for 6 hours, be crucified and died for the sins of others to tell them how much i love them. I just need to wash pile of dishes: plates, utensils and glasses. =)

Thank you Jesus because you love me and you gave me two hands to share my love to my host family through washing pile of dishes and praying for them at the end of the day. =)

Thank you Jesus because with You, i see more stuff beyond the pile of dishes in the sink…
….love beyond difficulties
….abundance beyond nothingness
….security beyond insecurity
…joy beyond sadness
….laughter beyond tears
….hope beyond being in despair
….and life beyond death.

Im ready for more dishes now, Lord!
Im ready to love more.
Im ready to share beyond my nothingness!

….and oh, im ready to put on my hand lotion now after washing pile of dishes. =)

I love you Lord…i love you beyond the pile of dishes. =)