normally …

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when I see messages like this, I worry something bad is going to happen. but not today. today I filled in the missing words instead of letting my thoughts go down south. I focused on Him, the truth.

He speaks through pain to HEAL and RESTORE.

He is heard in the darkness to GUIDE and LEAD.

He speaks even more distinctly through tragedy to LOVE and BLESS.

what are you filling the blanks with?

on the way home today, I thought about how people come to know god. it could have been in school, through friends, because of marriage, as a result of something bad etc etc. so many ways. and then it hit me that even before we knew we existed, He knew us. even before our parents found out about us, He has already seen our entire life. and I felt a million goosebumps.

God is good. Receive his love.

in proverbs 31, it says that her lamp goes not out but it burns on continually though the night. my light will burn forever because i’m following Jesus, the light of the world.

as i read proverbs 31:18 over and over and over again, i feel myself strengthening. His peace is embracing me. He is loving me. His hands are stretched forth towards me. and I’m grabbing them as I start nov.

amen.

and Jesus just knows how to put the icing on the cake:

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max lucado.

i chanced upon his daily devotional a week ago and am completely loving these:

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it reminds me of His love and grace. it reminds me that i’m not here without a purpose. it reminds me to close my eyes to all the tiny things that irk me. the many things that irk me are not worth my time nor energy. it reminds me that i’m His testimony and witness. it reminds me that my lord is so kind and gracious. as He loves and forgives me everyday, it asks me what do i do for others; those who matter, those I’ll never meet again and those who I have leased a tiny portion of my life to for the time being. He is so gentle and kind and forgiving AND I so want to be like Him. It’s tough.

And that’s why daily devotionals like this are here to help me and you. God who knows everything knows that we will struggle and forget. I’m convinced that when you seek, you will find.

amen.

braven.

my little sister is in love with braven. ever since she visited him at my aunty’s place three weeks ago, she has been talking about him. non-stop i should add. she once even said that he calms her. she isn’t afraid of him one tiny bit unlike her two older sisters and carries him like he is a baby. I only wish I have half her courage. once her O Levels finishes, I’m pretty sure she is going to be living at my auntie’s place.

meet the Braven who got my sister’s first kiss!

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and for the first time in my life, I saw a dog ‘getting excited’. thanks to braven, I now know how it looks in a dog.