You & I

You talk, I blush.

You initiate, I submit

You smile, I laugh

You tease, I fall

You sing, I listen

You walk, I follow

You go, I wait

You stop, I pray


What a week!

What a relief to spend Saturday without stress. I had a very good night sleep. Wooh! I survived the stress week! Huge number of tickets to manage, unreasonable colleague, responsibilities at home, challenges at work, and loneliness. All these things fired out in me last week. It was a tiring and challenging season for me. But you know what, these challenges are considered treasures. These challenges will drive you to improve. I remember our sessions with our MBB Director, he told us that we must face the problems and challenges by considering those as our treasures in life, hence, we will not improve. That encouraged me to look up, pray and remember my dreams. I want to improve myself, responses, perspective and actions. Mature people face challenges strongly and boldly. You need to be proactive in giving solutions to these treasures and the grace to shake the stress off of your mind. Inhale. Exhale. Everything will be fine, just be calm and find peace.

Fear God or Fear Everything Else

But the LORD of hosts, him you shall honor as holy. Let him be your fear, and let him be your dread. Isaiah 8:13

Fear is the universal primal response to suffering. And yet beyond doubt it is also the single greatest enemy of recovery.
~ Philip Yancey

A person who is suffering, whether physically or emotionally, often feel an tyrannical sense of desolation. That person feel forsaken, by God or by others, for they must bear the pain inside of them and because no one else completely understands. Loneliness increases the fear, which in turn increases the pain, and downward the spiral goes. Suffering does not mean that God is against you; God is on our side. Personal experience of the God of perfect love can victoriously overcome fear. Life does not promise smooth roads. It will always include circumstances that provoke fear: if not sickness, financial difficulty; if not scarcity, rejection; if not loneliness, failure. In such a world, we have a choice: to fear God, or to fear everything else. Then trust God for in the end trust represents the proper fear of the Lord. Ultimately, it will still be your choice. The question is, “what will you choose?”

Mt. Batulao (July 12, 2015–Nasugbu, Batangas)

The rainy days here in Manila moved me to be more emotional. I thought about things that aren’t necessary. Good thing I joined a hike at Mt. Batulao, Nasugbu, Batangas.

We thought at first that this would not push through because of the bad weather. Then, the sun just welcomed us there.


What a worth it hike for us. We encountered puddles of mud and discovered many things in that mountain. One of the best things I also liked about this trampling is the people. I met new people and they are all adorable. I truly like the attitudes of hikers. Beside being nature lovers, hikers are also down to earth. They do not gloat about who they are or what they do for living. I like their spirit of encouragement and approach. Hikers don’t just love to travel and reach the summit but also want to release all negative burdens in their lives. I want to climb more mountains. It was just like climbing and conquering your own mountain/s of afflictions.


The Lord reminded me on my morning devotion that I need to take strong courage because He has already overcomed the world.


I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

I don’t need to fear. I don’t need to be discouraged. I don’t need anything else, I want Jesus. He is enought for me.

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9



Praise God for this another adventure with the Lord. More climbs to go. 🙂