Posts Tagged ‘silence speaks’
Posted in blessings, Closer to God, Faith, Holy Week 2014, journeys, photography, tagged Closer to God, Faith, Holy Thursday, Holy Week 2014, life, photography, silence speaks on April 17, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
We were supposed to make our yearly Visita Iglesia early today but Josef has to do an overtime work till the wee hours so we postponed it for tomorrow and attended the Last Supper mass at St. Jude Thaddeus Parish near our place. It was a two-hour solemn and meaningful celebration of the mass. It was followed by a short dramatization on how Jesus chose His twelve apostles and the actual commemoration of the last supper. Each apostle was introduced by a short biography culled from the Gospel. For the last four years or so, the Parish distributes crates and baskets of pandesal after the mass. We brought home plenty, good enough for a light breakfast tomorrow since Good Friday is fasting and abstinence.
Early this morning, I was able to clean up my almost three thousand messages at my Yahoo account, some of which I haven’t read in years. Imagine finding yourself reading a birthday greeting that you have missed the last two years. I just have to adjust the setting of my WordPress notifications so I won’t be opening and deleting so many messages on my Yahoo mail. I left the personal e-mails sent by friends and relatives. It is sometimes so engrossing to re-read letters and greetings from close friends.
These are quiet days for me – no TV, no radio, just visits at WordPress to update my blog, a few inspirational read and a visit at Facebook to update our Catholic online page. We will be celebrating our fourth year doing apostolate at FB tomorrow. I wrote a short article on my journey there and how it changed my life for the better.
Have a blessed Holy Thursday to all!
Photo credit goes to my co-admin at AFCC, Paul Cardenas. Thanks Paul :)
How far could you go?
Maybe as far as the eyes can see
Your world can be as big
As your dreams can hold.
Posted in Happiness, journeys, life, photography, poems, ramblings, reflections, silence speaks, thoughts, tagged journeys, life, photography, reflections, silence speaks, thoughts and ramblings on April 6, 2014 | 5 Comments »
You dream of one day having your own place
under the sun,
like a bird that glides its wings and soar
Why should you look for more?
If you could feel the honeyed breath
of the morning on your face
and the softness of wet grass on your toes
wouldn’t that be enough?
But you look for more
because love is never constant
and life is not perfect.
Still, you dream of one day -
finally finding peace at last
finally smiling at yourself
finally knowing that happiness
lies within you.
You cannot conquer the world
but you can dream, still!
They speak of love and faith -
A love that endures
A faith that sustains
They speak of a loving God
whose open arms
Posted in blessings, Closer to God, Faith, family life, journeys, photography, place of worship, silence speaks, tagged Closer to God, Faith, family life, life, photography, reflections, silence speaks, St. Padre Pio, St. Padre Pio in Libis QC on April 5, 2014 | 2 Comments »
Yesterday, my son, her girlfriend Jovy and I visited Padre Pio Chapel in Libis, Quezon City. This is Jovy’s first time to visit the place so we toured her around the gardens after spending some time inside the chapel and at the prayer room of St. Francis of Assisi. I always feel blessed and energized every time I visit this lovely place. Never mind that I am still dragging my left foot while walking. I haven’t been here for a year and I really missed the place. One thing that I enjoy and always look forward to is writing prayer petitions. It was a wondrous communion with God. Despite the knee pain, I found it easier to kneel and the flow of words kept coming. Mere thanksgiving is not enough, asking for more blessings seems a little selfish but that is what I did – praying for the family and for my health.
I took lots of pictures which I will use for my online apostolate. One thing that I found so amazing and so beautiful are the pictures of a dove perched at the statue of an angel in a corner of the garden. It seemed as if it was saying “welcome” to us. Don’t laugh but I said “hello” and it just turned its head the other way, maybe acknowledging our presence there in the heat of the morning sun. Doves have long been depicted as symbols of love, peace and as messengers. White doves are often used during weddings too.
Will post more pictures of Padre Pio chapel in my next blog. Just could not get enough.
I miss sitting in front of my PC but the days are so filled with “things to do” so I am greeting you a warm hello and good morning in the meantime. I promised myself I would write another blog soon.
It’s supposed to be the start of summer in a few days but it rained the whole day yesterday and when I woke up this morning, there was a drizzle that made the morning a little cold, perfect time to enjoy a hot cup of coffee. I welcome the rain at this time of the year but I pray that the low pressure area would leave the country soon.
Welcome summer! I’d like to feel the sun on my face again. Here’s a prayer I have for you today: May you be filled with God’s blessings.
Posted in blogging, books, guilty pleasures, journeys, life, silence speaks, thoughts, tagged a bit of myself, blogging, books, life, My sixth year at WordPress, silence speaks, thoughts on March 13, 2014 | 4 Comments »
Early this morning I received a message from WordPress with their familiar logo. Thanks a lot WordPress for this lovely message:
Posted in Apostles Filipino Catholic Community, city gardening, Close to Nature, Closer to God, inspirational, reflections, silence speaks, thoughts, tagged Apostles Filipino Catholic Community, Close to Nature, Closer to God, inspirational, life, reflections, silence speaks, thoughts on March 12, 2014 | 9 Comments »
My Mokara orchids are blooming nonstop, same with my Hoya. I noticed two more buds while the last bloom is drying up. It’s such a joy to watch them unfold into lovely blooms. When you are lucky to have Nature’s gifts, you can’t help but smile. I am using most of my shots to make quotes for our Catholic page at Facebook. This is one of them.