I discovered muzy.com app a few months ago where you could do picture collage, quotes, photo texts and photo quotes quite easily and I’ve been using it since then posting my personal quotes and prayers at our Catholic page in FB. I love it Here are some morning thoughts for you.
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Posted in Christmas 2013, family life, guilty pleasures, season of advent, silence speaks, tagged Apostles Filipino Catholic Community, Christmas 2013, Christmas countdown, Christmas music, family life, guilty pleasures, silence speaks on December 2, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
We’re into the first week of the Advent season and I’m just like a child waiting for Christmas. And did I say, I have my countdown? It’s Josef’s day off so we had the chance to do some honest to goodness cleaning. I was pleasantly surprised when he showed me his room with a functioning 14-inch color television complete with a DVD player. He brought them down when he cleaned up our upper cabinets. I have completely forgotten about them, they’ve been there since typhoon Ondoy and that was more than four years ago. We sorted out a box full of CDs, DVDs, some favorite movies that Nissa collected and songs of yesteryears which are still so good to hear and listen to.
And it’s time to bring out those treasured Christmas albums and sing along with the likes of The Gunter Kallmann Choir, Jose Mari Chan and the upbeat Tagalog Christmas songs of the Dyna Ensemble. A friend who was a former DJ asked me if I have an album of The Gunter Kallmann Choir. I just learned from him that it is no longer available locally. It’s the best album there is that I have treasured listening to through the years. It makes me feel nostalgic just listening to the music and remembering Christmas past. We have Nate now and it would surely be a happy one for us. It’ll be his second Christmas with us and I am sure he can now appreciate the twinkling lights on the Christmas tree and the sound of Christmas carols that he could dance to.
I was thrilled when I saw the number of likes, comments and shares on this simple message which was culled from one of my previous Christmas blogs here at WordPress. Last Sunday, I posted it at our Catholic site which I help maintain at Facebook. As of today, it earned 34 tags, 1,603 likes, 798 shares and 73 comments. Amazing. Maybe they found the message uplifting. I am sharing it again here:
It’s the Holy Season of Advent and we’re now celebrating the first Sunday. Every year, we look forward to the coming of Jesus and pray those beautiful prayers of longing and waiting and sing those beautiful songs of hope and promise.
The Advent season is full of God’s blessings for all of us. He makes us realize and remember to look back at the whole year that is about to end and to look forward to a new and hopeful year that is about to begin. Are we ready to take Him into our hearts? Are we ready to accept Him in our lives? True, we always say time is gold and we should not waste it but we also need to take stock of what is more important, a quiet contemplation, a moment of silence, a minute of giving thanks. Let this be a season of joy for all of us, awaiting a most precious event of the season – a baby born in swaddling cloths to save mankind.
Wow, it’s 23 days to go before Christmas!
Giving is more meaningful when it comes from the heart.
Be a cheerful giver.
Posted in a simple prayer, Closer to God, Faith, life, silence speaks, tagged a simple prayer, Closer to God, Faith, life, prayers, reflections, silence speaks on November 16, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Please keep my FAITH STRONGER than any calamity
that may come into my life. Teach me to love my neighbors just as
You love us equally. Teach me to see the beauty of helping those who are in need
and giving moral support to those who are feeling down.
I give Thee thanks for another beautiful morning.
Thank You Lord for the grace of waking up refreshed,
seeing another beautiful sunrise
and feeling the cold winds on my face.
It’s my birthday today. And they always say, don’t count the years but the blessings that come into your life, but saying thank you is not enough.
For the times that I felt so happy, thank you.
For the days that my kids showed how much I am loved, thank you.
For those moments bonding with my little Nate and making me feel so blessed with his presence, thank you.
For my family, who’ve been so supportive of me through rough times, thank you.
For my dear friends whose presence in my life are blessed gifts, thank you.
For the people I’ve met along the way and blessed me with their smiles, thank you.
For lessons learned and moments cherished, thank you.
For the hard times that I felt like giving up but managed to stay sane, thank you.
For the times I laughed and cried, thank you.
But above all, THANK YOU SO MUCH LORD for the gift of life, it’s another year to be thankful for.
Posted in entertainment, journeys, life, ramblings, silence speaks, thoughts, tagged a bit of myself, life, music, silence speaks, songs of the 70's, thoughts and ramblings on October 20, 2013 | 6 Comments »
♫♪♫♪Was it something on a dream
That touch my memory
Or a picture I didn’t know I’ve seen
That made me stop and stare♪♫♪♫
There is this radio station in the AM band that I listen to every Sunday night that plays purely 70′s music for three straight solid hours unhampered by radio ads except for an occasional station ID. The music of the 70′s is really something I really could relate to, the best kind of music, mellow touch and such. Back in the mid 70′s, I was a teenager finding her place under the sun and falling in love for the first time (did I just say that?) Oh well, there is always something that makes us a little sentimental, going back to old dreams and letting your mind wander on the might-have-beens. No regrets though because that was a part of my life that I truly enjoy reminiscing from time to time. I became a strong person because of it.
Don’t you just love listening to old favorite songs that remind you of how brave you were in facing life’s challenges? Do you remember? Do you smile at yourself while listening to the lovely melodies and meaningful lyrics? Back in the 70′s, we had this phonograph and old 45 discs that you get to play over and over again until the record sounded scratchy in your ear because the needle needed changing due to constant use. Those were the days when you get to memorize (by heart) every lyric of songs that you hear. And those were the days when keeping a journal was the “in” thing to do because you get to write all your secrets there. Ah, the joys of teenage life, the bittersweet experience of a heartbreak. And you believed that you could write tons of poems and hide them somewhere in an old shoebox lined with a pretty gift-wrapping paper.
They’re playing Dan Fogelberg’s Leader of the Band now. Back then, I was fascinated by someone who could really play the guitar so well, James Taylor was a favorite too. I attempted to learn to play the guitar and bought every issue of those Jingle chordbook magazines by saving some of my meager allowance. The pin-up feature of various artists was something to look forward to.
Reminiscing and finding joy in it. And the years are like a slide show of events that pass through a screen and you laugh and smile or even shed a tear or two. Such is life, an unending road of discoveries. Gosh, I will celebrate my birthday in exactly a week from now. Growing old, remembering the passing years and keeping in one’s memory the joys and bliss that life brings. And always reminding yourself that the life-changing events were part of the growing up years.
Posted in Close to Nature, Closer to God, Faith, inspirational, journeys, life, photography, silence speaks, tagged Close to Nature, Closer to God, inspirational, life, prayers, reflections, silence speaks on October 16, 2013 | 2 Comments »