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Hands


Every time I see this photo I took when Nate was just a month old, I am always inspired. It’s his hands and mine, a promise of everything wonderful, a promise of a lovely journey together, a promise of  a new and wonderful dawn in our lives.

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I Will Sing Forever


Waking up, I was singing this in my head. It’s inspired by the Psalm 89:1

♫♫♪♫I will sing forever of Your love, O Lord
I will celebrate the wonder of Your name
For the word that You speak is a song of forgiveness
And a song of gentle mercy and of peace

Let us wake at the morning and be filled with Your love
And sing songs of praise all our days
For Your love is as high as the heavens above us
And Your faithfulness as certain as the dawn

I will sing forever of Your love, O Lord
I will celebrate the wonder of Your name

For the word that You speak is a song of forgiveness
And a song of gentle mercy and of peace

I will sing forever of Your love, O Lord
For You are my refuge and my strength
You fill the world with Your life-giving spirit
That speaks Your word
Your word of mercy and of peace

CODA:
And I will sing forever of Your love, O Lord
Yes I will sing forever of Your love, O Lord♪♪♫♫

Wednesday Thoughts


I replanted Sansevieria  a while ago. I wonder why they are also called  Mother-in-Law’s tongue. How have they earned that name?

 

Dwarf Sansevieria

Put them in full sun at the moment but will use them indoors later. A few years ago, one of my cousins gave me a whole pot of this plant and they are now everywhere in the garden. I love their sturdy leaves, they easy to grow too and need little watering. thew are low maintenance, so to speak.

Some years back, I found this lovely book about gardening. How to maintain a garden, practical techniques for successful growing and so many lovely photos on each page. I just love it. Sometimes, growing perennials is easier than growing annuals.

Garden Guides

Good thing I kept this baller which I wore during the 2016 election.  Mar Roxas on the go. Will be campaigning for him online. He is number one on my list of senators for the coming 2019 election.

 

My Mar Roxas baller

 

Reaching Another Milestone


I used to blog about blogs and the life of a blogger, for  sometime now though, I haven’t written a single post.

Been blogging  for  about nine years now. I must admit, it is a long journey. A journey of faith, hope, inspiration, finding friendship, sharing and visiting places  I’ve never been. It is nice to see those places that you just read in books. It’s nice to see those wonderful photos shared by online friends from other parts of the world.  Who would have thought  that blogging has gone this far?

When I started here, there were no like buttons yet but comments were open. WordPress used to have that yearly review of our blogs but for some reasons it was gone two years ago. What a pity, I loved it.  Then there was a time when they would add some inspiring words once you have  written another post like awesome, great, inspiring and the like. I miss that too.

I still use the old platform when writing a post and since  I am on a free theme, I now reduce the size of the photos I upload before posting.  I  used to participate in the photo challenges of the site where they give you a word and you have to supply your own interpretations in photos. Those posts ate up lots of my free space that is why I am  quite conscious now to post photos.

I reached another milestone, I guess. Finally I crossed the line on having around 550, 000 stats on my blog. This is for Dreams and Escapes alone. My other four blogs are not regularly updated.  At the moment,   I have a total of  550,057. It is great to know that people from all walks of life still visit and read my posts and some leave comments  on them.  I thank all of you for following my blog.

Today’s Quotes


I still miss those uplifting words. Now and then, I would reread her poems in the three lovely books I have here in my shelf.  They are a joy to read in this otherwise bleak morning. The sun is slowly coming out though. Mary Oliver is a favorite.

One other author whose works I always look forward to is Richard Paul Evans. We are friends  in Facebook and I  also follow his blog. I have a whole collection of quotes taken from his various books which he freely shares with friends.

MAR ROXAS For The Win


I can’t help but react when I watched his video on Facebook. Yes, I cried (they are tears of joy of course).

For several months now, people are urging him to run again for a Senate seat. He lost  to Duterte during the 2016 presidential election. You can’t win, those bots and trolls who were kept busy destroying the man, making FAKE news  about him. His  political enemies were at their best propagating those lies.

After months of discernment, he said it was really hard to decide. He is now enjoying being a private citizen, bonding with his family, visiting several provinces here in the Philippines, mountain climbing with his wife.

He knows about the problems the country and its people are facing now.  He said he has given his all during the past government posts  but he cannot just turn his back on us and the problems our economy faces right now. Is he willing? YES!  He is asking for our help because he could  not do it alone.  He needs us to be there behind him.

I just remembered, I  still have the baller bracelet  of Mar which Nissa gave me during the 2016 presidential election.

Thanks Sen. Mar. You gave us hope.

MAR ROXAS for the win.

St. Pope Paul VI


He was the first pope to visit the Philippines back in the 70’s. I was in high school then and we attended the mass held at the UST grandstand. I remember wearing  my gala uniform together with other students in high school. Now he is a saint.

Pray for us,  St. Pope Paul VI.