Posts Tagged ‘answered prayers’

Early this morning I updated our Catholic page and posted a paragraph from a previous blog about giving during the Christmas season.  When you give, give from the heart. It does not need to be in terms of money.  Give time, some precious moments that would make someone smile, some words that would give comfort to a friend, give time to reach out and show how much you love your family, a hug, a kiss, an embrace, these are definitely priceless.

I’ve always said that prayers are our best conversations with God. It doesn’t matter how simple it is because He definitely knows our needs even before we utter them. Given what I went through the past years, having to undergo life-changing ailments –  two major operations in a span of ten years, chemotherapy treatments and kidney bypass that I never expected to undergo barely a year after I was done with my chemotherapy, sometimes I get so wary of feeling a little low health-wise. I have become so cautious of what I eat, what I do (should not be taxing enough to sap my physical strength) and  the ache and pains that are quite normal for someone who is growing older. I always pray for health more than anything else. As they say, health is wealth and I truly believe it.  Praying for health for the whole family, relatives and friends is number one on my list.

Do you believe in the power of prayers? I do. It’s what keeps me grounded. When you are blessed with something you don’t really expect, your heart shouts with joy and thanksgiving.  I prayed for a little surprise this Christmas….answered prayers.  You won’t believe it, this afternoon I received a lovely gift in the form of  stock dividends from another bank I invested in before I retired from work fourteen years ago. 65% is more than enough for that little surprise that I prayed for.  Unexpected blessings!

When you say “God is good”, Nate would answer, “all the time”.


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November is just beginning but I guess, this month would be one of the best months in the year for me. You might be wondering why. It’s just that this month is kind of special – a celebration of two events for two people who are dear to me. It’s my daughter’s wedding on the 13th  (a  week more to go) and my adopted son’s Diaconate Ordination by the end of the month. I am so happy for them both. Nissa has finally found the love of her life, someone she will share a life with. Lovell will finally be ordained as a Deacon and hopefully not long after that, he’ll be ordained a priest. Such overflowing graces and blessings from above. Congratulations to you both.

Yesterday, I received a surprise birthday package from one of my friends at AFCC who is based in Australia. He sent me religious articles including a copy of the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. This is the second time that he mailed something for me. I appreciate the fact that he also offered  mass for the whole family during my birthday last month. It’s really touching to be remembered and to be prayed for. Thank you Lord for more blessings.

I got kind of  nostalgic listening to the music and songs of the 70’s on YouTube.  Songs the like of Morning Girl, my favorite song Absolutely Free, Absolutely Beautiful and other lovely songs of old.  The rain hasn’t stopped since yesterday  and hubby says, we don’t need to worry, there is no storm signal. Well, I am praying for a sunny weather on Nissa’s big day.

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