Tuesday, April 17, 2012

When did you feel most beautiful?

Think back over your life to the times when you felt most beautiful. I have, and I was surprised to discover that my real moments of beauty resulted from something more powerful than just the combination of the right hairstyle, makeup and clothing.

I've thought of my graduation, the day someone proposed to marry me, and that moment I gave my life to Jesus.

On the day of my graduation I fussed with my hair so much that I was already 15 minutes late for the ceremony. Finally, I just put on my graduation hat and went out of the powder room with a smile. When friends see my graduation pictures today, they never comment on my hair; instead they mention the jubilant happiness showing on my face.

I felt really beautiful during those times when someone would actually talk to my Pastor about his desire to marry me. I was sickling then, I was not in a good physical appearance at all. And with all the beautiful girls surrounding him, I'd pale in comparison. But he chose me.

Eight years ago was the happiest and most important day of my life, when I gave my life to Jesus. I realized how much I have been made worthy because of the cross of Christ. I started to put a great value on my life. It made me feel so beautiful I won't trade myself to anyone else. To this day, I feel most beautiful when I am spiritually strong!

Still, I asked others about this. One friend felt most beautiful on her wedding day. Another friend said that it was when her suitor knelt down and serenade her in public! According to my aunt, t'was during her courtship with her then boyfriend, she had all his attention and he was drooling over her, hahaha. But as for Issha, she feels very beautiful every time her husband makes love with her.. (O ha, beat that! hehe.)

Here's the secret I stumbled upon when trying to solve the beauty puzzle. The situations in my life in which I felt beautiful were all different, but love was the common denominator that transformed me, not the outer trappings: Love for my studies, love from a man, love for and from God. This is perhaps the most important beauty lesson I have ever learned ----Love has the power to transcend our physical limitations.

Soooo.. when did you feel most beautiful? :)

Monday, April 2, 2012

Just dropping by to greet my momJessica a Happy, Happy Birthday.
I might forget the world, but I will never forget the love and support you showered me. You are remembered, and loved of.

-Jewel

Saturday, March 31, 2012

What makes you inspired?




Knowing that greater things are coming my way.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

On the path we have chosen, progress is the simple pleasure to be savored.

When we have a dream, sometimes we get caught up in the destination, we get so much excited about the goal, in our personal idea of success. We get so much caught up in visions of the hear-after and lose sight of, or even begin to despise our small beginnings. But it is this process of starting small, these small steps, that prepares us for growth and eventual arrival at the destination. So don't be hard on your self. In anything we endeavor to do in life, we must be willing to take the small steps even as we keep the end in mind. Realize you had to crawl before you walked. So be careful not to set your targets too high and your deadlines unrealistic, it can be a great source of frustration. Don't think so much about what you don't have, but be grateful for every opportunity. Think about your growth and different phases you passed into. Reflect on where you are now and where you were a few months back. Relish, not rush.

It's the progress, my friend. God gives each one of us a chance for success and remember that success isn't only how much you've accomplished but how far you've come. ;)

Monday, January 16, 2012

I just thought I would post this today (:

(march 26, 2007) I have survived. To all the people who have been consistently showed their support. For those who cried with me in my most trying moments. For all those who put me down and challenged my ability (yes, I'm not numb)… I sincerely thank you all from the bottom of my heart. I will forever cherish everything ..You have changed me…you made me more value the greatness of humility and yes! you guys pushed me to the utmost limit of my sensitivity .. and yet I have discovered that I could still continue loving people despite of the pains. The journey has never been easy and honestly until now still I can’t believe you wonderful people put me in this level. This is the first time I will tell you all, this may sound hypocrisy for you, but I have never considered myself extra ordinary pretty and believe it or not I have my fair share of flaws but I knew I am special not because of some depth of explanation but as simple as I am a child of God just like YOU.. There is just one thing that I could really brag about…I fell…I cried…I whined…I changed…I tried my best…and I have risen…I found myself small realizing I have fall short in God’s glory…but in the end of the weary day there is still left strength in me an enthusiasm to strive righteousness… I am a fan of every hardwork shown by my co survivors. I wish everyone be on the top as I want to see everyone happy. That is a crazy wish I know. I did not pray to be the number one, all I wanted when I started was just a simple desire to experience how it is to be there and enjoy the trip. Let me also say it neatly, I have not campaigned to win your votes through this site.( I am better than that ) as I want it to be just a channel of our communication. This blog is so special for me that I could impart to you a bit of me somehow… little but big deal! What a blessing! I have BOARDED, I PAID for it, and it is so fulfilling that I was able to TAKE OFF. I have not dream to be in this position which may sound absurd! Show business is not my first love. Don’t get me wrong please. All I wanted is to make a difference. I am just a fortunate worm. Now that I am here I know I have to give justice to this chance of a lifetime. I am happy to share this journey with you.

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Wow. I can't believe I was only 16 when you first loved me.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Proverbs 8:18 With God are riches and honor, enduring wealth and prosperity.

**Merry Christmas and a hope-filled New Year, beautiful people. (:
 

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