Multitudes on Mondays

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Thankful for the washer 

AC finally summer has arrived

 Visit in the park

 Seeing my children’s excitement every time we go out.

 The happiness I can see in my children’s face when they play with their father.

 Thankful for the food here, I will surely miss them when we move to the Philippines.

 Roasted duck, I love it.

 Lamb, love the taste.

Bountiful supply of fruits like Cherries, Water melon, Apricot etc, etc. they’re pretty cheap here.

 Listening to my 22 month daughter talking, she’s funny.

 An inquisitive 3-year-old daughter

 A husband who is wise in handling money.

 Thankful fur the household chores, they are my therapy

I’m in the process of learning and mastering contentment, I’m thankful for that, I desire to be what Apostle Paul said in Philippians 4:12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.

The grace to live each day.

Ability to taste food

Ability to talk

Ability to hear.

Ability to feel

Ability to see.

Ability to walk.

Living a simple life, fewer worries, less expenses, less stress, more time for the family.

Happy Birthday Bethany

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAYou just turn three today.  You’ve been our source of joy, we’re so blessed to have you in our life. We are forever grateful to God for entrusting you to us.

We pray that the Lord may  fill you with wisdom, understanding and knowledge.

May He shower you with gifts talents, skills, and may you use those to glorify His name.

May you be healthy mentally, physically and emotionally as you grow.

May the Lord favor you and be with you always.

We pray that the Lord may preserve you until the time of your marriage.

May you entrust your life to Him even at the young age and  serve Him for the rest of your life.

We pray that may you be generous and loving.

And most of all we pray that even at the young age may you learn to find happiness not in material things but in the things that cannot be bought by money.

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I’m still learning to let go and trying to embrace your childhood, accepting you for who you are and not forcing you to be the person I want you to be. You have a strong personality, you like to do things on your own. Your independence is astonishing. Your beauty is unique. Your intelligence is amazing. We are always proud of you. We love you unconditionally.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jie jie!

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I am now in my 23th week of Pregnancy

I am now in my 23th week of pregnancy, which means I’ve hit the halfway mark.

My tummy looks bigger, probably because it’s my second but I only weigh like 108 lbs

I visited the hospital for my ultrasound last week, the result says everything is normal, the baby seems doing great, we don’t know the sex yet. The baby started to move before I hit my 4 months.

Things have been so much better these days. I can still carry my daughter who is 24 lbs. I can do everything except that when I walk far I can feel little pain on my back. I’ve been more choosy with the food though.

And my hormones and emotions are changing too.

I am more emotional I guess. I get easily irritated even with the small things and feel  frustrated that I couldn’t do the things I want.

There were just times when I felt … overwhelmed with emotions.

Feeling blue sometimes and so touchy, rather than uttering unnecessarily unhappy words, I chose to stay quieter throughout the day.

I sometimes feel so sleepy but couldn’t sleep because my daughter is awake. That makes me more frustrated.

I’m just glad that it doesn’t happen to me too often so far. I’m trying really to be happy at all the times, I’m kind of tired being grumpy and moody.

Anyway,  I thank God for the strength, good health and everything.  To know that our baby’s growing well inside is truly amazing!

With all the overwhelming feelings…

I’m excited to see our next child.

In My Desperation…

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In my desperation I prayed, and the LORD listened; he saved me from all my troubles. Psalm 34:6

Father help me to focus my heart and thoughts to you and in you alone. Calm my mind and help me to concentrate and listen to your voice. I cannot do it alone. Let me hear you and you alone

In me there is darkness but with you there is light. In me there is restlessness but with you there is peace.
In me there is loneliness but with you there is fullness of joy
In me there is helplessness but with you there is strength.
In me there is hastiness but with you there is patience.
In me there is foolishness but with you there is wisdom.
In me there is doubtfulness but with you there is faith.
In me there is bitterness but with you there is love.
In me there is selfishness but with you there is freedom.
In me there is limitation but with you everything is possible.
In me there is greediness but with you there is satisfaction.
I don’t understand your ways but you know the way for me and that way is perfect.

Oh Father, Restore me the liberty and enable me to live one day at a time. And whatever this day may bring. May I always glorify you.

Amen!

Linked with Word Filled Wednesday

Word Filled Wednesday – Enough


Sometimes we get weary, sometimes the weight of the world seems so heavy to carry. We feel weighted down, we feel confused, we feel discouraged, we feel hopeless. And we want to shout “ENNNNOUUGGGHHHH”.

Jesus said in John 16:33, I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart? I have overcome the world.

 “What will we do when hopelessness attacks? Focus, focus on Jesus. Believe and keep faithful to His Word, to His promises. It’s time for us to turn away from our troubles and accept the peace that only Him can bring.”

“Lord, whatever I am going through right now, I offer that to you. I choose to focus unto you alone. I will not focus on my troubles but I will focus in You alone, knowing that you alone can bring real peace.”

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Thankful Thursday

You are my God

You are the lover of my soul.

Sometimes I am tired of what is happening in my life

Thank you for each day, You give me new beginning

Thank you for You give me reason to live

Sometimes, I feel so tiresome

With what’s happening around me.

Thank you for giving me strength.

When it seems that everything is against me

Thank you for You give joy in my heart

You give peace in my mind.

You give rest with my trembling soul

You give strength with my tired spirit.

You are my Lord.

Thank you for

You restore my soul.

You give me hope when everything is hopeless

You are dear to me my Lord my savior.

You are all that I have.

You are all that I am proud of.

You are my God, you are my Life

Words are not enough how much I want to thank You

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Don’t let the Circumstances Around You Ruin your Day!

Take time to watch this video, my prayer is that, it will somehow encourage you. Indeed happiness is a choice, you may or may not allow the circumstances around you to ruin your day, steal your peace and joy or you may let God to move in your life through these challenges. Whatever trials you are facing right now. God wants you to know that He is in control of everything all He wants from you is to TRUST Him.

Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known to Me, your God. And My peace, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and minds through Jesus Christ.
Philippians 4:6-7

Take no thought, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ Or ‘What will we drink?’ Or ‘With what will we be clothed?…. for your heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you
Matthew 6:31-33

Blessed is the one who trusts in You, Lord, and whose hope You are. For he will be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreads out her roots by the river, and shall not fear when heat comes, but her leaf will be green and will not be full of care in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.
Jeremiah 17:7-8

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Happiness

Right guy, right bank account, right job, right friends, right apartment, and perfect body figure. Are these things making you happy? Yes, these things somehow make us happy. But if my happiness is dependent on these things, I will be the most miserable person on earth, because all these things are temporary.

God wants us to have more than happiness, He wants our happiness to be dependent not on temporary things but on Someone who is unchangeable, happiness that comes from within, a happiness that can never be changed by your circumstances, by your possessions or your relationships with others. He wants you to have more than happiness, but He wants you to have joy. Joy is not dependent on circumstances, possessions or relationships with other people. Joy comes from Jesus alone. And He is willing to give that to anyone who wants to accept Him. Joy is an inside job, let Him do that for you.

I wrote this few years ago in my other blog and it’s funny coz God is using my old journals to encourage me through this He’s just reminding me once again that only Him can give me real happiness. Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot of things, there so many things that are troubling me and somehow those worries steal my joy. But thanks be to the Lord Jesus Christ for reminding me that He is the only true source of our happiness.

Lord whatever worries I have right now, I am giving that to you. Thank you for reminding me once again that you are the only source of joy and since I have you I have all the joy to combat all the worries of this world”

Psalms 4:7-8 “You have put gladness in my heart, more than when their grain and new wine abound. In peace I will both lie down and sleep, for You alone, O Lord, make me to dwell in safety.” NASB