The Sea, the Sun and Your Son

Christianity, Faith, Love, Photography, Poetry

I see Your face

          in the morning

                 and the setting sun


I hear Your peace

                 in the quiet evening

              by waters that run


I feel Your embrace

               in the days coming

                            with Your Love, never gone

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summer 1

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Photos taken at a friend’s private resort,

Burias Breeze Resort, Maramba, Oas, Albay, 2010


Look to Him

Bite Sized Thoughts, Christianity, Faith

Look to God, not on your situations.

Even your situations are meant to bow down before Him. Sit, relax, ‘rest’ and watch Him do it. When we humbly admit that we cannot do things on our own, we allow Him to work in and through us. Humility is a position to receive Grace. The ability to be joyful and thankful amid trying times comes from knowing that He is in control.  If I may borrow these words from one of our church leaders, David Kahn, who spoke for our Life Series: “Press your heart unto Jesus’s chest.”  I believe that’s truly where genuine “rest” begins to happen. Try to taste and see that He is good, you will never fail to praise Him.

“Relax, everything’s going to be all right; rest, everything’s coming together; open your hearts, love is on the way!” (Jude 1:1-2 MSG)

Photo: "I've discovered praising God is at the center of contentment. As we praise Him, we find the assurance that He's got things covered ... even babies who cry inconsolably and our longing for significance.

It's there, in knowing God sees us and hasn't forgotten us, we find peace.

And it's there, in every walking-rocking-sleepless night, we find purpose.

My season of life is different now, but I'm still faced with saying "goodbye" to things I love. That "little" boy moves away to college next month, and I'm praying for an attitude like King David's — full of praise, grace and generosity of heart.” - Glynnis Whitwer

Read the rest of today’s devotion as we gain an attitude of praise :


Bite Sized Thoughts, Faith
From Nick Vujicic's Facebook Page

From Nick Vujicic’s Facebook Page

The picture above is a throwback photo of  Nick Vujicic posted on his Facebook page with the caption “Throwbackkkk! that’s just how I rolled  #tbt #skatebording #wheniwasyoung” .

The photo gave me the definition and illustration of these words:  Limitless. Unstoppable. Grace. Pure Joy. He is such a picture of inspiration. A thought ran in my heart. The world will tell you that you can’t. But it’s your choice whether to listen to the world or to the Word. He chose the latter.

Which voice do you listen to? Is it the voice of your impossibilities, lack, inability and fear? Or is it the voice of possibilities, blessings, courage, faith and ability? Regardless of what position we have in this life, God has endowed every individual with the ability to do great things. God has wonderful things in store for you and me. He has called us higher. He has called us deeper.

How do we define life? Is it a struggle or a discovery? Do you see your situations as mere stumbling blocks or building blocks? Do you focus on the storm while crossing on the other side of the sea? Or do you focus on the presence of Jesus in your boat. To me, it is such an exciting journey of discovery of the great plan than He has for me. As a twenty something, I am grateful that life has taught me to “walk on water” as I focus on the Infinite Love of God. When the world shouts that I can’t, a good question is “How big is your God?”.

I see #Phil413. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”


no other way

Faith, Life Lessons and Impressions, Poetry, Uncategorized

to end
there is no other way
to start

to live
there is no other way
to ‘die’

to find him
there is no other way
to stop seeking

to see yourself
there is no other way
to see Him

to speak
there is no other way
to listen

to get that
there is no other way
to give this up

to go there
there is no other way
to stop here

to lead
there is no other way
to follow

to fill your cup
there is no other way
to empty it

to gain
there is no other way
to lose

in life
there is

the way

of  paradox



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the lights glow brighter

Faith, Life Lessons and Impressions, Photography, Poetry, Uncategorized

the lights glow brighter
in the darkest of hours
the absence of light
is a necessary part


YOU are the light of the world.

Why Do I Pray?

Faith, Life Lessons and Impressions, Poetry, Uncategorized

Because I believe, I  receive

Because I received, I believe

Because I expect, He perfects

Because I am His, life’s a bliss

Because he has it all, my all is his

Why do I pray?

Because he tells me to ask and say

Because not a second I am forgotten.

Because not a blink he fails to listen

Because my every breath shall thank

Because He is whatever I need to fill this ________.

Why ?

”Tetelestai” *


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Note: *Tetelestai: Literally translated the word tetelestai means, “It is finished.” The word occurs in John 19:28 and 19:30

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I Rise as You Are Risen

Faith, Life Lessons and Impressions, Love, Poetry, Uncategorized



Life is never the same again

When I found You

How can I ever fathom Your Love for me

When at my worst You gave Your very best

That day when Heaven became silent

You did it just so You can hear me loud today

No other event can surpass the greatness

Of this beautiful exchange

Your Son, sinless and blameless

Became sin so I can be made righteous

He was crowned with the worst thorns

Just so I can have the Best Crown

He thought of me when He died

He thought of me when He was risen

Oh, what a beautiful Love to rest in!

Unconditional, unfailing and unending

Nothing can come between us

Your love for me is greater than anything

It never runs out

Because He won, I will forever win

Because He loves, I can forever love

Because there is Hope in His resurrection,

I can have Hope

Not in what I do

But in who You are and what You have done

Because of that,

I can walk in health and wholeness

Because He is and has everything, I can have everything

I may see darkness

But I look to Your Light

I may have stumbled

But I will continue to run

Worst things may come

But they will never matter

For I know I have the Best

Your love is greater than

my circumstances

I look to You alone

Who made everything good available for me

When You said “It is finished.”

I rise as You are risen

Death has no power since You have conquered death

Everything finds purpose in You

How can I not be moved by this Love

When it is the most powerful thing

the world has ever known?

My heart will sing to you

Make us fall in love with You

More and more

Love is all the You are

Thank You for redeeming me

That cost Jesus’ blood

Lover of my soul, You truly are

I will triumph as You have triumphed!

I will rise as You are risen!

All Glory is Yours!


Photo2: I am not sure where I’ve found this image saved in my computer. Coudn’t google it anymore. But I am sure this one’s from Hillsong. Similar photos:

 photo 1:

Poem: My sermon reflection from the preaching at our church @

inspired by Jesus 🙂

The Joy in Looking Up

Faith, Life Lessons and Impressions, Photography, Poetry, Uncategorized


Looking up the sky

is such a therapeutic momentary



the time

and see the extraordinary

beauty in simple things.


the air that fills up your soul.


to the eyes that behold from above.

And my mind never fails to capture

freedom .

* These are just random things and views I saw up there. Made me smile 🙂

While waiting for a ieepney near Yakal Dormitory, UP DIliman

While waiting for a ieepney near Yakal Dormitory, UP DIliman (The Carillon)

Sunken Garden, University of the Philippines Diliman

@Sunken Garden, UP Diliman

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Yep. One of my favorite trees at the Sunken.


I guess the church’s name is Manila Cathedral @ Intramuros


view from _th Floor of St. Luke’s Medical Center, Global City


Early morning @ Burias Breeze Resort, Albay


Full moon@ UP Fair ,UP Diliman


Sunset @ UP Diliman


Sun is love!


@ UP Diliman


Sunset View_Sunken Garden @ UP Diliman


Mr. Moon @ UP Fair



Waiting for a jeepney sometimes could take a bit long. So to ease the boredom, God surprised me with this great fireworks display!!:)


Feels like in another place. @The Beach House, UP Diliman


Discover great ways to appease your boredom while waiting for a ride:) I love to look up the sky to predict the weather. Most of the time, to say a breath prayer. The clouds smile back!


morning jog at the park! 🙂 @Makati Park

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I love to look up the sky to name the type of clouds (recalling the science lessons in grade school is fun) This made me smile while walking to my apartment. ‘Sea’ up the sky!:)

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Random walk. I think this must be around St. Luke’s Hospital, Global City

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One afternoon power walk @ Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. SUnsets and lovely street lamps make my heart beat! 🙂

sky tree

Can’t get enough of clear blue sky!

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and yes, street lamp!:)


And yes, yes, yes, sunset again! @UP Diliman. Again, while waiting for MRT jeepney!! 🙂


Guess that’s because the sun may age a million years but its beauty appears to be always new! 🙂 Afternoon contemplation at Starbucks, BGC (Total Corp. Center BGC). I have a collection of shots of sunsets on that spot every time I go there! ❤

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Fascination for street lamps! The Sky is awesome! Early morning walk @ Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

under the tree

Afternoon meditation under my favorite tree while waiting for my class to start. @Sunken Garden, UP Diliman

 While at Ipil Dormitory hut

While at Ipil Dormitory hut

I love the chandelier @ the MEn's dressing room @Market! Market! The fort! Well, that was when my brothers went shopping and they valued my taste for fashion! LOL

Fascination for things artsy chandelier!

Climbing up the hill:)@Lignon Hill Nature PArk

@Lignon Hill Nature PArk



The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.

-Psalm 19:1

Necessary Silence

Faith, Life Lessons and Impressions, Poetry, Uncategorized

I laughed.

I realized that it’s not what I needed

I cried.   Image

I realized that tears won’t purge my soul.

I talked.

I realized that it’s pointless.

My heart grew tired.

I wrapped myself in silence.

I realized that I needed God.

I was empty to be filled again.

“There will always be a space in our hearts

That only God can fill.”


(February 16, 2010)