Have a Blessed Friday :)

Look around and you will see God in everything and give thanks for He is good and faithful and He speaks to us constantly.. perk your ears to hear His gentle voice, open your eyes and see the beauty surrounding you, only the master creator can do such a marvelous work creation of colors. Feel the wind on your face as a gentle kiss from the Lord as He says “I love you” and He is right there for you.

Have a blessed Friday 🙂 remember to smile as it’s free but can brighten one’s day

Laughter Brings Joy To Life

My son decided he wanted to clean the decks yesterday so we turned on the outside water faucet. This is around 10:30 in the morning. He skipped a couple classes at school to help me clean.  Nice boy I have 🙂  Little that I knew, the water spigot on the side of home was opened full blast. My sister told me that the kitchen was losing water pressure and that my other son has been in the bathroom for a long time. I checked and told her that he has been out of the bathroom for a while and the noise is just the water running outside… boy, was I right.. the water was running LOL for about 2.5 hours full blast.

I sat down watching TV in my living room and I heard this noise like running water.. suddenly, I remembered and thought “oh no”.. ran outside and yep.. the water was running full force and looked at the window well.. there was a pool LOL I ran back inside the house, grab a pail and dog leash and yelled at my sister to go down and check the bedroom. Taking out water with pail and dog leash brought back memories how we drew water from the well back home… I started to laugh and thought it was funny LOL I took about 10 gallons of water from the window well. A thought came to my mind whether I should jump into the well so I could get the water faster but I would be stuck if no one could hear me LOL. We used 12 towels plus my small wet and dry vacuum to dry the carpet. I decided to call my friend who is a carpet cleaning guy, Bruno (by the way he does a wonderful job and I can refer you if you need help with carpet cleaning) to help me and bless his heart, he came 30 minutes later. He looked at the carpet and he said it wasn’t that bad and asked if I had a fan to dry the carpet and I told him I do and showed him my desk fan.. he laughed and told me I needed a commercial fan.. he said he would go home and come back with the big fan LOL Now the carpet is pulled back and drying. I have to call a carpet installer to change the pad and put the carpet back. The day that I said I am done with cleaning the basement.. now this happened LOL

Later that day, I was making hamburgers for prayer meeting and my family. I tried to lit the grill and it wouldn’t lit.. my son tried to help me for 10 minutes and we tried every knob LOL and it wouldn’t lit. Then we realized the propane was gone LOL thank God I have two more tanks in the garage so whoala.. we had a nice dinner for prayer meeting. Most of all, we all got hit with the joy and laughed at the things that happened. There is no need to get mad or swear as it will not change anything…. I guess I learn to just flow with life and not sweat the small things that can be fixed and in everything joy is the strength 🙂 and when we can laugh at any situation, somehow it doesn’t seem to dread or weigh us down.. so laugh until your sides hurt with the story because it’s exactly what God wants you to do 🙂 May the joy of the Lord be your strength and you can laugh at your fear and it will not have any hold on you anymore 🙂 God bless you

Happy 4th of July :)

I want to wish “Happy 4th of July” to all fellow Americans and to all people who are celebrating the Independence Day of America. Let us not forget the cost of freedom that we enjoy, and a lot of times we take for granted. Most of all, let us remember the wars fought to liberate us from oppressors and colonizers. Let us not forget the many lives lost in the battle to fight for our freedom so we can live freely in the land of the brave.

Freedom costs everything from lives, money to land, but yet freedom also will take us to a place we never dream of. I urge you to take time to count your blessings to what the freedom has given to your lives and pray for America that God will always bless America and put America in the cup of His hands and that He sends His angels to watch over America, because God loves America and He loves you too 🙂

And to all of the veterans who have served and serving now.. we say “THANK YOU” for all that you do for us.  May God bless you abundantly and keep you safe in the palm of His hands 🙂

Loyal To The End

Dog is man’s best friend – Anonymous

Thursday, June 26, 2014 was the saddest day in my life as I had to put my beautiful little girl to sleep.  She got sick 2.5 months ago and I nursed her back to life.  She was doing well till about a month ago and she just went down hill pretty fast.  I did everything I could to save her.  The Vet told me what she had was a blessing and a curse because it was fast and aggressive and no amount of money could do her any good.

Her name was Misty, a West Highland Terrier.  She loved to roll in the snow and just buried herself in it.  She would charge at any big dogs like she was the alpha.  She was Houdini, she could pick the kennel door and got out.  After a while, I learn to trust her and let her roam the house when I was gone.  She was my shadow for 15.5 years and she never left my side.  I did not need to call her or anything, she would be right there with me.  When I worked, she would curl up under my desk.  When I watched TV, she would lay down next to me.  When I walk, she would be right behind me.   Even towards the end, she would look for me, when she didn’t see me.   She gave me two more months to spend with her and to prepare me to let her go.  I knew it was time for her to go, but it was so hard to let go.  I held her so tight to the end and she didn’t go alone.  She knew she was loved.  I know she is in heaven, running and playing and no more suffering.  One day, I will see her again 🙂

I miss her terribly.  The other night, I came home and as soon as I walked into my house, I called her name.  Then, I realized she was no longer with me.  It is hard to prepare food for other kids as I would still look for her dish to fill.  Her bed is still next to mine 🙂  out of the blue, I would just cry.  I have my bad days and good days.  My children know I am not altogether yet.  They know I am still sad and miss Misty terribly.

Dog is often called man’s best friend, loyal and faithful, companion, loving.  Dogs give us unconditional love.  Even though, we know what would happen a few years down the road, because of the love and companionship they give us, we were so willing to go through the heartache all over again.  I guess, love is worth all the risk.  I believe if we were to watch how animals interact with each other, we could learn about love and life from them.

Same with God’s love, even though it hurts Him to see His son hung on the cross to pay for our sins.  He did not waver in His decision because of His love for us.  Yet, when we were sinners, He send His son to die on the cross so that we can get saved because of His grace and mercy.  He doesn’t force us to follow Him, He waits till we are ready because that is just who He is – faithful, loving,  and merciful.  I consider myself blessed to know the love of God and the love of my pets.  Misty hung on till I was ready to let her go.  Same with God.  He waits till you are ready to come to Him and He will welcome you into His arms, in the meantime He does what He can to keep you safe.

God knew what was going to happen with Misty before she got sick.  I was persuaded by my friend to take her puppy three months ago.  His name is Nemo, a maltipoo.  Nemo has been my shadow last week before Misty went.  It felt like the baton was passed from Misty to Nemo to watch me.  He would follow me like Misty did.  First I thought it was strange for a puppy that young to do such thing.  Now, I know 🙂

 

Someone loves you…..

We should not be mean to anybody because that anybody has someone who loves them – Mary Pujiro

While I am cleaning my office today, The Lord reminds me of what my mom used to say when I was growing up.  She always said that we should not be mean to a person as someone loves them and we should remember that.  In this instance, she was speaking about her daughter in law and sons in law.

As I grew up, I watched how my mom interacted with her daughter in law and sons in law.  She was always courteous with them and did not interfere in their relationships.  Now, that both of my parents are gone.  I realize even though I don’t have my earthly parents anymore but someone still loves me very much, watches over me, and always have my best interest in His mind.. and that person is God.  I am never alone, He is always there for me 🙂

I hope and pray that I will be like my mother towards my children’s spouses.  I have watched my sons dating and breaking up with their girlfriends.  I am always there for them and I refrain myself to not interfere in their relationships.  I have likened both of my sons’ girlfriends.  We  get along pretty well, to make them comfortable sitting in my kitchen and visiting with me.

I would admit, I love my sons’ girlfriends like my own daughters.  They are still young, but my prayers that God will bring them who He wants them to marry and raise a family together and serve Him.  I think that’s the prayers of all parents for their kids.  I am blessed 🙂

 

 

Who Is God?

God is a touchy subject to discuss as there are a lot of opinions about him.  Some people don’t believe God, some people do.  Some people say He does not exist because we can not see Him, some people believe He exists.

 So, who is God?

 For me personally, God is the creator of heaven and earth.  When I look around me, I am in awe with His creation.  The fish in the sea, the stars in the sky, the moon and the sun, the planets and animals,  the trees and flowers, and not to mention us who is created in His own image.  He created all of these beautiful things for us to enjoy because He loves us.  He is Trinity : The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit.  He is lover of my soul, he loves me unconditionally.  He always has His eyes on me all the time, He treasures me and put me in the cup of His hands.  When I think of Him, He makes me smile and my heart swells.  He is the strong tower who gives me shelter when the storm is raging in.  He is the wind beneath my wings so I can fly above the storm of life.  He is the light house that will guide me to safety.  He hides me under His wings to protect me.  He is the alpha and omega, the beginning and the end.  He is a gentleman, He keeps His promises to me.  He is my daddy who loves to bless His little girl with every good gift.  He showers me with His mercy and goodness all the days of my life.

 But you say, how can you say that..? it’s easy..  think of it as dating and falling in love with your girlfriend or boyfriend.  You can not wait to see them, you think of them throughout the day.  You smile when you get the text message.  Your mind is consumed with your lover.  It will be the same way with God 🙂

 God is love.  You can not see what love looks like but you can feel love and you know what love is. You can not see Him with your bare eyes but you can see Him with the eyes of your heart.  You will know Him because you know Him first in your heart 🙂

 Take a moment, close your eyes and think of love.  If you dare, 🙂 take the step to get to know Him and you will be amazed at what Love can do for you 🙂