HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

It has been a while since I write for the blog.  Life has been busy.  I thought when the chidren are grown up, life will slow down… I guess not.  Time also has flown faster than I thought. Before we know it, we will welcome 2017 in 6 weeks.

On this day as we celebrate Thanksgiving, while waiting for the turkey to cook to perfection in the oven 🙂   I have time to think about what I am thankful for this year.  Life has its ups and downs, twist and turn, and all the struggles.  But, when I look back to the beginning of the year,  I cannot help but smile and thank God for all His blessings, His presence in our lives, and not to forget the miracles He has given our family.

One of the miracles is my son coming home and living with us for a while. He graduated from college and got a good job.  He asked if he could live in our home for a while.  He said he is homesick as he has been away for college and not eating good.  In other words, he misses home and mama’s cooking 🙂

I remember talking to one of my best friends, about my children wanting to be with their friends more than families.  She said to me not to worry as they will come back.  Well… I guess she is right! One of my son is moving back home.  And the other ones will come home anytime they can.  It makes me happy that my kids want to come home 🙂  I have made a home for them 🙂

As I get older, my priorities change and look at life differently 🙂 I always believe children are blessings from God and they are our inheritance as the Bible says.  We don’t bring our material things that we accumulate to heaven but we will bring our children to heaven with us and yes they will multiply and we are rich 🙂

Not only that my son is home, he also adopted a cat.  Yes, a black cat with yellow eyes 🙂  As a parent, I told him that pet is a commitment and he can’t just dish her out later when he changes his mind.  He said he is aware of the commitment.  He wanted to adopt a black cat because they are the first to be put down as not many people want to adopt black cats.

Well…. Bellatrix (formerly Samara), a domestic short haired cat came to our home last night 🙂 Bella was a pregnant stray cat when she came to the shelter.  She had five kittens and all were adopted except for her.  My son had a choice either Bella or a 4 month old black kitten that five people wanted to adopt.  He chose Bella and I think he made a good choice.  Bella is sweet,  affectionate, and likes to cuddle.  She is not shy and her presence will be known 🙂 She has “I am nice and sweet but don’t mess with me” kinda attitude 🙂  And guess what? I will babysit her until my son comes home from other state.  He basically adopted the cat before moving back home 🙂

As I watch my children interact with Bella.  I can’t stop smiling 🙂 I guess I have done a good job as a mother teaching my children to love and have compassion.  Most of all, we learn that love doesn’t care about being rich or poor.  Look at Bella, she doesn’t care if we are rich or poor.  The most important thing for her is that she finally has a place called home and a family who will love her.  In return, she will pour her love unconditionally to us.  That’s exactly what God does with us.  He pours His unconditional love to us so we can have a place called home with him in heaven and experience His love while we are on earth.  And all He wants from us is a relationship and love like Bella does to our family 🙂

I pray as you read the story, you also will look back to the beginning of the year and feel the same way I feel about Thanksgiving.  We have plenty to be thankful whether it’s big or small, happy or sad, joy or tears.. the most important thing is that… we made it through and for that alone, we should be thankful 🙂  HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

 

 

Good Morning America!

Good Morning America!

America, you are blessed with every spiritual blessing God has for you.  I pray God will continue to bless and protect you, your leaders, people, servicemen/women and everything in you.  May His love, peace and joy will reign and touch each person in America today in Jesus name, amen.

As The Lord commanded, I bless Israel and pray for peace in Jerusalem and Middle East.

Have a blessed 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

Merry Christmas :)

Christmas Is What You Have In Your Heart – Susy Pujiro

Christmas is the season of giving, the season of Joy, the season of peace on earth as a savior was born.  We celebrate the birth of Jesus.   In Matthew 2:11, the three wise men came to see Jesus and brought gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.   The gifts have some meaning.

Gold represents something precious.  Gold can represent people you love.  Do you only think of your family members or relatives in Christmas season? Do you only visit them in Christmas season?  If people are precious, we should honor and love our family and relatives in every season of our lives.

Frankincense represents praise and perfume.  Your praise and worship are like a sweet smell to the Lord.  Perfume represents something smells good.  So Frankincense represent of how you see people and how people see you too.  Do you have good thoughts then it will be like sweet beautiful smell or it will be stinky like a skunk.  But whatever you think of a person, then it’s the perfume you projects about the person.  The same with other’s view of you.  What fragrance do you project…?

Myrrh represents oil or Holy Spirit.  It represents your heart if it’s oiled by the Holy Spirit or not.  What do you think in your heart? The Bible says in Luke 6:45 “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth that which is good, and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth that which is evil. For out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks”.  What is in your heart? Do you think of good things or evil things?

Christmas also means a season of love…. We give because we love or we love so we give.  No matter how you want to say it, Love = Give.  You cannot give without love.  Even when you give with a grouchy heart,  you are driven by love.  That’s why you give.

I believe Christmas should be every day and every moment.  If we say we love Jesus and He dwells in our hearts, then our heart should beat with love.  Because the heart has to beat so we can live.  Let it be with every heartbeat, there will be a beat of love.

So let love also be our motivation to live our lives that can be an example to the world, not only by words but also by deed.

I wish you “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year”

May 2015 be a year of good health, love, peace, joy, happiness, dreams come true and prosperity.

May God’s hands will be upon you all days of your life.

May you count your blessings every day whether it’s small or big.

Because miracle happens every day 🙂

Love Knows No End :)

Love is the beginning, middle, and end – Anonymous

I went shopping the other day.  While browsing through the store, I found a dish soap that caught my eye.  I was not going to buy it, but I kept going back and looking at the dish.  Finally, I decided to buy the soap dish.  The writing on the dish was what caught my eye.  It said “love is the beginning, middle, and end”.

The dish is sitting on my dresser now and I keep looking at it.  The colors are simple, beige and green.  I am going to use it for jewelry dish.  I have time to ponder what it said in the last couple days.

How true it is about love.  Love doesn’t know any end.  The beginning always start with a warm fuzzy feeling of falling in love, that makes you smile when you think of that person, put butterfly in your stomach at the thought of that person, you can’t eat and sleep, you wake up in the morning with that person in your mind, you can’t stop thinking of him/her all day, you can’t wait to see them.

All along love grows in the middle and you continue in the relationship with love guiding you through thick and thin, bad days and good days as life brings.  While you walk alongside love in the middle, you need to make a conscious effort to give love TLC otherwise love cannot grow as you expect it, or love can wither and die away.  Love can’t grow without being tended and nurtured.  The middle love is the most important part of love.

At the end, love is how you nurture it.  Love will always be there to the end, no matter what the end is.  I always think when love ends, it’s the end of love.  But it’s not the case, when love dies, love is still there in your heart but it’s not the love that you used to feel but it becomes a memory of love.

So, don’t forget 🙂 love is the beginning, middle and end.  Love is always there.  It’s our job to nurture love so it can grow and bear fruit of happiness, joy, peace, kindness, gentleness.  Love is not selfish 🙂 LOVE = GIVE 🙂

Have a blessed love week 🙂

Worry Does Not….

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its troubles, it empties today of its strength – Anonymous

There is no joy in worrying as it only robs your happiness. We can worry and worry and it will not solve any problem, but will imprison us into fear. Sometimes what we worry doesn’t matter at the end of the day. When we concentrate on worrying about the “what if”, we might lose sight and missing what is important today.

Today has its own troubles. So, trust God and believe that He knows everything and He is working behind the scene on our behalf. In the meantime, seize the moment, look at your surroundings and enjoy the good things that has been bestowed upon you because you are blessed beyond imaginations 🙂