002 It's Just OK.

Monday, April 20, 2015 / , , ,

Dear YOU,

We all get broken sometimes.

It's an inevitable fact to admit but I'd like you to remind you again that you are never alone and do know that it's just OK.

We've all been there. Although that doesn't mean that we can't be there again, one day, we can shake them off and proudly say, we've all been there.

It's just OK to know that in the midst of brokenness, we realize that there are certain things in life that are beyond the control of our human capacity, but rest in the fact that there is a God who can do all things, no matter how impossible we think they are. To be honest, I've been there. It was in that period of hitting rock bottom that I felt extremely exhausted as the troubles and challenges didn't seem endless. But it was also in that moment of weakness that I realized that all I need is to be completely dependent on a sovereign and mighty God who controls everything, and that He can do what I can't. At first, I was too afraid but God promised that He will be with me and so He did.

Like you, there was also a time when I repeatedly asked Him why He allowed things to happen in my life. Despite all the things I've done for Him, despite of my self-proclaimed faithfulness, I am still bombarded with challenges and trials.  Oblivious to me, God is paying attention to my rantings, and He opened my mind and my heart to a thousand realizations, including the fact that He is making me grow into a person He wanted me to be. God stirred up my circumstances because He doesn't want me to settle into who I was before since He believes that I can still be better, that I can do so much better with the purpose He is calling me for. He was actually using this period of darkness in order for me to submit to Him all my hurts, fears, pride, stubbornness, ignorance, doubts, all the things that hinder us from being whole in His love. Had I not been on these struggles, I would not experience the spiritual growth and healing that I didn't know I ever needed.

In the middle of those overwhelming frustration and disappointments, I heard Him say, "Trust Me. Let Me lead you."

Go ahead, trust Him. Even if seeing the next rays of sunshine seems like taking forever, even if we don't know if there's going to be light at the end of our tunnels, you may take refuge in the idea that God has it all planned up and He knows what lies ahead of us. God is too powerful to maneuver things for our own good, all rooted in His love for us. As always, His plans are always better than the ones we orchestrated in our lives. All because He loves us. And even if we don't get what we initially desire at the end of our struggle, rest assured that we are never the same person as we were before - we become stronger, better, wiser, more resilient, more trusting - which I reckon is a pretty great thing.

In this moment, I hope you'll find joy in the idea that being broken will open your eyes to your weaknesses and strengths, that despite of all the insurmountable challenges, when all is said and done, we can still rise above the circumstances. Sometimes, the journey that we are most afraid to take turns out to be an exciting adventure we ever wanted and needed.

I hope you'll find strength in the fact that God is our refuge and mighty redeemer in these moments of weakness. We may feel that He is silent at times, but rest assured, we are never alone. He is working in us and in all the circumstances around us, stirring things up to our advantage. If He can make miracles happen, He can also make things work out for our own good. Just have faith and trust in His timing as well.

I hope you'll find peace in knowing that our God is merciful and compassionate, and that His grace is enough for us to hurdle over every stumbling block along the way. His interventions are their way.

I hope you'll find the love that you deserve because our God can provide every single thing you've been looking for. Don't be afraid to leave space for His miracles to happen.

All He requires from us is to simply trust Him. Breathe in, breathe out. It's just OK.

Just never lose faith in Him.

Always praying for you,
YOU, only better

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Thursday, April 9, 2015 / , ,

Oh hello summer!

Pardon me for being out in the blog lately. It’s summer here in the Philippines and with a very great weather, who would not want to be always out in the sun? Definitely, not me.

A lot of people welcome the awesome summer weather with much enthusiasm and gusto that they dedicate months of prepping up to bring out that summer body. But with the problem in change in size also comes with a change in wardrobe. Well, after losing almost 8lbs for this year, I just realized that such problem could exist.

If you’re with me in this issue, then probably the first thing that comes into your mind is to opt for a wardrobe change. I recently stumbled upon this website, AllStoresClothing.com, one of the leading wholesale clothing stores in the United Kingdom, which really offers a good selection of clothing in bulk orders at a fraction of a cost compared to buying clothes individually. If you want to save on shipping prices, especially when buying online, then buying products on wholesale is one option to consider. 


Friday, March 27, 2015 / , , , , , ,

Ditch the shoes and don the season’s trendiest flip-flops because, finally, here comes the sun. Just before long-planned summer escapades get rolling,kick off the season with the world’s favorite brand of flip-flops.On March 27, Havaianas officially welcomes summer nationwide with National Flip-Flops Day. Getready for a whole day of festivities that everyone shouldn’t miss. 

Havaianas promises treats all around from partners who are joining in the celebration. Those who are wearing their Havaianas will get exciting treats like a free meal upsize from Pepper Lunch at Gaisano Mall Davao between 2-5pm. Everyone who posts a photo of these treats using the hashtag #nationalflipflopsdayphgets a chance to win a Havaianas flip-float or a pair of flip-flops. 

The Nail Bar Manis&Pedis located at Unit 105 McPod Bldg., McArthur Highway, Matina (Beside Ateneo Grade school) will also be giving very special freebies to those who come in their HAVAIANAS from March 25-27. These Havaianaticos who walk in will be given FREE Nail Polish (Essie/O.P.I/Orly/Chinaglaze) for every Pedicure and FREE Nail stamps to kids below 7 years old. Plus they get to bring home a limited edition Havaianas item and discount coupons. 

On March 27, it’s more on the selfeet and less on the selfies. Everyone who uploads a creative photo wearing their Havaianas and tags @havaianasphils with the hashtags #nationalflipflopsdayph and #selfeet gets a chance to win a pair of flip-flops. To make it more exciting, Havaianas is inviting companies and school organizations to join the selfeet contest and let their shoes take a leave or a vacation. 

Exciting treats also await customers who will visit All Flip-Flops Abreeza, All Flip-Flops SM Ecoland and the Martish Store Bajada.Some of the in-store festivities include free Lulu DK jewelry tattoos and free ice cream to beat the heat. Make sure to get there once doors open because early birds with a minimum purchase of one Havaianas pair will receive a complimentary summer essential from Beach Hut. 

Just for this festive event, a promo on the Original style, an adaptation of the very first Havaianas design, is offered. To top it all off, all items, are given a 20% discount at selected participating retailers. On March 27, Havaianas makes sure that everyone goes home a winner. 

Ring in the summer right and celebrate National Flip-Flops Day. Starting March 27, it’s all about the flip-flops as Havaianas officially welcomes the season of sunshine and kicks off the most exciting adventures.