Sunday, June 27, 2010

GodWhispers - Blessings, Inspiration, Love

Dear Kristina,

Just dropped in to tell you that you live a charmed life.


P.S. I know. Sometimes, you forget, Kristina. So I'm reminding you. Just do what's right and relax. Everything will fall in place.

Thank you Jesus! :)


Thank you Jesus!

June 27, 2010

Dear Kristina,

I just don’t see you as okay.
I just don’t see you acceptable. 
I just don’t find you tolerable. 
I find you totally, wonderfully, super-duper awesome.


P.S. Awesomeness runs in the family, Kristina.  Haha!

Thank you God! You're awesome! I love you Jesus! :)

Saturday, June 26, 2010

GodWhispers - Blessings, Inspiration, Love

Dear Kristina,

Angels here are raving about The Kristina Godinez Miracle.
From where I am, you’re very well liked, loved, adored.
You have a huge Fan Club here, Kristina.


P.S. I’m President of the Club.

Thank you God!

Friday, June 25, 2010

GodWhispers - Blessings, Inspiration, Love

June 25, 2010

Dear Kristina,

Right now, a billion stimuli is bombarding your senses. So much stuff. But you don’t go insane because there’s a little filter in your brain that limits what you focus on. Problem? If this filter is trained to pick up on the wrong stuff.


P.S. Train your filter to pick up on the right stuff: the good, the beautiful, and the wonderful. Think about these things. Talk about these things. Often, often, often!  Be wise, Kristina. You’ll be so much happier.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

GodWhispers - Blessings, Inspiration, Love

Dear Kristina,

Your body and soul are one. What happens in the body is a reflection of what's happening in your soul. Cleanse your soul and you cleanse your body. Heal your soul and you heal your body. Love your soul and you love your body.

Your Creator,

P.S. I love you, Kristina. Receive my healing love.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Thank you Jesus!

June 23, 2010

Dear Kristina,

I’ll bless your work. I’ll prosper the work of your hands. I’ll guide you to create a money machine necessary to provide for your needs, the needs of others, and the needs of my work in the world.


P.S. Work with me, Kristina.

Yes, Lord Jesus. I will. Thank you God. Amen.

GodWhispers - Blessings, Inspiration, Love

Dear Kristina,

You'll never know how much abundance I have in store for you. I will bless you so wildly, you won't know what hit you.

Love, love, love,


P.S. Get ready to be overwhelmed,Kristina.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

And God Whispered ... I'm leaking!

June 22, 2010

Dear Kristina,

Warning: You’re leaking. People around you are sensing little fragments of my glory sipping out of you. 


P.S. One day, people will discover what I’ve known all along. In the meantime, let’s keep them curious, Kristina.

God Whispered - Go Champ!

June 21, 2010

Dear Kristina,

One of the favorite things I love to do is watching you be you.
Even when you fail, I appreciate how you rise up and become even better.


P.S.  Everyone has failed. Don’t be too hard on yourself, Kristina. Get up.
And rise to your real self. Go Champ.

Dear God,

Thank you for helping me get up. With you by my side, all things are possible. I love you God!

Yours always,


Sunday, June 20, 2010

Who is Jesus for you in your life?

Luke 9:18-24
18 Once when Jesus was praying in solitude, and the disciples were with him, he asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?” 19 They said in reply, “John the Baptist; others, Elijah; still others, ‘One of the ancient prophets has arisen.’ ” 20 Then he said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter said in reply, “The Christ of God.” 21 He rebuked them and directed them not to tell this to anyone. 22 He said, “The Son of Man must suffer greatly and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed and on the third day be raised.” 23 Then he said to all, “If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. 24 For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.”

my reflections
t h i n k : Who is Jesus for you in your life?

And God Whispered...

June 19, 2010

Dear Kristina,

Some people hide their awesomeness. It’s so tragic. So much talent. So much
gifts. So much greatness. So much love. All wrapped up in their prisons of

Not you (No, no, no!)

P.S. Because you’re conquering your fears, Kristina.

Friday, June 18, 2010

And God Whispered to me today...

June 18, 2010

Dear Kristina,

So, is it you or is it me that’s creating beautiful magic in the world? Is it you or is it me that’s sharing kindness and spreading goodness and blessing everyone?


P.S. We’re one, Kristina.

Dear God,

I am humbled. Thank you God. Amen.



Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I Am Grateful - Thank You God for My Birthday (And Everything Else)

I am grateful

because it's my birthday today.

...some people don't even get to celebrate their birthday.

my mother may no longer be with me but I am grateful for our memories together. I love the way we used to visit almost every church during the most unusual times. I love the way we used to tour the latest restaurants, when they open and watch movies almost twice a week. I love the way she would call me 'Gunggong Mama'. I miss that. I miss everything about her. Her kindness, her positive spin on everything, her jokes about my spending habits. lol. I miss her wisdom, she always knew what to say when I needed advice. I love her free spirit and extroverted nature, she showed me that life is wonderful and I shouldn't take it too seriously. I miss Mama. Seriously! But I am grateful.

...some children don't even have a mother to take care of them.

my father may not be her to give me a bear hug and buy me cake and ice cream and wish me buon compleanno in person. But I have a great father. He gives me great advice. He comforts me when I'm down, when I'm scared, when I'm tired, bone-weary. He laughs with me when I am happy. We share silly moments even over the phone.

...some children grow up without a father too.

my health may not be perfect but still I am grateful. I appreciate those moments of laughter and I understand now why we have to grieve. I know things won't always be perfect but I also know that I am loved, and I am blessed. I may fight my true nature at times but I know that God knows me inside and out. I know He's waiting for me to allow myself to be enfolded in His glorious arms. And I know that He is always there in the people I live with everyday, my family. We may not be complete but I am grateful. Because God has been so kind to all of us.

...some people have cancer and AIDS and other horrible illnesses, yet they deal with it.

...some people don't talk with their families.

...some people literally turn away from God.

That's why I will always be grateful. Because I know that in spite of everything, no, because of everything that God has given me and my family, we have become stronger. And so have I. I am grateful because even though I am in my 30's and single, I am no longer scared of being alone. Tables have turned today, and I know that I will always have friends, no matter how old I will be. So I am grateful and I look forward to more birthdays. I look up and see God. I look around and see God. I see Him in all of His glorious creation and that's why I'm grateful.

Trials may come but I say 'bring it on!' With God by my side, I know that all things are possible. That's His promise to all of us and that's why I am grateful. And inspired. Thank you Jesus! I love you Lord! I will praise Your name forever. Amen.

Note to self (taken from today's gospel reflections c/o Kerygma Family):

It is important that we all learn to regularly practice penance in our lives. Penance helps us to remember the Passion and suffering of Jesus. It unites us to His suffering in a unique way such that our lives become a part of the work of salvation for others.

Recall the many blessings in your life. Give thanks to God for them. 

Our loving God, thank You for my life. Thank You for all the blessings — both the seen and unseen — that You have poured upon my lap.

Thank you God. Amen.


Be Happy!

Monday, June 14, 2010

And God Whispered...

June 14, 2010

Dear Kristina,

Live for others. It’s the only way to live.

Have fun,

P.S. Learn from me, Kristina. I am love. And you should be too.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

GodWhispers - Blessings, Inspiration, Love

June 13, 2010

Dear Kristina,

Miracles should be a daily thing for you.
I created you to experience glorious wonders daily.

Open up,

P.S.  Expect them, Kristina.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Thank you Jesus! (I'm sorry!)

Thank you Lord Jesus!

For reminding me why in your loving embrace life is always wonderful.

For the tears that left me spent and relieved.

For the trials that I went through while walking with you today.

For the confusion and doubts that you have erased.

For reminding me that I may not be perfect but I am loved.

For your gifts that never ceases to amaze me.

For the longing to be with you that remains within me and never goes away.

For showing me who truly matters -- my family.

For carrying me on your shoulders all this time. Am I a black sheep Lord? If so, I truly am sorry.

For giving me the chance to not only vent but also realize that Lola is lonely too, and that she needs help and comfort more than I do.

For reminding me of the reason why you died on the cross.

For guiding me, in spite of my resistance and mutterings and complaints. I am sorry Lord Jesus.

For showing me that life is more than material things that pass and food that is forgotten. It's about people, and love for family, and friends, and neighbors.

For constantly reminding me that I need not worry about tomorrow. You are here now and so am I. And so is my family. For being such a firecracker, I am sorry Lord Jesus. Sometimes I don't even know why I am that way.

For avoiding you at times and evading the truth (that I need you so bad, it hurts sometimes) and for sometimes forgetting that I should be a blessing because You live in me. I'm sorry Lord Jesus and I thank you for the gentle reminders.

For all that You are and little ol' me. I thank you Lord Jesus and I apologize for my stubborn streak. More of You and less of me. Please Lord?

For overthinking and overcomplicating things. I'm sorry. Thank you Lord Jesus. I will bless your Name forever. You are my God Lord Jesus Christ and I will worship You 'til the end of my days. I surrender my all Lord Jesus. Please bless and guide me always. Thank you Jesus. Amen.

GodWhispers - Blessings, Inspiration, Love

Dear Kristina,
When I saw you, it was love at first sight. Or should I say love at first thought. Because you were a mere thought when I loved you already.


P.S. Kristina, no matter what you do, you can never make me not love you.
Don't even try. It'll be a waste of time.

My GodWhispers for Today

June 11, 2010

Dear Kristina,

Work will always be with you. Your loved ones won’t. When you’re torn between working and spending time with your family, imagine yourself as an older person looking back at your life. What will this elderly person advice you?


P.S. The secret is to put people before things, Kristina.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Thank you Jesus!

I am grateful...

For Your Love and the gift of life, for another lovely day filled with hope, love and faith, thank you Father God.

For the gift of family, and forgiveness, and opportunities for worship and personal growth, thank you Lord Jesus.

For the gift of professional growth, for open doors, for your guidance and enlightenment, thank you Holy Spirit.

For the blessings that continue to rain down upon us, for lovely conversations and new connections, thank you God.

For your presence in the midst of trials and confusion, for your gift of discernment and wisdom, thank you Lord.

For the gifts of prayer, and Your answers, thank you Heavenly Father, thank you Lord Jesus, thank you Holy Spirit. Mama Mary, Blessed Virgin, thank you for your constant presence in my life, for being my source of hope that never ebbs, thank you dear Mother. I love you Mama Mary.

For securities in life that I have surrendered, and for those that I have yet to let go, I thank you Lord Jesus for your guidance and support. I will bless your name forever Lord Jesus. Your praise will be constantly on my lips. Please be my center, Lord Jesus. You will forever be my God, my Savior, my Friend. "Be my center, be my hope, be my song, Jesus!"

Thank you Jesus. Amen.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Thank you Jesus!

I am grateful...

For the chance to be with you, to worship and to serve you during the Holy Mass today.

For being able to join the Novena for your most Sacred Heart, thank you Jesus.

For being a part of the Novena for the Blessed Virgin, our Mother of Perpetual Help.

For the Holy Gospel that still remains in my brain until now and the Homily that really struck a chord in my heart. For once in a long time, I was not defensive while listening to the Homily. I got the message and it really got me thinking, and wanting, no longing to thank you Lord Jesus.

For prayers answered and unanswered; uttered and unsaid, thank you Lord God.

For blessings that continue to pour down, a million thanks Lord Jesus. I may have overlooked them before but now I realize that you are slowly untangling my shackles. Freeing me from my chains, even those of my own making. The material things that keep me tied to my computer chair all day. For all that, thank you Jesus.

For time spent with my family, especially my Lola, during meals, during Love Heals, during in between moments that I will cherish for the rest of my life. I sound corny right now but still I thank you Lord Jesus.

For the oops moments that you were quick to help me with, through your instruments, I thank you Lord Jesus. I also beg for forgiveness, for putting spending and nonsensical stuff over what matters most. I'm sorry Lord Jesus and I thank you for all your help, for pulling me from the brink.

For new open doors, opportunities to develop my skills and build character, thank you Lord Jesus! So unexpected and such a blessing. Thank you for the confidence boost Lord Jesus!

For the chance to finish reading an inspiring book and write about it. At least my blah blahs today had more sense than usual. And I love the ebook so much. Still do. Oh if I could write just a page like the author, I would be forever in bliss. I am grateful for the gifts you gave me Lord Jesus so I won't give envy the chance to ruin things. Not anymore. Thank you Jesus!

For the chance to lie in bed upon waking, then sit quietly and relax, reflect on the previous day and learn from yesterday's lessons, thank you Jesus! I will praise you all my days Lord Jesus! Thank you for all that and more Lord Jesus! I love waking up each day, knowing that I can do nothing but thank you and my day would still be productive. Thank you Lord! In Jesus' name. Amen. :)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

I am grateful. Thank you Jesus.

I am grateful for the gifts of Love, Life, Family and Friends.

I am grateful that I'll be working soon.

I am grateful for the chance to explore the world, the real world this time, not just the virtual one.

I am grateful for the chance to rest, and have fun, and learn new things.

I am grateful for God's Love, which never ceases to amaze me. I am grateful for prayers answered and for trials and crosses that I must bear. No more complaints this time, Lord. I'll give it my best shot.

Thank you Lord for easing my pain, my worries, my fears and my doubts. Thank you for accepting me as your daughter, as your servant, and as part of your wonderful family.

I will bless your name forever Lord Jesus. Thank you for everything. I will continue to thank you for the rest of my life. I praise you Lord and I will always love you. Thank you Jesus. Amen.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

My GodWhispers for Today!

June 5, 2010

Dear Kristina,

You have to believe that your dreams are already done. Made. Completed.
Achieved. With victory parties and wild celebrations already scheduled to
congratulate you. And in due time, what you imagine will happen.


P.S. I’m attending the party, Kristina.

Hurray! Thank you God. Amen.

Friday, June 4, 2010

How do I know that God is at work in my life?

Let me count the ways...

First, His Word flows like a river through my body and my soul every single day. Like a torrent of raging waters that never ceases, God's Word is a constant stream that comes in through various means -- the people I interact with, the Bible, the books I read, the internet, the music I listen to, every single time I worship Him when I go to church, when I confess my sins and the priest shares the Good news. I may not always be open during some of those moments but when God's Word sinks in, Heaven!

Second, His instruments are hard at work. I see them everywhere -- in my own family, my Grandma who I love dearly, my Aunt, who I also love, my Uncles, my Cousins, my Friends, my Neighbors, some of which have been so nice. I never realized that there were a lot of nice people all around me. Everything used to be all about work. I would just come in and go out of the house to work, go out with friends, go to church, without even talking with my neighbors. But now, when I meet some of them and dare to strike a conversation, it's like doors are being opened. And I'm not talking about opportunities to make money or advance my career. No, it's this great chance to bless and be blessed, to learn about their life, where they live, what they do, who they are. It's a refreshing experience and I'm glad I dare to talk with them now. They're strangers no more. I can't wait to meet more of them. Plus, I've met new sisters and brothers in Christ, when I joined a couple of prayer groups and Church congregations. I'd love to go back to my roots and serve through the Church choir too. I have no idea what's holding me back. Embarrassment perhaps? Or lack of confidence in my gift? My voice might be a bit rusty. Plus, I don't know the lyrics of some of the songs. No more excuses, right?

Third, God makes His presence felt in so many ways. Plus, he sends so many signs. And he truly is guiding my steps. I may get a bit stubborn sometimes but in the end I guess it's really up to me. God is always there, ahead of time, sometimes just in time, and sometimes He's just waiting for me to get the message and catch up. It's like He never leaves. And for that I am forever grateful. It's true. I am blessed, I am annointed, I am strong... because God made me that way. God has a great plan for me and He never stops reminding me of that. He never ceases to amaze me. He gives me space when I need it, but He also teaches me life's lessons, no matter how difficult they are to accept or cope with. Today I am filled with hope, and joy and a zeal for life that is surprising. I've never felt this great and for some reason, I know it's because Jesus has finally got His message across. Be patient, wait for Him, focus on what He wants me to do and everything else will fall into place. Very exciting!

And so, as I look back and ponder on how my life has turned out, I realize now that God is always there -- a strong and constant presence in my life. And I know that he always will be an integral part of my life, through good times and bad. For that, I am forever humbled and I am forever grateful. Thank you God! I will bless your name forever, Lord Jesus Christ! Forever I will be your humble servant Lord Jesus. Please mold me and use me for your purpose. May You reign in my heart and in the hearts of all peoples all over the world. Thank you Jesus. Amen.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

The best gift (compliment) I've ever received

I wasn't expecting this but last night, as my Grandma and I were talking, she said these lovely words, out of the blue, it really touched my heart. She said, "you're beautiful" and that I should thank God for that. For someone who has never thought of herself as such, I was so moved. Thank you Lola, and thank you Jesus!

I love talking with my Lola, because she's got so much wisdom and experience. It was a welcome change of pace to just sit back and spend time with her without worrying about time. We just talked about everything under the sun. I just have to say, the women in my family are really strong, very independent and faithful, and I am blessed to belong with them. I'm so happy our family is finally at peace. Some members may be missing now, like my Grandpa, my Mama and my godmother, my second Mama, but we remain close. And for that I am grateful. I love my family! Thank you God! May your love reign in our hearts forever more Lord Jesus. Thank you Jesus. Amen.

The 5 things I am grateful for today

I am grateful for the gift of life and love. Thank you God for extending my life and for keeping all of us healthy. Thank you for your blessings, which continue to pour down upon us.

I am grateful for the time spent talking with my grandma about life, love and loss last night and the chance to bond with my auntie this morning. Thank you Holy Spirit for making our bonds stronger as each day passes. I am forever grateful for the broken relationships (and hearts) that are slowly being mended. Thank you Jesus!

I am grateful for the gift of salvation, which brings me so much joy now that I've confessed my sins and received absolution yesterday. Reconciliation is next. Please guide me Lord Jesus. Thank you Jesus for the gift of forgiveness, which you freely offer, with mercy and grace. I am humbled and I am blessed. Thank you God!

I am grateful for the chance to reconnect with friends. Thank you Jesus for being ever present in my life, sending so many instruments to guide me and help me grow as a Christian-Catholic and as a person.

I am grateful for the rain last night and for the bright sunshiny day that you have gifted us with today. May this day be a blessing for everyone and please use me Lord Jesus to bless the people I meet today. This I ask in Jesus' name. Amen.

For all these and so much more, thank you Jesus. Amen.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The 5 things I am grateful for today

I am grateful for God's love and mercy. Thank you Jesus for extending my life and for guiding my steps. Thank you for sending your Holy Spirit to enlighten me and calm my fears.

I am grateful for my family, for their love and support. Thank you for the meals and conversations shared today, for the love unsaid yet expressed in so many ways.

I am grateful for my trials, my own cross, which I will bear without complaints and with humility and dignity.

I am grateful for second chances, rather so many chances given over and over again, to a poor sinner like me. Thank you Jesus for the gift of the Blessed Sacrament and reconciliation.

I am grateful for the gifts of the arts, music, writing, and songs that lift my spirits and remind me of the wonders of your creation, Heavenly Father, I thank you in Jesus' name. Amen.