Tuesday, August 31, 2010

There is Hope in God! (Yay!)

Dear Kristina,

I know you’d rather laugh than cry. (By the way, I love seeing you laugh too.) But your tears do two important things: They have a way of washing your soul. And they have a way of watering the seeds of truth I've planted in your heart so that they bear much fruit one day.
Blessing you,  

P.S. But tears don't last, Kristina. Once they have fulfilled their purpose, laughter shall replace all your tears.

Thank You Jesus! Please Continue to Bless and Cleanse My Soul. I am open Lord Jesus. Amen.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Speedbumps Ahead!

Somehow I feel like I'm rushing through life. I've been stomping my feet for the past few weeks and now I noticed that I'm like riding a bicycle while I'm writing and working on my PC. Weird. First, I was running, then I'm riding a bike and sometimes I'm driving an imaginary car. It's probably time to slam the brakes now.

Time to get out and do some 'splorin outside right? No more sleeping through life. Hey, I'm not a zombie, I'm human and I intend to live, laugh and love once more. Hmmm. I kinda miss that line. Oh well. Off to catch some Zzzz's. Catch y'all later. :)

Our Father (a personal encounter with Jesus)

For the first time in weeks I was able to sing the Our Father without interruption. I felt a connection, like the palpable presence of Jesus.

Oh I pray that the connection will never be severed.

One night after mass

The moon was lovely tonight ... a sight to behold. For some reason, the Blessed Virgin Mary came to mind.

Food for the Soul

God opposes the proud but gives his Grace to the humble. :)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Today's Gospel (Have a Blessed Sunday Everyone!)

Again, Jesus teaches His disciples that humility is essential to the life of discipleship. We cannot expect to progress in the life of holiness without placing them in the merciful hands of God. Jesus was sent not to condemn us but in order that we might have life to the full.
Luke 14:1, 7-14
On a sabbath Jesus went to dine at the home of one of the leading Pharisees, and the people there were observing him carefully. He told a parable to those who had been invited, noticing how they were choosing the places of honor at the table. “When you are invited by someone to a wedding banquet, do not recline at table in the place of honor. A more distinguished guest than you may have been invited by him, and the host who invited both of you may approach you and say, ‘Give your place to this man,’ and then you would proceed with embarrassment to take the lowest place. 10 Rather, when you are invited, go and take the lowest place so that when the host comes to you he may say, ‘My friend, move up to a higher position.’ Then you will enjoy the esteem of your companions at the table. 11 For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.” 12 Then he said to the host who invited him, “When you hold a lunch or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or your wealthy neighbors, in case they may invite you back and you have repayment. 13 Rather, when you hold a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind; 14 blessed indeed
will you be because of their inability to repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”
my reflections
t h i n k : Faith in God and the satisfaction it will bring to our lives is beyond anything we can imagine or have experienced.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Conquering My Fears

Dear Kristina,

Failures don't mean you're a failure. Failures mean you stared straight into the eyes of fear and conquered it.

Proud of you,
P.S. Never fear failure, Kristina. The greatest Champions fail 90 percent of the time.

Avalon - Another Time, Another Place

Friday, August 27, 2010

Love, Love, Love!

Dear Kristina,

Have you ever seen a performer on stage that bombs and bores everyone watching him?  Usually, it's because he became self-conscious. But have you ever seen a fantastic performer on stage? Usually, it's because he lost himself in his performance. Kristina, there lies the secret to a great performance in the stage of life.

Your Audience of One,

P.S. Forget yourself, Kristina! Just go out there and love, love, love. 

Thursday, August 26, 2010

What Matters Most

Dear Kristina,

Don't try to squeeze out the last peso from your deals. Friendships are more important.  People are more important. Love is more important.

The Greatest Giver,
P.S. Kristina, life will pay back your goodness many times over. In this world and in the next. Go for the love, not the gold—and the gold will come chasing after you. 

God Will Make My Dreams Come True

 Dear Kristina,

Have you ever wondered why I have many big dreams for you?
Very Biased,  
P.S. Okay, here's the answer. Because every time I see you, Kristina, I can only see your wonderful potential. Yes, I am wearing rose-colored glasses. But here's a lesson you need to learn: Your perspective determines your reality. Because I believe in you, your dreams will come true. 

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Soulfood Blog: Give Your 10,000 Hours -- And You Will Succeed

Give Your 10,000 Hours—
And You Will Succeed
Today, I’m giving you good news.
You can succeed in life.
Anybody can.
Because time is the great equalizer.
Every human being is given the same amount of time. A billionaire in New York has 24 hours. A beggar in Quiapo has 24 hours. It’s really what we do to those 24 hours that impacts our lives.
Malcolm Gladwell wrote about the 10,000 Hour-Rule in his book, Outliers. He believed that greatness requires the giving of enormous time—approximately 10,000 Hours.
The Phenomenon From London—
Or From Germany?
One of his examples was The Beatles.
The Beatles is the most successful band in the history of music. You must forgive me as I will only tell you what I heard from others. Growing up, I actually never heard The Beatles. I’m only familiar with Charise Pempengco and Sarah Geronimo. (Wink.)
Some say The Beatles were very successful because they were simply super talented.
Not completely true. 
Talent isn’t enough.
Talent is over-rated.
Do you know of very talented people who are unsuccessful?
I do. I also know there are millions of them around.
According to Gladwell, The Beatles were successful because of what happened in Hamburg, Germany from 1960 to 1964.
What was so special about Hamburg, Germany?
Not that they paid well. (They didn’t.) Or that they had the best equipment. Or that they had the best music scene.
Hamburg was special because . . .
(To continue reading Bo's inspiring article, click here.)
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Why Everyone Needs Dreamboards

Dreamboards ... I first heard of this word from Bo Sanchez in one of his audio talks and it has stuck with me since. I have written down a list of dreams, which was inspired by his book, How to Know If Your Dreams Are God's Dreams. For some reason I never got around to coming up with my own dreamboard. I kept editing and rewriting my dreams list but just didn't feel motivated enough to look for pictures and other stuff to add to my own dreamboard.

Dreamboards are visual representation of our dreams and what we want to achieve in life. It can be anything from pictures to magazine posters to training certification -- virtually anything that best describes what we want to happen in our life. This was explained in detail by Sir Jomar and he even showed us his dreamboards.

To be continued ...

Focus on Your Possibilities -- God

Dear Kristina,

Don't focus on your problems. Focus on your possibilities. 

Marveling how marvelous you are,

P.S. Everything is possible if you believe, Kristina. 

You Can Make Your Life Beautiful - A Review Straight From the Heart

You Can Make Your Life Beautiful is one of the most heart-warming, inspiring, uplifting books I have ever read. I was laughing for the most part but one chapter really tugged at my hearstrings and brought tears to my eyes. (I’m sorry for your loss Bo. I believe what you wrote is true, Angel is talking about you and her lovely Mom all the time. I know she’s making God very happy, and that’s such a joy.)

You Can Make Your Life Beautiful is such an amazing gift for everyone. It’s message is simple yet it left me with conflicting emotions – a sense of peace and a yearning to do more. Perhaps spend more time with my family and friends, or make someone, just one person happy today, or spend quality time with the Lord. The seeds are there, firmly planted. My next step is to nurture those seeds and plant seeds of love in my own backyard, in my family. Amazing what a book can do, right? That’s how enthused I get whenever I read a good book, especially an inspiring one. It spurs me into action. And it inspires me to write too.

I really enjoy reading Bo’s books because aside from the fact that he keeps his chapters really short, he has a marvelous sense of humour without taking away from his message – that God loves all of us equally and He wants all of us to be happy. It’s that simple. And I love being reminded of the fact that our God is a happy, loving, forgiving God, who wants the best for us, no matter how bad we are or no matter how bad things get.

He is a source of Love, happiness and strength and His presence in our lives never wavers. It’s such a comfort to know that God will always be there, and that we can do something about our lives with him as our center. I’ve always had trouble surrendering my life to God because I get tied down with semantics and material things sometimes, that I forget that we have a greater purpose. This book is a gentle reminder that our life is how we choose it to be. And that is good enough for me.

I choose to be happy and I choose to let go because I know God will take care of me and He will take care of the rest of us. God is a happy God. Ain’t that grand? And it is true. God does answer prayers His own way. Even unsaid prayers, he gives to us. Patience truly is a virtue that is of divine origin. And, from what I’ve read, so is obedience, humility, prudence, temperance. In His Time.

I guess the main lesson I’ve learned from this book, which I could not stop reading, is this – how our life turns out is our choice. We can choose to live a beautiful life, with God’s help and guidance, or we can choose to turn away from Him and be miserable. If there’s one thing that I’ve learned from this book which I can also relate to my own life, it’s that God still has a way of bringing us back to His warm embrace, though pain, trials and sufferings may lead us away from Him. Truly, He is a faithful God, a Loving God and I am glad to be part of his flock.

Thank you Lord for your guidance. My life is beautiful because of you. I am sorry for those times when I have caused you pain. Lord Jesus, you will always be my God, my Savior, my Lord, my King and my Friend. Thank you for this book. I learned new things today. Hurray! Yes, I will make my life beautiful, and I hope to make other people’s life a bit more beautiful too, in Jesus’ name. Praise you Lord Jesus. Amen.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Let your happy heart soar - God

Dear Kristina,

Do you feel heavy inside because of your problems? Let me lighten your load.


P.S. Wings don't make one fly, Kristina. It's your happy heart that will make you soar.  So be happy today. I need you to reach the stars to inspire others.

Be someone's answered prayer -- God

Dear Kristina,

Don't just pray for your miracle. Be someone's miracle. Don't just pray for your prayer to be answered. Be an answered prayer for someone.

P.S. Forget yourself, (Name), and serve another hurting person. You'll be surprised how you will receive your healing, blessing, and miracles too.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Today's Gospel: Luke 13:22-30


There are a multitude of options for our lives when it comes to the decisions we have to make. However, many, and Jesus seems to be saying here, of them will not lead us to God. We must be willing to reflect upon the choices we make to ensure that what we decide to do leads us to God and not away from Him. This is what the saints refer to as the effort we need to expend to stay faithful to God.

Luke 13:22-30
22 Jesus passed through towns and villages, teaching as he went and making his way to Jerusalem. 23 Someone asked him, “Lord, will only a few people be saved?” He answered them, 24 “Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I tell you, will attempt to enter but will not be strong enough. 25 After the master of the house has arisen and locked the door, then will you stand outside knocking and saying, ‘Lord, open the door for us.’ He will say to you in reply, ‘I do not know where you are from.’ 26 And you will say, ‘We ate and drank in your company and you taught in our streets.’ 27 Then he will say to you, ‘I do not know where [you] are from. Depart from me, all you evildoers!’ 28 And there will be wailing and grinding of teeth when you see Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God and you yourselves cast out. 29 And people will come from the east and the west and from the north and the south and will recline at table in the kingdom of God. 30 For behold, some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last.”

my reflections
t h i n k : We should expect the unexpected when we know we are dealing with God.

My weekly time with God

Sabbath Pause

My weekly time with God

Thank You List

Things to be grateful for from the past week

Thank You God for the gift of life and love, for family and friends and for all of Your creation. Thank You God for being my provider, for the many doors that You have opened, for windows of opportunities that You have given, for the miracles big and small, for healing our family, for the gifts of enlightenment and for showing me the way. Thank You for the prayer meetings, for the gift of time well-spent with my family, for time spent with You during the holy mass, for easing our pain and suffering, for the trials that You have helped me endure, for the blessings that You have showered upon our family. Thank You for sending Your beloved instruments my way. Thank You for revealing my weaknesses and for showing me my strengths so that I may always have confidence in You and in myself and that I may always confide in You. Thank You for blessing my dreams Lord God and for teaching me to dream again. Thank You for giving me purpose and showing me how to use my core gifts wisely. Thank You God for the gift of Your word and music and most of all, for the gifts of Your Holy Spirit, in Jesus' name. Amen.

Special Needs

Things to ask God for in the coming week

Lord, I ask for Your forgiveness and healing, first and foremost, for all of us who need it, especially the members of our family. I pray for Your love and guidance in everything that we do. Teach me to be humble so that I may serve You and my family without hesitation and without asking for anything in return. I pray for the virtues of humility, patience, a contrite heart, charity, chastity, and obedience, so that I may do Your will always. My God I ask for the gifts of the spirit, to erase all doubts and fears, to cleanse my heart and fill it with Your grace of love, forgiveness and kindness. Please cleanse my mind from impure thoughts and desires, and fill it with the sweetness of Your grace and love. Let Your love burn within me Lord Jesus so that I may share this love with others. Most of all dear God, I pray for faith, hope and love. Make me an instrument of Your peace Lord Jesus, so that I may serve You faithfully during the coming week and for the rest of my life. Lord I pray for wisdom, enlightenment and discernment, so that I may always do what is right, without hesitation and with love, for I know that without You Lord I am nothing but with You, all things are possible. Please bless the work of my hands Lord Jesus. Teach me to serve my family with an open heart and with so much love, this I ask in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen.

Hidden Treasure

Most important word God told me this week

Mercy (Grace and Love)

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Trust Me and Rejoice -- God

Dear Kristina,

When you're wronged, don't sulk. I, your GOD, will vindicate you. I will right the wrongs done against you.
Trust me,

P.S. Rejoice for you shall recover more than what you have lost, Kristina. 

Friday, August 20, 2010

Managing Stress

Simple wisdom 
Our task is to strike a balance, to find a middle way, to learn not to overstretch ourselves with extraneous activities and preoccupations, but to simplify our lives more and more. The key to finding a happy balance in modern lives is simplicity.

--Sogyal Rinpoche

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Good Shepherd

It was — and still is — a common sight on the hills of Palestine to see men looking after sheep. There is a close connection between shepherd and sheep. The shepherd will risk his life if his sheep were in danger of being exposed to attacks of the wild beasts or thieves. The shepherd would sleep with his sheep and call each one by name. The shepherd imagery is very common throughout Scripture. The title of shepherd is used to designate those in leadership — kings, priests and other leaders in authority. Even God is seen in Scripture as the Shepherd — we are His people, the sheep of His flock. At the time of Ezekiel, which was a time of international upheaval and Jewish exile, God notices the unfaithfulness of these supposed shepherds. The very ones who were responsible for looking after the flock neglected their duties.
There was a reversal in roles according to the prophet. Shepherds were not looking after the sheep but rather after themselves. They were living lives of luxury and taking advantage to the detriment of the people. They were not strengthening the weak, healing the afflicted or seeking those who have gone stray. In fact, the people were at a loss without a shepherd. In the end God declares that He will shepherd the sheep and do away with these false shepherds who only care for themselves.
We must pray for the shepherds in our society — those entrusted with responsibility. How often do we see shepherds taking advantage of those entrusted to them by abusing their power and authority?
I remember once being asked by my spiritual director: what empowers you and how do you show your power? We can empower in love or we can empower in domination. All of us are entrusted with power to be shepherds, one way or another. Do we use that power to be good shepherds or do we take advantage of that power to dominate and lord it over others? Fr. Brian Steele, MGL
Reflection Question:
Who am I a shepherd to in my life? Am I a good shepherd?
The Lord is my Shepherd. There is nothing I shall want. Amen.

Today's Gospel

In order to understand the true nature of God’s love, mercy and forgiveness, we have to let go of the idea that we can earn the gift of eternal life. Yes, there are requirements for eternal life in terms of living by faith but it is only through God’s grace that any of this is possible. The landowner in the Gospel gives the same wage (read reward) to all the workers, even those who have done virtually nothing. God’s forgiveness is the same for us all; it is the entry point for the gift of eternal life. It is the experience of eternal life that will differ from person to person according to the capacity we have all developed.
Matthew 20:1-16
Jesus told his disciples this parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out at dawn to hire laborers for his vineyard. After agreeing with them for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard. Going out about nine o’clock, he saw others standing idle in the marketplace, and he said to them, ‘You too go into my vineyard, and I will give you what is just.’ So they went off. And he went out again around noon, and around three o’clock, and did likewise. Going out about five o’clock, he found others standing around, and said to them, ‘Why do you stand here idle all day?’ They answered, ‘Because no one has hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You too go into my vineyard.’ When it was evening the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, ‘Summon the laborers and give them their pay, beginning with the last and ending with the first.’ When those who had started about five o’clock came, each received the usual daily wage. 10 So when the first came, they thought that they would receive more, but each of them also got the usual wage. 11 And on receiving it they grumbled against the landowner, 12 saying, ‘These last ones worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us, who bore the day’s burden and the heat.’ 13 He said to one of them in reply, ‘My friend, I am not cheating you. Did you not agree with me for the usual daily wage? 14 Take what is yours and go. What if I wish to give this last one the same as you? 15 Or am I not free to do as I wish with my own money? Are you envious because I am generous?’ 16 Thus, the last will be first, and the first will be last.”
my reflections
t h i n k : Let us be committed in praying regularly that our leaders will be faithful to their flocks and exercise their authority well.

Grow, expand your LOVE!

Dear Kristina,

I've planted seeds of increase in you. You cannot be contained by your past.
Don't be stuck,

P.S. I created you to grow, Kristina. It's in your DNA. Expand your love. Expand your influence. Expand your service. Expand your wealth. 

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Matt Redman - The Heart of Worship

Jesus Christ (Once Again) - Matt Redman

Jesus Christ (Once Again)

Jesus Christ, I think upon Your sacrifice
You became nothing
Poured out to death
Many times, I've wondered at your gift of life
I'm in that place once again
I'm in that place once again

And once again I look upon the cross where You died
I'm humbled by Your mercy and I'm broken inside
Once again I thank You,
Once again I pour out my life

Now You are exhalted to the highest place
King of the Heavens, where one day I'll bow
But for now, I'll marvel at Your saving grace
I'm full of praise once again
Oh I'm full of praise once again

And once again I look upon the cross where You died
I'm humbled by Your mercy and I'm broken inside
Once again I thank You
Once again I pour out my life

Thank you for the cross
Thank you for the cross
Thank you for the cross, my friend

And once again I look upon the cross where You died
I'm humbled by Your mercy and I'm broken inside
Once again I thank You
Once again I pour out my life

Who will you LOVE today?

Dear Kristina,

Who will you love today? It's your most powerful weapon.

Blessing you abundantly,


P.S. The universe is mesmerized when you forget yourself and serve another person, Kristina. It's the secret to receiving the greatest riches in the world. 

Today's Gospel


Distractions are death to the spiritual life, and one of the biggest sources of distractions here on earth is wealth. It is what causes us to focus on all that the world can offer, but to what avail? Can the world or anything in it offer eternal life? The Scriptures clearly witness to the fact that we will all die, even apart from logic, telling us that our bodies will eventually wear out.

Matthew 19:23-30
23 Jesus said to his disciples: “Amen, I say to you, it will be hard for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven. 24 Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” 25 When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and said, “Who then can be saved?” 26 Jesus looked at them and said, “For human beings this is impossible, but for God all things are possible.” 27 Then Peter said to him in reply, “We have given up everything and followed you. What will there be for us?” 28 Jesus said to them, “Amen, I say to you that you who have followed me, in the new age, when the Son of Man is seated on his throne of glory, will yourselves sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 29 And everyone who has given up houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands for the sake of my name will receive a hundred times more, and will inherit eternal life. 30 But many who are first will be last, and the last will be first.”
Job 10-13
my reflections
t h i n k : It is the pride and arrogance of the people in seeking to follow their own counsel and wisdom rather than God’s that is their downfall.

Monday, August 16, 2010

I Love You Jesus! I am letting go now.

Dear Kristina,

Release the doubt. Release the worry. Release the struggle.

Let go,


P.S. You're a faith person, Kristina. You have every resource you need.


When we read the same story in the Gospel of Mark, we are told the man is rich and he is a ruler. In other words, he is in a position of authority and quite wealthy. He possesses many things and now he wants to possess eternal life. The young man is keen to be on the right side; he has done all things well but he feels something is still lacking. Jesus knows the one thing he lacks — detachment of heart. To possess this is the way to enter into eternal life, according to Jesus.
The trouble with the young man is that he possesses many things that the world portrays as good, yet is far from God. But God is still pleased with him — he keeps the commandments, is a good person, morally and civilly. You might say that his possessions are controlling him rather than he being in control of his possessions.
Notice the man’s response. Jesus gives him the answer to his question, yet he walks away sad. Does this mean he is not willing to give up his possessions? On the other hand, does he now realize what kind of a stronghold he has with these material possessions? Why is he sad? Shouldn’t he be rejoicing at having found the answer to life? Matthew tells us that he left the presence of Jesus in sadness because his possessions were many. Perhaps he was not willing to give them away. Perhaps there were too many to give away.
Do you want to enter eternal life? Perhaps like the young man in the Gospel, you are doing all the right things. You keep the commandments, you act in charity, you love the Lord, but what is the one thing you lack? What is your possession? What is the one thing you will not give away, because if you do you will fear being sad? Jesus is telling us to be detached. The very thing that holds us is possessing us to the point that we do not want to let it go. Yes, it will be hard to let go but we must understand the joy and liberation we will have once we are detached. Fr. Brian Steele, MGL

Reflection Question:
What are my possessions? What are the things I hold dear and find hard to let go?

Lord, I rejoice in the gift of eternal life given me. Help me to live, as You want me to, holding nothing back but surrendering all things to You. Amen.

St. Beatrix da Silva, pray for us.

Today's Gospel


Again, just like last Saturday’s Gospel, we have a call to absolute trust in God’s goodness towards us. Jesus challenges the rich young man to forsake his trust in everything except God’s providence. This seems to be an unreasonable request but it is actually what faith is all about — it is the essence of what it means to have faith in somebody — to entrust all to their care. Let us seek to make our lives living examples of such faith.

Matthew 19:16-22
16 A young man approached Jesus and said, “Teacher, what good must I do to gain eternal life?” 17 He answered him, “Why do you ask me about the good? There is only One who is good. If you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments.” 18 He asked him, “Which ones?” And Jesus replied, “ ‘You shall not kill; you shall not commit adultery; you shall not steal; you shall not bear false witness; 19 honor your father and your mother’; and ‘you shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ ” 20 The young man said to him, “All of these I have observed. What do I still lack?” 21 Jesus said to him, “If you wish to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” 22 When the young man heard this statement, he went away sad, for he had many possessions.

my reflections
t h i n k : Sin and death often accompany one another.

You have forgotten God who gave you birth.


Deuteronomy 32:18-19, 20, 21
R: You have forgotten God who gave you birth.
18 You were unmindful of the Rock that begot you, You forgot the God who gave you birth. 19 When the LORD saw this, he was filled with loathing and anger toward his sons and daughters. (R) 20 “I will hide my face from them,” he said, “and see what will then become of them. What a fickle race they are, sons with no loyalty in them!” (R) 21 “Since they have provoked me with their ‘no-god’ and angered me with their vain idols, I will provoke them with a ‘no-people’; with a foolish nation I will anger them.” (R)

Sunday, August 15, 2010


Today is the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Only during the past year did I learn that she was assumed body and soul into heaven. And that amazed me to no end. Thank God for the Rosary and St. Paul Rosary guides that showed the way.

The Blessed Virgin Mary teaches us so many lessons. I guess the first and best lesson she has taught me is LOVE. I can find no words good enough to describe how loving and humble our Blessed Virgin Mother is. It's all comes naturally to her, and for that I am both grateful and ashamed. Her life is blameless, faultless, never tainted by sin. Her Immaculate Conception is and will always remain a mystery. I think the first question I'm going to ask her is, how did you do it all Mama Mary? So many blessings have poured forth but so many sufferings came with it, even the Holy Cross of her Son, our Savior, she had to bear in silence. No wonder she is the first disciple of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

I am awed by her Humility, Obedience, Unwavering Yes to God, Service without questions or complaints.

Thank you Mama Mary. I love you so much. :)


Saturday, August 14, 2010

From my blesser: Serve!

Dear Kristina,

Are you ready for more abundance? Money is nothing else but a symbol of value. So the surest way to increase your income is to increase your value — and give that value to others.

Your Blesser,

P.S. Serve me with your money, Kristina. 

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Change Today

Dear Kristina,

To change your life, you need to change your daily agenda. It all starts there. Nothing changes without changing what you do every day. Change today and you change your life.


P.S. Kristina, this is the day that I have made. But now, I ask you to make it your day.  Rejoice and be glad in it.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I Choose to Change - I Will Change

Dear Kristina,

Do you know why people don't change, no matter how painful their lives are?  Because they choose what is familiar, no matter how painful, over what is unfamiliar.   That's why I urge you to be comfortable with the unfamiliar.


P.S. Each night, I erase your past, and every morning is my way of telling you that you have a new future ahead of you, Kristina.

Monday, August 9, 2010

God lives in me

Dear Kristina,
When they ask me where I live, I say “I live in Kristina.”


P.S. See yourself as a holy place. Respect yourself. Value yourself. Love yourself.  Never destroy yourself with sin.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

In Search of God?

Dear Kristina,

In this world, you're not a tourist. You're a pilgrim. The difference is as wide as the Pacific Ocean. Tourists search for fun. Pilgrims search for me.

I'm the greatest fun you'll ever have,

P.S. Here's the truth: You can find me everywhere,Kristina . Easy search, huh?

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Take a Detour -- God

Dear Kristina,

When you meet a roadblock, take a detour.

Have a blast,

P.S. Kristina, here's a secret: It's in the detours where you'll find your greatest successes.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A short prayer during trials

Where in my life do I feel abandoned by family, friends or God? What areas of my life need to be rebuilt and restored in the Lord?

Lord God, Your love is everlasting. May this love heal me and restore me to Your grace and holiness. Come, Holy Sprit, rebuild my life in grace and strength. Amen.

Just in case you forget ...

“God has loved you with an everlasting love and His affection for you is constant and never ending.” 

Always be Open -- God

Dear Kristina,

Let me tell you a great truth: A short-term failure is not a failure. Short-term failure is the only pathway to long-term success.

Always be open,

P.S. Kristina, I specialize in turning failures into triumphs. Watch me.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

GodWhispers - Blessings, Inspiration, Love

Dear Kristina,

Have you seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa? It’s world famous. But did you know that it was a giant failure? It was a cathedral bell tower built 700 years ago that “sank” on one side no matter what repair work they did. But precisely because it failed, it became a great success. If the tower didn't fail, it would have been ordinary.


P.S. So how can you use your failure to be a great success, Kristina?

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Discover yourself and find deep happiness -- God

Dear Kristina,

I won't do everything for you. If I did, you won't learn new things, expand your world, sharpen your mind, discover yourself and find deep happiness.

Your Teacher,

P.S. Go ahead, Kristina. Conquer galaxies.