22 Oct 2017

The special fruit in the forest

I had another dream the following night and it goes like this;

     We were camping in the middle of nowhere, a forest? a vacant place where no one resides? My aunt Alice and aunt Sarie were there in my dream. And three more 2 tall guys and another woman that I didn't recognise in my waking up but in my dreams, I knew them, they were close friends.
My two aunts and the other guy went away to look for something, will it be food, fruits vegetables, whatever they might find in that huge forest! While me and my other two company remains in our camping area fixing up the place.

      A couple of hour later, my aunts and the guy returned with so much goods with them. There were Santol fruits so big and still hanging the suppose branches but the branches looks like a flat thing leather. We know its nice and can be expensive. My aunt alice gave me one big branch with 5 pieces of huge santol fruit in it. I can say it was the best. But I certainly knew they have more in the sacks. They gave aways but there are others who paid with money in return to the goods given.

But before the day ended, a group of strong men (like Gladiators) with their horses came and look for them who went out and stole their fruit. My aunts in fear surrendered directly and showed so sorry for what they have done for they do not know it was forbidden. But the twist was, they pointed me as one of them as well and handed me the money they received from other people. They were so scared. I did not deny as well and explained well to the men our innocence and that we just saw it in the forest and thought know one owns it. I handed to them the money we received and returned the fruits that was left in our hands. And they spare our lives and left. Then I woke up!

I still did not understand what that dream tells me. I just want to write it here so I could not forget it!
Any one can share their wisdom about it <3 p="">

20 Oct 2017

The tongue is a FIRE

Strange as it is, I woke up this morning with my dream still in my mind. Bewildered, I open my digital bible for a verse for the day and it says; "A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger"Prov. 15:1. Well, I still didn't understand, but the verse gave me a hint, that makes me more curious what was it all about.

My dream goes like this;  
     I was with my big filipino family.  My father was present, my mother, brothers, grandma, grandpa, aunts cousins and more. It looks like we had a gathering. My aunt Alice (who also lives here in Sweden) baked a sweet buns (bullar). It tasted so good but she just hid it in the kitchen under the table, So I took some and offer it others. Everyone asked where to get it, so I told them where, and almost everyone want it! My aunt looks so happy that we ate and liked what she baked. Then I left the place.
I found my self waiting for a bus but I noticed something I was holding that I need to burn. So I went to the fireplace near the bus stop. This place is meant to be there, for people to cook/grill something or burn something. I burned that thing in my hand and while it was still burning, I left and went to the bus thats coming and get in to continue my journey. While sitting in the bus travelling, I smelled a kind of smoke from a thing thats burning and the first thing that came to my mind was the one I was burning. So, I signalled the driver to stop. I need to get back to the fireplace. When I arrived there, I saw a MAN stopping the fire using his hands to get the thing that causes the fire, his feet stamping the burning grass, his mouth blowing off some tiny fires and even rolled his body on the fire in the plain ground. His face and clothes were became dirty and black but he's not burnt or hurt. Whats left to me were a tiny tongue-shaped fire along the sideways which I also stamped off by my feet. The man is one of the bystanders or a guard that usually sits on the built-in 'waiting shade' up in the tree. All who sits there can see whats going on there under. So, he saw the situation and came down to stop the fire.


As I've said, I was not satisfied the verse I read, I still didn't understand my dream that bugs me, though I have this knowledge about the relationship of fire and the words (harsh) that comes out from the tongue. But then again still didn't get it, so I read more. I read my Daily Reading Plans and yet its about being truly wise or HEAVENLY WISDOM. That, the outward sign of 'heavenly wisdom is a gentle and humble spirit and therefore, all who are truly wise will have the hallmark of genuine humility.

Still, didn't connect to my dream. I thought.

But to my surprise! As I continue reading; the verses and more explanations given leads to the book of James chapter 3. It's about taming the tongue and in verse  6 says, "The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire" 

From there, I stopped and pondered, Is it because of my being outspoken? I might have often slipped out words that are already harsh and could burn and do harm even not in my intentions. Tendencies are, carelessness and tactlessness, thinking that I really have to slip it out because I need to, no big deal, people do the same (the scene where I need to burn the thing I was holding in the place where all others burn things). 

From the first verse, the Lord already warned me about harsh words stirs up anger. It's like burning fire and harm people we love. And in my reading, it teaches about the characteristics of heavenly wisdom. It is gentle, courteous and respectful of the feelings of others. 

I might have the gift of tongue that lifts people up. To spread the good news that makes people happy and interested and encourages other people about what their talents are and what they can do. (the scene where I shared the sweet buns and spread the news about what my Aunt can do. It brings my family happy and encouraged and received/ate sweet foods, good to the mouth and it gives good feelings.)

But in the same tongue I can harm people if I'm not aware about it. In verse 9, "With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father and with it we curse human beings who have been made in God's likeness". 

My dear friends, I would like to share an excerpt from my reading plans that summed up the lesson for today;
"If your heart is right before God, He will use your words to produce the right kind of fruit in your life. Your outward behaviour will reflect if you are wise as you control your tongue" 

God bless everyone and thanks for reading! May you got something good in it that can help your journey in life. 

15 Aug 2017

I chose FAITH over FEAR

We absolutely have no idea what the future looks like for us. We have so many plans of course, and every plan is best for us in our own thinking. We dream big and promised ourselves to make it real one day! So, when things doesn't follow what we want, and what we hardly worked out and expect,  frustrations and discouragements can creep in, into our being. We tend to stop and doubt ourselves which leads to not continue what you are striving for or to the goal. FEAR and afraid to the unknown ruled inside you.

In Proverbs 16, King Solomon stated about how to make our plans be successful and how God works in our plans. I was living it after so many failures I had in my life, and right after I followed what it says and understand to let God order my life, I now living His promises. And every time I am facing challenges and feel weak and afraid, I always go back to the bible and choose FAITH over FEAR.

15 Sep 2015

Family bond!

I was very emotional these past days. I can't trace what causes it and when it started. One possibility is the aftermath after our vacation to Philippines. It was a great time, precious and quality time with them have been the center of that vacation. And so, out of these unexplainable feelings, I come up of visiting my blog. I wanted to write everything I am feeling and what are in my minds and to easily do this, I have to sit here and keep writing.

Well, it's been a year now from my last post. I am focusing on my studies and taking care of my family so I had no time writing! This is not yet my come back though, I just drop here to pour out some things in my mind.

Our 6 weeks vacation in my hometown was different from other trip we had. This time, it was more deep than just vacationing. My family had experienced trials and difficulties but instead of crying over it, we faced them together with might, a strong family might. There, I realised how important and how strong the family can be when fighting together as one! Knowing the great father in heaven is always with us. It was shaking but it feels wonderful after all.

I am so thankful for that opportunity and for every timing God has for us. Though, when the time we came back home here in Sweden, I felt different and thought, I just missed my family. Maybe it is and maybe more . But then again, as the old saying says; "This too shall pass". Well, hoping for the good of everyone! My prayers that the Lord will continue to keep us all and gives us wisdom to know His will and will help us do the purpose he has for us.


10 Oct 2014

Our New Home, Sweet Home

Hello everyone! I just get quick glance here after a few months of being inactive in blogging. I had been in so many things going on in my life and it was like a whirlwind change. First, I get in into a new path which is being a student (again) in the university here in Sweden. I tell you, its big, really a big thing studying in a university using not young mother tongue. Well, so far I survived and surviving.

And just few months ago, the Lord has blessed us with a new house. A small house that we have dreamed of. From the city to the country side, I simply love it. It's not easy to start with but I know as my great God have promised, He's already ahead of us. I was being busy adjusting and trying to put everything into places and there were many times I became weak but the Lord's guidance and care is always present and strong! I praise Him.

Now, it's been 3 months since we live here and so far so good. The children get new friends easily and have been enjoying our new environment. Yet, I will not deny the fact that until now I am adjusting and trying to find a rest, a feeling wherein I can have the complete inner peace. These things I know can only be found in God's hands. His words of promises keeps me going everyday, gives me hope and determination. He is my strong tower, my mighty fortress, in Him I put my trust.

I hope I can always visit here to write. And share to you my daily experience in this new place we are in! God Bless Us all.

3 Sep 2013

Love is NEVER Blind!

It has been said that Love is Blind. But actually its the opposite! Love was, is and will never be blind. Instead Love gives us NEW SET OF EYES to see... You see more amidst the less, And because YOU SEE MORE, you are WILLING to see less.., love sees differently . That is why we wonder sometimes how can someone love the worst person and a beautiful one to the beast. We call them LOVE, because they don't mind the less on that person and we call it blind since it can't see. But the truth is, Love sees everything but it sees differently. Love has a different set of eyes and thats from within.

This is why I now understand God's love to me. He is so gracious to me and His promises never failed in spite of my stubbornness and unfaithfulness to Him many times. But He loves me and cares for me. He made me the most deserving person around!

God, the perfect example of love. And He uses people to show and execute that love to me. The same with you guys. Once you will come near the Lord , He will surely show that kind of love the world can't give! God Bless!

21 Jul 2013

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