My heart is sick, withered like grass, and I have lost my appetite. Because of my groaning, I am reduced to skin and bones.
This morning I went grocery shopping. I rode my bike instead of using my car. Where I live is mostly rolling hills, sometimes it takes a lot of pedaling to reach at the top, while going down doesn’t take any effort at all. While pedaling up hill in the sweltering heat with the extra weight from the groceries I bought, […]
When I pick up this book, I didn’t know what to expect. Would it be the same like the other books that I reviewed here before? That’s exactly what I thought, another book filled with encouragement, and life lessons. This one talks about your relationship with God. There’s a good amount of Christians who thought that once you established a […]
Looking back on life, the best times have been when I was younger. The only worry is playing with friends, homework, school, bullies and staying out of your parents righteous anger. Getting older things got a more complicated. I’ve listened to kids, youngsters, and teenagers vent their angst. It is really petrifying when they say, “The struggle is real,” a […]
You don’t let me sleep, I am too distressed even to pray!
Like most individual I tend to run away from my problems. Instead of facing them, making excuses in my mind hoping that they’ll magically disappear or fix themselves. Postponing every chance I get, but it still there, not going away and the more I prolong ignoring it the more it becomes worse. Imagine a windshield wiper that is starting to worn out , that squeaky annoying noise. Then you wait until it’s totally worn out. You check the weather that day, sunny and clear skies. Out of nowhere a thunderstorm is brewing. The rain is so heavy that you could barely see the road. You realize you should’ve have change your wipers sooner, now you can’t see, you slow down, hoping and praying that you won’t get into a wreck. Weathers are unpredictable so is life. It is full of surprises. Today you’re up, later you’re down. Everything’s going well in your relationship, suddenly out of nowhere your love one wants to break up with you, on a text message! Nothing is certain. Trouble has always been brewing ever since the creation. It doesn’t discriminate, it could care less how old you are or what status in life you are in. Even the righteous individuals in the Bible have more than their fair share. Talking about fairness, and yet they pulled through it due to the fact that they have that power of choice. When we are beat down, we […]
Deeper and deeper I sink into the mire; I can’t find a foothold to stand on. I am in deep water and the floods overwhelm me. I am exhausted from crying for help; my throat is parched and dry. My eyes are swollen with weeping, waiting for my God to help me.
Once in a while I had meet a few people and on these conversations my blog has been brought up. For some reason, I’ve always been asked if I’m making money of it. It’s always the first or second question. “Maybe in the future,” to which I replied. It is nice to always have an extra source of income, it is even better if you do something for the love of it not for the monetary reason. It saddens me that this world mostly is about making money like that’s the whole reason for existence. There’s this race of accumulating things. Yes, I was guilty of it too until that time I was broken and forsaken. I realized that life is way more than that. God never envisioned that kind of life for us. I am not saying making money is bad, it is the motivation behind it. In fact, the Bible even says that the love of money is the root of all evil (1 Timothy 6:10). Let’s break that down. It’s the love of money, the love of it not money itself. It’s not only one evil, all evil. When you do things solely for money, you become obligated to it. We have been taught that material things give us happiness. If that so then we would be satisfied with what we’ve got but the opposite happens. We want more and more and more. How many people out […]
I’ve been wanting to explain why and how I pick the name, “Water and Fire.” It took me a while to come out with such a name. I didn’t want it to be flashy or catchy. I wanted it to be that has a deep meaning, something that reflects God and humanity and the relationship between them two, an eternal […]
You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.