May 31, 2012

May Updates

Days have come and gone.

Brownout-filled April's flown and May has brought a lot of unexpected surprises. Have gone to ZDS several times, first to settle a case in the farm, second to attend a relative's wedding and third to attend our family reunion.

 We had our Sapong clan reunion this year in Pagadian City. It was my first time to attend an election and surprisingly got elected as Secretary. We went to watch the Dancing Fountain that is now the pride of Pagadian and went back to the meeting hall for dinner.

 The festivities went on into the night and we thankfully had our little bit of peace way past midnight as we drifted off to dreamland.

According to Plan

"I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, 
"plans to prosper you and not to harm you, 
plans to give you hope and a future."
- Jeremiah 29:11

One lesson I've learned in life is that God really moves in mysterious ways. The most outrageous or unexpected event could be God's hand working in our lives. For all we know, the very thing in front of us is His answer to a prayer we have long been waiting for.

We do not really know the plan that God has for us, but if we continue to work as we should and do what we have to do, then we can certainly hope that He has laid out a beautiful future in our life. Let us continue to do good and wait hopefully for Him to unveil all things according to His plan.


Today commemorates the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

"Blessed are you, O Virgin Mary, who believed that what was spoken to you would be fulfilled. Though no one will ever bear the Son of God in their womb again, yet, we are called to bear the Son of God to the world through the lives we live - wherever we are, whatever we do and however we do it." - Companion, Q2 2012

The second Sunday of this month marked the celebration of a very important and valuable person in our lives- our mother. Mommy has been instrumental in almost every important milestone in my life. Daddy always sees to it that we do not forget to appreciate her. And rightly so, as this is but the least that we could do for her. I realized last Holy Week when we spent several days in our farm that my parents are getting old as we children are, too. And they are getting more sensitive and are really deserving of our attention now. I am sad that I have not been very showy in my affection towards my parents. Now that they're older, they really do deserve to be shown love and appreciation. My mom talks a lot about so many things, perhaps trying to fill me in on all that I've missed all those years that we children have lived so far away from them. Or maybe, because she knows we do not have that much time as we would have liked. The chance may never come again. But what I am willing to give them now is time- my time for my parents.

Here's my mom happily delving into the cake I bought for her, though I told her that even if the cake is hers, it is ours for the eating, not hers. She's diabetic, you see. Happy Mother's Day, Mom!

May 26, 2012

Mister God is my Brother

Sharing this song which I found on YT. Have sung this during univ days, when i was active in my Singles for Christ choir group in elbi.