Train of Thanks 10

Because we’ll never run out of things to be grateful for.

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To those who made a commitment to their New Year’s resolutions, this first week is usually filled with strongest drive to push through certain goals. Be it a fitness goal, financial goal or notching one’s bucket list, don’t give up! This week’s a jumpstart!

  1. One of my goals for this year is to read a lot of books, and I don’t want to limit myself with self-help, practical Christian living books and books about faith and theology, but I will relive the joy of reading locally published selections. I am glad to have read (and re-read) Bob Ong books since Christmas and just this week I have finished Lumayo ka nga sa Akin and ABNKKBSNPLAKo?!, 12th anniversary edition. It has amused me, as always – Bob Ong’s wit and way of writing. But more than just giving me a good laugh, he made me think hard of his life choices. He chose to go against the flow, against the norms of writing conventions. Of course, he got flak at first, but his counter-culture desire to voice himself indeed made a difference. I feel thankful for his testimony, that in order to make a difference, you sometimes need to be different.image
  2. I was invited to write a guest post! Unfortunately, I haven’t started yet and I am still praying about what I’m going to write about.
  3. I bought a new bike saddle to help myself from long, painful rides.
  4. My new saddle’s first duty was when our expanding team of bikers went as far as Morong, Rizal to eat Again, I am no food blogger but I do love to eat. Budbod House’s specialty, offers interesting menu (which I failed to even take note or take a picture of) only budbod tapsilog, and the one I ordered – Budbod Rice Special a yang chow of sort with lechon kawali, salted egg and a few slices of fresh tomato.

     

  5. My Christian Worker’s license under Church of the Foursquare Gospel in the Philippines is again officially renewed. Held at Max’s Restaurant, QC Circle, I joined almost 150 pastors and church workers to renew commitment to the ministry of Christ through the church. While the program is nowhere near perfection – there were couple of bloopers and miscoordination, but what matters is how we value what was given us, what’s the ultimate reason behind the program. To those who attended, it is about the cause of Christ of bringing the good news of the gospel to every home in every community.

 What are the things you are thankful for this week?

Train of Thanks 07

Because we’ll never run out of things to be grateful for.

We will never run out of reasons to thank God for – be it material blessings, wisdom, company of people we dearly love, our health and sanity, and yes even the very air we breathe and the water we drink. If we will just think about it, we are definitely blessed with a lot of good things from the Lord.

It’s the time of the week again and before I formally welcome the Christmas week, let me round up some of the highlights and my thanksgiving for the past week.

  1. PSA Mini Meet-up – I was able to meet two of my co-blogger and co-officer from the Philippine Singles Association. Yes may ganun talagang grupo and I am a proud member 🙂 The group is open to all single, unattached bloggers. We have future plans and outreach ideas and I can say, this mini meet up is a tiny step closer towards our goals. Haha! Kelan kaya yung grand?
  2. I also thank God for the time to catch up with a friend and an accountability partner. It is glad to know that somehow, along your spiritual journey, you got someone on your back to pray for you and really minister to you in matters you might left unchecked. It’s doubly awesome when you know you can do the same ministry to that person.
  3. For the strength and divine favour for the Membership 101 and SNLS talks! I thank God for helping me share the Word with people in spite of my claim that I am an introvert. Haha! Most of all, I am thankful for the power of the Word to rebuke me first before I deliver the message. A double edged sword indeed.
  4. Back to Bob Ong books!image
  5. I am glad to finish Marvel’s Agents of Shield Season 1 after a few weeks. Medyo late kasi dapat noon pa, but I so love the series of plot twists in the story. I’m just wondering how long will it take me to catch up with all the episodes, considering I’m thinking na isunod ang Agent Carter, Jessica Jones and Daredevil? Seriously, thanks Marvel.

Woah! Ilang tulog na lang, Christmas na! What are the things you’re thankful for?